Topic of the month – February 2018

Posted on: February 1, 2018

Welcome to the first topic of 2018.  We’ve interrupted the normal alphabetical order to bring you a topic of great and timely importance, ‘Asylum Seekers’.  The way this country of Australia is currently treating people fleeing from danger is appalling.  It is inhumane, injust and quite probably illegal.  Every person on this planet is entitled to the chance of a life free of fear.  We are all human beings, we are all equal, some of us just happened to have the dumb luck to be born in safe places.

Next month’s topic will be ‘Wings’.

Every month this website will feature a dozen or so Horacek cartoons on a chosen topic. I chose them alphabetically. All cartoons are ©Judy Horacek. I’d rather you didn’t use these cartoons without my permission, but if you must, I’d appreciate it if you acknowledge my authorship and the source.  They are cartoons, not memes! Cartoons this month were first published in The Age, The Australian, and in an Oxfam publication on climate change.

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16 Comments

  1. Maurissa Ailion , says:

    Judy these are brilliant everyone needs to read them , see them and share!
    Thank you
    Mx

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Maurissa. I don’t think they’ll change things (if only), but it’s nice to have cartoons to express our feelings, and know that we’re not alone.

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  2. Susan Magarey , says:

    I’ve only just found these. Oh Judy! A thousand thanks: I want everyone EVERYONE, to look at and listen to these cartoons.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Yes, everyone seeing them is a brilliant idea. If they listen as well of course…

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  3. Harold Remus , says:

    Fantastic, fantastic.
    It’s so pertinent and you portray it so cleverly.
    Wilf forward to friends.

    THANK YOU!
    hr
    American by birth, Canadian by choice.
    Waterloo, Ontario

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks very much Harold, glad you appreciated the cartoons. I can definitely see the attraction of being Canadian, sounds like a wonderful place.

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  4. Foenix Freshwater , says:

    Applauding your active compassion, Judy, thank you for the power of your images.
    My heart aches for all those trying to find safety, being met with such aggressive hostility.
    And the aggressors, acting out such damage, so disconnected.
    All tides turn…
    Love is stronger than pain…

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Foenix for your lovely words. I hope love really will prove itself stronger than the pain the government is inflicting on these people x

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  5. Theresa "T" Koenke Diaz , says:

    Judy – You are one of my very favorite cartoonists. This month’s offerings are as pertinent for us here in the US as they are for those in Australia, and then some! Grateful for your existence on the planet xo

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thank you, lovely to hear form someone so far away. It’s so awful that these cartoons are pertinent in other countries too – so many other countries now. The future looks very frightening.

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  6. Margaret Blair , says:

    Exactly what I was thinking Juliet. A wonderful, sad, sobering collection this month Judy. Thank goodness you are able to say what so many of us feel. Thank you.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thank you Margaret.

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  7. Brian , says:

    Poignant and powerful…thanks. A call to action for us all.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Brian xx

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  8. Juliet , says:

    This collection for Topic of the Month is your best yet. What a shame that it can’t be compulsory viewing for Dutton, et al.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Sadly, I don’t think it would have any effect on them. They are breaking so many ethical boundaries, clearly they are from a different human race to us.

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