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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Wikileaks released ‘Vault 7,’ containing thousands of documents that detail the CIA’s spying and hacking activities, which may surpass even what Snowden revealed.
Information is power, and we have allowed the CIA and the deep state to have way too much of it. Instead of “We The People,” it has become “We The CIA.” The latter now decides how it’s going to be. Not us. Benjamin Franklin once said, “We have a Republic if you can keep it.” We haven’t kept it. The Deep State is not only able to illegally spy on just about anyone with a computer or ‘smart’ device, but they can also plant evidence to frame people. They’re attempting to do that with the 'Russian hacking’ fabrication.
The Pentagon can’t account for $6.5 trillion. Where did the money go? Probably to fund and grow the pernicious Shadow Government. We’re funding a cancer that continues to lie to us while eating at our freedom and liberties. We’re paying for our own enslavement. People are finally waking up to what’s really going on and that’s the good news.
The Deep State collects data from all of us. It can be used against us in the future if need be. It’s all being stored on their supercomputers. Or they can simply make up and plant evidence. Our ‘smart’ TVs, computers and phones are data collection devices controlled by the Deep State. Even cars can be controlled to assassinate people such as Michael Hastings.
Barack Obama’s grandfather was in the CIA. Barry was probably groomed by the CIA to be president. It didn’t matter to the mainstream media that his birth certificate was faked and that he had a stolen social security number. It didn’t matter that he didn’t have the money or that his grades were poor. He somehow got into Harvard anyway. Some entity paid his way through life. The CIA-influenced MSM were eager to tout their arranged candidate. We got a our first black President and probably our first gay and Muslim president as well. He helped usher in even more cultural Marxism, globalism, and secrecy. He also helped increase the power of the Shadow Government.
It could all unravel with the revelations revealed in Vault 7. We know Obama has remained in the Beltway in order to bring down President Trump. What he is doing borders on sedition, but if it is proven he wiretapped Trump, it will be worse than Watergate. Obama should be locked up along with Hillary, Podesta and all the other pedophiles and traitors.
George W. Bush rarely criticized his successor to the presidency, Obama. Unfortunately, Barack is not about to follow that precedent. He is driving very hard to the hoop to destroy Trump. So much so that it almost resembles sedition. Like the Clintons before him, Obama got wealthy in office. He’s also aligned with the billionaire, George Soros, who is eager to help fund Barack’s mischief. Utilizing big money and connections, Obama will try to guide America back on the road toward globalism. Unlike Obama, Trump does not want to be president of the world. He wants to help America first and Obama can’t stand that.
We’ve had enough of Obama. He did his best to destroy America during his two terms. Now he’s directing his energy toward destroying President Trump. Similar to the main character in the film, ‘What About Bob?’ Obama simply won’t go away. Like the Clintons, he can’t give up his addiction to power.
So get ready to endure Obama and Hillary ad nauseam. They refuse to go away. They both deserve to have the America’s door slammed in their smug and entitled faces.
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Inauguration day is here. The mainstream media, Hollywood, many politicians and the SJWs remain in a protracted sulk.
CNN continued their non-stop Trump bashing the night before the inauguration. They said Trump had better not try to bully the political establishment because they would be pushing back. They drummed up fear and implied Trump might start nuclear war. Even the weatherman claimed Trump’s hair could get rained on—thus revealing whether it’s fake or not. Well, we know what’s fake already: The mainstream media.
The CNN panelists then proceeded to vigorously kiss Obama’s backside. They called him another Gandhi. Yes, a man who dropped more bombs than any other president in history was compared to Mahatma. They called him a 'philosopher president' because he read books while in office. He should be known as the golfer president.
Obama claimed he ran a ‘scandal free’ administration and CNN eagerly parroted that. It was telling, because the mainstream media have become megaphones for the establishment. They could have found scandals a-plenty, but they don’t do investigative journalism any more. That’s because they are owned by globalists.
If CNN did real journalism they would have investigated Obama’s fake birth certificate and stolen social security number. They would have investigated Benghazi. Obama had Gaddafi murdered and then he and Hillary helped create ISIS. They would have questioned Sandy Hook and ‘Fast and Furious.’ They would have wondered why Obama spent nearly $100 million in taxpayer money on personal, lavish vacations. They would have looked into Obama's horrible Iran deal, including a $400 million ransom payment to that country. Then there was the fraud that was Obamacare.
Never before has the country witnessed such a blatant display of petulant poor sportsmanship. They can’t and won’t accept that Trump has been elected our next president. A liberal on Facebook stated she would not even mention Trump’s name. “He’s not my president!” A liberal relative, who unctuously posted that we must all support Obama, now states we must resist Trump. Michael Moore has said pretty much the same thing, although he’d be better off if he started resisting Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. Rosie O’Donnell even cried for martial law in a desperate attempt to stop the inauguration.
Meanwhile, Obama did his best to sabotage Trump including even trying to drum up a war with Russia. This is what Michael, er, Michelle must consider ‘taking the high road.’
Welcome, President Trump. I truly hope you can make America great again.
Just before he was elected in 2008, Obama said he wanted to 'fundamentally change America.’ Following are a few of those changes:
Obama promised the most transparent administration in history. Instead, his was the most opaque in history. A record amount of FOIA requests were filed. He aggressively prosecuted whistleblowers.
$10 trillion was added to the national debt under his charge. Maybe he’s not at fault there. For that, we should mostly blame the Federal Reserve and our completely immoral system of debt currency.
We also got more war. He dropped a record amount of bombs.
He helped create ISIS along with Hillary.
He was responsible for illegally taking out Gaddafi.
He spent a record $96 million on vacations for him and Michael, er, Michelle.
He said he would not rest until he built a sound economy for the American people, but instead he spent part of over 300 of his days on golf courses.
Remember how racism was supposed to be over when he was elected? The racial division was made much worse under his leadership.
But wait, there’s more! He signed an ‘anti-propaganda’ bill that will affect our freedom of speech. Because the statist, corporate media is failing, he wants the government to decide what’s real news and ‘fake’ news.
He began the giveaway of our Internet in order to bring about later censorship.
He pushed for a UN gun treaty ratification.
He brought in a record amount of Muslim ‘immigrants’ and his open borders policy allowed in people from who-knows-where demanding free stuff. They also brought in more crime and drove down wages.
A record amount of Americans are now on food stamps.
He presided over several false flags designed to bring about gun confiscation. “Fast and Furious,” resulted in the death of an American border agent. Sandy Hook was very suspicious. Obama wants to take guns from what he called ‘bitter clingers.'
He prohibited seniors on social security from buying guns.
Obamacare has been an expensive disaster. Young people are burdened with college debt and can’t find good jobs. Many are forced to move back in with their parents after graduation.
The dream of owning a home has become just that—a dream.
To be sure, the stock market reached new highs under his watch. It mostly benefited the one percent. The rich got richer under his presidency. The central bankers continued to clean up at the expense of the middle class.Obama can’t leave office soon enough.
Trump can begin his presidency by putting out the fires started by the Arsonist in Chief.
Obama seems determined to restart the Cold War (or worse) in order to protect his lie that the Russians were responsible for Hillary’s loss. Wrong. Hillary was responsible. She is the one who set up an illegal server in the first place. Her drunken rage on election night only underscored her mean-spirited temperament. Being female wasn’t enough. Hillary also needed character and she repeatedly showed she had none. She was the very face of status quo corruption. She habitually lied while grubbing for money and power. People were fed up with her. Her mainstream media spewed constant lies about Trump, but their bias was too obvious. People tuned them out.
Hillary, Obama and their fake media propaganda arm known as the mainstream media concocted a whopper in order to preserve their credibility. Without any evidence, they insisted that the Russians were to blame. Obama is now attempting to force reality to jump to that false tune. He’s playing a dangerous game. We don’t need a reckless lame duck president triggering a war. Obama is dangerous narcissist and globalist puppet who cannot be shown the exit door soon enough.
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.
Obama is handing over the Internet to the UN. Yeah, I know it’s only the Internet ‘address book,’ and they say nobody will even notice the change--but it’s only the first step. If this wasn’t important, Obama wouldn’t be giving it away. Globalist traitors such as Obama do things in increments. That’s how they slowly boil the citizen frogs—unless it’s a meme frog such as Pepe. They tossed him into the rolling hot water right away. As soon as he was listed on the ADL as offensive, newspaper articles around the world began publishing pages explaining how dangerous he is. It’s both outrageous and ridiculous, but it’s also ominous. This is how free speech dies.
The Internet has flourished under US control. Aided by our First Amendment, the Internet has enabled us to find truth to counter the incessant propaganda narratives being spewed by the completely non-objective mainstream media. The US developed the Internet. We paid for it. Why give it away?
It’s being turned over because they know too many people are holding the ruling elite in contempt. Most people despise Hillary Clinton. It’s not as easy to hypnotize us with their lies when we can find real facts on the Internet. We know the elite for what they are—criminal globalists who want more and more power over all of us. They want to control the dialogue and our minds. They want to keep us hypnotized. They want to censor, er, ‘edit’ the Internet. Hillary once said the Internet needed an editor. Hillary is a lying control freak—we all know that. She had her own private server so she could control her pay-for-play operation as well as destroy evidence of her traitorous criminality. Hillary wants to delete free speech. She’s already begun doing it by pronouncing a cartoon frog as ‘racist.’
Gun control started by registering guns. Then permits and waiting periods were needed. Then certain types of guns get prohibited. Then outright confiscation for reasons dictated by the ‘authorities.’ This is the same game plan they’re running with the Internet. Small steps to take freedom of speech away from us all.
We must not let this happen.
The globalist elite want to divide us. They use race as a means to bring about more hate, and thus they can usher in more control for themselves. Hillary (backed by Soros) is ready to take over the fishing Obama has been doing. She will try even harder to reel in gun control and make sure even more federalization happens. She and Soros will try new false flag lures in their tackle box to attract more tyranny.
Instead of diversity, Americans need unity—all races and creeds should come together to toss out the globalists on their collectivist ears. Starting with Hillary.