“I’d rather die standing than live on my knees.”
Those famous last words still echo throughout the internet tonight and forever more. 12 people died yesterday. 4 of them were satirical cartoonists. Usually, I don’t post about the daily news or anything relating to the news whatsoever, because let’s face it––it’s fucking depressing!
The three topics never to be discussed out in the open or on my author’s blog are usually Sex, Religion, and Politics. I just don’t like talking about them, due to the fact that it opens a can of worms. Maybe even death threats. But… maybe I should start talking about them. I write about these topics daily in my stories, right from events in the news and about what’s going on in the world. The War on Women. The War on Cartoons. The War on Free Speech.
So far, I haven’t drawn any political cartoons to grant A Wanted Poster or my imminent death. Not yet anyway. I greatly admire those four cartoonists. They had the balls to do what nobody else did, despite the consequences, even in the face of death. I have the feeling I will be killed for writing controversial subjects as well. As a writer, we too can be threatened for just writing a book or a novel.
If anyone’s noticed my Twitter account has exploded with drawings, images, and videos expressing the right to express ourselves, please don’t be afraid. I haven’t lost my mind. I’m just really passionate right now. Actually, I’m pretty mad, so I may make some drawings of my own. I’m in the mood to write like I’ve never written before. It’s as if my life depends on it now. Life is so short and fleeting these days.
Without the ability to express ourselves with music, art, drawings, pictures, and so on… the world is a dead place, especially without satire. It’s just sad that such a tragedy had to take place in France. I’ve been to France before and it’s a lovely place. Was hoping to go back there again, but I dunno when that’ll happen. Really wanted to see Paris and The Eiffel Tower. I’m hoping that more and more people fight against oppression. I have every right to draw, write, and create things that may––No, wait a tick… It will offend you! I will make it my job to offend people. But does that mean, you should kill me for it?
I probably shouldn’t be saying things like this on my blog… you know what, screw that! I’m going to say whatever I feel like and not be afraid of what all of you are probably thinking. Someday, I will be assassinated for what I draw, write––for what I believe in. I believe it’s right to express yourself. You may be killed for what you believe in too, for even reading this blog. Let that soak in for a bit.
Don’t you get what the terrorists are trying to do? They are trying to stop Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, Freedom of Everything. If everyone in the entire world stood up to the mad fanatics, extremists of religion, mostly Islam. There! I said it! Then, maybe the world would be a better place to live in. Let me repeat myself. I don’t like Islam, for many many reasons.
However, I don’t believe that everyone who believes in a God or who has a religion are bad people. You’ve got extremists in all other religions such as Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism, etc etc. I’ll make this loud and clear. I don’t believe all muslims are terrorists or bad either, even though it just seems like the good ones, the 10% of them or less, from a majority of 80%, are too quiet these days…
I’m not racist and I’m not for getting rid of people, who have different beliefs than me. On that note… once you preach hate and destruction for other countries that have let you in (with open arms) to express your views so freely––then, that’s where I have a problem with it! If you don’t like this free country (or any free country), the good old USA, UK, Europe, Australia, etc… you have every right to leave and go back to where you came from.
No one is stopping you from leaving! No one is telling you what religion to believe in, how to dress, how to think, how to drink, how to pray, how to eat, and so on. You have the most basic right as a human being: To Live Your Dreams and Be Happy. But when you start killing innocent people to send a message across that your religion is better than all the others out there in the world… you come off as ignorant and become such a lower life form.
Not human as we know it. A human is capable of knowing what is right and wrong, a thinking, feeling person. Not an animal, ’cause let’s face the facts here… animals don’t hold a candle to the atrocities of man: Nuclear War, the Holocaust, Hotel Rwanda. Maybe they are monsters––but definitely not human beings. Their methods of killing women, children, and men are inhuman/inhumane, whatever you want to call it. Whatever you want to call them––terrorists––murderers––they are cold, blooded killers! And that’s a fact!
Even though there’s a small minority of good muslims, such as the scholars (who are into women’s rights, mathematics, science, and so on) there is a lot of evil in this world. We’ve got Westboro Baptist Church, IS, Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, and Hamas… and tons more cults! These Wonderful Cults of Death, mostly Islamic, will kill you in the name of God and have no shame posting your decapitated head online for all Youtubers to share.
Call me crazy, but this is just a thought…
Maybe this is why aliens from another world want nothing to do with us––with humanity. Any higher life form, more intelligent than our own that live outside of this planet and solar system, will think humans and their religions should be wiped off the map. And I couldn’t agree more… 😐
Wishing that a giant asteroid (like the one that killed off the dinosaurs) will strike the so-called Religion of Peace. Words are a powerful thing!