Je Suise Charlie
07 Jan 2015
The attack today in Paris is an attack on all who write. I stand with Charlie Hebdo.
One way to make a real difference is to subscribe to Charlie Hebdo, whether you can read French or not. In the United States, you can do this quite easily via Amazon here http://www.amazon.com/Charlie-Hebdo/dp/B00007LMFU. Or you can subscribe from anywhere (I think) at http://www.viapresse.com/abonnement-magazine-charlie-hebdo.html.
Subscribing to Charlie Hebdo is a concrete way of supporting freedom of expression over violent oppression.
For those offended by Charlie Hebdo, my suggestion is to respond to them in kind: draw cartoons of them. Write satire about them. Match pen for pen.
For those of faith concerned by Charlie Hebdo’s depictions of religion, I would suggest that God is not threatened by cartoonists.
Shooting those who mock you is a sign of weakness, not strength. And it is not effective. Until today, I had not paid much attention to Charlie Hebdo. Now I am a subscriber.
No voices were silenced today. They were made louder.
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