Glenn Greenwald says anti-Muslim speech like the cartoons in Charlie are, “a vital driver in bombing and occupying Muslim countries and killing the innocent.” Really? Newspaper cartoons did all that? Wait until they get to the horoscopes and the crossword. It reminds me of one of those protest signs that I saw up in Berkeley last month; it said: “Islamophobia kills.” Does it? The phobia kills? Or maybe it’s more the AK-47s, and the beheadings, and the planes into buildings.
(MAHER to audience): Anyway, wow, you don’t agree with that?
Thank you. Thank you. Hey one guy, thank you.
You’d think that someone like Glenn Greenwald wouldn’t be so ambivalent about terrorism since terrorism is really just bullying. Extreme bullying. And I thought that we hated bullying now? When it happens in high schools these days people go nuts. When I was a kid adults just shrugged and said, “kids are assholes, what are you going to do?”
Yeah, liberals hate bullying alright but they’re not opposed to using it when they causally through out words like bigot and racist. It does cower people into avoiding this debate. And if you’re doing that, you don’t get to wear the “Je suis Charlie” button; the button you wear is “Je suis party of the problem.” And that goes for everybody.