JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE WIDOW OF MURDERED CHARLIE HEBDO CARTOONIST SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HOW ANGRY SHE STILL IS   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

Yes, but please, your husband’s cartoons made a lot of other people angry also.

He had the right, of course, in a free country, but did he display any judgment or consideration or even compassion for others in his vicious work?

I very much think not.

We are reading these words in a newspaper which regularly erases comments which its editors judge as too harsh.

You can’t have it both ways in a logical world: sympathy for grotesque inconsiderateness in cartoons (Hebdo, absolutely the case) and no sympathy for inconsiderate comments.

Or I suppose you can, but is that a rational point of view? And isn’t irrationality at the base of the horrors we experience now?

About a million people destroyed in the Middle East over the last decade.

I do not believe in censorship, but I am offended by a publication like Hebdo which made vicious and often obscene fun of others, and its meanness was limited to only certain targets.

Posted March 23, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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