There is so much that is tragic about the Charlie Hebdo case. People lost their lives to senseless violence that tore at the heart of France and moved the international community. The entire situation is a maelstrom of emotions. The acts of terror are unforgivable, but as is the case in situations of great tragedy, the event itself quickly gets drowned in a storm of social forces that manipulate the conversation in insidious ways. It is the price we pay when we allow conversation to disintegrate.