Erasing differences that actually exist seems to be the purpose here: and it’s perhaps appropriate to the Charlie cartoons, which drew their force from a considered contempt for people with the temerity to be different.
No, they drew their force from a considered contempt for people with the temerity to be the same. We use to make fun of the idea of killing for Christ. Those who killed for Christ were not nonconformists. There is no serious intellectual choice on the part of a fanatic just a mental illness. Making fun of a mental illness is some times needed because there is no reasonable remedy. It is the only way to express frustration. Intelligent people move on rather quickly. Some people must have needed to read something like Charlie Hebda and where there is market people will continue to meet it.