For those of you who haven’t heard, or seen, the news, Charlie Hebdo (not Buckwheat) has been shot. Here’s the story from a respectable source. Here’s the story again from a less respectable source, at least by my standards. Notice the difference in how the shooting is couched. The truth, if there is any, is obscured by the bias of both publications, but The New Yorker comes closer. Moon of Alabama is distorting and misdirecting to fit its agenda of thwarting imperialism with tyranny.
What do I have to say about the shooting? Just one word. Only one word. Not two, but one word. North Korea did it. Okay, that was four words and not one. I lied. Shoot me. It was North Korea. You know it, I know it and the American people know it.
A picture says a thousand, and many times more than that, words, and the cartoon below holds true to that maxim. Even though North Korea is responsible (one of the shooters slipped up and yelled Allahroo Akbar instead of Allahu Akbar tipping investigators off to a distinctly Asian Oriental dialect which could only be North Korean), Charb was under police protection (some protection that was) because persistent death threats had been levied against him by radical Islamic groups including the infamous al Qaeda, so I’m sure they’re happy now that one of so many infidels has been punished by death. How on Allah’s Green Earth are they going to get us all?
You can chop the limbs and heads off those who conjure me or otherwise murder and intimidate them in a myriad of ways, but it will only serve to strengthen my resolve, poignancy and pertinence. Coercion, especially the perniciously violent variety witnessed today at Charlie Hebdo, will only serve to sharpen my wit enabling me to penetrate deeper and more lethally into the ironical contradictions that have taken refuge in your hijacked psyche.