I worked at newspapers for nearly 20 years before starting my own commercial art business. I knew all too well that most of my coworkers were ‘liberal.’ They were proud of it and to their credit, many were very professional and their reporting remained objective. The few conservatives there were forced into quiescence in order to remain on friendly terms with reporters and editors as well as escape outright harassment and ridicule. For example, I once made the mistake of making a positive comment about Goldwater. I had just finished reading a biography about him and I was telling one of my fellow artists that he had some good attributes. An SJW photographer overheard this and proceeded to go into a loud and protracted virtue signaling spiel about the evils of being a conservative. I could not get a word in edgewise and it would have been useless to reason with him by use of facts. There can be no debate with such people. Their minds are made up and they’re convinced truth is on their side. So I mostly shut up about politics and many there assumed I was liberal like them. I was fine with them thinking that.
I’ve now lost a good many of these old friends and coworkers. Naturally, they’re not happy with my cartoons. Even a non-newspaper friend wrote me recently to express his hatred for Trump. Here’s one of the things he wrote:
“Nothing Hillary has ever done compares to the sheer, breathtaking corruption that Trump brings to the Presidency.”
“Breathtaking." Really? How can Trump be worse than Hillary when he never before held public office? Hillary is indeed the most corrupt person to ever come close to the presidency. It’s why Trump once called her a ‘monster.’ I ended up writing a long list of Hillary’s crimes and corruption just off the top of my head (see below), but I decided not to respond to his statements at all. It would only make him angrier and I would lose another friend. This is a man who probably still listens to the mainstream media as if they were the penultimate oracle of truth. He also believes the lie that the Russians were in league with Trump to hack and 'steal' the election. Maybe he reads newspapers such as the LA Times.
Today, the LA Times came out with part one of four editorials with the overall title, “Our Dishonest President.” Part one epitomizes the usual arguments against Trump. They’re based not on logic and reason, but rather emotion. It’s mostly fear, anger and empty vitriol. While reading the first part I got the impression that I could have been reading something written by the ‘Deep State’ itself. I also found myself countering their statements along the way. Here are a few examples:
Their opening sentence:
LA Times: "It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters.”
Ben Garrison: The Times begins by spewing the usual emotional claptrap and hysteria, which is now seen everywhere on corporate media. Trump appealed to voters because he was not a career politician. He’s not part of the ‘Big Club’ elite who grew way too complacent and accustomed to running the show with the help of their lying mainstream media. Trump is a populist and nationalist. He wants to restore America to greatness. That means thwarting the Deep State’s plans for globalism and tyranny--and they can’t stand it.
LA Times: " He has clashed with his own intelligence agencies, demeaned government workers and questioned the credibility of the electoral system and the Federal Reserve. “
Ben Garrison: Trump does not ‘own’ such agencies. They don’t belong to the American people, either. The NSA and CIA are now part of the Deep State. They are unaccountable. They’ve gone rogue and they illegally spy on us all. Citizens are assassinated. The agencies have become politicized and they want one of their own as President. They wanted Hillary. Questioning the election system where ‘super delegates’ get the say and not voters? Questioning the Federal Reserve? They are in dire need of questioning! The vile Federal Reserve system of debt slave money has impoverished Americans while driving us in debt to the tune of $20 trillion. It’s a sick, immoral system of money that must end.
LA Times: "His scary willingness to repeat alt-right conspiracy theories, racist memes and crackpot, out-of-the-mainstream ideas. “
Ben Garrison: The mainstream media, including the LA Times no longer tells the truth. They spew Deep State propaganda and lies. Fewer are watching, listening and reading the MSM narratives because they know the truth can be found on the Internet. Citizen muckrakers are the ones doing real investigative journalism. 'Out-of-the-mainstream' ideas are healthy. They also threaten the mind control ‘official’ narrative of the Deep State MSM. That’s why they are doing their best to control dialogue on the Internet. They have long been over-paid colossal liars and now they want to blame under-paid citizen journalists on the Internet for their failure. They will smear patriots as racists or ‘crackpots,’ but they’re facing more and more resistance. The elite at the top want to censor and stop free speech in order to regain control and fill minds with lies once again. We must remain vigilant. They have all the money in the world and have owned their media lapdogs for a long, long time. They are now running scared and that’s a good sign.
LA Times: “This nation survived Andrew Jackson and Richard Nixon. It survived slavery. It survived devastating wars. Most likely, it will survive again. But if it is to do so, those who oppose the new president’s reckless and heartless agenda must make their voices heard. ”
Ben Garrison: This is telling because Trump resurrected a painting of Jackson. I consider Jackson to be a great president. He was a populist elected by the people, not the elite, and in his two terms he took down the central bankers. Unfortunately one of our worst presidents, Woodrow Wilson, allowed reckless and heartless central bankers to again control our money (and us). He also got us into a reckless and heartless Word War I, which was completely immoral and unnecessary. I hope President Trump can keep President Jackson on the $20.
LA Times: “All of us who are in the business of holding leaders accountable must redouble our efforts to defend the truth from his cynical assaults.”
Ben Garrison: We as citizens must also defend the truth by pointing out the lies and cynical assaults spewed by the mainstream media—which are now mostly owned by the Deep State.
Hillary’s crimes and corruption:
• Using IRS to harass enemies (she was involved with these scandals during her ‘co-presidency’).
• Whitewater and Rose Law Firm corruption.
• She told the central bankers she was on their side and what she told the public was just politics.
• She helped cover up Bill’s rapes and sexual assaults and harassed his victims.
• She laughed after getting a child rapist a lesser sentence.
• Accepting pay for play money via the Clinton Foundation while she was Secretary of State.
• Illegal campaign contributions to her senate campaign.
• Lying about being under sniper fire.
• Gifts (bribes) from foreign nations.
• Pardoned Puerto Rican terrorist group for personal gain
• Admitted to taking orders from the CFR while being a senator.
• Received expensive gifts during her eight years as first lady and she never disclosed them.
• Illegal murder of Gaddafi and she laughed about it.
• Censured for ethics violation while in the Senate.
• Lying about being named after Sir Edmund Hillary.
• Fired during the Watergate investigation for lying and dishonesty.
• Involved in getting a reduced sentence for a child trafficker in Haiti. (The Clintons/Podesta are tied together with PizzaGate).
• “Dead broke” was her claim when they left the White House; now they’re worth $50 million. What did they sell to get so rich?
• Stealing White House antiques which she was forced to return.
• Stealing billions of dollars in contributions for Haiti and diverting them to the CF coffers.
• Bill Clinton getting $500k from Russia for a single speech, resulting in Hillary approving Russia gaining control over 20 percent of our uranium.
• Frequent trips to ‘Orgy Island’ with her hubby Bill.
• An illegal server containing classified material.
• She destroyed evidence (hammering cell phones, bleaching server).
• Benghazi (delaying rescue to Stevens to keep secret her and Obama’s aid to ISIS) It resulting in many deaths. (She lied and blamed a ‘video’).
• The death of Vincent Foster (recent exhumation and autopsy revealed two bullet holes in the back of the skull…ruled murder, not suicide).
• Vast trail of bodies left by the Clintons.
LOCK HER UP!
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Bill O’Reilly said Maxine Waters’ hair looked like a James Brown wig. His was a small quip that should have registered a slight chuckle and then be forgotten. Instead, he faced the usual legacy media firestorm.
CNN pompously declared it 'an insult that should offend all Americans.’ The Chicago Tribune said the insult was 'par for O’Reilly’s ignorant course.' Even though Bill apologized (he shouldn’t have), the SJW crowd angrily cried that he be fired. This is a familiar pattern. It’s always about losing one’s job for saying things deemed politically incorrect these days. It’s the fascism of the left in action.
When I drew a cartoon depicting a mannish Michelle Obama, it sparked an avalanche of outrage. When I drew it, I was more or less a cartoonist working in obscurity. Suddenly I became known because I was a conservative conservative who dared to poke fun at a sacred icon. Only Michelle wasn’t sacred. She was a public figure living lavishly on the public dime. She was forcing kids to eat food they didn’t want. She wasn’t elected to do this—and the joke about her being ‘transgender’ was a common Internet meme. Even Joan Rivers called her a ‘tranny.’ Suddenly the cartoon was seen everywhere. I received hundreds emails expressing anger toward me—and even a few death threats. Again, it’s a pattern among the legacy media. I call it the ‘ain’t it awful game.’ They enjoy getting angry when the perceived transgressor is on the right. The mainstream media welcomes such anger because they know it attracts eyeballs—as long as that anger is directed toward conservatives.
If Whoopi Goldberg made that comment about Maxine’s hair, does anyone seriously think there would be outrage? Of course not. The left would laugh. Even if Bill Maher said it, he’d get a pass. But if a conservative makes a quip mildly critical of physical attribute owned by a lefty, then there’s all sorts of ferocious condemnation. In this manner, the left thus makes themselves immune from ridicule and satire from the right. The right becomes afraid to make jokes and then the left criticizes the right for being incapable of humor. You just can’t win with lefties.
I’ve made fun of Bill O’Reilly myself. I’ve called him “the big leprechaun.” And an angry one at that. Do you think Bill would be offended if he heard me say that? I don’t think so. That’s because the right gets ridiculed by the left all the time. Trump gets it in spades. That’s OK. But poke fun back at the left? Watch out. Especially if the subject is a person ‘of color.’
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During last year’s presidential campaign I drew a ‘drain the swamp’ cartoon featuring Donald Trump pulling a big plug. Various characters were swirling down a swampy drain. It was a very popular cartoon and we sold quite a few signed prints.
Now that Trump has been elected, I realize that the swamp is much vaster and deeper than the one I had earlier depicted. The ‘Deep State,’ or shadow government, features agencies that have been allowed to accrue way too much power and scope under little oversight. In other words, we allowed a monster to be created.
What is the Deep State? It consists of the illuminati who control vast fortunes. It includes the central bankers, the Bilderbergs, the CFR, and the spy agencies that illegally track and record Americans. They want power and control through collectivism. It’s the beast that wants bring about the New World Order. It’s the creature that Eisenhower tried to warn us about. It’s the entity that took out Kennedy when he tried to stop them. Since then, we’ve had too many presidents who were elected under the tacit approval of the Deep State. The possible exception was Ronald Reagan, and he wasn’t the same after he was shot by Hinckley.
Aside from the bumbling Carter and Ford, what we mostly got since Kennedy were corrupt Deep State criminals posing as presidents. LBJ was a murderer who sent 50,000 soldiers to their death in an invented war in Vietnam. The Bushes cast us into middle eastern sand traps. The Deep State grew ever-stronger and raked in our tax dollars. Sometimes they steal it out right. (Remember the $6.5 trillion missing from the Pentagon?) We got the Bush and Clinton dynasties. Daddy Bush was a former CIA man who helped further the New World Order and the Deep State. Obama gave the Deep State even more power and its shadow grew longer.
Then Trump arrived and the Deep State did their best to thwart him. Trump is a populist and a nationalist. He doesn’t want open borders. He defeated Hillary, the Deep State’s choice. Trump is an anathema to the globalist Deep State and they are still trying to take him down. Therefore, they concocted a ludicrous narrative that Russia aided Trump and ‘hacked the election.’ Instead of locking up Hillary, they invented grandiose lies and reverse McCarthyism. They are out to impeach Trump. This could lead to civil war.
Snowden told us the Deep State was real and now there’s no doubt whatsoever. Even McCain complained President Trump was a threat to their New World Order. It’s not the stuff of tinfoil conspiracy—it’s real and it’s a threat to our Republic. Trump may be our last, best chance to drain the Deep State swamp.
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One of the most popular ‘memes’ on the Trump campaign trail was the chant, "LOCK HER UP!"
That desire remains as relevant today as it did during Trump’s campaign. Hillary is a sociopath who enjoys getting away with her crimes. She considers herself above the law. Whether it be cheating at cattle futures, taking illegal campaign contributions from China or making sure the Clinton Foundation steals millions in donations to Haiti, lying about Benghazi or engaging in outright ‘pay for play,’ she seems to know she will never be held accountable. Oh sure, she’s forced on occasion to drag her cankles to some Congressional committee, where she will look at them contemptuously with heavy-lidded eyes and a bored face as she feeds them lies. That’s the closest she’s ever come to facing justice and it’s a crying shame. LOCK HER UP!
The illegal server in her bathroom was probably part of her ‘pay for play’ scheme. Hillary is a controller. She wants her privacy and she wants to use information that benefits her pocketbook. She likes a rigged game and she wants it all kept under the table. That’s why she made sure she rigged the DNC operations against Bernie. It’s why she made sure she received debate questions in advance. She’s also in league with Podesta—who boldly practices Satanism and pedophilia and gets away with it. She uses public service to serve herself. She wasn’t very smart about technology, though. Her illegal server was unencrypted—not even a password was necessary for anyone to hack it. After WikiLeaks revealed some sordid details, her lying heart pumped out a story about the Russians and Trump working together to ‘hack the election.’ Rubbish. LOCK HER UP!
It can’t take place soon enough, but she’s well-connected and part of the Illuminati. She will probably get away with crimes. She’s slippery as slime and she's above the law. She things the law pertains to the ‘little people.’ People such as Kristian Saucier who took a photo of himself aboard his submarine. Even though no serious damage was done, they threw the book at him. He’s currently locked up. Hillary’s crimes were 100 times more damaging, yet she eludes the prison bars. Instead she gets to go shopping for $10,000 outfits with her pal Huma while she totes a $2,500 handbag.
That’s how it is in America these days, though. Unequal treatment under the law. Congress gets special, free health care and many other perks that aren’t available to the average citizen serf. Central bankers can steal billions of dollars in the form of real estate derivative fraud and not one of them went to prison. Instead, they got rewarded with gigantic bonuses and trillions in bailout dollars. Yes, the Illuminati and Deep State certainly do protect their own. The globalist stooge Obama has a stolen social security number and a birth certificate that is queer as a six dollar bill. Or maybe a $666 dollar bill. Yet he faces no consequences.
“There was no intent,” said Comey. That should be printed on Hillary’s ’Stay out of jail’ card. Try using an excuse such as that next time you’re in court. “I didn’t mean it, your honor.” See what happens. LOCK HER UP!
— Ben Garrison
UPDATE: My cartoon was not designed to excuse what Kristian Saucier did. Whether he did it absent-mindedly or intentionally is beside the point. He broke the law and went to a military prison. The point of the cartoon is Hillary broke the law and her acts were far more damaging. And yet she gets away with it and is now contemplating her next run for the presidency. Why did she get away with it? Because she’s well connected to the CIA/CFR/Illuminati deep state that wants here there, that’s why. In effect, she has blanket pardon for whatever crime she wants to commit. Not so with the little guy. Saucier is paying a price for his actions. If he was a young John McCain—a son of a powerful admiral—would he be behind bars right now? Of course not!
This is the country in which we now live. That is, we’re forced to witness a chronic, uneven application of the law.
Ben Garrison is an independent political cartoonist from Montana. He has been published in newspapers and online at Zerohedge.com, Breitbart.com, Politico.com, Slate.com and InfoWars.com.
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The Bitter Clingers...
Barack Obama once insulted Americans as being ‘bitter clingers.’ He said they clung to their guns, religion and anti-immigration sentiment as a way to express their frustrations. Hillary later referred to such Americans as ‘deplorable.’ These out of touch statements foreshadowed the election of Trump, because it revealed Hillary and Obama’s contempt for roughly fifty percent of Americans. It showed how the elite were actively working against those Americans who still want freedom and the Constitution. Hillary and Obama instead promoted gun control, an open hemisphere and bigger government.
The globalist oligarchy, including their corporate media arms, have now become the bitter clingers. They continue to lose power and influence and they can’t stand it. The fake news mainstream media have been revealed to be nothing but shrill propaganda organs. People are going elsewhere to find the truth. The status quo politicians are desperately clinging to power and making fools of themselves. Their ridiculous conspiracy theories only prove how out of touch they are with reality.
Their tantrums even include talk of a coup against a lawfully elected president. Their attempt to bully certain electors from the Electoral College will not work. Their emotional blubbering and drama only underscores what they really are. They’re collectivist bitter clingers who are desperate. They're spoiled brats who were allowed to get away with their bad behavior for far too long. Times are a-changin’!
Keep on clinging, bitter ones.
They say it's not over until the 'fat lady sings,' and Hillary just won't shut up.
Hillary has decided to join with Jill Stein and challenge the election. The globalist meddler and Hillary supporter George Soros is helping to fund it. This after she had earlier lectured Trump about accepting the outcome. She unctuously lectured him because she expected to win.
In the third presidential debate, Trump said he might contest the election if he found evidence of wrong doing. Hillary scolded him and said this: “We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them. I for one am appalled that somebody in a major party would take that kind of position!” Hillary was horrified and got on her high horse to make a big deal of it.
In her concession speech she said, "We have to accept the results and look to the future. It’s time to give Donald Trump his chance to lead.” Apparently she lied. Again. What a shocker!
Hillary, you’re a hypocrite and you LOST. And don’t blame the Russians. It’s YOUR fault. Take responsibility for once.
It’s time for you to get off the stage and into prison.
Donald Trump is a builder. He makes progress. He accomplishes positive things. He wants to bring good into the world. He took a million and a half dollar inheritance and turned it into many billions. Now he wants to do the same for America.
Is he a perfect human being? Of course not. But there's something to be said for a man who just spent over a year of his life doing something for his country when he could have retired in comfort.
As for Hillary, she's a scandal-ridden criminal. She should be in prison. Right now. Instead, she has a chance of becoming president. This must not happen. She puts herself and her cronies first.
Do the right thing, America. Vote for someone who places America first. Vote for Trump.
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Hillary, like many sociopaths, uses a form of abuse known as ‘gaslighting.’ The word originates from a 1944 film, “Gaslight” starring Ingrid Bergman in which she is tormented by her husband who is trying to make her doubt her own memories. She is made to feel confused and mistaken. She questions her sanity and her ability to remember things correctly.
This is the same tactic Hillary uses. She will lie to our faces and inject ridiculous narratives designed to replace the facts that we know. For example, Russia is to blame for hacking her—forget that this was disproven. She wants us to forget her server was illegal and she and the DNC rigged the primaries against Bernie. The focus moves to boogeyman Russia, whom she complains is backing Trump. Such a lie comes from left field and can be so ridiculous that it’s disconcerting. It knocks people off their center as they began to consider such outrageousness. That’s gas lighting.
During one of the debates Trump told Hillary to her face that he intended to see her prosecuted for her crimes. She responded with a gigantic beaming smile. She’s smiling while being threatened with prison? That’s gaslighting. She hoped such a confident smile would suggest Trump’s threat as a joke—something from a crazy man. Her smile was saying, “Trump is crazy—you can ignore everything he is saying.” Her smile was a form of gas lighting.
When caught in a lie, she quickly fabricate another. She claimed her “personal email” was allowed and used for convenience and it was only on one device. It was later found she had many multiple devices (that she illegally hammered because her yoga emails were private). She said nothing she sent from her illegal server was marked classified. She said ‘there is no classified material.’ When that was proved to be a lie, she said nothing was marked classified ‘at the time.’ She said she was aware of what was and what wasn’t classified, but then lied and said she didn’t know what the “C” in the header meant. Then she said she couldn’t remember being instructed about security due to her concussion. Lie after lie designed to confuse and exasperate. All gas lighting.
She does this for fun and sport. Look at her face during the hearings—she enjoys bamboozling Congress and the American people. It gives her a feeling a power. She doesn’t worry about perjury or prosecution. She knows she is above the law.
Dancing around her flame of lies are celebrities such as Michael Moore and Bill Maher. Both repeat her gaslit lies as if they were obvious truths. Michael Moore, by supporting Hillary, is also giving his support for the 1 percent and fabulously rich elite that he claims to expose. Maher claims Russia wants a ‘coup’ and is using Trump to bring down our Democracy. Really Bill? You sound like a conspiracy nut. Both Moore and Maher are hypocrites and shills for Hillary. JZ and Beyonce were used to attract people to Hillary’s lies. It’s the only way Hillary can get a crowd to show up to hear one of her screeching campaign speeches.
Hillary must not become president. Trump will see to it that this gaslighter faces justice. Lock her up.
A while back I drew Hillary kissing the ring of the Devil just before making her convention acceptance speech. It turned out to be a prophetic cartoon.
What has been revealed now is something right out of “Eyes Wide Shut.” Americans have had their eyes shut for too long. Some on the left will proudly proclaim “I’m with her!” no matter what—they are a lost cause. They will not let facts filter through their hermetically sealed echo chambers. Podesta emails reveal rituals so disgusting that I will not repeat them here. The details can readily be found on search engines.
These people are evil. They engage in Satanic practices in order to gain dominance. They want power over the populace and they have succeeded. It’s now time to expose these monsters. The Clintons are connected to a massive child trafficking and pedophile sex ring. Both Hillary and Bill made many trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s 'Pedophile Island.’
No wonder the Clintons have put vast sums of money into banks in the mideast. They have their escape hatches ready.
LOCK HER UP!
Thank you to all our Patreon members who submitted ideas. It was a tough decision because there were so many good entries! Tina and I decided on one that included the phrase “I’m Witch Her” — a play on Hillary’s lame slogan, “I’m With Her.”
I decided to make the cartoon extra scary for Halloween, but the prospect of a criminal in the White House truly IS scary. Trump should win in a landslide—especially considering the latest FBI investigation—this time also involving Hillary’s aide Huma Abedin and her ex-husband, Anthony Weiner.
It’s my feeling the only way Hillary can win is if she and her operatives try to rig the election. If the witch Hillary succeeds in corrupting the election itself, it would lead to a lot of anger and protests. Maybe even a revolution.
Crooked Hillary and Bill the rapist are double trouble.
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