Official Statement from Ben Garrison
I’m back from my whirlwind trip to our nation’s capital. As my supporters know, I was invited to visit the White House to join my peers, otherwise known as ‘influencers’ on the Internet and discuss the ongoing and increased censorship of conservative voices.
Then I got censored from the summit on censorship.
Some have said I brought it on myself by announcing the invitation I received from the president. I can’t disagree with that assessment now, but at the time we at GrrrGraphics were bursting with excitement. We wanted to share the news with those who have helped us. After all, our supporters were the ones who would make such a trip possible. There would have been no way I could afford to go without them, and it was an expensive trip.
My old suit was 20 years old and I could no longer fit in it. So I bought a nice new suit and new shoes. I had to buy plane tickets and since they weren’t purchased well in advance they weren’t cheap.
The expense would have been worth it had I been able to see the president in person as planned. Alas, it was not to be. The ADL made sure of that. The Anti Defamation League is an organization designed to thwart bigotry and hate toward Jewish people. They try to punish anyone who might express sentiments by means of public condemnation and shame. In other words, their mission to end ‘hate speech’ is brought about by controlling free speech. They are now an official censor. How in the hell did that happen?
Out of all the cartoons I’ve drawn over the last ten years, the ADL focused on a single cartoon drawn by me. The cartoon was commissioned by Mike Cernovich. After he published the cartoon, he immediately received flak and as a result he cropped out the controlling hand at the top. Since it was his cartoon it was his prerogative, but the uncropped version remains on our website. I will not apologize for it, because there’s nothing to apologize for. It’s also featured in my latest coffee table book, which will be sent out later this summer to all those who bought it in advance.
The cartoon was used by the ADL as ‘proof’ of my ‘blatant anti-Semitism.’ Since I was going to the White House the biased corporate media soon piled on and breathlessly repeated the smear, and the word ‘blatant.’ It wasn’t blatant and it wasn’t anti-Semitic. It was anti-central banking and globalism. Regardless, Jake Tapper did a gleeful tap dance as he played the ‘Gotcha!’ game. The fake news media made a huge something out of literally nothing.
As a result, a White House representative called me. They were wondering if my presence would be too much of a ‘distraction.’ I didn’t pick up on their cue at first. “Oh no, don’t worry about it, it’s just a tempest in a teapot—I’m still happy to be coming.” Silly me. I didn’t pick up their real intent. I was being asked to voluntarily withdraw so the president wouldn’t be seen as the one who kicked me out. They wanted me to kick myself out for the good of the summit and so I did. My only proviso to them was that it all be kept silent. I would not tell anyone and the White House wouldn’t mention I wasn’t going to be there either. The media could all twist in their collectivist wind.
But that’s not what happened. Instead Fake News quickly caught wind that I wasn’t going and gleefully howled about their victory. Did they find out from someone at the White House? That’s what I thought at first and I felt betrayed and angry. I was on CNN International News. It was said Trump was doing the right thing by banning an ‘obvious’ anti-Semitic person such as me. Later the White House denied they leaked the story. What an obfuscated mess! My reputation was trampled upon mercilessly. I missed an opportunity of a lifetime of going to the White House. I was able to attend the after party for the summit and talked to the summit attendees. Everyone supported me and felt that what happened to me was wrong. I also spoke to someone I will not name, he set everything right and I do not blame the White House or the President for what happened.
The ADL needs scape goats like me. They need to point a hectoring finger of attention to someone who they can claim is an anti-Semitic monster. Someone who is a purveyor of hate and potential harm to Jewish people. They capitalize on that fear to draw in millions of dollars in donations, which helps bring them power and more influence. I was held up as their ‘bad guy.’ Their evidence? I labeled a sinister hand with the word, “Rothschilds.”
I put that same word on another cartoon. The ‘R’s were featured in a vast swamp that also showed President Trump, who was just starting to drain it. Why didn’t they focus on that cartoon? Because it portrayed Trump in a positive light. Instead, they riveted attention toward the classic puppet/string metaphor, which they claimed in and of itself was anti-Semitic. This link will show you their take on it.
This is the supposed evidence that made me into their ‘bad guy.’ They’re wrong. If I were really anti-Semitic, I would have written the word “Jews” on the hand. I didn’t. I don’t go after people based on their race or religion. I criticize people for what they do. What did the Rothschilds do? For centuries, they’ve dominated global finance. It’s a family that pushed a globalist agenda while manipulating countries and currencies. They’ve urged countries to go to war with each other, while profiting on both sides. The Rothschilds virtually invented central and fractional reserve banking and were instrumental in the formation of the Federal Reserve debt money system. JP Morgan did their bidding.
They say the ‘R’ family today has dissipated their wealth and are no longer a factor. If that’s the case, why all the fuss? It is said we know who is really running the show when we find out whom we cannot discuss. We can’t talk about the Rothschilds. They are protected by a red shield—their ‘anti-Semitism’ accusation shield.
It’s hard to find out what the Rothschilds are worth today. An internet search would show that the ‘R’ family has little wealth today. They’ve fallen on hard times! Stop attacking those poor people! In actuality, a small number of families control 40 percent of the world’s wealth. You can’t mention these families without getting attacked. I suspect the ‘R’s’ are still trillionaires, but their wealth is hidden by trust funds and such. Regardless, the cartoon represents the globalist central bankers that pull the strings of Soros and it’s getting to the point now where you can no longer mention George’s last name in a negative light without getting called anti-you-know-what.
I’m not anti-Semitic and I’ve never drawn a single anti-Semitic cartoon. The Rothschilds are public and historical figures that should not be immune to criticism. Their debt money system hurts us all—including average and hard working Jews! If the ADL wants to imagine sinister things about me and claim my cartoons are dog whistles for anti-Semitism, then they should state that as opinion, not fact. Unfortunately their opinion is treated as fact by the mainstream media. As a result, I was viciously libeled. It has cost me my reputation and a lot of money.
It also cost me a chance to see the president.
Ben is now exploring legal options and is looking for representation with expert defamation lawyers.
The ADL STILL has a doctored cartoon with Ben’s signature and website on their site. On July 10th, 2019 they added that it was a doctored image to cover their you know what. The Image has been posted on the site for years and the damage has been done as the Fake News used this page to call Ben a “blatant” anti-Semitic cartoonist.
Thank you to my friends for the support!