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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In some corners it’s crudely referred to as “Piss Gate.” It’s a disgusting and completely fictional event that led to the latest desperation exhibited by the mainstream media, who passed the story along as ’news.' When it comes to attacking Trump, they respect no boundary. They have no shame. They are no longer journalists. They don’t bother to do research or basic fact checking. If some prurient rumor affects Trump negatively then they go with it, no questions asked. They have no sense of balance, fairness or decency. Trump was right to castigate CNN. They have degenerated into a fake news outlet. They are shrill shills for their globalist, collectivist masters.
The mainstream media are owned by a handful of global corporations. They are used to having the narrative locked up. They consider themselves owners of the 'final say.’ They think of themselves as ‘authorities’ when it comes to the truth. They’ve grown accustomed to scripting the news in order to control and brainwash the populace. The people have now awakened thanks to alternative media sources available on the Internet. The elite can’t stand the fact that an outsider, a populist, was elected president and have now revealed themselves for what they are—purveyors of fake news.
This is why Obama and the people he represents are anxious to gain control of Internet news and discourse. They want Chinese style censorship. We must remain vigilant and not let this happen. We need to continue to shine the light on their plans. The mainstream liars are losing readers and viewers because they are liars. They deserve to become extinct.
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I was listening to CNN the other day while drawing this cartoon. They were driving very hard to the hoop by attempting to tie the alt right movement with Trump. Every other word they used seemed to be 'racist.'
This is the crazy, name-calling atmosphere in which we now must all live and breathe. The country is increasingly being divided into two camps: Good and Evil. The liberals see themselves as the 'good' and claim the conservatives are evil, racist, Hitler-loving Nazi bigots. Naturally we on the right see good as being on our side. We're disgusted when they send jobs overseas. We can't stand the rampant corruption and rigging of the game in their favor. We're fed up with wide open borders. Hillary advocates an 'open hemisphere,' that is, anyone can waltz in and get free stuff while voting for Democrats. The lefties hope that an influx of 'immigrants' will vote to take away what freedoms we have left--especially our 2nd Amendment.
But I digress. During the election season, the alternative media whooped the 'mainstream,’ in the ratings game. Young people in particular refuse to read newspapers or watch the globalist disinfo channels on TV. More people would rather check the Drudge Report or Zero Hedge than CNN. The mainstream has become the 'legacy media.'
Therefore, the legacy media are panicking and attempting to paint the alternative media with a broad brush of Hitlerism. "Alt Right" suits them for that goal because it sounds vaguely like 'Third Reich.' Most liberals are carrying the propaganda ball on social media to spread the fear. They warn about ominous boogeymen on the alt right who are out to destroy liberal values. It's a new form of McCarthyism. Literally. Hillary and the left are trying to spark a new cold war with Russia. There's no reason America and Russia can't be allied in trying to halt the spread of radical Islam.
But I digress again. I watched the streaming video from a convention center in Washington DC, where alt right personalities such as Richard Spencer, Peter Brimelow and Kevin MacDonald had gathered to speak their minds. Most there supported Donald Trump. This event was then used by CNN to smear Trump and drum up fear—usually involving some vague conspiracy about a Nazi takeover in America. Balderdash.
None of the speakers advocated violence. They expressed their views in a civilized and reasonable manner. I certainly didn't agree with everything they said. But agree or disagree, it's their right of FREE SPEECH. If it's not protected, then it's a matter of time before any political speech not approved by the collectivists gets shut down. Obama has already hinted that he wants this. He claimed the Internet had become the 'wild west' and that order was needed. The New World Order, of course. "Folks need a place where they can find the truth,” he said. Places such as CNN, right Obama? Sorry, that won't work anymore. That's why he's anxious for an Internet that is 'controlled' by a globalist bureaucracy. It will be set up to demonize and shut down anyone stepping out of line. That's why Obama was anxious to give away control of the Internet to his buddies at the UN.
Such demonization is already occurring. Twitter, Google, FaceBook et al., have started to silence those who aren't in alignment with things such as open borders, climate change and 'free' trade. People can be shut down for disseminating so called 'false news.'
Liberals and the SJWs are living in fear. They claim that these are dangerous, perilous times. That danger emanates from themselves. They're the ones who want people humiliated and fired for holding un-PC opinions. They're the ones who have exhibited violence. They’re the ones who want to see Trump assassinated. They're the ones who are intolerant of opinions unaligned with their narrative of the world. They're the ones who seem anxious to give away our freedoms in the name of security. They do this to feel good about themselves while smugly strutting their so-called moral superiority. It's all about virtue signaling.
It's CNN's right to call everyone with whom they disagree 'racist.' It's our right to laugh at them because the rancid flower of their ridiculousness has reached full bloom.