Wastin' time, like it was free - Godsmack
As expected, instead of looking inward for some of the causes of this terrorism, people choose to look outward, blame others and turn militant.
Typical ignorant masses reaction.
Hitler turned average Germans against Jews. I wonder how long it will take western leaders to turn their ignorant citizens against decent Muslims?
These terrorists are sick f@cks. But the principle reason they are doing what they are doing is probably because of the horrible acts and murders of innocent civilians AND the propping up of horrific regimes the West (led by America) has done over the last 20 years or so.
And though I condemn any violence against innocent people...I do not blame those in the Middle East ONE LITTLE BIT for despising all things American.
American-Western actions are killing their children or allowing others to do the same.
People freak out about a beheading - yet Saudi Arabia does it ALL THE TIME and no one mentions it. This is hypocrisy.
Yes, terrorists must be stopped and hunted down.
But blaming it solely on some religious reason is TOTALLY a missing the point.
America has been bombing/invading/killing anyone they want over the last 20 years...it's just that the friends/families of those that are getting killed are finally fed up and striking back (wrongly) the only way they know how...terrorism.
If you want the terrorism to stop...stop budding in all around the world where it is none of your business.
Because trying to kill them all will never work, for every one you kill, you will just turn them into martyrs and make terrorist recruitment that much easier.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
Some people are not as ready to embrace racist and xenophobic depictions in media as Americans are. I mean, the history of some of these depictions goes a lot further than Charlie Hebdo. Cartoons have been used to demonize every group for the last century or so (Jews, Chinese, Africans, Russians). So maybe he's not as ready to embrace this freedom of speech because it sometimes hides far more sinister attitudes. All these folks ignorant of cartoons and demonization really shouldn't gang up on spangled for giving an opinion which isn't all that rare for anyone who understands what has hidden behind them in the past. Here are some examples:
Meaning: Subhuman, simian-like, not like the beauty in the rest of Europe. Images like this were used to justify the mistreatment of the Irish for nearly 50 years in North America.
Meaning: Thieves, here to plunder the white man's wealth, undeserving of the white man's job. Images like this were used to deport millions of legal immigrants.
The black man:
Meaning: White America's go to reference for ignorance, the lesser being, the white man's slave. Imagines like this were used to justify discrimination for 200+ years.
Meaning: Europe, North America's and Islam's go to source for conspiracies. Images like this were used for centuries to justify the oppression of Jews wherever found. They really were the Western world's most hated people, and it was in part because of this demonization in media.
As you can all plainly see, some of these images hide something sinister behind them, people shouldn't turn a blind eye to the fact that they're depictions seeking to demonize and attack other cultures. I'm not in anyway supportive of what happened at Charlie Hebdo, but I won't pretend like what they were doing was harmless to race relations. If Al Sharpton's alleged doublespeak when it comes to race is hurtful to relations between cultures, and races, then so was Charlie Hebdo.
Last edited by Hatuey; 01-13-15 at 02:01 PM.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK