…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
I’m not sure. Perhaps Charlie Hebdo is making fun of the fellow denizens of France, hell-bent on proving that the collaborationist reputation France acquired during WW II is not entirely baseless.
Alternatively, and more likely, it could be the expression of the prevailing nihilist sentiments – apres deluge, as long as prior to the forthcoming Islamic deluge there is a minor one of alcohol. After all, drinking beats building the dams.
In any case, not for long will French be able to boast that they have champagne, while “others” have “only” weapons. Arms beat absinthe any time.