A tocsin consists of an alarm signal given by the ringing of a bell, and hence a sentinel of danger.”
Inscribed on the Liberty Bell is Leviticus XXV v. X, “…Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”
The following poem was published in the book, “The Liberty Bell” …
Apathy is one of the characteristic responses of any living organism when it is subjected to stimuli too intense or too complicated to cope with. The cure for apathy is comprehension.
-John Dos Passos, The Prospect Before Us, “The Preparation of a New Society,” Houghton Mifflin Company, 1950
When the public looks for news, whether through print, broadcast or on-line media, our industry would be wise to remember that first and foremost — they are looking for the truth. It is truth itself that must be the basis for journalists’ “radical change of focus” and the best way for us to “save the American newspaper.”
This is the land of free speech. The right of expression is limited only at the extremes of communication (your right to swing your fist ends where another’s nose begins).
As a member of the mass media and an organization that promotes reading, The Dispatch would never suggest anything close to censorship or book-banning. That said, attention is called to a new book, 9-11, The Big Lie , by French left-wing author Thierry Meyssan, who plans to promote his piece de resistance in the United States, starting with New York City, the heroic icon of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Meyssan suggests that the attacks were the doings of the U.S. military and that the Pentagon was struck by an American military missile, not a hijacked airliner. All this as part of a military plot that involved waging war in Afghanistan. Even for a Gaul, that’s a lot of gall.
by Vi Ramsel
the captain steers our economy
toward Third World status
where growth runs up against
the iceberg of interest payments
on the Titanic national debt.