[Marxism] Lenin's Tomb on Charlie Hebdo

Charles Faulkner lacenaire at comcast.net
Wed Jan 7 11:09:14 MST 2015


andrew, if i contributed to a misunderstanding, i apologize. i don't know if charlie hebdo is islamophobist or not. i don't really even like that term and try not to use it. 

separately, i looked at some of their cartoons and found them provocative at best. given the large arab muslim population in france, i consider their publishing of them to be race baiting, just as i would find klan cartoon depictions of black religious practices race baiting in selma, alabama. nevermind that i am not religious, believe religion to be a great blight and might even privately laugh at satiric depictions of religion. most people are religious and there is little to gain in rubbing their nose in their folly. at best it's bad manners. 

and yes, i question charlie hebdo's motivations in publishing the cartoons and subsequently any claim they have to being of the "left". 

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From: "Andrew Pollack via Marxism" <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> 
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I've lost the place in the thread where there are links to examples of the 
magazine's Islamophobia. 

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 12:25 PM, Shane Mage via Marxism < 
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote: 

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> On Jan 7, 2015, at 11:54 AM, Charles Faulkner via Marxism wrote: 
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>> aside from the platitudes to decency in protecting free speech, as 
>> richard pointed out, what claim does such a paper have to being "left" when 
>> it engages in rather obvious race baiting? 
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> Rejection of religious fundamentalism may or may not be a "left" position 
> (depending on what secret definition you have of the meaningless word 
> "left") but to call it "race baiting" is to solidarize with the 
> "allahu-akbarist" Nazis. 
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>> am i just preaching to the choir? 
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> to the choir, no doubt, in the "synagogue of Satan." 
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> Shane Mage 
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> L'après-vie, c'est une auberge espagnole. L'on n'y trouve que ce qu'on a 
> apporté. 
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> Bardo Thodol 
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