Happy 74th B’day, Joan Baez & MERCI, Lady Liberty!

Je suis Charlie

my virtual playground

a genuine rebel lady with plenty of causes,  like her “twin” Simone de Beauvoir… Miss Baez is both francophone and francophile… ❤

To the people of France,

I wish to send my deepest sympathy to those most closely affected by the executions at Charlie Hebdo, and to a French public in mourning. Liberals and conservatives in equal measure understand the value and importance, not to mention joy, of satire, humor, nonsense, and courage in the 21st century. Which makes the executions at Charlie Hebdo more than enraging, more than terrifying, more than shocking (as there is little left to shock us in these times). It makes the murders, simply, heartbreaking. I ask permission to share in your grief.

Thank you,
Joan Baez
http://www.joanbaez.com/latestnews.html

FREEDOM is the engine of DEMOCRACY, it does have a heavy price and we should NEVER forget that it’s not just an outdated word. We need to…

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10 Responses to Happy 74th B’day, Joan Baez & MERCI, Lady Liberty!

  1. claudia says:

    what happened in paris left me in shock when i heard about it… democracy surely lives from that it is allowed to speak and write your opinion openly even though getting close to the edge sometimes – it is encouraging that people say in unison: je suis charlie

  2. Mélanie says:

    mille merci, Léa… ❤

  3. Very Sad and I loved what Joan did about asking permission to join in their grief. Freedom of speech will live on through music, art and the internet my friend.

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