The Differences

I’ve been seeing people equating the Charlie cartoons to the Nazi anti-Semitic cartoons.  The justification here is that if you can ban Nazi cartoons, you should be able to ban cartoons with Mohammed in them.  First off, I don’t think either should be banned.  Even still, they aren’t the same, as a breakdown of basic logic would show.

In Nazi cartoons:

  • An unflattering caricature is made.
  • People who like the cartoon commit violence.
  • That violence is against the subject of the caricature.

In the Mohammed cartoons:

  • An unflattering caricature is made.
  • People who don’t like the cartoon commit violence.
  • That violence is against the cartoonist by the supporters of the subject of the caricature.

These aren’t even remotely related.  It’s the difference between me saying that Mexigogue is a child molester and getting his ass beaten by a crowd (arguably my fault), and me saying that Mexigogue is a child molester and getting my ass beaten by NAMBLA (all blame on the pederasts.)

3 Comments

  1. Mrs. The Everlasting Phelps says:

    Well done, sweetie. And that is exactly the right analogy.

  2. Leah says:

    There is another huge difference, The Nazi caricatures were made by and disseminated by the government against a small minority of citizens. The Muhammad Cartoons were made by individuals against another group, btw, they do the same to Catholics, Jews and against the French government.
    The government will now try and shut down that kind of ‘hate speech’ which they can do, since France doesn’t have free speech.
    Also, the Nazi caricatures have been resurrected and others like it have been published in the Arab world – is anyone going to ask them to please take them down?

  3. Mexigogue says:

    HEYYYYYYY!!!!!