in the wake of recent events in france, more than 50 world leaders have gathered to "support freedom of speech". i have been asking myself this question time and again: does freedom of expression means the disregard of the other person's point of view? i have tried to understand why the guys attacked Charlie hebdo, and it seems the plot started since 2006... with all the respect i have for the fallen french people, i have this question to ask: is liberty not supposed to come with respect?...17 world leaders have gathered in france to denounce these barbaric acts on french soil, meanwhile just last week, 2000 nigerians where killed, and the week before, hundreds of cameroonian farmers where killed along the Cameroon Nigerian border and not even one world leader even showed a motion of support to these families...why the difference?
Almost everything happening around us goes back to this, "What are they benefiting from it?" Most world leaders won't just gather for a few peasant families in such poor countries. Most will gather for something else. What, in this case I am not quite sure. But one thing is certain, they are definitely gaining something from that visit to France.