How Pettiness Chills Free Speech

This morning, for the second time in a month, I awoke to discover that I had been logged off from Facebook and when I logged back in I learned that I was prohibited from posting because of one particular post.  The first time was for just 24 hours, but this time I received a 3 day sentence to join the ranks of the Facebook Prison Population.  I’ve known for many

American Culture is Media Culture

Whether you recognize it or not, American culture is largely a media based culture. Sure, sure, pledge allegiance, support the troops, fly the flag and all.  But aside from our military culture of various traditions that go back to bygone eras, our culture is by and large pretty much just a byproduct of media penetration over the collective consciousness of society.  Movies, television, and music are what make up American