Saturday, 4 March 2017

The importance of being Charlie

quote [ If there is no satire, there is no democracy’, says Gérard Biard, the editor-in-chief of French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo. And he, of all people, ought to know how fragile is the existence of both. ]

A look at the aftermath of the Je suis charlie stuff. But more a look at the importance of satire in our society.
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[by Jodan@2:38amGMT]


Hugh E. said @ 4:01pm GMT on 5th Mar [Score:1 Insightful]
What distinguishes 3333's post from what Charlie Hebdo has done? Sure it is sophomoric and xenophobic, but isn't this also?

And there are plenty more examples where that came from. Is there an assumption of intent?
3333 said @ 11:38pm GMT on 5th Mar

A pernicious strain of political correctness ensures that discussions here stay within a very narrow band. Nothing illustrates that better than this. You can pay lip service to Charlie Hebdo, as a form of virtue signaling, but actual satire of the sort that was their stock and trade will be dealt with firmly.

That’s why I posted this. I knew this would illustrate the hypocrisy better than I could, and voila, the usual suspects made my point for me.

FWIW – I might cop to sophomoric, but would quibble with xenophobic.
3333 said @ 2:44am GMT on 4th Mar [Score:-3]

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