Je Suis Non Charlie

 

I am not Charlie

Because I do not use freedom of speech to attack the powerless

Because to do so is not brave, it is arrogance seduced by cowardice

I am not Charlie

Because Charlie is a hypocrite and he serves the powers of a land

That still drips with colonial blood of Africans and Arabs on its hands

I am not Charlie

Because Charlie marches with the world’s tyrants arm in arm

And receives state funding to provoke the vulnerable into causing harm

I am not Charlie

Because you can’t defend freedom but support women’s modesty being banned

Because he is whipping up hysteria to support war in another land

I am not Charlie

Because Charlie is using our sympathy to justify discrimination

And fooling us all into supporting intolerant desecration

I am not Charlie

Hopefully I never will be, and you will realise you are not either

Or we will all end up as flies on the web- spun by Big Brother’s spider.

Hamish Kamoshi © 2015

 

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