As a Francophone, I was particularly impacted by the Charlie Hebdo killings earlier this week. I may be from Quebec rather then France, but I've seen some works by the slain cartoonists. The world lost some good artists.
But the Djihadists who killed them failed. They wanted Charlie Hebdo silenced. The Magazine will continue in spite of them. They wanted to silence those artists. They have ensured that their artistic and social legacy shall endure. They wanted to become celebrated martyrs. Their names will be forgotten while their victims will be long remembered.
Cabu. Charb. Tingous. Wolinski. Though they have fallen, they have inspired many by their works. We will take up the pencil, the pen, the brush. We will continue to draw BECAUSE it bothers those who would want us to be quiet, rather then object to their actions. Because in the immortal words of Captain America:
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — "No, YOU move.""