A Forum for Vigorous Debate, Cornerstone of Democracy

[For the journal--guidelines, focus, etc.--go to www.theamericandissident.org. If you have questions, please contact me at todslone@hotmail.com. Comments are NOT moderated (i.e., CENSORED)!]
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, not to mention Sweden, England, and Austria.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Hillary Clinton

During Hillary's tenure as Secretary of State, she did NOT speak out against the horrendous treatment of women by Islamists and did not mention Sharia Law and its horrendous doctrine vis-à-vis women.  Does she mention those things during her $250,000 paid speeches?  Me thinks not.  And yet Jeb Bush, another of our hack leaders, awarded her the Liberty Medal!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ed Maroney

It is an odd, likely wide-spread, reaction that if one is critical of a newspaper editor, for example, the latter will ignore and otherwise help ostracize the critic into oblivion.  The same of course goes for academics, librarians, poets, politicos, and probably most other “professionals.”   Democracy is in serious trouble when adults cannot bear to be criticized.