what was your intent?
What was your intent?
"My answer in response to these two fascists [...] is that I reserve the right to publish those cartoons for exactly what they complain about. I reserve the right to publish the cartoons to do every offensive thing that they claim is in my heart. I am not going to try and plea bargain [...] I will not minimize my reasons so that they're palatable."
The video reminded me of the courtroom scenes in ayn rand's novels (howard roark's in the fountainhead and hank reardon's in atlas shrugged) in which the heroes defiantly admit to their supposed crimes and challenge the government to do what they will. I consider such defiance to be noble in a very pure and stirring way.