Rolbos is about satire. It’s a fun blog that takes swipes at those in authority and pokes fun at serious matters. As such, Rolbos relies on freedom of speech to convey its message.
It is thus with great sadness that Rolbos extends its sincerest condolences to the families and friends of Stéphane Charbonnier and the fine cartoonists who worked at Charlie Hebdo.
Rolbos may only be a small blog by an author of little repute, but the principle endures: satire is a way to call people to pay attention to the world they live in. Yes, we laugh at the mistakes and blunderings of politicians and others who aspire to fame, but the underlying serious nature of these actions may never be ignored.
My prayers are with those left behind. May you find the strength to forgive the terrorists who will never understand that – to live in the small world we inhabit – we have to stop taking ourselves so seriously.
And for God’s sake, stop using Him as an excuse for killing people.