This blog features the official and copyrighted work of Ben Garrison, a Libertarian political cartoonist living in Big Sky Country. (That's Montana).
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Matt Furie, you're doing it wrong. I was going to write a small essay to explain why your attempt to kill off Pepé the Frog in your comic strip simply won't work--and in fact, it will probably make the trolling against you worse. But then I saw Styxhexenhammer666's video and he explains it far better than I ever could: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHshb1QMOvY
Hillary Clinton pronounced Pepé to be a scary 'racist' symbol in order to smear Trump supporters during last year's presidential race. It didn't work and Pepé is not a symbol of the 'alt right' simply because she said so. He's a vehicle used to express many emotions and political beliefs, but Hillary pompously appointed herself as the Commissar of Hate Speech and tried to kill off Pepé. She failed.
Pepé is a meme that can't be eliminated with an official declaration or wave of a hand from some 'authority.' He's part of the public domain of free speech. Praise Kek.