We stand with Charlie Hebdo
This grotesque carnage, which murdered twelve of Charlie's staff and associates in Hebdo offices, and then five more innocents, stemmed all too predictably from the cruel stupidity of violent Islamists, who hated Charlie's cartoons.
Let's remember to think about murderers who have lived such pathetic lives, who had no understanding of or respect for freedom of speech.
In modern print media, a cartoon is a piece of art, usually humorous in intent. This usage dates from 1843 when Punch magazine applied the term to satirical drawings in its pages, particularly sketches by John Leech. The first of these parodied the preparatory cartoons for grand historical frescoes in the then-new Palace of Westminster. . .and the self-aggrandizing posturing of Westminster politicians.-Wiki
Leech illustrated A Christmas Carol and The Comic History of England –
'Take that bauble away!' Cromwell dissolves the Long Parliament.
To poke fun at aspects of your history, you have to have a history greater than the history you're poking fun at. Having a few wits in your noggin is requisite, too.
Thank you, Charlie Hebdo, for refusing to live on your knees.