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Manifesto Time

"JE SUIS CHARLIE" says the marquee at Asheville Pizza & Brewing company. And I had to read it out loud in solidarity. Parce que oui, je suis Charlie.

Toutefois...

I'm Nigeria, too. And Palestine. And Tibet. And the World Trade Center. And Flight 93. And the Oklahoma Federal Building. And Olympic Park in Atlanta. And Matthew Shepard. I'm everyone who's ever taken a bullet, a beating, or a bomb for someone else's ideology...if not prejudice. And if an atheist commits an act of terrorism in the future, I'll stand with the victims then, too. Human rights before personal beliefs, always.

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glamoursnipe
Jan. 15th, 2015 01:52 pm (UTC)
BTW, the Olympic Park Bomber is from my former hometown. It's their fucking claim to fame. Just another reason I don't live there anymore.
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itstonedme
Jan. 16th, 2015 09:21 pm (UTC)
Bravo, madam!

I suspect Al-Sisi might add that il aussi est charlie.
glamoursnipe
Feb. 5th, 2015 11:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you, luv. Miss your sweet, singularly well-put together words.
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