Thursday, January 8, 2015

The French Connection

So said Stephane Charbonnier, the Editor and the Cartoonist for the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hedbo, in a 2012 interview with ABC News, which interview was conducted in response to threats made against Charbonnier and against Charlie Hedbo in response to the newspaper's publication of cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammed.  

Mr. Charbonnier was one of at least one dozen people murdered on Wednesday morning at the Paris offices of Charlie Hedbo by ski mask-wearing, machine gun-toting cowards who apparently shouted "Allahu Akbar!" as they rampaged through the offices, executing people.  

Murderous cowards won the moment.   It is a sad fact of Life that Evil can in fact enjoy the occasional short-lived victory.  But Evil cannot win in the end.  It is the moral imperative owned jointly and severally by the rest of us to lock arms against these fucking pieces of human refuse and eviscerate them and their effort at bullying a single, solitary one of us into ceding the freedoms that belong to each and every one of us.  

You are who you are.  I am who I am.  

And on this particular point, we are one.  


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