Je Suis Charlie

9 Jan

Sad Paris


Kill twelve

Kill thousands

Kill me

Speech must remain free

or there is no democracy

Je suis Charlie



14 Responses to “Je Suis Charlie”

  1. misswhiplash January 9, 2015 at 12:43 #

    Je Suis Charlie

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  2. sharechair January 9, 2015 at 13:19 #

    beautifully said

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    • judyt54 January 9, 2015 at 14:17 #

      the most evocative image of all that I saw was the cartoon of Charlie Brown weeping with his head in his hands, and the caption, “je suis Charlie”

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  3. laurieanichols January 9, 2015 at 15:17 #

    Poetry perfection Tilly. Nous sommes Charlie. I have been thinking of you my dear friend. xoxox

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  4. Barb January 9, 2015 at 23:32 #

    Well said. Je Suis Charlie.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Musings January 10, 2015 at 06:17 #

    This is beautiful. You’ve captured our feelings.

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  6. SchmidleysScribbling January 10, 2015 at 17:39 #


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  7. Rorybore January 13, 2015 at 18:06 #

    such sad times we are living in right now. I swear these extremists will not be content until the whole world walks in fear. And if that isn’t reason enough to convince others NOT to follow them: I don’t know what it is. Anything that wants you gagged and kneeling in fear; is not a good thing.
    We are all Charlie.

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  8. beeblu January 17, 2015 at 04:24 #

    Yes – well said. Such barbarism.

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  9. kiwidutch January 23, 2015 at 13:18 #

    I think that the only way to beat terrorism is to not react the way these monsters want us to and let them divide our multicultural society.

    Family Kiwidutch have good Muslim friends as well as Buddhist, Hindu, and Christian ones.
    All of these are wonderful, decent human beings who are equally appalled at every event apparently done in “their name”.

    NONE of them deserve to be tarred with the same brush and especially our Muslim friends at this moment need confirmation from their non Muslim friends that we don’t in any way “blame” them personally and that we DO realise that 99.9999% of Muslim people are NOT terrorists, but law abiding people who just happen to practice a different faith and are just as appalled at what’s happened in Paris (and other places) where innocent people have been murdered.

    Freedom of speech and good relationships between cultures and religions are just important to them as it is to us.
    Je suis Charlie.

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    • The Laughing Housewife January 23, 2015 at 14:30 #

      I agree with all that you say; but it is important that those appalled by the acts of Islamist terrorists say so, especially high-profile Muslims. Much of the anger against Muslims in this country is caused by their silence on such atrocities. The more Muslims who speak out, the less likely they are to be blamed. The right to free speech includes the duty to speak.


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