Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hey Hipsters, got some piping hot Irony for ya...

Yep, big ol' pile of steaming irony right here at the Soapbox. Seems some religionists are less interested in coexisting than others:
It seems like something one would be hard pressed to disagree with: the word "coexist," written on a wall using a Muslim crescent as the letter "C," a Star of David as the letter "X," and a Christian cross as a "T."
But in Paris, this particular iteration of the popular inscription—here, created by the street artist Combo, who also pasted a life-size photo of himself next to it—didn't go down well with everybody. Le Monde reports that four young people asked the artist to remove it last weekend, and beat him up severely when he refused to do so.
Now, you may be wondering about the religious affiliation of the "four young people" who kicked this guy's ass. Because the paper didn't say. I checked with Google Translate.

Wow. Now that is offensive.

Let's do a thought experiment shall we? Can you envision four young Orthodox Jews in black coats and fedoras with those long curls down the side, beating the daylights out of this "ahhhtist" because he was defacing their Star of David? Ok, maybe not.

Or how about four beefy Mormons, eh? Yeah, them boys from Utah are really known for... no, I can't see it either.

Buddhists? Some of those Shaolin Temple ass kickers in the saffron robes decide they don't like the cut of Combo's jib? Not working for you?

Amish! Yeah, that's the ticket, some Amish bros were in town carousing and took exception to having the Cross associated with... yeah no.

Oh go on, you can guess, right?

This article from The Local avoids to mention the fact that French media reported: the attack was committed by Muslims in Porte Dorée, more or less a Muslim ghetto East of Paris. Porte Dorée (the Golden door) is also the French name for the fifth century Golden door that serves as the main entry into the city of Jerusalem.
Combo, who is born in Amiens to a Christian Lebanese father and a Moroccan Muslim mother, created the artwork as a political message in response to the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Combo says his street art used to stay intact for at least 3-4 years but is nowadays vandalized within 2-3 days of creation. Although Combo doesn't want to reveal the identity of his attackers, he states that he is afraid of future violence from a growing group of extremists in France.
He tries "to find similarities" between religions in his art. He became well-known for a political message blasted over Beirut that read:
"Less Hamas, more hummus".
It was 'very poorly received', he concludes.
"I am deliberately being vague about the description of these cowards and where it all happened," his post read. "To me, it doesn't matter where they come from, what colour their skin is, what their religion or their political ideas are. In this context, all they represent is stupidity and ignorance."
Combo started out as a graffiti artist in southern France and currently works mostly with wheat paste and prints, which he displays in cities all over the world.
Despite being French himself, the only place he's getting beaten up after posting all kinds of confrontational stuff all over the world is... France. By Mooslimbs.

What's the BIGGEST irony of all here is that following the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, and the Jewish Deli Massacre, and the Police Shooting Massacre, and the Four Assholes With AKs Shooting At The Cops Massacre this week, Le Monde still refuses to report that the jerkoffs who beat up Combo the peaceful "can't we all just get along?"  graffiti artist were Mooselimbs. Beat him up over a -poster-.

Meanwhile, Jews all over France are packing up and moving to other countries where if it isn't actually any safer for them, at least they get to shoot back.

Meanwhile the French hipster Left maintains its calls for more gun control unabated.

Now that's some well layered irony for you.

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