Language Is A Virus

Jonathan Shapiro Quotes


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    Certainly in cartooning I'm given huge free rein at the moment. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    Gee, I am a complete Luddite when it comes to computers, I can barely log on! Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    I am anti-Bush. A lot of what he stands for is the antithesis of what I stand for. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    I eventually saw the satirical nature of caricaturing individuals. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    I try not to change my political point of view from paper to paper. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    I was also arrested a number of times. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    I was very lucky all three newspapers approached me and asked me to draw their cartoons for them. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    I would think a sense of the absurd is more important for a political cartoonist, because that could define things like a sense of hypocrisy or a sense of the things one has to be skeptical about. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    It's to be a person who's able to shoot little arrows into sacred cows and knock politicians off their pedestals, to look out for hypocrisy, advocate for all sorts of things from social justice to peace. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    Mandela once phoned me out of the blue while he was still president, and at first he played with me a bit. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    On one occasion in 1987 the security police came looking for me because of a drawing that I'd published. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    Sometimes I have to compromise my views, but I never compromise on issues like the death penalty and the arm trade laws, despite what the readers or letters may say. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    The cartoons which I enjoy have caused some kind of out rage, but they have got people talking about these issues out in the open and in essence that's what its all about. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    There are certain people within the new government who have a slightly disturbing tendency toward authoritarianism, but there are so many checks and balances that in that way their noises are just noises. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    There was a teacher who recognized that I was interested in cartooning and he was great. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    We do, and there is a law in the United States - the Torture Convention - that prohibits the United States from deporting an individual to a country where there is a reasonable expectation that he will be subjected to torture - physical, mental or otherwise. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    What's much harder is taking on people in your own community. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro
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    You can't undo a deportation. Jonathan_ShapiroJonathan Shapiro