A Forum for Vigorous Debate, Cornerstone of Democracy

[For the journal (guidelines, focus, etc.), go to www.theamericandissident.org ].
Encouraged censorship and self-censorship seem to have become popular in America today. Those who censor others, not just self, tend to favor the term "moderate," as opposed to "censor" and "moderation" to "censorship." But that doesn't change what they do. They still act as Little Caesars or Big Brother protectors of the thin-skinned. Democracy, however, demands a tough populace, not so easily offended. On this blog, and to buck the trend of censorship, banning, and ostracizing, comments are NEVER "moderated." Rarely (almost NEVER) do the targets of these blog entries respond in an effort to defend themselves with cogent counter-argumentation. This blog is testimony to how little academics, poets, critics, newspaper editors, cartoonists, political hacks, cultural council apparatchiks, librarians et al appreciate VIGOROUS DEBATE, cornerstone of democracy. Clearly, far too many of them could likely prosper just fine in places like communist China and Cuba or Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Russia.

More P. Maudit cartoons (and essays) at Global Free Press: http://www.globalfreepress.org

Monday, December 18, 2017

Todd Moore

Here's a cartoon I sketched way back in 2003.  Oops!  I misspelled PROCLAIMED.  That means the target can now focus on that little error and ignore the entire message presented in the cartoon.  Ainsi soit-il.  Anyhow, perhaps the only thing nuttier than Todd Moore's Outlaw Poetry is Poets and Writers magazine "Ten Poets Who Will Change the World."  Oh, yeah, poets gonna change the world!  Sounds like John Lennon's "Imagine" bullshit.   Have the editors been taking too much LSD?  Or do they really believe the nonsense they write?  It’s a tough call, but I’m really tempted to believe the latter...


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