Monday, April 12, 2010


Iconoclasm is still in in effect today, of course, not the severity it was in the dark ages, but still evident today. A few years ago there was a news story about about a Dutch newspaper that published a cartoon image of Muhammad, this brought outrage in the Muslim community. Although, Christians used to believe it was blasphemous to produce an image of Christ, this belief changed, however an image of the prophet Muhammad is still outlawed today in the Islamic religion. This is just one example of Iconoclasm.
There is also a sense of Iconoclasm when it comes to political leaders in America, President Bush certainly had his share of criticism, he was publicly spoken against, a lot of times it was done by members of the music industry. One example, is by Kanye West, whom I take for a moron anyway, said George Bush hates black people, although he is an idiot, which I think everyone can agree with that, it was major news, that someone publicly spoke against the President on national tv, people were outraged. Although, he is a moronic character, he was just using one of his rights an American, the freedom of speech.
I tried to find examples that made headlines in the last few years, although those are only two examples that I can think of off the top of my head, one by a moron and another by religious beliefs. I'm sure the way things are going, there will be many more examples in the years to come.

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