Thursday, February 9, 2006

Danish editor changes his mind

According to a report in the Guardian, the editor of the Danish paper will not be publishing the Holocaust cartoons, whatever they will be.

See the two comments on the previous post. One of the disagrees with my criticism of the Danish editor. More in next post.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Well, I wouldn't post cartoons offensive about religious figures either, but not out of "political correctness." I hate that term. It's stupid.

The term implies that you are doing what should be a good, but for an ulterior purpose. It says that you are doing what should be right, but you don't believe in it, you're just doing it to fool people or gain some advantage. It is a blatant hypocrisy.

If you simply aim to do the right thing, simply aim to behave decently, then you wind up being "Politically correct" for the right reasons.

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is a heck of a lot more accurate and a better axiom for life than "political correctness."

I don't like the caftan-wearing hook-nosed covetous Jews of Der Sturmer or Iranian newspapers. Christians don't like Jesus being covered in poop, so why should Moslems like Allah being lampooned?

It's just ordinary respect. I don't see why it's so hard for people to show ordinary respect and decent manners to other human beings. It just seems so much easier for humans to treat others like dirt and bully them.

The more I study people, the more I like my dogs, snakes, and pet rats.