Charlie Hebdo has the right to utilize free speech. However, sane members of the general public should employ their rights to free speech to condemn Charlie Hebdo’s juvenile fetish for trivializing the death of Muslim children.
Charlie Hebdo will say they are actually making social commentary. Again, this is easy to test: Would they ever depict the death of French or American children in the same fashion? Of course not.
Thus, Charlie Hebdo’s true motive is to toy around with images of dead Muslim children. I’m sure they think they are being very clever by disguising it as social commentary, but their true motives are pretty clear.
Charlie Hebdo says they are making a religious critique by displaying a Christian walking on water while a Muslim child drowns. In my opinion, Charlie Hebdo merely wants to display images of Muslim children drowning to desensitize Westerners to the death of Middle Eastern children.
Charlie Hebdo is creating imperialist propaganda. They know that most Westerners are still Christian and they are exploiting Christianity to turn Christian Westerners against Muslim Middle Easterners as a way to maintain imperialism. They are also trying to show that the life of a Muslim child is something that should be shrugged off.
Charlie Hebdo will say that they are critiquing Christianity.
Well we can test that.
Would Charlie Hebdo ever depict a French or American child who grew up in an atheist household drowning?
Why not display the words “Christians walk on water…children of atheist Westerners sink” as a way to critique Christianity?
The fact that Charlie Hebdo would never do the same with the children of atheist Westerners proves my point that they are merely trying to make Muslim children look expendable so it doesn’t matter how many of them are wiped out by Western militarism.
They are trying to imply that shamelessly letting a Middle Eastern child drown is acceptable.
…the myth that the USSR redistributed wealth equally. Some people in the Soviet Union weighed 300 pounds while others died of starvation.
Atheists should work towards destroying this myth because atheists profess to advocate for evidence-based reality. The evidence very clearly shows that Soviet elites were lying about wealth redistribution. It should be obvious that Soviet elites were trying to maintain inequality to maintain oppressive elitism.
Christians should work towards dispelling this myth because it’s used by oppressors to maintain unnecessary poverty. Any discussion of eliminating poverty through measures such as a basic income is immediately met with the response that poverty elimination in the USSR resulted in mass starvation. In reality, mass starvation occurred in the USSR because Soviet elites were ENFORCING poverty and ENFORCING inequality. Christians should oppose any lie that keeps people poor for no reason because Christ would never be okay with such things.
Thus, something that both atheists and Christians can work together towards is helping to dispel any myth that keeps people poor for no reason and that is not in line with hard evidence.
Is Samantha Power the fabled Beast from Revelations?
That something as rotten, evil, and shifty as Samantha Power exists is nearly unfathomable to the normal human mind which allows her to get away with exploiting genocide to justify further military aggression.
Someone like her would have done very well during the British occupation of India and today probably wishes she was working under Putin. It would have been a much better niche for her.