Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Hate Speech is (mostly) Free Speech

I was disturbed by Apple CEO Tim Cook's speech as he accepted an award from the ADL for his 'courage' against 'hate.' Here is an excerpt:
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Apple CEO Tim Cook this afternoon accepted the Anti-Defamation League's inaugural Courage Against Hate Award at the Never is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate, where he gave a keynote speech that had a strong message for those seeking to spread hate on Apple's platform.

"We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence, Cook said. "You have no place on our platform. You have no home here."

Cook went on to say that this is a longtime view of Apple's, and he pointed out the company's removal of Infowars content earlier this year. Apple, he said, is not afraid to say that its values drive its curation decisions.

From the earliest days of iTunes to Apple Music today, we have always prohibited music with a message of white supremacy. Why? Because it's the right thing to do.

And as we showed this year, we won't give a platform to violent conspiracy theorists on the App Store. Why? Because it's the right thing to do.

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https://www.macrumors.com/2018/12/03/tim-cook-adl-keynote-speech/

Infowars never called for violence. I've personally met Alex Jones and I can assure everyone that he's neither racist nor a 'white supremacist.'

I'm not anti-Semitic and I have Jewish friends who are libertarians. They LIKE Alex Jones and are against the Federal Reserve. It's not anti-Semitic to call out a warning against the ADL who have set themselves up as the arbiter of what's 'free speech' and what's 'hate speech.' I'm on their list because I criticized the Rothschilds in one of my cartoons. WHAT? We're not allowed to criticize the corrupt central banking system without being assigned the 'hate speech' label, which leads to social media bans and maybe even getting banned from Patreon and PayPal? This is a dangerous and slippery slope, folks.

So now 'conspiracy theorists' are lumped in with 'white supremacists' and 'haters' and must be banned from all Silicon Valley platforms. This is how they're going to end up banning all conservatives in order to have a monopoly on what can be said and not said. The power-mad PC lefties will FORCE us to behave and accept their agenda, which includes the silencing of Christians, the forced acceptance of 'climate change' and a carbon tax, the forced relinquishment of our guns and Second Amendment while forcing us into a Chinese-style social credit system. This must be stopped. NOW. Who says the ADL has the exclusive right to determine what is and what is not hate speech? Tim Cook is leading Apple toward the very dystopian society that the first Apple commercial in 1984 warned us about.

I know what real hate speech is--trolls used my name and face and altered cartoons to call for the murder of blacks, gays and the far left. Hate speech was not free speech for me. It was very costly. It cost me my reputation and lost work from my commercial art business. It cost me peace of mind.

At one desperate point to make it stop I said "hate speech is not free speech.' Well, sometimes it isn't.  Hate speech in the form of death threats, defamation, libel, and slander is actionable in a court of law. Andrew Anglin is finding that out when he sent his troll army to target a jewish woman and her family. She slapped a lawsuit on him, and rightfully so.

I could not afford such lawsuits. There was nothing I could do about it except sit and take it. Hate speech to me still meant having my reputation and ability to make a living destroyed due to copyright infringement, slander and libel.  Now, however, 'hate speech' is whatever the ADL says it is. 

Suspicious about Sandy Hook and want to point out the weird anomalies that took place? SHUT UP!--that's HATE SPEECH! Question the veracity of the moon landings? SHUT UP!--that's HATE SPEECH! Question Al Gore's 'Global Warming?" SHUT UP--that's HATE SPEECH! To protect free speech we must tolerate hate speech up to a certain point, even though I still say libel, death threats, and defamation still cross the line. That's actionable. But mostly, we can counter hate speech with free speech. Banning hate speech will only cause it to fester.

And that's my tirade for today.--BG

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

BUSH CRIME FAMILY LOSES THEIR LEADER



We’re told we must pay tribute to the late George Herbert Walker Bush. We must honor the dead. The CIA-led Deep State and their corporate media tell us so. Like John McCain, conservatives and liberals alike are persuaded to genuflect and give moments of silence to these ‘great heroes.’ Why? If Hitler had just died, would be asked to bow our heads to him out of respect for the dead? Stalin and Mao, too?

What are we becoming—North Korea? A 'dear leader' has died and the state officially announces we must mourn? Banks, post offices and the stock market are closed to honor Bush. Will be forced to shed tears next? It’s all disgusting to me. George Bush was a war criminal who helped orchestrate 9-11 from behind the scenes with Dick Cheney. Forget his son, ‘Fredo’ Bush. ‘W’ was also a war criminal, but he was only smart enough to carry out marching orders from his dad.

The Bush Crime Family lost its leader and may they continue to slide into the oblivion of history. Gone, but we should not forget them, lest a similar family appear on the scene. 

In case you’re still wondering if the Bushes are great people, please watch this video:


No more Bushes. No more Clintons!

--Ben Garrison

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Do Not Pay Tribute to H.W. Bush!



This cartoon cost us quite a few supporters. One man made it very clear to me that he lost all respect for me and that he would no longer support me…and that I was no better than Hillary Clinton and how Bush was a great, kind man and a heroic patriot and so forth blah blah blah. Why on Earth did he support me in the first place? Both Bush presidents lied to get us into war. They served the Deep State and its military industrial complex. A Kuwaiti girl testified to Congress about babies in incubators being murdered by Iraqis. Didn’t happen. She was the daughter of a Kuwaiti ambassador. A lot of people died in the war that resulted, many from cancer due to depleted uranium used in high-powered weapons.

Saddam had been promised a reward because for ten years he fought Iran, an enemy of the US. He thought he had the OK to invade Kuwait and get its oil. NO. It was a CIA trap, set by the master CIA man, Bush. He used it as an excuse to put down Iraq, and then his son later carried on and killed Saddam. (“He threatened my daddy!”). 9-11 and Bin Laden had nothing to do with Iraq, yet W lied about weapons of mass destruction to send America to war once again. Bush was an oil man and he wanted the oil. Removing Saddam the strong man only made the region more miserable and Iran stronger, and that paves the way for another war that the Deep State wants.

Both father and son were Skull & Bones men. So was Prescott Bush. That means they were sworn to power via Satanic rites and will employ ruthless means to obtain and wield power. I did not reply to the man I so greatly offended and sooner or later I’m going to offend every supporter we have because after all, nobody sees eye-to-eye on everything. Even I’ve changed my mind on issues over time. The old me would not agree with the young me.

I won’t be saluting H.W., except perhaps with the salute of a stiff mid digit. Nor will I participate in moments of silence as a tribute to him. Not that anyone will notice–I’m tucked away in the obscurity of a snowy and cold Montana.

We do depend on our supporters, however. Our Patreon support went down by 10 percent. If it weren’t for a few loyal and generous benefactors (you know who you are), I’d only be able to dash off an occasional cartoon. I’d have to beat the pavement and look for more commercial art jobs. Or look for some sort of mop job. W never had to do that. He had everything handed to him. He was the Fredo of the family, but did has he was told. If he had been born to a regular family, he’d probably have a job at a tire store or something.

The Bushes were not great men. Barbara Bush was a mean-spirited old hag. The Bushes are men of privilege, corruption and criminality. Prescott Bush was one involved in trying to overthrow the U.S. government and replace it with a Nazi system. He admired, helped, and profited from the Nazis. Their vision of a New World Order now exists under the EU. The EU oligarchy even want a European army. H.W. Bush loved the New World Order–as long as he was part of that oligarchy.

Here's a photo of him in Dallas after the Kennedy assassination. H.W. claimed he couldn't remember where he was when it happened. Really? I can remember when it happened. I was in the first grade and heard it on the playground. I still remember. Why couldn't he? Because he's a liar. He was there as a CIA man helping matters. Later when Reagan was almost assassinated, the Bushes were there, too. They were friends with the Hinkley family. A 100 million-to-one chance? I don't think so.

Let's hope the Bushes, along with their buddies the Clintons, finally fade away from the public scene entirely. --BG

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

"National Review" and "The Death of Editorial Cartooning"


'National Review' mentioned me in an article written by a Canadian man with his nose far, far up in the air (and probably in other places). No wonder this know it all, neocon, 'never-Trump' echo chamber has lost credibility. The NR itself is in decline--not just editorial cartooning, you toffee-nosed Brahmin bullshitters!
Oh--forgot to add where they mention me. I'm 'childish.' Well, OK..it's good for an old man to hear that
"Way on the other end, there is Ben Garrison, the favored cartoonist of the Trump-era Right. Garrison is a talented artist with firm allegiance to the traditional norms of editorial cartooning, yet his work is so childishly partisan that it’s painful to consume in large doses. The man is a living example of Poe’s Law — which states that earnestness is often indistinguishable from mean-spirited parody. A typical Garrison cartoon depicts our lumpy president as a lantern-jawed he-man fighting various embodiments of the Left and stock villains of the crackpot Right (Illuminati, Rothschilds, chemtrails, etc.). This too serves no purpose beyond propaganda."
"OUR" lumpy president? JJ, you are CANADIAN. Stick with drawing pro-Trudeau cartoons. You've stated, "Editorial cartooning now appears to be something of a dead art so lately I’ve been trying to move on to other things." It's a dead art for you because you're no good! Because your cartoons are DOA doesn't mean the entire genre is dying.

I have drawn cartoons that sharply criticize the president for his strikes on Syria as well as his stand on torture, which is abhorrent, but NR has its mind made up. Too bad for them that fewer are listening them--and to the rest of the legacy media.
Notice how outfits like the NR like to shill for the establishment. The Deep State does not exist for them because they are one of its mouthpieces. The CIA, FBI, CFR, the Bilderbergs, the military industrial complex, central bankers and so forth--all are good guys to NR and if you question it you're called a conspiracy nut. There are corrupt villains in the Deep State--they are not 'stock.'
To the cartoonist and author of this junk J.J. McCoullough: Yes, I do indeed draw Trump in a positive manner to balance out all the cartoonists who have Trump Derangement Syndrome. Trump may be our last, best hope to drain the swamp that you support.
You are CNN's cartoonist! Here's a childish cartoon you drew showing Trump with small hands, squinty eyes, tan lines, etc etc. The usual approach from anti-Trumpers. You drew the corrupt hag Hillary in a positive light. Your cartoons are ham-handed and flat. Death of editorial cartooning? Yes, and hacks such as you are definitely a part of that trend. 


Monday, September 03, 2018

"LOCK HER UP"

At Aretha Franklin’s funeral, there was a young female singer standing in front of Bill Clinton. Was it any surprise that he stared at her derriere? The rapist and serial sexual assaulter can’t help it. It’s his defining characteristic. He made 26 flights aboard the “Lolita Express” flights to Epstein’s “Orgy Island.” Those vacations weren’t spent staring at palm trees.

McCain’s funeral became politicized with veiled anti-Trump sentiments expressed. The left now considers McCain to be a saint because he hated our president. The question now is what are Democrats going to do to stop Trump? They probably won’t win seats in the mid term needed for impeachment. They'll have to wait until 2020 to unseat him. Who can possibly do that? An ancient and raving communist? Pocahontas Warren? A whack job such as “America was never great” Cuomo? Oprah? No. I predict it will be Hillary once again.



Hillary’s whole life has been about her becoming president. Despite a long history of crime, lies, corruption, and two failed runs at the position, she will try, try again. She’s like a shark who must keep moving to survive. Hillary must keep moving toward the presidency for her life to have any meaning or purpose. Besides, the Clintons still control the Democrat Party. Their personal worth is around $50 million and the Clinton Foundation has $2 billion accumulated. Pay for play politics certainly did pay off for them. She still has the Deep State and its propaganda media at her disposal along with her willing central banker and globalist backers. Millions of illegal aliens will vote for her. The dead will rise from graves to vote for her. 

There are three things that can stop her:

1. Her failing health could deteriorate to a point where it becomes impossible. She can no longer walk up a few stairs without help, but as long as she can be carted in and get in a few words between coughing fits, she’s game.

2. Trump’s success as president and his increasing popularity will be tough for her to overcome. Everyone knows she’s unlikeable. Few wanted to hear her speak during her last run. Less will be interested on the next go ‘round. If she does make another go of it, Trump will beat her even more soundly.

3. The best way for her to be stopped is this: Trump fires Sessions and gets an Attorney General capable of prosecuting her for her numerous crimes. Her server contained classified emails sent directly to the Chinese. She obstructed justice by destroying evidence. She paid for a fake dossier used by her allies in the FBI to go after Trump. The president can end Hillary’s aspiration by making her face justice. LOCK HER UP!

—Ben Garrison

Sunday, September 02, 2018

"The Blue Wave"


The Democrats are riding a cresting wave of corruption, lies, censorship, and desperation. They hope to win the mid terms and then negate Trump’s accomplishments. I predict it will be a crashing failure. They’re losing the narrative. Even many progressives no longer believe the ‘Russian Collusion’ bunk that was illegally drummed up by Hillary and Obama along with the politicized FBI. The president needs to make everything public so everyone will know for sure that the Deep State has weaponized the justice system to fire in their favor. Heads should roll. More people should be fired. Starting with perhaps Jefferson Sessions.

The blue wave will dissipate quickly after crashing on the beach of truth.

—Ben Garrison

Monday, August 27, 2018

McCain Dies

http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_data/government/fraud/elections_campaigning/news.php?q=1217103060

"On his way to becoming a North Vietnamese ace [McCain], the aviator lost 3 expensive aircraft on routine, non-combat flights. Little was made of all that, because he was, you know, the son and grandson of admirals.

McCain’s most horrendous loss occurred in 1967 on the USS Forrestal. Well, not horrendous for him. The starter motor switch on the A4E Skyhawk allowed fuel to pool in the engine. When the aircraft was “wet-started,” an impressive flame would shoot from the tail. It was one of the ways young hot-shots got their jollies. Investigators and survivors took the position that McCain deliberately wet-started to harass the F4 pilot directly behind him. The cook off launched an M34 Zuni rocket that tore through the Skyhawk’s fuel tank, released a thousand pound bomb, and ignited a fire that killed the pilot plus 167 men. Before the tally of dead and dying was complete, the son and grandson of admirals had been transferred to the USS Oriskany."




1. On July 29, 1967, the spoiled brat McCain pulled a prank and wet started his jet as while aboard the USS Forrestal. His mother lovingly called him a ‘scamp’ and it was well known he was a practical joker and rule breaker. He finished near rock bottom in a class of over 800 at Annapolis because he tried to break every rule in the book there while also making terrible grades. Such a prank befits his character. The huge flame created touched off a bomb on the plane behind him which led to more bombs going off from other parked planes, which then led to the deaths of 134 sailors. McCain did nothing to help during the fire. He quickly jumped ship and was later transferred to another carrier. He didn't even ask permission to leave because he was protected by his father and grandfather who were both Navy admirals. The Deep State Swamp media has since tried to cover this up. They protect their own.

UPDATE--I caught a lot of flak for the first one. Even some people who hate McCain like I do, they told me the facts show he did not cause the Forrestal fire. I'm not so sure. The captain was friends with his McCain's admiral father and they could have covered it up. Admiral McCain was also instrumental in the Gulf of Tonkin lie. That said, I admit I could be wrong. REGARDLESS--McCain acted like a guilty man. He quickly left the ship with a reporter aboard a helicopter. He did this without permission and told the reporter he needed some "R and R." So he spent several days in Saigon sipping on scotch and sodas. He missed the memorial for his dead shipmates. If he wasn't guilty, he certainly ACTED like he was guilty!

2. He was not a hero. Getting shot down and captured may make him a victim, but not a hero. He probably didn’t pay attention during a training class, and so he didn’t pull in his arms when he ejected over North Vietnam--and that’s why they were broken. His captors knew he was the progeny of four star admirals and if anything gave him special treatment. McCain begged for medical treatment and sang like a bird at the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ to get it. He gave up vital intelligence that led to the deaths of more aviators.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHF0yXrwr-0

Here you can hear song bird McCain's Hanoi recording just after the 3 minute mark. This recording was used to demoralize his fellow prisoners.He in no way deserved the silver star.

3. Upon his return to America he immediately stabbed his wife in the back. She was badly injured in a car accident and he couldn’t be bothered to help her. Instead, he quickly dumped her and married a wealthy heiress who could fund his political career. People get divorced all the time, but the manner in which he proceeded only underscores his cold-hearted selfishness. Once in Congress he became embroiled in the Keating 5 scandal. He soon learned the ropes about pleasing the Deep State, which helped him cover up his past.

4. He’s painted as a happy and brave ‘Maverick’ and strong ‘Independent’ by the Deep State media. Wrong. He was a jackass of major proportions. The ‘Warrior’ of the Senate was owned by the Deep State and George Soros in particular. McCain became a shill for open borders who also supported globalism and carbon taxes to fight ‘climate change.’ At the same time, he was the worst enemy of military veterans, whom he left mistreated and in the lurch. Now there’s a bill in Congress meant to provide aid for vets and they want to name it after their ‘hero,’ McCain. Disgusting.

5. He supported Bush in the Iraq war, even though the entry into that quagmire was based on lies. McCain claimed we would stay there 100 years if necessary. Such stubbornness and war mongering combined with his flash-temper only highlight the fact that he should have been nowhere near the nuke button. McCain was a reckless ‘hot head’ 

6. He was a spoiled and entitled brat who was repeatedly backed and bailed out at every turn by his pappy and grand pappy. He should never have been admitted into Annapolis in the first place. He should have been kicked out of Annapolis for his outrageous and rebellious behavior. He crashed a total of five military aircraft. He loved partying more than flying. He should have been kicked out of the Navy for crashing several jets during his daredevil clowning. He should have been no where near the Senate. The NeoCons rigged the primaries for McCain who contemptuously laughed at Ron Paul during the debates. He should have been nowhere near the Republican nomination, but the Deep State wanted McCain, the reckless ‘hot head’ to lose to Obama. He chose Sarah Palin has his running mate and years later blamed her for his loss. The hot head backstabber never took responsibility for his actions. 

7. He displayed great contempt for his constituents while showing his arrogance and hatred for America by never bothering to resign from the Senate when he knew he had terminal brain cancer. He wanted to go to the grave with his power, thus depriving Arizona from representation.

8. He made sure trade restrictions were softened with Vietnam and hailed as a forgiving man of peace. Wrong! He did it so he could get his Budweiser distributorship there. He was first in line to make money from such legislation. The lust for money and power ruled rule-breaker McCain.

9. He supported ISIS terrorists and wanted us to start another war in Syria, which might have lead to World War III. McCain was not a ‘maverick.’ He was an establishment war-mongering stooge and enabler for the Deep State.

10. He leaked Hillary’s paid-for pack of lies, the Steele Dossier, to James Comey, in an attempt to bring down President Trump. This was illegal, but hey—he’s John McCain! Instead of showing remorse he said, "Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell! A faux conservative, he voted against his own party and President Trump when he could—including his vote to keep ObamaCare. The lying back stabber McCain became much loved and he’s now being profusely praised by the Deep State Swamp and its propaganda media. That only proves what a scum bag he truly was.

Good riddance to the bad rubbish who was John McCain.

—Ben Garrison