Today’s cowardly massacre at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo is both incredibly sad and incredibly infuriating, for reasons I don’t think I really need to explain. In fact, I am so outraged, that I’m momentarily at an uncharacteristic loss for words. And so pathetic as it is, the only thing I can think of to honor the lives of the courageous satirists who were assassinated today is to reprint my own pathetic cartoon of the prophet Mohammad:
I don’t pretend for a moment that I face any personal risk in posting this. I’m not nearly important enough. But lacking the words to fully express my outrage, I felt the need to make some sort of symbolic gesture, and this was the best I could come up with in the moment.
Personally, I’d rather not live than live in a world without satire. And I would hope that everybody in the media who shares this sentiment would err on the side of defiance rather than caution in honoring the lives of their fallen comrades.