Sunday, January 11, 2015

Freedom of speech long fucked in France

Ask Dieudonne M'bala M'bala about "free speech" in France.

The spectacle of 40 plus foreign leaders jockeying for photo-ops in Paris today was truly wretch-worthy.

I'm listening to the Rex Murphy show on CBC, and today's topic is the past week in Paris. We're getting late into the show, but thus far the only caller who tried to connect the dots between Paris this week to our drones, our bombing of this Muslim nation and that, our ravaging of Iraq and Libya and Afghanistan, was cut off early.

Obviously, at the CBC, "Islamic terror" is a spontaneous eruption of irrational hate, aimed at the West generally and at Jews specifically, for no reason whatsoever, other than that the crazy Islamic religion just makes towel-heads crazy with hate!

A few topics not in any way approached on Murphy's show; the history of colonialism, Algeria, Palestine, America's serial wars on Muslim countries, that lovely photo collection from Abu Ghraib...

The Rex Murphy show today is a great showcase of Western ignorance and denial. The only caller who suggested a causal link between "terror" and what we do to "them" was cut off.

If we can't get beyond our ignorance and denial, we're headed for lots more of what we saw this week.

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