Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Today We Are All Charlie
If no one has said this yet, I'm just going to come out and say it: Charlie Hebdo was a bit of an asshole.
He went where he wanted, said what he wanted, did what he wanted. And he didn't sit around worrying about what other people thought about that.
I hope he died as he lived: defiantly. Because if the terrorists who slew Charlie today -- just because he drew some cartoons that they didn't like -- have their way, they'll kill a little bit of the defiance in the freedom-loving people who survive him.
Right now, with all the murderers like Charlie's murderers determined to dictate to the rest of us how we'll live our lives, we'll need all the defiance we can muster.
Fuck that noise.
There are many good ways to live and there are many goods ways to die and I, for one, will not sit around waiting for ISIS or any other terrorist organization to choose mine.
So what if Charlie Hebdo was a bit of an asshole? He might mot be the asshole we deserve. But he's the asshole we need right now.
Je suis Charlie.