Friday, April 23, 2010

"Everybody Draw Mohammed" Day - May 20th

I'm glad somebody finally got around to doing this. Mark your calendar for May 20. More here.

In most parts of the US today, you could stand outside a Christian church at noon and hand out copies of Harris and Hitchens books, and you might get yelled at, but you won't get arrested and you won't get killed. And there certainly won't be people rioting and burning down local offices of businesses headquartered in your home state or country (unlike post-Mohammed cartoon burnings-down of McDonald's in Pakistan). Do you know why? Because freedom of speech has desensitized any easily offended wussies in this particular faith to the point where they grumble and go home, and that's about it. I don't know if it's from desensitization, but I also noticed that after Matt and Trey showed Buddha doing cocaine, there were no riots in Japan either.

That said - have you noticed how the outraged reactions from most Muslims after every "outrage" are gradually getting milder? It's already happening.

So on May 20th, draw Mohammed.

For good measure, here is the Westergaard cartoon. I would have liked to follow it up with the South Park episode too but if you clicked through, you saw that Comedy Central is censoring it even on the website.

8 comments:

J. Hank Rearden said...

And after we create our little cartoons, we should upload them onto Youtube. That will give this whole mo cartoon day a little added juice and it will be interesting to see what Googs reaction will be. I am going around to every blog that is talking about this and suggesting it all go up on Youtube in support of Matt and Trey.

Michael Caton said...

Absolutely. For people without blogs or websites, those of us that have them can post them. We can have an online Mohammed art exhibit!

TGP said...

What if I just take a picture of an object and claim it's Found Art Mohammed?

http://images.google.com/images?q=teddy%20bear

Michael Caton said...

I don't know, that's a little too cutting edge. I'm laying down the law on this. 1) No found art. 2) No surrealism. 3) Sure as HELL no pointillism. If you can't abide by that, then the Prophet Warhol says you must die, compassion and Campbell's be on him.

TGP said...

No Pointilism? Have you ever looked at anything printed in a newspaper? I mean REALLY looked at it, man? It's all points, baby! In fact, if you look at anything close enough, it's all tiny dots. What if each of those tiny dots looks like Mohammed looking at a tiny dot that looks like Mohammed looking at a tiny dot...

Michael Caton said...

None of that recursive stuff. Bertrand Russell says you can't and plus it makes my mind hurt.

TGP said...

How about a sweet-ass drawing of Mohammed doing a self-portrait of Mohammed doing a self-portrait...?

Michael Caton said...

Although Escher is dead I would like to think he would indeed have had something good to contribute to this silliness.