Oh, don’t worry. I have no illusions that my little blog with its miniscule readership can be compared to Charlie Hebdo, the spunky magazine that bravely continued to publish its clever and incisive satire even after it was bombed, threatened and hacked. Nor am I under any grandiose belief that my blog is somehow equivalent to august and respectable paragons of journalism and free expression such as the New York Times, who–not so courageously–decided yesterday to refrain from publishing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons. I am not a famed, accomplished, or high profile blogger.
But I still think it’s important to make this act of publication, living as we seem to, in a world where artists and writers can get murdered for what they do.
JE SUIS CHARLIE.