A year ago today Muslim terrorists killed 12 men and women for having the courage to engage in politically incorrect speech in their satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. A few months later, two more fanatics attempted to murder as many Americans as they could at a public art exhibit in Texas featuring images of the Prophet Mohammed.
After the Charlie Hebdo attacks The Voice published the below cartoon in solidarity with the victims who lost their lives. At the time, it seemed like they were standing in defense of freedom of expression, which often has to be fought for and protected from the liberal totalitarians among us. Dylan Cutler, the artist, noted it didn't matter whether or not he or The Voice agreed with the humor Charlie Hebdo used, but that what was important is we not silence speech or take it for granted since it's one of our most basic of human rights.
Sadly, we don't think Dylan or last year's Voice editors were serious and the cartoon was likely nothing more than a virtue-signaling attempt on their part since everyone else was expressing solidarity at the time. The absence of any meaningful memorial image and instead the sarcastic juxtaposition of Jack DeGioia's smiling visage on the body of a Tyrannosaurus Rex gave us a hint they weren't really being honest about their true feelings and that they weren't the defenders of free expression they appeared to be.
This was confirmed for everyone a month later when both Dylan and then Editor-in-Chief Dayana Morales Gomez quickly capitulated to a bunch of race-hustling social justice warriors over a different cartoon defending a black dude who lost to two white dudes in last year's GUSA election. Rather than explain to the mob the cartoon wasn't racist, they went ahead and apologized for "triggering" and offending them.
Once word leaked out of the Georgetown bubble "L'affaire Dylan" turned into a national story about how stupid and quick to find offense some Hoyas are, and ultimately led to the "diversity" requirement, which as we all know, is an attempt by professional victims to engage in left-wing political indoctrination by forcing students into grievance industry courses they neither want nor need and which are only meant to placate one identity group or another and better secure the jobs of liberal activist professors.
On this one year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, it would do us all well to remember basic human rights such as freedom of speech and expression are continuously under assault, whether it be be from left-wing liberal social justice warriors on college campuses or radical Islamic terrorists.
Sadly, with time, that message is often forgotten . . .