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Macron: 'To Be French Is to Defend the Right to Mock'
« on: September 06, 2020, 10:59:44 AM »
Macron: 'To Be French Is to Defend the Right to Mock'

French President Emmanuel Macron told an audience gathered to witness a naturalization ceremony that “To be French is to defend the right to laugh, jest, mock and caricature, of which Voltaire maintained that it is the source of all other rights.”

There is not an American politician on the left who would dare utter such apostasy. There are many young people who think they should have the right not to allow anyone to hurt their feelings — First Amendment be damned. Some believe it should be illegal to mock anyone’s race or ethnic heritage, their sexual orientation, or the sex they’ve chosen for themselves. White males? Well, no one much cares if their feelings are hurt or not.

Macron was speaking at the Pantheon, where, 150 years ago, the Third Republic was founded. Today, he used the occasion to blast Islamic extremism. The trial of more than a dozen accused accomplices in the bloody 2015 Charlie Hebo massacre began on Friday, so the contrast with a fundamentalist religion that will kill you for mocking the prophet was clear.

French President Emmanuel Macron has defended the right to mock. Try telling that to the left. Ironically, he is left.

Macron told the new citizens, “You don’t choose one part of France. You choose France….The Republic will never allow any separatist adventure.” I wish an American politician would say that — and mean it.

Freedom in France, Macron said, includes “the freedom to believe or not to believe. But this is inseparable from the freedom of expression up to the right to blasphemy.”

As expected, some Muslims didn’t care for the magazine to rerun the Mohammed cartoons. All across Pakistan, tens of thousands of people demonstrated against France and the “blasphemous” cartoons.

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Re: Macron: 'To Be French Is to Defend the Right to Mock'
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 07:26:14 PM »
When I began reading the title, I thought it was going to be "Macron: To be French is to be racist."