I’ve been thinking about writing this post for the past week or so every since the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo. 3 gunmen claiming to represent 2 extremist Muslim groups, shot and killed police officers guarding the satirical magazine’s offices, and then proceeded to kill several of the staff inside (I think the figure was around 12 people killed). They said that they had avenged the prophet Muhammad, and other things that have typically been associated with Muslim extremist terrorists. What had the journalist and cartoonist of Charlie Hebdo done to warrant such violent actions from these people? They’d printed images of the Muslim prophet Mohammed and mocked the religion of Islam, the same way that they had mocked other religious figures and other religions in the past. Is that justification for brutally murdering over a dozen people? Absolutely not. Did the publishers of Charlie Hebdo have the right to print such things knowing they may cause offense, absolutely they did, did they deserve to die for possibly causing offense, of course the fuck not! Do I think they should have printed that kind of thing knowing it would cause offense and upset, no I don’t, but they still had the right to print it. Did the gunmen have the right to be offended by what Charlie Hebdo printed? Absolutely they did, and here’s a few suggestions to anyone who’s offended by similar things in similar ways. Pick up a pen and a piece of paper, you can get them from most stationary shops. Write a strongly worded letter saying how upset and offended you we’re by the article(s) and that you would like an apology and a promise that they will never do it. They’ll most likely ignore it or tell you to go fuck yourself, but you know what you can do then, write them another letter, and another letter and another, or you know what else you could do? GROW THE FUCK UP AND NOT LET THE WORDS OR DRAWINGS OF ANOTHER HUMAN BEING UPSET YOU SO MUCH, IGNORE THEM, LIKE YOU’RE PARENTS WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU TO DO WITH THE SCHOOLYARD BULLY!
You know what seems really ironic to me? Charlie Hebdo was on it’s last financial legs before all this happened, they would have probably gone out of business sometime this year, but thanks to these fucktards trying to “punish” Charlie Hebdo, they’ve given them the biggest advert they could, and the current issue is being printed in the millions, where normally it would be in the 30,000 area. That’s called shooting yourself in the foot.
I’m gonna go find a lift to fart in now.