Sometimes I think God is on my side. Usually not when I hit my thumb with a hammer, or when the check is late and the bills due, but maybe He has a kindness for me in those too. I’m only simian and understanding the divine is basically something that some humans pretend to do, because a concept like ‘omniscient’ is too hard for them to wrap their heads around their not being. But when our internet access effectively collapsed along with the murderous atrocities committed by the Muslim terrorists trying to stifle free speech in the offices of Charlie Hedbo in France maybe he was stopping me from saying Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius — which I would have regretted forever.
It was still my first furious thought, of which I repent. It is against my principals, and neither justifiable, nor a winning strategy.
I calmed down a bit, which may possibly be worse. I’ve always fought the long war, and I believe it many times more effective and dangerous than the short rage. We need to beat them at our game, which we won’t do by playing theirs. That is what they want us to do. We write, we laugh, we show the ridiculousness of their position. We live better (I wonder when they’re going to work out that reading anything from Archie comics to Charlie Hedbo rather than memorizing Koran seems to produce a society with enough excess to support – and attract – parasites from places where some jackass imam can order your head cut off for the former. I guess that just proves that they need to import their intolerance, eh?).
However, in the interest of trying to get me to burst a blood-vessel and spare you all my inane blathering, I got a ‘popular on your twitter network’ e-mail listing, on one of the sporadic patches of e-mail that actually got through. (I am going to have to do something about that twitter network. There must be people on it with Arctic water temperature IQs on mine. Don’t some of you want to follow me so I can find something worth participating in it for?) It was a tweet by Saladin Ahmed (no, he’s not on my list, and will not be) ‘This is a hard but VERY important piece about how we eulogize the cartoonists @ Charlie Hebdo’ – and a link to a SJW site – Don’t go unless you really want to puke on your keyboard. Trust me, the big bits are bad enough but the little bits get stuck under the & key, and keep it stuck down &&&&&&& when you use it. I’ll just quote the crucial bit. You see it’s all the victims fault. They deserved it. According to Jacob Canfield they were ‘White men punching down’; ‘Its staff is white. Its cartoons often represent a certain, virulently racist brand of French xenophobia. While they generously claim to ‘attack everyone equally,’ the cartoons they publish are intentionally anti-Islam, and frequently sexist and homophobic.’
‘incredibly racist cartoons’.
‘the white editorial staff was interested in provoking: France’s incredibly marginalized, often attacked, Muslim immigrant community.’
Ah. So not only is Jacob Canfield more ill-informed than the patch of ground in the corner of my pigpen that my pigs used as a latrine (Charlie Hedbo has provable record of attacking everything from the far right, the Catholic church, the French equivalent of rednecks (a caricature so common he had a name), and in the media establishment, punching down — attacking soft targets who cannot fight back — is attacking people who are not Islamic (many Moslems are ‘white’), female, or homosexual, or of any other race but ‘white’, and this has been the case, increasingly, for at least 40 years. A little examination shows in his haste to blame the usual SJW scapegoat, that not all the staff were male. I doubt all of the victims were ‘white’ and I’d give long odds they weren’t all heterosexual either. But never mind Jacob. Don’t let facts stand in the way of your racist bigotry.) but according to him letting the victims be silenced is the right thing to do. Jacob thinks doing the obvious appropriate thing – “Don’t let the victims be silenced. Spread their work as far as it can possibly go. Laugh in the face of those savage murderers who don’t understand satire.” is just wrong. No, they deserved it. They were bad-think people, with bad free speech.
“In this case, it is the wrong response.“- Jacob Canfield
Because ‘freedom’ of speech is only important if we say exactly what you want us to say, Jacob? Other speech deserves to silenced by murder.
Yes, that makes perfect logical sense, doesn’t it Jacob? You can use Islamic terrorist murderers as SJW PC-speak enforcers. Freedom of speech for me but not thee, that works for you, does it?
Well, it doesn’t. Not even for SJW’s like Jacob and his enablers and supporters. Because freedom to speak, to criticize – even to spout septic shit falsely slandering the victims (did those rape victims – it was their fault, by your logic, Jacob – do a good job, teaching women their place?) has to be defended. Even when you don’t like what was being said. ESPECIALLY when you don’t like what is being said. That’s why it applies to the KKK, the Westboro Jackasses or NK Jemison saying Australia is a dangerous racist place. That’s why I objected to the SFWA’s censorship of Resnick and Malzberg. That’s why I objected to the expulsion of Vox Day from SFWA. Otherwise, sooner or later, someone will decide you should be silent. And, no, despite your daydreams, you will not be the ruler passing the edict on the lesser people. It never ever works that way. History is full of proof of this.
And sooner or later, monkeys like me will have defend the likes of you. It always works that way. I hope history goes on being full of proof of that.
It’s the principle the West stands or falls by. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. But restricting freedom of choice, terrorizing and intimidating into silence the writers, damaging the publishers, or marginalizing it (echoes of last year’s SJW Hugo performance ring loudly in all of this. These were choices the ‘Social Justice Warriors’ made. I wonder if they get 72 experienced sexual partners of their chosen gender/s in the present or utopian afterlife of their choice for it?) you make yourself into the moral arbiter of others – which is pretty rich coming from most humans, all things considered. And if you SJW’s don’t like it… why don’t you move to IS territory in Syria? I believe they don’t tolerate ‘punching down’ or up or sideways of people they like. Just like you. You’ll love it there. Trust me. I’m a monkey. Would a lesser creature like myself lie to your elevated muck-a-mucks?
To the rest of you good people: let’s not let those victims be silenced.