I always say that I am European, then Corsican, then French. I guess today I feel a bit more French than usually.
I think like we do remember 9/11 we will always remember how we read about the attack against the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. How Charlie Hebdo fall on a cold and foggy morning of January. I was seating in the train, playing with my phone when I read what looked like one of the worst nightmare story. For hours now I am still thinking it might be a vast, crazy joke. People are killed for absolutely innocent drawing denouncing facts. People die for having opinions. People die for sharing them. People die for making the world thinking.
France is living its darkest hours and so does the democracy. This is a vulgar show of hatred towards democracy, toward freedom that just happened. These people were not only journalists, politicians, satirists. They were human, fathers, mothers, friends, daughters, children, loving wives, loving husbands. They were attacked and killed in the most terrible way someone can be.
They did not only kill people today, they also killed beliefs and convictions.
2015 darkly opens with a terrifying show of what democracy is like today, 2015 shows itself as a return to archaism. A single ticket to a destination most of us thought was left behind. 9.11 happened again and I am not sure if we can ever get back to something normal after what just happened.
Today was not only offensive for democracy. Today, mankind, humanity was offended in the worst possible way. Today shows us that these values we thought were part of our societies are now left behind.
RIP FREEDOM OF SPEECH
RIP FREEDOM OF PRESS
RIP HUMAN RIGHTS
Hello barbary and archaism.
Today like many other French ‘JE SUIS CHARLIE’ and I cry the days I thought France was a democratic republic.