It's a self-portrait of a German artist, Otto Dix, who's paintings were burned by the Nazis.
Was reading up on Bernie Mac & Steve Martin to escape this tragedy. This popped up when looking at artists Steve Martin collected. Guess the Universe wants me to pay attention!
When I 1st heard about "an attack on Freedom of Speech" on US TV news, which didn't show any of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, I was incensed. Then I saw the cartoons & found them not funny & insulting. I thought "It's sad these cartoonists died! But are these snarky, mean-spirited cartoons really important to Freedom of Speech? Or are they the humor that bullies use to make fun of people they don't like?" I was now ANGRY at the US media, too, for misleading & manipulating me!!!
Last time this happened was in the 1970s, when the US media portrayed the Shah of Iran as a benevolent leader. It was only when I went outside the US for the 1st time to visit relatives in Germany, that I learned that the Shah was torturing his people. Everyone in Europe knew that. No one in America did; except probably our leaders. So when the US embassy was overrun in Iran, the American people were shocked; I was not. Even then US media still did not talk a lot about what the US government had done to Iran. You had to really look for it.
So I get angry when I catch the US media in a lie (even on of omission). Do they not want to
offend American Muslims & others w/ these vulgar cartoons? Or do they have another agenda? Maybe they know that if we see the cartoons, we won't be as riled up about Freedom of Speech being violated.
None of the TV news shows I've watched have shown the "cartoon from the front cover of Charlie Hebdo". I googled US newspaper sites & only USA Today shows a picture (small thumbnail); even New York Times won't show the cartoon (has a link to a French newspaper).
USA is the inventor of "Freedom of Speech" yet we are scared of it!!!
with their own belief system (like fascism or racism).
Reminds me of how the Buddhists have statues of Buddha to inspire meditation, but also have the koan "If you meet the Buddha, kill him." to indicate that one should worship the Buddha for that is an illusion.
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