Graffiti, such as the graffiti of my favorite graffiti artist Banksy, even if it is truthful, is against the law. Not just because it “defaces” a property, but also because it challenges the powers that rule over that property.
I get emails every day from people who say they’re going to take the risk of posting one of my cartoons on their blog or Facebook. They tell me that they are sure to lose friends. But they feel the cartoon communicates something so truthful to them and so important that they are willing to take that risk, so they precariously proceed
This is exactly the fear I am addressing every day. Why do we fear asking the question? Why do authorities fear them being asked? We all know how much nerve it takes to point out that the emperor has no clothes. We all know how dismantling it is for the emperor to be exposed. The cost can be so high. But I also know how necessary and urgent this assignment is.I know the feeling. I feel it every day. I always try to stretch myself to say that which is forbidden for the sake of propriety, order or containment.
I am a graffiti artist on the walls of religion.
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