I don’t hate Reason as much as John does, but their unbelievably self-congratulatory, faux-courageous “Draw Mohammed Day” was truly one of the most gutless things I have ever seen in my life. The three winning pictures all look as though they were chosen specifically so as to avoid inflaming radical Muslim sensibilities (one is a beach, one is a play on Magritte, another is dots with a face).
If these losers had the guts to face down a possible fatwa, I might have some respect for them. But it’s far braver, I’m sure, to strut around in leather jackets, write paeans to heat-packing tea-baggers, and pretend you’re sticking it to Al Qaeda with allusions to French surrealist art, just the way John Galt and Howard Roark did, all on the Koch family’s dime.
Grow a pair, fellas, or shut the hell up.