Saturday, January 10, 2015
Je Suis Charlie - We are all Charlie today
We here at the Speculative Fiction Showcase support freedom of speech and freedom of art, because without those freedoms, many of the wonderful and varied works have featured here wouldn't exist.
Therefore, we are horrified by the Charlie Hebdo killings and the terrorist attacks in Paris. And so we want to express our solidarity with the victims of the attacks by declaring that we, too, are Charlie.
Finally, let us close with the words of another great satirist, Kurt Tucholsky, who would have celebrated his 125th birthday on January 9th.
When asked, "What is satire allowed to do?", Tucholsky replied, "Everything."
Cora and Jessica