The pen is mightier than the sword.?
With the recent attack on French satirical newspaper the writer Charlie Hebdo has exposed some risks to Humor….
First we had the sword slicing off of a hand holding a pen and then a cartoonist was shown in full body armor with the slogan “Keep Calm and Carry On.”
The world has been doing satirical humor for centuries and previously things against the “monarch” were dealt with and could have ended in death… TODAY everyone seems to be offending society….
The internet… is causing… well…. COLISSION of the MINDS….
From Islam to North Korea.
North Korea’s response… “unpardonable mockery of our sovereignty and dignity of our supreme leader” seems light in the wake of killing of 12 people at the paper’s office when then stating “We have avenged the prophet.”
I guess we just simply need to remember that sometimes humor has … consequences.
I applaud the declaration “Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie). But is this causing censorship?
Then there was this from Mad Magazine….
“By the simple act of appearing on camera denouncing the terrorists and defending the rights of cartoonists and satirists, would I be drawing a target on my back and the backs of my colleagues?” he said. “Unfortunately these days, those are not unfounded fears.”
“On the other hand, come Monday morning, my staff and I will be back at work on the next issue of Mad.
“What, us worry?”