Sunday, January 11, 2015

Terrorism Attacks in France: I Am Not Charlie Hebdo

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.


Augustine said...

In an interview, Charbonnier said in an interview: "In twenty years of Charlie Hebdo we have had 14 lawsuits with the Catholics and 1 lawsuits with the Moslems.“ He then rhetorically asked which one was the intolerant faith. I guess that he now knows the rhetorical answer.

In a civilized society, nobody would buy any issue of Charlie Hebdo. In an uncivilized society, its editors would be gunned down.

Anonymous said...

Charlie Hebdo was not a man, just the name of the magazine. Hebdo means "hebdomadaire", wich means a weekly magazine. Just so you know.

Some things you say make sense for me too. When you try to piss people off, then they are. So you have to be carefull and try not to disrespect people because when someone insults you or the people you love, you don't stand without doing nothing, there's consequences.

Obviously no one deserves death for that reason, but in the real world there's allways more consequences than a lawsuit.

I think satire is acceptable, but to a limit.

Thanks for your vides Fernando.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ferfal,

I've read you blogg with joy for many years. I have never written you you but feel the need now.

I absolutely do not agree with you. The purpose of the magazine was to ridicule power and the pompous people who after a while forget that the people put them in a place of power. Sure the magazine was crude and crass, but it never kicked down only up. Anyone seeking power should be kept a close eye on. Ridicule is one very important part of this check on power. I'm sure Kirchner hates this sort of thing to.

The purpose of any priesthood is to guide people in religious matters. This gives the priests tremendous power. What it the one thing we know about power, it corrupts. If (your) God is omnipotent how can a drawing reduce that omnipotence?

I would never buy a magazine this crude and blunt, and I'm very far from it politically, but I would always defend their right to criticize. If not we have censorship. And then who would you choose to censor the dangerous thoughts that occur in the world?

If you haven't already, watch "Christopher Hitchens on free speech" on youtube. For a Marxist he had a very good grasp of liberty.

Thanks for keeping a very good blog for may years.

Best regards Ted