Happy 74th B’day, Joan Baez & MERCI, Lady Liberty!
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.
FREEDOM is the engine of DEMOCRACY, it does have a heavy price and we should NEVER forget that it’s not just an outdated word.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 protect civil peace at all costs, to accept our differences, to live together in France and all over the world… I was living in the US when the “9/11” tragedy occurred and I did feel American, today JE SUIS CHARLIE – to life and death, like millions of people in solidarity with France – my homeland. PLEASE-SVP sign and forward this petition to show the extremists that France and the free world (will) remain united against barbarism: https://secure.avaaz.org/fr/avec_charlie_4/?kkKkSib