Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Hebdo


Vous n’ĂȘtes pas Charlie

A while ago, I pointed out that there is no such thing as Islamosocialism. My conservative readers (which are the majority, and are probably looking for hints at when the revolution is coming to them or something of the kind) kept their smug smile. My leftist readers kept eating their kebab and feeling very conciliatory.
Two and a half years laters, matters have come to head: socialists, not the clamouring fascists, have violated the self-imposed censorship that has, for the past 14 years or so, effectively kept all Western media respecting Islamic law, and have ended up being killed.

At this point, both conservatives, whose smile has become even smugger, as they are moving to appropriate the moment and leftists, who really don’t want to give up their kebabs, have found a way of showing “solidarity”, the idiotic “Je suis Charlie” flag:
No, you're not Charlie. Charlie is dead, you are just pissing yourself.

Why is this idiotic? The Charlie Hebdo people exposed themselves to danger by being provocative; to show that there is no point in respecting anybody’s imaginary friend. There is nothing provocative in this flag; being Charlie means showing courage to change society. Showing this flag does nothing of the kind. If you want to be Charlie, show this:
*Now* you are Charlie
and watch your back.

Update (18/7/2015): with the kind of contrived bullshit your girlfriend will give you when she dumps you for being unemployed, the editor of Charlie Hebdo has finally admitted that he doesn’t like the idea of being shot, and promised never to publish Muhammad cartoons anymore. In French, Charlie n’est pas Charlie non plus.