Black People Politics : Freedom Rider: Charlie Hebdo: “Je Suis White People"

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    by Margaret Kimberley
    “The group photo should have been a perp walk to the Hague instead of a
    photo opportunity for the seriously blood thirsty.”


    Don’t kill white people. After all is said and done, the Charlie Hebdo outrage, the hashtags, and the
    million person marches amount to that simple but very powerful dictum. In the eyes of the
    governments that do most of the killing on the planet and the corporate media who act as their
    scribes, there is nothing worse than targeting even a handful of white people for death.

    One look at Charlie Hebdo cartoons shows that the word satire is being used very loosely. The
    depictions of cabinet minister Christiane Taubira as a monkey, and the kidnapped Nigerian
    school girls as pregnant welfare recipients
    make a mockery of the world satirical. Regardless
    of how many French politicians are skewered in its pages, it must be pointed out that Charlie Hebdo
    indulges in racist hate speech.

    Their reputation for insult and offense was quickly forgotten and the call to unquestioningly
    identify with the victims was immediate. Within a few days, #Jesuischarlie was tweeted more than
    one million times. The propaganda onslaught created an awkward example of hypocrisy for world
    leaders who are always the worst killers of all.

    “Regardless of how many French politicians are skewered in its pages, it must be
    pointed out that Charlie Hebdo indulges in racist hate speech.”


    Barack Obama trotted out tired denunciations, calling the attacks “cowardly” as he claimed to stand
    up for the rights of a free press. These were strange words coming from a man who on seven
    occasions has used the discredited Espionage Act to prosecute whistleblowers who leak to the
    media.

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