I have respected Peggy Noonan in past, partly because, unlike other journalistic courtesans of the American elite, she sensed that the disturbing disquiet, which existed on the other side of her ideological and socioeconomic gated community, might threaten her community. But yet another talking head zombifies.
In her recent offering “On the Matter of the Pictures”, concerning those gratuitous cartoons against Mohammed, Muslims and other religions, she offers this gem of reasoning for their widespread release.
You kill to stop a cartoon? We flood the streets with cartoons.
Continue reading “On the Matter of the Pictures: A Critique”
Blessed is the man, who sits not in the company of mockers.
(Psalm 1:1 – parsed and paraphrased)
How repugnant is this thoughtless stampede to self-identify with those journalistic mongrels at Charlie Hebdo. Or these pompous European and North American scribes, pontificating their right to blasphemy and chafing at the bit that their corporate masters are pixelating these cartoon images of Muhammad or the Entities of other Faiths. Or even of obtuse Crusaders, whose antipathy to Islam drives them into the arms of their secularist adversaries. True Christianity ought to have no interest in choosing between radical Islamists and radical secularists; the equivalent of a Stalinist-Hitlerian choice.
Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie Hebdo. Continue reading “Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie Hebdo – I Am Not Charlie Hebdo”