Saturday, February 14, 2015

J'étais Charlie

It appears that the Copenhagen anti-free speech shooter didn't understand the following context for his actions: he carried out the atrocity on a weekend and not just any weekend but a weekend in which TV rolling news is on Ukraine ceasefire countdown and Official Washington has already decamped from the austerity-wracked city for the ski resorts, cutting out that news amplifier, and it appears that Danish police, perhaps with Charlie Hebdo on their minds did enough -- at some cost to themselves -- to prevent a bigger atrocity. But also, like the Nigerian school girls, the Yazidis, the Syrian refugees, the Rohingya -- everyone else has already been through the healing process and moved on.