DR-vært står skoleret på grund af tegninger

Efter det første interview med Flemming Rose i danske medier i 5 år, kaldes Deadline-værten Adam Holm til samtale hos DRs nyhedschef Ulrik Haagerup for at have vist de danske Muhammedtegninger. De tegninger, som Flemming Rose selv var ansvarlig for tilbage i 2005. Læs mere her:

http://www.bt.dk/underholdning/dr-vaert-skal-staa-skoleret-paa-grund-af-tegninger

 

 

Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: Are the worst really full of passionate intensity?

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How fragile the belief of an Islamist must be if he feels threatened by a stupid caricature in a weekly satirical newspaper, says the Slovenian philosopher.

Now, when we are all in a state of shock after the killing spree in the Charlie Hebdo offices, it is the right moment to gather the courage to think. We should, of course, unambiguously condemn the killings as an attack on the very substance our freedoms, and condemn them without any hidden caveats (in the style of "Charlie Hebdo was nonetheless provoking and humiliating the Muslims too much"). But such pathos of universal solidarity is not enough – we should think further.

Such thinking has nothing whatsoever to do with the cheap relativisation of the crime (the mantra of "who are we in the West, perpetrators of terrible massacres in the Third World, to condemn such acts"). It has even less to do with the pathological fear of many Western liberal Leftists to be guilty of Islamophobia. For these false Leftists, any critique of Islam is denounced as an expression of Western Islamophobia; Salman Rushdie was denounced for unnecessarily provoking Muslims and thus (partially, at least) responsible for the fatwa condemning him to death, etc. The result of such stance is what one can expect in such cases: the more the Western liberal Leftists probe into their guilt, the more they are accused by Muslim fundamentalists of being hypocrites who try to conceal their hatred of Islam. This constellation perfectly reproduces the paradox of the superego: the more you obey what the Other demands of you, the guiltier you are. It is as if the more you tolerate Islam, the stronger its pressure on you will be ...

Læs mere: Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: Are the worst really full of passionate intensity?

 

Nej, vi er ikke alle Charlie Hebdo

Ugens mest læste historie på TV2 Politik var dette interview med Jacob Mchangama om danske mediers reaktion på angrebet på Charlie Hebdo. Se Mchangamas kritik her: 

http://politik.tv2.dk/2015-01-08-haard-kritik-af-facebook-opslagene-nej-vi-er-ikke-alle-charlie-hebdo

   

Kampen mod ytringsfrihed føres både af islamister og publicister

FREDERIK STJERNFELT

MED det ufattelige islamist-angreb på det lille franske ugemagasin Charlie Hebdo har Europa fået sit 9/11. Der er ingen tvivl om, at dette blodige anslag direkte imod europæisk ytringsfrihed vil sætte et skel mellem før og efter, der minder om den amerikanske chok-erfaring for snart 15 år siden med de styrtende Twin Towers.

Det må nu ophøre, at vi skal belæres om, at ytringsfriheden slet ikke er truet af religiøse kræfter. Det bør nu være slut med, at vi skal høre om, at islamister og terrorister blot er nogle »ganske få, der ødelægger det for de mange« - at det bare er ekstremister, der tager islam som påskud og slet ikke har noget med religion at gøre.

Læs mere: Kampen mod ytringsfrihed føres både af islamister og publicister

   

Stigmatise, Shame, and Silence

 

21/11 2014: Interessant tekst i Jacobinism: Pamphleteer for the counter-counter Enlightenment om udviklingen i venstreorientering fra lighed, frihed og solidaritet, emancipation og universalisme, til relativisme og multikulturalisme, dobbeltstandarder, offerideologi og had mod Vesten

The arrogance of Western cultural supremacism, it was argued, was the status quo now in need of vigorous radical assault. A commitment to universalism was replaced by the fetishisation of difference and specificity; a belief in egalitarianism gave way to demands for exceptionalism and double-standards (only this time favouring the 'oppressed'); and the language of emancipation and liberty was replaced by a cult of victimhood, self-pity, and a brooding, masochistic solipsism. "We have nothing to lose but our chains" was drowned out by the resentful injunction "Listen to my suffering".

http://jacobinism.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/stigmatise-shame-and-silence.html?m=1

   

New Republic om censureret kunst i Europa

"What’s more, many contemporary campaigners calling for censorship (or, in their Orwellian words, “decommissioning”) are from the so-called liberal left who, it would seem, want art to show a world they wished existed, having given up on trying to change it." Det amerikanske magasin New Republic om kunstnerisk ytringsfrihed i Europa: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120524/exhibit-b-really-useful-knowledge-and-europes-art-censorship

   

Jesus & Mo om FNs menneskerettighedsdag

I dag - den 10. december - har alverdens menneskerettighedsorganisationer markeret FNs menneskerettighedsdag. Samtidig er selve idéen om "universelle" menneskerettigheder under angreb, både af vestlige akademikere og af religioner og andre kollektive værdisystemer. Vi lader den berømte britiske religionskritiske tegneserie, Jesus and Mo, få det sidste ord i denne urgamle debat:

http://www.jesusandmo.net/2014/12/10/worth/