Saturday, February 11, 2006

But Even So

Even if we in the West decide we've made our point with reprinting the Danish caricatures of Muhammad, and that to continue to publish them would be counterproductive to our purposes and messages, I still want to keep a set of these on display.

Make a shrine to them somewhere, where we always can see it, and remember. Or where we can remind those who drift back into "it's all Bush's fault." Here is our enemy, painted with his own pen. You learn things about people when they set out to be offensive. There are so many ways to be offensive, yet the ones they pick naturally will illuminate their souls to you.

As someone once said, one of the most valuable aspects of free speech is that it makes it easier to identify the idiots.