Thursday, 8 January 2015
Freedom of Speech above all
We don't go in for wishy-washy hand-wringing on this blog, but the murder of cartoonists in France is a level of horror that cannot be left it go unremarked. None of the authors here would be so rash as to declare ourselves journalists or even satirists - ours is a part-time vocation, not a career.
However, daily we denigrate the fools in Westminster, Brussels, Washington, Moscow and wherever who seek to rule us with their inept economic and political policies.
Were Capitalists@Work a Russian blog, we would have been shut down by now, if Chinese, we would never have been allowed to start. As British, we do not even register with anyone in authority.
But for terrorists to attach cartoonists in the name of their twisted death cult is a sad day. Religion must not be above the law or indeed natural justice, long since has Christianity and Judaism allowed criticism. The latest burst of anger from the crazed Islamic fanatics is a predictable, but nonetheless sad turn of events.
We can only hope those who have committed such crimes are brought to justice and those killed or wounded are not forgotten and their own loved ones supported.