Friday, February 03, 2006

What is with the state department telling us we can’t (or shouldn't) make or reproduce cartoons depicting mohhammed? (the original news blurb I heard of this gigantic clusterfuck of a story) Fuck the state department. Fuck the state department. Goddammit. And I know the argument, the terrorists will destroy us for our cartoons, but can we afford to have duct tape plastered over our eyes and ears in the interest of safety? What if while we’re censoring every last off key idea that tom dick & harry might have something of real substance & resonance and meaning that could have saved the world or at least made that little girl crying outside because her old man slapped her around gets shoved into the charnal heap of Fahrenheit 451 style mania to protect the protectorate from its own ignorant lack of self interest, airbags smacking people in the face as they drive straight into the side walls of 7-11’s in a town near you.

Mel Gibson can beat the living shit out of jesus for two and a half hours for a bunch of fat popcorn chucking Midwestern hooligans to mentally jollily flagellate their consciences and consciousness with, to pat themselves on the back and applaud their decision to worship his old man, while watching him bleed from every possible pore, and I can’t draw mohammed sitting down with the pope and a black guy from north Dakota waiting to pull each other’s fingers? Jesus goddamm mohammed Christ in a knish.

Ok, I was looking for copies of the cartoons in question. Looks like the HUGE fucking deal is that some Danish newspaper ran 12 of these cartoons depicting mohammed doing allah knows what, and then I see this:

First published in Denmark in September and later picked up by a dozen publications across Europe, the caricatures -- including one depicting Mohammed with a turban-shaped bomb on his head -- have provoked a firestorm of indignation in the Islamic world, with boycotts of Danish goods being observed in some countries, especially Gulf states.

It’s a cartoon “FIRESTORM!!!”

Protesters from two militant Indonesian Muslim groups have forced their way into the building housing the Danish embassy during a protest over caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed published in a Danish newspaper. Other demonstrations condemning the cartoons have been taking place across Asia.

Let me get this straight. These crazy motherfuckers stormed the Danish EMBASSY over CARTOONS. CAR motherfucking TOONS people, not published by the Danish government, but by a Danish newspaper.

Uh, dear state department, maybe, yeah, we shouldn’t reprint these things? Jesus goddamm mohhammed Christ jihad. What the fuck is wrong with the goddamm fucking world when people are raiding embassies over fucking cartoons? Could george bush be right? Do we really need to furrow these crazy ass mofos out from whatever cave they may be hiding in? And even if he’s not (right), does insane ass shit like this, thousands of people flipping out, storming embassies, threatening terrorist action, OVER CARTOONS, make shitloads of people thinks that he is?