I still get missives from the Kwaku Network. The latest one contained the following gem:
One look at Charlie Hebdo cartoons shows that the word satire is being used very loosely. The depictions of cabinet minister Christiane Taubira as a monkey, and the kidnapped Nigerian school girls as pregnant welfare recipients make a mockery of the world satirical. Regardless of how many French politicians are skewered in its pages, it must be pointed out that Charlie Hebdo indulges in racist hate speech.
Their reputation for insult and offense was quickly forgotten and the call to unquestioningly identify with the victims was immediate. Within a few days, #Jesuischarlie was tweeted more than one million times. The propaganda onslaught created an awkward example of hypocrisy for world leaders who are always the worst killers of all.
I think there is some interesting quackery going on in defense of 'free speech', but I know that's just chatting class bandwagoneering. Maybe I'll discuss it at length, but I'll probably wait for something actually interesting to be said which qualifies on my scale as excellent writing. There's a lot that can be said with cartoons. Here are mine. Cartoons leave a great deal to the imagination, and some people's imaginations are sick and twisted.
The other gems are scrobbled in my memory as a bit of a backlash over the lack of press coverage over the IED ignited at the NAACP office in Colorado Springs. Somewhere there is a thread of haters mad that their favorite case of domestic terror has been overshadowed by the death of 12 in Paris.
That's just sad.