Charlie Hebdo

Amongst it's many attributes, good art takes risks. It challenges preconceptions and gives a new perspective. It might even be a force for change.

I'm not a fan of satire in general, but it does take risks. It is critical, often of people with power and influence. 

The events here in Paris this week were hideous, although we also need to remember that even more lives are being needlessly taken elsewhere around the world. It's sickening to think how easily a life can be lost. And for what?

We're seeing a massive response to the Paris killings, and a part of that has been to re-assert the need and desire for freedom of expression. We each choose our own boundaries and principles in what we express, but let's strive to make best use of this freedom. Freedom that an act of mindless violence cannot take away..

 Je suis Charlie