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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Killing Charlie—from the left to the idiot right

So far I find I have a lot in common with the Maoist Communist Party of France (CPmF), with their article in; Killing Charlie Hebdo: face all the reactionaries with revolutionary unity!
On one hand they made the point that the magazine contributed to Islamophobia. But killing them was an unjustifiable and barbaric act. In no way should we show any sympathy for the attackers in this crime. The people behind this are reactionary and represent a backward form of politics that can never help people escape imperialism and oppression of the bourgeois system.
While the US is the main imperialist power dueling ISIS over pieces of the empire in the middle-east, France has plaid its part in this. In no way should we ban together with the bourgeois talking heads who shed crocodile tears over these deaths.
CPmF is right that progressive people should unite against both imperialism and reactionary religious groups who promote false promises of liberation.
Now that I have looked at some leftist reactions, let’s look at a few idiotic quotes from the rightà
-សតិវ​ អតុ

“Even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn't do it for right reasons”
— Texas Rep.  Randy Weber (@TXRandy14) January 13, 2015
From MSN—Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz took his own swipe at the president Monday and penned an editorial in Time titled "Our President Should Have Been There."
"The absence is symbolic of the lack of American leadership on the world stage, and it is dangerous," Cruz wrote
…..On Monday's Daily Show, Stewart mocked the media mogul for tweeting last week that Muslims "must be held responsible" for the Paris terror attack on satire magazine Charlie Hebdo's offices. Murdoch wrote that the blame should fall on all Muslims "until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer."
Stewart began the segment by referring to Murdoch as "his excellency from the republic of Media Conglomistad," saying: "He has spoke-tweeted."
"Moderate Muslims, until you have completely wiped Islamic extremists from this earth, this s---'s on you," Stewart said, adopting Murdoch's apparent point of view.
The host said that Murdoch believes everyone in a group should be responsible for illegal activity by the other members of that group, "except if the criminal acts are newspapers hacking dead people's phone, and if the head of that newspaper company is [Murdoch himself]." This is a reference to the hacking scandal that was primarily centered on Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World.
AlternetSouth Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham used the occasion to fan the flames of a Crusades-like religious war. What a great idea! "It's not an attack on our homeland, but it's definitely an attack on our way of life," Graham told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. "There’s a perfect storm brewing to have this country hit again."
He also urged President Obama to “take sides!” And, what exactly? Declare war on Islam? "We’re in a religious war," Graham bloviated.

From F5

JE SUIS CHARLIE: This is a 2011 cover of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. It was the magazine's response to being firebombed. The caption “L’amour: Plus fort que la haine,” translates to “Love: Stronger than hate.” On Wednesday, terrorists killed 12 and injured eight in the newspaper’s offices in retaliation for ongoing cartoons about ISIS and Islam. - See more at:

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