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Thursday, January 08, 2015

We Are All Charlie

There are already apologists across the web and in the media saying that the satirical cartoons and articles in the French publication, Charlie Hebdo, that was targeted this week in a Jihadist Massacre were needless provocations. One politician went so far as to call the magazine's edgy content "throwing oil on the fire".

I agree that many of the magazine's content was provocative. Heck, by any objective standard, a lot of it was even offensive. But the response to being offended is not violence. And an appropriate riposte shouldn't involve an actual sword!

I refuse to live in a world where people are allowed, and even expected, to murder those they feel have provoked them and/or offended their sensibilities.

And, whether they want to admit it to themselves or not, those who try to 'explain' or 'understand' such primitive, barbaric behavior are actually excusing and enabling it.

It's a simple choice people: Live standing up... or die on your knees. We are all Charlie!

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Posted by David Bogner on January 8, 2015 | Permalink

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The pen is mightier than the sword but the assault rifle is mightier than the pen.
Of all the major publications saying "We are Charlie" today how many will reprint the Danish cartoons?

Posted by: Garnel Ironheart | Jan 9, 2015 2:55:50 AM

Grand merci, Treppenwitz.

Posted by: Dorothy Baker | Jan 9, 2015 4:39:34 AM

To quote one of our local rabbis, humans are made in the image of the Almighty. Destroying that flesh-and-blood image is blasphemy far worse than any that might be committed with pen and ink.

Posted by: Elisson | Jan 12, 2015 3:23:46 PM

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