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posted by [personal profile] legionseagle at 07:29am on 12/01/2015
Oh, that annoyed me, too. Plus, it really missed the non-literal dimension of "Je suis Charlie" ("WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE CHARLIE? CHARLIE IS A RACIST TROLL" the author demanded). It's as if she'd said, "Look, Dr Donne, aren't you missing the point here? Clods are washed away from Europe all the time and you never complained about the problem of coastal erosion until it suited your agenda to do so. Also, the bell isn't tolling for me because, first, I'm not dead and, second, the guy it is tolling for was kind of a jerk."

Je suis Charlie because if you start saying "Well, these guys were shot at their desks while going about their daily job in an office in a European capital not in a war zone but look what they were doing in that office!" it sounds uncannily like "Well, what was she doing on that late bus in that skirt having had a few, anyway?"

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