Je suis despair

A warm day in Sydney. Beers after work with a mate who works at SBS TV.

Much beer debate about Charlie Hebdo and the appalling murders. I think the current magazine cover is a valid and sincere response. It provokes and placates. Well done.

Most of the Je Suis Charlie ‘movement’ I have found to be insincere, social media and real world nonsense and bullshit. Governments have piled in temporarily and hypocritically, media organisations ditto. Others ditto. I hope the next ironic zombie movie has them all carrying placards.

It won’t last. It already doesn’t exist. It’s a ghastly, ghostly, shallow left-wing and exploitative right-wing-Occupy vapour.

People walking together in the street in Paris and elsewhere in their millions is another thing. That is active, collective defiance with exercise built in. It says and means and demonstrates something.

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