Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Makes me proud to be a U of S student

The Sheaf is generally a waste of paper anyways from what little of it I've seen.


H/t small dead animals

This sort of thing really represents the mind set of a lot of western "progressives" as they call themselves, who seem to have a systemic loathing of themselves and their culture and history. This self-loathing means that it is exceptable to say anything about Christians that you want because A) they deserve it and B) as the "dominate" group they need to be knocked down so that others can get on top.

As a note, personally, I'm not offended by this cartoon as a cartoon. I don't think it to be all that good, and it certainly fails as a relevent commentary on anything, but it doesn't offend me. That said, it does offend me in the context that they refused to publish the much less offensive Mohammed cartoons "out of respect of Islam," and than turning around an blatantly insulting Jesus for no reason and without even making an actual political point that insults me. The only point that this cartoon makes is that one can say anything you want about Christianity and Christian symbols without causing protests or death threats, but draw a picture of Mohammed...

Update:

I feel I must publicly communicate with our campus community on what I
have just seen in the student newspaper.

In the February 23 edition of the Sheaf, the editors explained that they
would not publish the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. It
is surprising that they did not exercise similar restraint in their
decision to publish 'Capitalist Piglet' in the March 2 issue of the
paper. This is a cartoon that is certain to cause distress to members of
our community. It has divisive shock value only and does nothing to
advance the understanding or debate for which universities should be
distinguished.

The Sheaf should apologize to us all.

Peter MacKinnon
President


Update and bumped: The paper apologizes.

Though they still seem to miss the real point of contention.