#JeSuisCharlie: Charlie Hebdo – Profiles in Courage
The murdered writers and cartoonists of Parisian satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, stood for something. It’s called freedom of speech. To paraphrase one of their editors, “I would rather die standing, than live kneeling.”
In our oh, so politically correct world, where newspapers such as AP, already censor free speech under the guise of not offending anyone, Charlie Hebdo stands out like a beacon of light amidst the media black void. If US newspaper editors had any spine, they would print a few of Hebdo’s cartoons to show solidarity with the paper. Alas, our national media is similar to our politicians, spine-less. Our major media outlets, with the exception of the likes of Breitbart, have become shells of themselves. Breitbart.com has on its site some of the video of the Islamic terrorists’ brutality. What struck me was how methodical they were, the apparent calmness of the attackers and their ease of escape.
As people around the globe continue to be tortured and murdered by Islamic extremists, we’ll continue to have our world global leadership maintain their state of living denial. President Obama spoke before the United Nations saying after the Benghazi murders, “the future does not belong to those who slander the Prophet Muhammad.” Madame Secretary, Hillary Rodham Clinton, I predict, will be forever haunted by her empathy statement, perhaps dooming her bid for the Presidency, one empathy at a time.
Howard Dean, by no means global leadership but our famous scream-master, whose comments I had to include for sheer idiocy, believes that the three gunmen, who shouted, “Allahu Akbar” should not be considered Muslim, and ISIS is not a state but a cult.
We have to give our leaders and the media about five days to a couple of weeks to mouth the platitudes, make the excuses, and get through the horror of it all. Then, once again, the shroud of political correctness, like the hajib, will descend upon and attempt to quell all those “Islamophobes. More people will die in “workplace violence” and the world will continue to do nothing, until one day……
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Those words have never been more true.