It feels somewhat obligated, to now declare #jesuischarlie. I am not Charlie, not Charles, not Chaz, not Charlene, not Charlotte, not Karel, not Karoly, not Carlos, not Siarl, nor Karl. I couldn’t be further away from being Charlie, just like most other people.

Yet, everyone suddenly declares #jesuischarlie.

What happened in Paris on January 7, 2015 is an absolute atrocity. It is vile, horrifying, terribly unnecessary and so not the way to go. It is an utter disgrace for humanity. Rightly so, the far majority of the world condemns it and gathers in protest and solidarity.

We stand together. We are Charlie.

As someone who frequently spews words for the world to read and is not entirely uncontroversial, I value freedom of speech as much as any Charlie. I get it. And when you solely approach it from that point of view, well, #jesuischarlie.

Yet, here I struggle. While most of us won’t grab a AK-47 and start shooting people, it does not mean we won’t lend a hand to oppression. In fact, in our complex world it’s virtually impossible not to. We all silence people, in life or death, whether we want to or not.

Welcome to 2015.

Just little over a year ago thousands upon thousands in France took to the streets to protest something else: marriage equality and the possibility to parenthood for same-sex couples. Paris and other cities became the sight of enormous rallies gathering thousands against equality; many of these rallies turned violent. While it is true no one was murdered, it created a threatening and hostile climate for many people, and still does so today.

The world didn’t protest.

Every single day thousands of people are murdered in conflict areas around the world. This has been going on pretty much since the dawn of time. We keep saying it has to stop, but it never does. We were supposed to learn from World War II, but we never did.

The world doesn’t protest.

Queer people around the world are discriminated against, even in the most progressive places and we allow for it under the guise of freedom of religion. Even if legally everything is arranged perfectly, which is the case in some jurisdictions, there is still a lot of social stigma and discrimination which has gotten worse everywhere the last few years.

The world doesn’t protest.

Women around the world are discriminated against, even in the most progressive places women earn less than men. Even in the most progressive places women who have multiple partners are sluts while men who do so are heroes. Within most religions women are inferior to men. And then to think there are places where women are not allowed in the same room as men, forced to fully cover up or are not allowed to drive.

The world doesn’t protest.

Ethnic minorities around the world… well, do I even have to explain this one?

The world doesn’t protest.

I was in doubt whether or not to include the next paragraph. I feel it strongly belongs here but I know many, if not most, people disagree. It may cause people to disregard my entire point of view. But, it truly does belong here.

Animals are discriminated against, in a way worse than any human can possibly imagine. Most animals are sentient beings, just not human. And therefore we as a humanity feel justified placing them in the most cruel circumstances possible, without the least bit respect for their livelihood and autonomy. It can be debated whether or not animal products should be part of our daily diet, the way we treat our animals however cannot. Yet, it is.

And here, I guess, #jesuisgandhi: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

The world doesn’t protest.

I unequivocally support what the sudden #jesuischarlie movement stands for. I fail, however, to look beyond the hypocrisy which also is attached to it. It hits home, and supporting this cause does not cause us inconvenience. It has been blown up by the media to an extent we have little choice but to all be Charlie. I wonder how many of us would have been Charlie otherwise.

Our world is more and more connected. It empowers us and allows us to stand together as well as to act with rapid speed. Most importantly, our new world with its technology is returning the power back to the people, if only we unite. The #jesuischarlie movement around the world shows us this, as have other recent movements done.

Yet, I am not Charlie. I am human. I stand for more than freedom of speech, and I certainly do not support the freedom of speech of those who use it to oppress others. I support the freedom of religion, unless it is used to oppress others. I support humanity, unless it is used to oppress others. I am not Charlie, as Charlie simply does not cover it all.