I'm going to repost a lecture I delivered for my MFA graduation back in the nineties today. The reason I am is because I feel it's one of the most important issues facing us today--censorship, as is provided by what I feel is the most insidious methods of denying people their right of free speech in the form of that moronic crap called "Political correctedness." It's my personal belief that this is the biggest single threat to our freedom than anything else... although there are quite a few contenders jockeying for that #1 position. I just wanted to post something that might be food for thought as we near the beginning of the new year. Be forewarned--it's long!
(This essay is included in my story collection, GUMBO YA-YA from Snubnose Press.)