Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Paris, où est la liberté d'expression?

 Comedian Dieudonne arrested? Where is the that much ballyhooed Free Speech?
Instead we have more state sponsored/approved bullying! Charlie Hebdo: A bullying bully celebrated?

The debate over freedom of speech in France also intensified at the same time following a decision by authorities to take into custody a controversial comedian, Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, for a Facebook post seemingly sympathetic to one of the Islamist gunmen in last week’s attacks. The comedian was charged with “glorifying a terrorist act.” (Did they just make that one up?)
 It's amazing to me that Dieudonne is 'controversial' but Charlie Hebdo is not.

The Afro-French comedian — whose has popularized a Nazi-like salute (name calling) and mocked the Holocaust— suggested that he was a victim of a double standard.
Yah, I would say he is a victim of a double standard!
There is nothing "nazi like" about the salute- Ridiculous
“My only goal is to make people laugh, and to laugh at death, since death makes fun of us all, as Charlie very well knows, he wrote in a second Facebook post. He concluded by saying, “They consider me to be Amedy Coulibaly when I am no different from a Charlie.”

Thanks Gallier for providing me the post headline. Or should I say, Merci?



  2. What Will You Do When Government Tyranny And Terrorism Work Hand In Hand?
    Wednesday, 14 January 2015 by Brandon Smith


    It is clear by the language being used by the political elite that the “global summit” called in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks is about far more than radical Islamic terrorism. Set aside the fact that our government essentially created ISIS in order to destabilize Syria. Set aside the fact that globalist middlemen like John McCain and “former” covert ops goons like Gen. Paul Vallely have met directly with groups like the Nusra Front that are providing support for ISIS. Set aside the fact that Saudi Arabia has been openly funneling cash and arms to Syrian terrorist factions tied to ISIS, and realize that the mere existence of ISIS, regardless of its origins, is being used as a rationale for the erasure of civil liberties and the establishment of martial law on both sides of the Atlantic. Such federalized reactions CANNOT be allowed to continue, regardless of the threats each nation faces.
    First, the focus of the summit is not necessarily indicated as “Islamic terrorism.” In fact, the word “terrorism” is barely mentioned. Now politicos are shifting their language to the term “extremism,” which is far broader in its implications. It should be noted that while the terrorist label has been bandied about rather liberally by both the Bush and Obama administrations, “extremism” offers greater cover for governments to persecute or attack political opponents. A terrorist is generally someone who initiates or at least plans a large-scale attack designed to illicit a fear response in a population. An extremist, on the other hand, could literally be anyone who holds views or initiates activism outside acceptable forms of mainstream thought. Attorney General Eric Holder did not use the words “terrorism” or “jihadist” in his announcement of the global summit in February; he used the phrase “violent extremism”:

    We will bring together all of our allies to discuss ways in which we can counteract this violent extremism that exists around the world…

    Throughout history, “violence,” according to governments, is often attributed to ideas as well as actions. The point is the change in vocabulary over to the extremist label is not accidental or coincidental. The establishment is conditioning the public to think in broad terms and to identify numerous groups as the enemy..

    Read the rest:

  3. thanks for the interesting links-I will check them out

  4. the quennelle is not a nazi or nazi like(!) salute....or many movements of th earm could be called nazi like

    For a good discussion of the issue: this is the best analysis of Dieudonne and why is he under attack by the establishment and not Hebdo

  5. its not 'amazing' Dieudonne is 'controversial, as one of his targets for satire has been Jewish privilege.France has powerful jewish groups LICRA and CRIF, and theyve been targeting the man who targets them

  6. Jon Stewart also had a segment on Dieudonné

    That one is interesting as it is the typical insidious double layered propaganda effort. While looking as if he defends the freedom of expression of Dieudonné, he reinforces the meme that he is antisemitic (which is patently false) and that his viewers also are. Not to mention of the typical American anti-French racism.

    Incidentally, this kind of double layered viciousness was the typical Charlie Hebdo kind of "humour" as can be seen in the cover of the last exemplary. For those who hadn't noticed, the outline of the Mohamed drawing are composed of hairy dicks (!colorbox%5B57980%5D/21/).

    1. Hey Gallier

      I noticed the 'hairy dick' outline- Or as I would say the Penis. However, I missed the second one. So thanks for that link.

  7. Bummer, I lost again my first post. It was only to tell that Dieudonné won his court case today.

    The company Vega wanted to cancel his show this evening in Metz (that's were I studied btw) and tomorrow in Strasbourg, because of his arrestation this week. Dieudo and his lawyer challenged that and won in court. The venue must open its doors. Both show are part of his tour and are sold out (8000 sits each).

    1. It's always when I have to log into my google profile that the first message is discarded. Annoying.

    2. Well Glad Dieudo was able to go on with the show
      And sorry about the missing comments- not to much I can do about it
      Google gives me a heck of a time with the blog, but, at least I don't have to pay for it...