Friday, October 30, 2015

Things You'll Never See

Patreon members get to see all my cartoons first. This one was published yesterday. Shown here is one panel from my latest cartoon. It points out the fact that there's plenty of space in the Middle East, but for some reason Syrian Muslim refugees want to go into Europe. Why don't they go to a Muslim country such as Saudi Arabia instead, for example? And what would happen if European Christians tried to 'migrate' to Saudi Arabia?

Well, it wouldn't be pretty. Saudi Arabia outlaws all other religions. It's 'against the law' to have a Bible in that country. Women are also oppressed there and yet Hillary Clinton accepts donations from Saudis to the corrupt 'Clinton Foundation.' So much for her helping women.

The point of the cartoon is that many Muslims are eager to go to Europe and enjoy freedom as well as 'free stuff.' But will they assimilate into the culture? In many European countries, they don't. They'd rather impose their own culture on their hosts instead. They turn their host countries into Saudi Arabia, and if the native population gets upset, they're labeled 'nazis' or 'racists' and 'haters.' That's just not right. America has been a melting pot of all races and religions, but we have a common denominator and that's the Constitution--not Sharia Law. We also have the English language. We're not evil people because we want to keep the glue that holds us together.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fed Cries Wolf--Again!

"Not yet," says the Fed.  "In December...maybe."  
  The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, but downplayed global economic headwinds and left the door open to tightening monetary policy at its next meeting in December. The Fed's policy-setting committee also noted that U.S. job growth had slowed and the unemployment rate had held steady. Most Fed policymakers have said they expect to raise rates in 2015, but. . .   
  Place your bets, folks!  The Fed said at the end of 2014 that it would finally raise the Fed Funds rate from it's near zero percent rate sometime in 2015.  The committee dealing with the problem meets once more this December. Don't be surprised to hear at the end of the December meeting, "We're almost there!  Really and truly.  But not quite.  Prospects for an interest irate increase are very strong and we'll undoubtedly raise the Fed Funds rate very early in 2016.  (Unless we don't!)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Free Chicken

Here are a couple of new cartoons I drew recently. The first is Bernie Sanders as Colonel Sanders--an obvious joke, but Bernie is serious about bring socialism to America. That has great appeal to many who see the great wealth disparity in this country. The 1/10th of 1 percent continues to get fabulously richer while the rest of us get impoverished. That's not due to capitalism--it's due to CRONY, capitalism, or fascism. We are run by criminal gangs--starting with the central bankers that own a private printing press known as the Federal Reserve. Bernie should strike the root and call for a complete audit of the Fed and then we can end that vile institution. Instead, he blocked Ron Paul's audit the Fed bill. Come on, man. Bernie. Seriously. If you want to do something for the working man, end the Fed and the Gestapo IRS. -- Ben Garrison

I drew this cartoon for a college student in Mexico City. He and his friends want to promote the Libertarian party in Mexico as an alternative to the corrupt, PRI-controlled parties there.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Rest in Peace, Irwin Schiff

A very brave patriot died on October 16, just two years away from getting out of prison. He was serving an unjust and very long sentence because he stood up against the Federal Income Tax, something all Americans should be doing. While some in the liberty movement spread fear while doing nothing and leading comfortable lives, Mr. Schiff actually stood up and DID something. He refused to pay obeisance to illegal actions by a corrupt Federal Reserve and IRS. 

We've seen many criminals receive pardons from disgraceful presidents such as Bill Clinton (Billionaire Marc Rich being an example), but they made very sure an old man would remain locked up to the very end because he dared challenge their corruption. 

Toward the end, Mr. Schiff suffered terminal cancer and shackles. No pardon given. Our government is a disgrace.

Rest in peace, Mr. Schiff. You will not be forgotten.

--Ben Garrison

Monday, October 19, 2015

Halloween is Coming!

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Thank you! --Ben Garrison

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

European Vacation

This cartoon is a farcical peek into the future of Europe, brought to you by your hosts, ISIS.

OK, before I get called a ‘hater,’ let me be clear I don’t hate Muslims. I realize there are over a billion of them living on the planet and most of them aren’t terrorists. However, it’s time to recognize that outfits such as ISIS are out to conquer the world. They believe in beheadings, oppressing women, blowing up ancient monuments such as the Temple of Baal, as well as taking over countries through mass immigration. They are completely intolerant of other religions.

My cartoon might be funny, but could it also become reality considering the continued mass migration of Muslims? The ones from Syria are young and male--70 percent are young men. Will they assimilate into European culture or change it as they see fit?

Many will live to see if this happens or not. The women may not see it clearly if they’re looking through a burqua.

Of course, ISIS was made possible by the traitors running America. 9-11 was a false flag that enabled Bush and Cheney to make up lies to go into Iraq. They took out Saddam, a bad guy but a stabilizing force. Now we have worse guys trying to retake Iraq. The global banker criminals running our country did the same for Libya to take out Gaddafi, another stabilizing force in the region.

Obama talks about 'terrorists' and yet supports ISIS to take down Syria. Putin is doing the job to solve the trouble our president helped create.

It's all about the dollar and middle eastern countries that show disrespect for the Fed dollar hegemony get taken out or destabilized. Our hijacked country no longer creates peace and democracy. It has created hell holes in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and for what? The dollar. It's always about the debt buck.

Too bad we didn't listen to Ron Paul.

--Ben Garrison

Monday, October 05, 2015

The Last Hand

Thanks to Ray K., a master carpenter in Kalispell, I now have a beautiful barn wood frame that matches the ambience of my painting, "The Last Hand." The handmade frame is from a barn built on the Mary J. Ritchey Homestead, Kalispell, Montana. Mary, originally from Iowa, purchased the land on June 14, 1898 from Michael and Christina Grieg for $237. The barn was built between 1900 and 19020. It was torn down in 2013 and Ray bought the wood. Despite its rusticity, it is very high quality.

Here's my latest painting, which I recently completed. It's a 30x40 inch oil painting on linen. Our son, who is here for a few days, saw the work and commented on two of the figures who were eyeing each other. He suggested the title, "The Last Hand" because sometimes poker games in the Old West involved gunplay.

I plan on getting a barn wood frame put on it when I can. I already have three more paintings sketched out. Fine art is my number one passion, but commercial art pays the bills and I am concentrating on that this week.

I also plan on drawing more cartoons and I've received several good ides from one of our Patreon members. There's just not enough time in the day for me to do all I want to do--and there's more sand in the bottom of my hour glass than at the top. It's a good thing I have a good work ethic!

This painting also features a man I've seen a few times at a local watering hole. He's the man on the left. Yes, you CAN capture the essence of likenesses using a cubist style.

Eventually I plan on reverting my site back to commercial art and I will resurrect I also have plans on finding another gallery next year. OR--if you galleries out there are smart--you'll come to me! After all, I've sold a lot of my work. This painting, once framed, will be offered for sale on my site.

--Ben Garrison

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Saturday, October 03, 2015

Freedom House and the Independent Gazette

Why support some independent journalists who get fabulously rich by pitching snake oil such as penis juice when you can help support REAL JOURNALISTS trying to make a difference? 

The publisher of the Independent Gazette paid us a visit here in Montana last spring. He could have retired in comfort but instead he saw the spreading corruption as our liberties were being stripped from us. He decided to do something about it and started a newspaper. Newspapers have closed down throughout the country. Readership has been in a long-term decline. Not so with the Independent Gazette. They believe in old-fashioned muckraking journalism, for which the general public is hungry. Their small chain of newspapers quickly became a success. Readership has grown by leaps and bounds. I had the privilege of redesigning the eagle at the top of their paper. 

They will now have a centralized location--the Freedom House--and it will also host a radio station that will broadcast liberty. These people are the real McCoy. They HAVE made and ARE making a difference. They aren't merely talking about it. They are about action. They deserve our support. 

So go ahead and donate a few bucks and ring that Freedom Bell!

--Ben Garrison

One of my original cartoons will be featured in the lobby of the Freedom House. I'm honored!