Political Cartoon “Zero and One ” (For Saeed Malekpour and others) by Cartoonist and Artist Kaveh Adel
Internet, cyber freedom and freedom of expression do not exist in places where narrow-mindedness rules.
Each human life taken or put on death sentence in the name or as a pawn in a political game is too many.
My thoughts are with Saeed Malekpour and all other prisoners of conscience.
The best weapon against tyranny is persistence. When a one is turned into a zero another One rises.
If one blogger is cut down, another must spring up. Zero to a One.
When an artist is imprisoned, ten more start to create. Zero to a Ten.
As a filmmaker’s creativity is put through a meat grinder, hundreds more sprout to bring beauty back with their imagination. Zero to a hundred, to a thousand.
As one in a rally against injustice and greed is unjustly taken into custody, A million more flow into the streets. Zero to a Million.
What can I do?
Sit there and watch…. my shows, my movies, read my books, and just be happy with a momentary passage of another’s suffering with my own mind numbing bandaid?
I chose otherwise. I mindfully choose to be proactive. To raise awareness. To use my power as a singular human being connected to thousands–millions more to be seen and heard. As a Zero was once a One and now it’s One’s turn to not be silent.
I touch and am touched by people.
What will you do?
Kaveh Adel, the Human.
Kaveh Adel, Iranian American Artist and Cartoonist.