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J’ne suis pas Charlie, je suis égalité!

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As millions of others I’ve been glued to the news channels since the attack on Charlie Hebdo first was broadcast.

While I feel for the families of the dead and condemn any use of violence in the strongest terms, I cannot help but feel extremely concerned for the future of our (worldwide) society and the path it is taking and the loss of equality and freedom of speech.

The hypocrisy shown by all sides is, in my opinion, incredible and leading us straight back to the dark ages. While each side is pointing fingers at the other calling them racist, fascists and claim they ridicule their values, they do the exact same themselves when it comes to who or whatever they don’t (can’t or won’t) understand.

And it is not just in France, but all over the world. France just showed it quite plainly by banning comedians for statements which questions their values, while insisting that they have the right to discriminate and ridicule even those they pointed their fingers at.

How can I expect to be respected when I don’t show any respect for the ones I asked to respect me?

Do not misunderstand me, I am not taking any side. I find either equally appalling and disrespectful. Why do I have to make fun of others for their believes or culture in first place? Who am I to put myself above others and belittle their way of life and / or thinking? Is it really that hard to agree that we disagree and that we DO have different values and that neither is better or worse than the other?

And all the while, the Devil is patting Hitler on the shoulder as they watch us decimate one another, saying: “Aye, I couldn’t’ve done it better meself, friend.” And Hitler rubs hands, while smoking a cigar, replying: “I love it when a plan comes together.”


Written by Ocean

January 18, 2015 at 5:44 am