1) support policies that result in close to zero native children2) turn to those countries that do not support those same policies to let in a bunch of third world "economic" migrants3) promote the denigration of domestic culture by promoting crude cultural leftists who get off on primitive "humour"4) have the group in 3 make fun of the culture of people in 25) RESULT6) now pass laws increasing surveillance and domestic espionage and repression for the 90% of society that has nothing to do with either of those groups - so that they can enjoy soldiers on every cornerNo, we are NOT "Charlie"; A bunch of crazy non-European (don't give an a*s where they were born) turbanheads are dead along with purile vulgarity obsessed leftists - were it not for the poor people at the Kosher store, this would be a 100% win-win
“Je désapprouve ce que vous dites, mais je défendrai à la mort votre droit à le dire”)This quote has been doing the rounds lately, although apparently it is actually a misquote of Voltaire's (that great admirer of the Empress Catherine).. Personally, I think it needs deconstructing. Defending to the death someone else's right to be deliberately offensive is a tall order. When does free speech and the right to offend others become a calculated provocation? And I'm not necessarily talking about the French cartoonists. I wouldn't want to be defending to the death some of what you just said above, for example.
But it looks as if the colleagues of the murdered cartoonists will be striking the perfect balance between the contending demands of the right of free speech in a democratic society and the need for a certain amount of restraint and respect of the sensitivities of others.
Now that we've seen the C.H. cover, I'm not so sure it works, but the bottom line is: RIP the cartoonists. No-one deserves to die because of a drawing.
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