“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” ― Isaac Asimov




About SimmonsHereAndNow

Alex Simmons is an award-winning freelance writer, comic book creator, playwright, teaching artist, and educational consultant. He’s written for Disney Books, Penguin Press, Simon and Schuster, DC Comics, and Archie Comics. Simmons is the creator of the acclaimed adventure comic book series, Blackjack. As a teaching artist Simmons has created and taught creative arts workshops for students and educators in the US, Europe, West Indies, and Africa. Simmons has served on panels, and delivered lectures on children’s entertainment mediums, as well as empowering young people through the arts. Simmons founded the annual family event, Kids Comic Con, as well as three comic arts exhibits, which have traveled abroad. He is currently developing a comics and creative arts program for children all over the world. For over 30 years, Simmons has been a member of arts and education boards for the New York State Alliance for Arts Education, the Department for Cultural Affairs, and is on the State Department Speakers Program. As a teaching artist Simmons has been paid to have fun working with youth through the Apollo Theater In-School Arts Program, Henkel McCoy, Upward Bound, New York Council on the Arts, Children’s Art Carnival, Wings Academy, and NYU Creative Arts Team, to name a few. He has been a panelist at many literacy and arts events, and he has been a guest speaker at numerous colleges and educational institutions here and abroad.
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  1. NealCormier says:

    Reblogged this on Neal Cormier’s Weblog and commented:
    Woah. Another Hero has emerged!

    • Thanks Neal. Some times a grassroots reminder is called for. Simply ones like, Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, get’s lost in the hale storm of bombastic sound bites so prevalent these days. Ah, life.

      • NealCormier says:

        Indeed. I take it a step further–all thinkers, as cliché as it might sound, as cliche as ‘they’ would like us to feel to invalidate our feelings–we must unite! Grassroots, definitely. I re-posted your blog here because it conceptual based and has good points. Life indeed. Been rough, but it makes me stronger and there will be an apex. 😉

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