Daily Wisdom

February 12, 2006

The Issue Now Is Solidarity

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In an excellent column Here at Townhall.com, Charles Krauthammer chides those newspapers that have chosen not to publish the Mohammed cartoons. While the newspapers conveniently suggest that to publish the cartoons would be in bad taste and lacking in "sensitivity", Krauthammer handily dismisses that argument.
There is a "sensitivity" argument for not having published the cartoons in the first place, back in September when they first appeared in that Danish newspaper. But it is not September. It is February. The cartoons have been published, and the newspaper, the publishers and Denmark itself have come under savage attack. After multiple arsons, devastating boycotts and threats to cut off hands and heads, the issue is no longer news value, i.e., whether a newspaper needs to publish them to inform the audience about what is going on. The issue now is solidarity. (emphasis added)

The mob is trying to dictate to Western newspapers, indeed Western governments, what is a legitimate subject for discussion and caricature. The cartoons do not begin to approach the artistic level of Salman Rushdie's prose, but that's not the point. The point is who decides what can be said and what can be drawn within the precincts of what we quaintly think of as the free world.

I agree with Charles Krauthammer. The radical, Islamo-fascist Muslims are trying to dictate to the Free World -- the democratic, non-Muslim nations -- what it can and can't do. This is simply and utterly intolerable. Those organizations that published the Mohammed cartoons following the beginning of the riots did so for only one reason... to show solidarity with the Danes... to show the Islamo-fascists that we will not be bullied into silence under threat of God knows what violence.

Therefore, I now join in solidarity with the Danes and others who have chosen to reprint the cartoons...


At 2/12/2006 8:05 PM , Blogger onlineanalyst said...

The sensitivity crowds are prepping themselves for dhimmitude, where national laws of a land bow down to sharia.

Congratulations on your courage in reprinting the cartoons. You boost the point of free speech.

At 2/12/2006 8:46 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Thanks. As I said on ScrappleFace... I think these cartoons should be printed in every newspaper in the world.


At 2/13/2006 12:25 AM , Blogger camojack said...

Well, at least the "blogosphere" is publishing them...even our old buddy "Hooey".

Of course, I had to do my own version.

But then, you already knew that...

At 2/17/2006 4:51 PM , Blogger benning said...

Yes, you did, camojack! And a right fine job you did, too!

Stand tall, Hawkeye®, you've taken a stand for Liberty.

At 2/20/2006 12:02 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Yeah, good job on your cartoon!

Thanks for the kind words.


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