Monday, November 13, 2017

Kim Jong-Un cartoon:

“Rocket Man”

Kim Jong-Un delivered what he perhaps thought was a supreme insult. He called President Trump, “old.” Trump took it in good humor. While he did return a barb by calling Kim Jong-Un ‘short and fat,’ he didn’t rule out the possibility of friendship with the North Korean dictator. “If that did happen, it would be a good thing for North Korea,” said Trump.

Solving the stalemate with the hermit state would be the cornerstone of Trump’s presidency, but it remains extremely unlikely. Kim Jong-Un must have a boogey man to keep his populace distracted with fear. A country constantly preparing for war is less likely to revolt, hence the dictator’s incessant saber rattling. Trump wants progress, not provocation. 

Trump’s Asian tour has been a resounding success. He was especially popular in China. To get China to agree to put the sanctions hammer down on their North Korean puppet is indeed an accomplishment.

—Ben Garrison

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

King Dollar Continues His Reign:

I read this today:

I like Mike Adams, and once upon a time I would have wholeheartedly endorsed what he has written here….but not any more. I went 'all in' on silver and silver futures in 2011 and I got wiped out. I no longer believe in the gold and silver narratives such as 'gold and silver will go to the moon when the petro dollar collapses any day now!' It never seems to happen. Even G. Edward Griffin expressed surprise that the entire debt dollar system hasn't collapsed by now.

I could have bought Bitcoin in 2011 and I'd be a billionaire now, but at the time I believed in what Adams preaches in his article. I even drew pro-silver cartoons such as the one shown here. I thought the dollar would collapse and gold and silver would go up exponentially. Didn't happen.

If such people know gold and silver are set to reach fantastic highs similar to Bitcoin, why all the selling? Many precious metal outfits are hawking gold and silver coins as a safe haven--and that's fine...but again, why are they even selling? Why not wait for those higher prices? Are they being egalitarian in their desire to help the average Joe get rich? I think not.

Just for grins, I’ll see if I can counter each of his arguments:

#1) Gold has been around for over 13 billion years and is a fundamental element of the cosmos. Bitcoin has existed fewer than 13 years and hasn’t even come close to standing the test of time.

The Internet has been around for about 50 years and only used by the general populace for about 30 years. The Internet is an unprecedented achievement that has fundamentally changed the way humans interact with each other. It has had more impact and is perhaps a more important game changer than was the Gutenberg press. It’s only natural that money adapts to the way humans interact with each other economically. So his argument is specious. He’s overreaching here, because humans have only been on the Earth for a short amount of time—the 13 billion years thing is irrelevant. Then he tosses in, ‘Or maybe you don’t understand the Table of Elements' line as a needless insult.

#2) Unlike Bitcoin, gold cannot be created or destroyed by human beings.

Human beings can destroy themselves into extinction and render gold worthless. Human beings may not be able to create gold, but they DO create the desire for gold because of its natural qualities of permanence, malleability, rarity and beauty. Bitcoin resides in the memory of computer banks. Humans determine its value of gold in the memory of their minds, and can also control or destroy its value. Look at the videos in which Mark Dice offered people a gold coin for $20. There were no takers. Their minds are already changed. Look at the paper shorts that rule gold and silver. The modern perception of gold is that it’s an archaic, cumbersome form of money that is difficult and expensive to store and offers no interest. Sure, there have been times when gold and silver had bubble-like runs in the modern era, but they were very few, very short, and the prices always collapsed back into a bear or stagnant market.

#3) When the power grid goes down, gold is still gold. But Bitcoin becomes worthless.

It depends on how long the grid goes down. If it goes down permanently, then Bitcoin will be worthless. That doesn’t necessarily mean gold and silver will become worth much more. The priorities would be fuel, food, ammo, medicine and so forth. Ammo, cigarettes or those small liquor bottles may make a better medium of exchange than gold.

#4) Physical gold cannot be stolen through the internet

But it can be stolen, lost, or confiscated by the government.

#5) The value of any single Bitcoin depends on the entire Bitcoin infrastructure continuing to operate

The value of any single NYSE stock depends on the continued operation of that infrastructure, too. The ATMs depend on the grid, too—not just Bitcoin. Money transactions are increasingly taking place electronically. The day of putting a silver dollar into an old fashioned cash register and getting a hand written receipt are over. Nowadays cards are swiped into electronic gadgetry. US debt dollars are created by a keystroke. Too bad the infrastructure at the Fed isn’t wiped out and they go away, too.

#6) When you try to burn gold, you just get melted gold. When you burn Bitcoin wallets, you lose all your Bitcoins.

This argument is kind of a howler and holds no water. He’s comparing golden apples with digital oranges. Burn your wallet and your credit cards and cash are destroyed, too. Burn down your uninsured house and you'll also lose everything. You can’t burn a Bitcoin; that’s part of it’s advantage. Everything is backed up supposedly. 

#7) Owning gold is truly anonymous. Your gold cannot be detected, and if you move it around, nobody else knows. 

Until you cash in that gold for good ‘ol debt slave bucks. Then the IRS can perhaps detect it if the amount is substantial. Unless you want to carry around a large amount of cash, they’ll want to know where that $100k came from when you deposit your gold sale winnings into a bank account. Especially if one buys gold online. Records are kept. Try traveling with a large amount of cash and the police will confiscate it as ‘drug money.’ Gold can get confiscated at airports. Unless the gold owner lives in Shangri-La, he’s subject to the same problems all non-anonymous people have.

#8) Gold has practical industrial, medical and scientific applications that grant it inherent value. Bitcoin can be replaced tomorrow by a better cryptocurrency.

Gold has far less practical value than silver. Mostly, gold is old fashioned money and a store of value. Or jewelry. Bitcoin has, in effect, replaced gold as a medium of quick exchange and far more practical when paying people at a distance. J’ever try to mail people gold or silver? I have and it’s a big pain. It’s heavy. It must be insured. Easily lost or stolen, etc. He says Etherium is better, but we know what happened there. Crypto currency is in its infancy and will have to sort itself out over time. Also, he confuses owning Bitcoin with mining. You can buy Bitcoin and trade it without having to set up super computers to mine it. Gold requires a ridiculous amount of energy in its own mining process. That’s part of what makes it valuable. Same with Bitcoin. The more time and expense required to mine it only means much higher prices for it.

#9) Gold is universally recognized and accepted as valuable in every culture on our planet. Bitcoin is unrecognizable to most humans living today.

This is somewhat equivalent to the ‘ad populum’ argumentative fallacy. That is, since more people know about gold and silver than they do Bitcoin, it must mean that Bitcoin is not tenable? What it suggests to me is that it has barely scratched the surface. His argument does not obviate the fact that gold and silver prices have remained stagnant for the past 6 years, while Bitcoin has gone from a few cents to $7,000 in the same time period. It is snowballing and the more people find out about it, the more likelihood of higher prices.

#10) Most people buy gold to protect value, yet most people buying Bitcoin today are speculating on a “get rich quick” scheme that will blow up in their faces.

Probably true for the time being, but most people who bought silver during its ‘mania’ stage expected much higher prices. Instead, those ’stackers' who bought high are still stuck and steaming. I remember there were many shills coming out of the woodwork and claiming silver would go to $1,000 per ounce or higher. So sure—let’s talk about ‘protecting’ value. Buying a gold coin has been proven to do that, but many want a better return on the dollars they earn. That’s human nature. Hence, both the stock market and Bitcoin continue to make new highs, while precious metals continue to languish. 

--Ben Garrison

Monday, November 06, 2017

MAGA Christmas Cards:

I know it's way too early, but Christmas cards are now available at the store.

A 2018 calendar is also being offered.

The cards are shown here on a real Montana tree with real snow. Tina designed the ad and she took the photo. She even drew one of the cards (the reindeer).

This blog post is a cheap sales pitch, I know...but a guy has to try to earn a living.

Thank you,

Ben Garrison

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Ordering Glasses Online:

It looks like one of my posts complaining about a certain online eyeglass company was deleted from this site. About a year ago I made the mistake of trying to buy a cheap pair of glasses online and since this particular company had 'USA' in its title, I thought it might be reliable.

It was anything but.

After about a month's wait,  I received a chirpy email from them asking how I liked my new glasses. I never got them. I wrote and complained.  I was bluntly told my glasses had been made in 'Europe' (later I found out they're made in Israel) and shipped via DSL. I was told two attempts were made at delivery, but "I wasn't at home." Bull. I'm always at home. I work at home. They left no message telling me when delivery would be attempted again because there was no attempt in the first place. The online glasses company were liars. There is no DSL delivery here in Montana. I asked if they could be sent via USPS. NO! I was told they take ZERO responsibility once the glasses are shipped.

They sent me a tracking number and it was bogus--didn't exist in the system. In short, I was completely ripped off. No glasses, no apology--and then my blog post was censored. These jerks display outright contempt for their customers, whom are probably considered 'marks.' Never again will I order glasses online.

To make matters worse, Google keeps pushing the online glasses company ads with "USA" in the title. I keep trying to tell them I'm not interested in seeing the scam company, but the ads persist. 

Folks, don't order your glasses online. Spend a bit extra at your local eyeglass store and get them done right. You get what you pay for and in the case of the online glasses company with "USA" in the may get nothing at all.


Saturday, November 04, 2017

"Abandon Hillary, The Sinking Rat"

When the Clintons left the White House in 2000, Hillary claimed they were ‘dead broke.’ Now they’ve amassed a fortune of $240 million. Doing what? Speaking fees, ‘consulting’ and book sales are cited, but what the legacy media ignores is the real money maker: The mass of red flags that is the Clinton Foundation. It was established for egalitarian reasons in 2001, but its real purpose is the enrichment of the Clintons and their cronies. Money brings power and HIllary used it in an attempt to buy the presidency.

As Secretary of State under Obama, Hillary gained even more money and power by means of ‘pay for play,’ Nations lined up to donate mega millions to the foundation in exchange for her favors. The foundation collected over $2 billion in revenue. That money was used to buy supporters by means of first class travel tickets, bloated salaries and bribes. Clintons also used their ‘charity’ as big tax write off. The foundation is a loudly spinning, corrupt and clanking money laundering machine crying out for an investigation. Even the New York Times stated, “It’s hard to tell where the foundation ended and the State Department began.”

Hillary used part of her new fortune to buy out a financially struggling DNC. Then she proceeded to dominate it. It should be renamed the "Hillary Party." She stole primaries from Bernie Sanders outright. Sanders fought back hard against her corruption. Oh wait. No, he obsequiously supported Hillary instead. Only recently has he stated, “The fix was in against us.” Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren also stated the obvious. That is, the system was rigged in Hillary’s favor. Donna Brazile described Hillary’s rigging in some detail and said Hillary treated her like a ‘whipping girl,’ a slave. She even felt fear for her life after Seth Rich was murdered.

Hillary outspent Trump by a margin of 2 to 1. Her campaign ads outnumbered Trump’s 3 to 1. Hillary spent a record $1.2 billion to buy her presidency and still lost. Will she run and lose again in 2020?

Some prominent Democrats are wearily starting to wise up. They’ve grown tired of Hillary’s drama and are speaking out against her. It may be dawning on them that Hillary is unelectable even though she still maintains her iron-clawed grip on their party. She’s seen not as a supporter of the working class, but rather part of the big money global corporation and central banking class. The one percent. She didn’t even bother to campaign in the rust belt states, which may have cost her the election. Hillary didn’t want to campaign at all—she seemed contemptuous of the process. Instead she wanted to purchase her coronation outright.

On various political message boards I read pronouncements containing the line, 'rats deserting a sinking ship.’ Some urged me to draw a cartoon using that metaphor. The real rat is Hillary and she deserves a good sinking. If the Democrats have any smarts or integrity left, they will let her sink.

Lock her up!

—Ben Garrison

Monday, October 30, 2017

Happy Halloween, 2017!

Halloween is upon us once again and is flaunting the haunting! Our annual cartoon offers a potpourri of twits and treats. It features creepy characters such as a McCain-o-Lantern and Obama as a happy undertaker. He enjoys dancing on a grave of deeply-buried virtues. Obama’s evil jig of socialism could summon the spirit of Karl Marx himself.

Cankles is cackling, bats are battering, and troubles are toiling. Elizabeth Warren violates SJW sensibilities by dressing up as an Indian. “Poca-haunt-us” has a lot of nerve! She’s attracted the lascivious attention of Bill “Bare Bones” Clinton.

And what would Halloween be without Frankenstein? Yes, the monster is here in all his and her glory. Frankenstein would make a great name for a presidential bid!

Nancy Pelosi forgot to put in her brain and Robert Mueller continues to slither about in search of an indictment. George Soros is a spider who uses his money to weave a dark web of globalism. It’s not all about politics, either. We also feature that debonair ladies' man himself: Hollywood Harvey Weinstein as the Wolf Man.

Last, and least...Frederica Wilson comes as herself.

--Ben Garrison

Sunday, October 15, 2017

"Twitter Milestone"

Thank you to all of our supporters and followers!

--Ben Garrison

Friday, October 13, 2017

"The NFL Fumbles Again"

The NFL needs its fans a lot more than the fans need the NFL.
Commissioner Roger Goodell is just starting to figure this out as the decline in attendance and TV viewers continue to wane.
“Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams called it right. President Trump can’t lose this debate because “gravity is on his side.”
After Trump denounced the kneelers, more kneelers came out to virtue signal merely to ‘resist’ the president, thus enraging their fans even more. Too many players went full-SJW mode, apparently not caring that most of their fans do not support socialism, the Antifa or Black Lives Matter. They simply want to watch a football game and be entertained while suspending disbelief long enough to pretend that their support of their team somehow ties them in tribally with that team. 
The kneelers shattered that illusion. Many fans began to realize they had nothing in common whatsoever with most of the spoiled millionaire players who continue to publicly display contempt for their country, their flag and their fans. (Now ex-fans) Why support players who hate you?
Roger Goodell showed abject weakness from the very beginning by not decisively punishing Kaepernick for kneeling during the anthem and now the subversive virus has spread. It remains to be seen if he will be able to quell the protests. Yes, we are guaranteed free speech in our Constitution, but that doesn’t mean we are guaranteed not to suffer the consequences of our free speech.
If an employee routinely insulted customers, his boss can fire him because he knows it hurts the business. How much more the NFL will suffer remains to be seen, but many fans will not return. After making his “every one should stand for the National Anthem “ statement, Roger Goodell said Wednesday that “there has been no policy change” regarding players standing for the national anthem before games. Yet another fumble by the NFL.
Trump’s swift kick to the NFL’s bottom line got their attention. Now will they stand to attention? Stay tooned.
—Ben Garrison

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Videos for beginning cartoonists:

If you go to my YouTube channel, you'll see I've begun some short, simple videos designed to help beginning cartoonists.

I'm not a video expert and the quality isn't top-notch, but I did the best I could. Shown here is a photo taken from the end result of the third video.

--Ben Garrison

Thursday, September 28, 2017

"Humiliate the NFL"

I was a big Dallas Cowboys football fan when I was growing up. Probably because they were my Dad’s favorite team. When he decided to move our family back to Texas, I watched the Cowboys play every Sunday. I knew the names of all the players. Dad took me and my younger brother to a playoff game in 1973 at Texas Stadium. He could only afford end zone seats, but we were thrilled just to be there. Roger Staubach tossed a long TD pass to Drew Pearson and he scored right in front of us. Dallas beat the Rams that day and I’ll never forget watching my favorite players in person. There were larger than life heroes to me.

The illusion of heroic NFL players has now been shattered. The spell has been broken. Sure, some good ones are still playing, but most strike me as rich, entitled showboating brats who take their fans and their country for granted. Last weekend was the final straw. I’m now boycotting the NFL. 

The lefties who run Hollywood infused our movies with tiresome, rote political correctness. The lefties took over education and taught kids to obey big government while dumbing them down and telling them lies about US history. Feelings became more important than reason in colleges. The lefties controlled the mainstream media and the news narrative. Everything was increasingly slanted toward globalism and socialism. Not content with that, the lefties also attacked the NFL. Football had to be controlled. Political correctness had to be injected into football. After all, strong men were showing too much assertiveness and aggression. Suddenly concussions became a worry. Rules proliferated. Players began wearing pink. Then the players began putting their emasculated weakness and ignorance on display by kneeling in front of our flag.

All we can do now is reject them. It may be their ‘free speech,’ but we have free speech, too. We need to speak out against the league and owners who are allowing the on the job protests to occur. We, the customers are being insulted. Our only recourse is to take our business and attention away from them. We know that if any of us exercised our free speech at our own workplaces and began insulting customers, we would be fired. The same needs to happen in the NFL. They need to start firing players, but they probably won’t because apparently hating on President Trump is a priority in their business plan. So kneel away, you bums! I won’t be tuning in.


—Ben Garrison

Monday, September 25, 2017

"Dear Seattle Seahawks"

Here is a tweet released by the Seattle Seahawks:

My response:

Dear Seattle Seahawks,

I have been a fan of your team for over three decades. I attended many games when I lived in Seattle. Due to your disgraceful actions regarding our flag, I will no longer watch you on TV. If I can help it, I will avoid your advertisers and sponsors. May you all fail miserably for your contemptuous attitude toward your own customers.

— Ben Garrison

Friday, September 22, 2017

"The CIA Unleashed Upon Us All"

Our founding fathers never wrote the Central Intelligence Agency into our Constitution—and with good reason. An unaccountable institution that can hide under the claim of ‘national security’ at every turn while conducting secret operations that include routine violations of our Bill of Rights and even outright torture would be unthinkable to the great men who started our Republic.

The CIA has over 21,000 employees under a $15 billion dollar annual budget and perhaps more (think about the missing trillions just before the 9-11 attack). Add up the budgets of all the secretive alphabet agencies and it pushes $50 billion per year. Combined with the tax dollars that are fire hosed into the military industrial complex and we’re looking at over $800 billion per year spent on a military empire controlled by operatives who are unaccountable to We The People. In other words, we aren’t allowed to know where much of the money is being spent. Hush hush! Just shut up and pay the shadow government. 

The CIA had its origins in WWII. Spy operations and code cracking existed among the various military branches and the FBI, but it was decided in 1947 that a ‘centralized’ agency was needed to better coordinate and comprehend the data. Thus the CIA was created under The National Security Act of 1947. President Truman found that he had a private army theoretically under his power, but later on he expressed trepidation toward a ‘dangerous’ and secretive agency capable of all sorts of clandestine operations that could spark war and conflict with other countries.

Kennedy heeded Eisenhower’s warnings about the military industrial complex and secret organizations gaining too much control over our country and he decided to do something about it. CIA Chief Allen Dulles was instrumental in the coup in Iran that installed the hated Shah. He also was involved in the coup in Guatemala and failed coup against Castro. Kennedy at first praised the Dulles, but wised up later on during his administration and fired him. Allen Dulles was miffed. Kennedy was assassinated. LBJ appointed Dulles to head the Warren Commission, which helped cover up evidence while pinning the blame on a 'lone gunman,’ Oswald. With Kennedy gone, the CIA and the Deep State were able to pursue Vietnam and rake in the dough while 58,220 Americans died in a futile war. LBJ himself profited handsomely because he controlled a huge amount of Bell Helicopter stock.

The CIA had grown use to overthrowing governments and they got away with it again when Kennedy was killed. Most people in those days trusted their government and the mainstream media. They swallowed what the Warren Commission shoveled. The CIA’s string of successes made them grow even bolder. It got so bad that President Ford set up an Intelligence Oversight Board to help stop abuses. The CIA promptly made sure the board was filled with cronies by the time Bush came along. The board did nothing. Whistleblowers were harassed and silenced. 

The movie “Snowden” helped reveal the CIA's modus operandi and it’s abhorrent. Edward Snowden is the quintessential whistle blower who believes in our Constitution. He showed how the CIA and its spinoff, the NSA routinely records everything we say on the Internet and on cell phones. People are being spied on through their own web cams on personal computers. Make sure you keep that covered! Computer microphones are turned on remotely and we are listened to. They can even track us through ’smart’ TVs. This is all a violation of our Fourth Amendment and each instance is a felony, but it helps them dig up dirt to extort us all and especially Congress. The CIA chief under Obama, John Brennan, even hacked Congress directly and got away with it. It was Snowden's duty to sound the alarm and he did that courageously. I believe he should be pardoned, but unfortunately President Trump doesn’t see it that way and even called Snowden a ‘traitor.’ You’re wrong, Mr. President. It’s the operatives in the CIA and the Deep State military industrial complex that are the traitors. It’s time to do what President Kennedy wanted to do: Break them up and make them accountable to the rule of law under our Constitution. And while you’re at it, let’s break up the central banks and end the Fed, too.

—Ben Garrison

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Irrelevance Park"

Hollywood’s summer box office flopped. Revenues are down nearly 16 percent--a precipitous drop from last year. The NFL ratings are also crashing. "Thursday Night Football" is down 13 percent from last year and fewer fans are attending games. The Emmys ratings have also cratered. What’s causing these declines? It could be that leftist politics are being injected into American entertainment.

Hollywood continues to spew out the same politically correct kitsch. Their movies have become too formulaic and repetitive. There are too many comic book movies chalk full of computer graphics showing crass, physics-defying violence. And of course, political correctness is always the number one priority. Then we’re expected to endure condescending lectures about climate change and social justice from the overpaid actors who show up at the Oscars.

The NFL’s decline is due to too much political correctness as well as the feminization of men. We are supposed to fret about overpaid athletes getting concussions, which can later lead to permanent brain damage. This used to be part of the game. It has always been violent. Like boxing, such violence is part of the attraction. Don’t want to be punch drunk? Don’t box or play football. It’s their choice and they know the risks. It’s difficult for a lot of ticket buyers to feel sympathy for players who command multi-million dollar contracts and then worry about getting injured. 

More rules and penalties made the game safer while also rendering it duller. Some say the game is being feminized. Players wear pink for ‘breast cancer awareness month.’ Pink everywhere.

Then came the national anthem protests. Many players can’t even articulate why they are insulting our country. Maybe something somewhere past present or future is not equal. To them, America is not perfect and must be disrespected until it is. Why can’t they protest on their own time? Last week, a Seattle anthem sitter also gave the black power fist salute after making a tackle. It’s now on the field. Sure, it’s his free speech, but it’s our free speech to speak out against it and stop supporting the NFL. If they can dole out fines for those giving the finger to the crowd or making lewd dances after a score, they can certainly hand out stiff fines to the sitters. 

The latest Emmy award show hit a new low when they devolved into a Trump hate fest. No matter what size screen, the lefty actors seem to think we’re fascinated by their Trump bashing. It has become both tiresome and predictable.

We’ve been seeing Silicon Valley and social media companies try to excoriate conservative voices from the Internet. The big money media and entertainment arms are starting to lose revenue, subscribers and viewers. They’ve long been accustomed to controlling the levers of our culture, but now they’re pushing those levers even more vigorously and blatantly toward collectivism. Americans can boycott and stop participating.

Let’s try reading more books instead.

—Ben Garrison

Saturday, September 16, 2017

"Your Guide to The Deep State Swamp"

Trump’s election confirmed one thing for certain: The Deep State is real and spectacular in terms of evil. Their dedication to removing our president from power is relentless. They will continue to work against him and if Trump backs off from any of his campaign promises, they’ll use that against him and claim victory. This is currently being done with his ambivalence on the ‘dreamers,’ which is a lefty name designed to garner sympathy for illegal aliens.

My cartoon shows some of the central players involved in the Deep State. Prominently featured is George Soros. He wants to break America and Europe and see western civilization replaced by a feudal, collectivist, globalist system. With the Illuminati firmly in charge, of course. Soros funds the Antifa and Black Lives Matter movements as well as massive immigration from African and muslim countries. Those low-IQ and under-skilled immigrants don’t assimilate well. They commit crime while demanding free stuff.

The source of the swamp is evil itself. We know that many at the top are Satanic pedophiles. It’s sickening that we’re forced to cough up tax dollars as tribute for these monsters. They don’t even need our taxes—they’re perfectly able to print up as much money as they need, and they’ve done just that to prop up their stock market. We are forced to endure complicated tax forms and cough up our hard-earned money because the Deep State wants us kept poor, fearful and compliant. The tyrants know most people don’t want to lose their stuff and be hassled by the IRS. We go along and don’t push back enough. That attitude puts us on a slippery slope. We slide into the swamp and the Deep State wins.

Currently they’re pushing for more taxes and control by means of their ‘climate change’ con, led by Al Gore. Those who question it are ridiculed, marginalized, or even threatened. Slippery slopes are created to keep people going along with the Deep State program when we should be rounding up people such as Soros. Hillary should have been locked up by now. The central bankers should be broken up and their Federal Reserve needs to be ended.

There are many good people on the Internet who are exposing the Deep State and its legion of lies, but can it lead to real change?

—Ben Garrison

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

"Far Left Hurricane"

Storm clouds continue to gather on many fronts. There’s a nut job in North Korea with advanced nuclear weapons as well as the ballistic missiles to carry them. His continued saber rattling includes blowing up Guam and an EMP strike on America. The lefties criticize President Trump for speaking out against such bellicosity. Other presidents previously tried to buy off North Korea. The Clinton administration sent former president Jimmy Carter to cut a deal with the hermit state. We ended up giving them $5 billion in aid as well as two nuclear reactors. In return, North Korea agreed to stop pursuing nuclear weapons. We know how well that worked out. Recently the well-aged but still unctuously sanctimonious Carter criticized Trump for not pursuing peace.

Obama kicked the North Korean can down the road, but he maliciously aided Iran by giving them billions of dollars to further their nuclear weapons development. Iran wants to blow up Israel and the muslim Obama apparently likes that idea. The former president also helped muslim terrorists. It’s a familiar lefty pattern. Reward those who hate America and our allies.

There’s another hurricane brewing in the Atlantic even as flooding persists in Houston. President Trump handled himself admirably during the disaster, but still garnered no respect from the left-leaning legacy media. They criticized Trump for donating one million of his own money to help hurricane victims. They even made fun of Melania’s choice of footwear. Hillary and her mainstream media continue to push the ‘Russia’ lie without any evidence whatsoever. Clinton is also cashing in on her election loss with a book in which she whines about Trump ‘looming’ during a debate. The vile, lying money-grubber even has the unmitigated gall to ask over $2,000 per individual greeting on her book tour. 

Michael Moore continues to lead the ‘resistance’ movement against Trump. The round man wants to do anything he can to thwart our President from doing what he was elected to do. Maxine Waters and others on the spoiled brat left incessantly cry for Trump's impeachment.

Soros is a billionaire terrorist who funds the violent Antifa and Black Lives Matter movements. He helps flood Europe with endless immigrants who gladly show up to get free stuff. Some see it as an ideal chance to pursue their hobbies such as rape and pillage. Soros funds such operations as a means to destroy western civilization. He and his Illuminati friends are relentless in their quest for a new world order. Soros needs to be arrested and his wealth confiscated.

The far left lunatics possess the sound and fury of a category 5 hurricane. They gladly welcome America’s destruction because they foolishly want our Constitutional Republic replaced with their idea of a multi-cultural post-modern globalist, socialist, and politically correct utopia. Let’s hope President Trump can ride out their storm.

—Ben Garrison

Friday, August 25, 2017

"Wheel of Fake News"

The failing mainstream media continue to spin absurd lies in their non-stop effort defame President Trump. I remember watching CNN during last year’s election campaign. Over and over again they referred to Hillary as “historic.” They called Trump “divisive” at every opportunity. I suppose they thought that would be enough to sway their brainwashed viewers. Except many of those viewers grew wise to the propaganda. Many more stopped watching TV news altogether and began finding the truth on the Internet.

In addition to the ‘divisive’ smear, the leftist corporate media said Trump was part of the KKK, a tax cheat, and, of course, a ‘racist.’ None of it stuck and Trump was elected president.

Once their historic candidate lost, the media ran with Hillary’s new directive: Claim Trump was in league with the Russians, who ‘hacked’ her election. Smear him as a traitor. Shills such as Bill Maher ran with this lie weekly on his HBO comedy show. They doubled down and then tripled down on the 'Russia' narrative even though they lacked facts to support it. Real facts pointed to leakers such as Seth Rich. The DNC rigged their own primaries and it backfired. Now their ‘Russia' narrative has also backfired.

Most recently the media ludicrously blamed President Trump for the violence in Charlottesville because they claimed he didn’t adequately condemn the white supremacists and Nazis. Anyone who is a patriot who wants to protect our constitutional republic is now considered a ‘Nazi.’ Many on the left are even applauding the destruction of our historical statues and monuments. They want to destroy Trump and the country while they’re at it.

Give the mainstream media an inch and they'll make a crude mile of nonsense out of it. The legacy media’s repeated failure is dangerous, however. If the Deep State’s megaphone isn’t working, they shadow government may resort to more drastic measures in order to remove our president--including war, false flags, a stock market crash, and perhaps even a civil war. The rats want to sink the president’s ship, even if they go down with it.

—Ben Garrison

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

"Far Left Loonies"

The divide between the left and right is widening in America. Instead of rational debate, we’re seeing more vitriol and trench digging. The mainstream media and the left want President Trump impeached. Their bogus ‘Russia’ narrative has unravelled, so now they’re calling Trump’s supporters ‘Nazis’ or 'white supremacists.' This is nothing but hysteria and completely ludicrous, but I’ve experienced similar attacks for years. I’m a libertarian cartoonist, but many on the left seem to think that makes me a ‘Nazi.' No—we libertarians despise socialism in any form! 

In order to bring down our president, the left seems willing to bring down the entire country including erasing our history. Statues of confederate heroes are being pulled down with increasing alacrity. Why? Because someone’s feelings may be hurt! Bill Maher said on a recent show that ‘feelings’ are reason enough to remove statues that have stood for well over 100 years. This kind of destruction to our heritage won’t end with the Confederate legacy being removed. Statues of our founding fathers as well as explorers will be next. Maybe even Rodin’s “Thinker” will be toppled. After all, he represents European logic and reason. They’ll want to tear up the Constitution eventually and replace it with “Das Kapital” or something. There has even been serious lefty talk about blowing up Mount Rushmore. America’s very history is being insulted. This makes it easier for the left to install socialism.

Old movies will no longer be available. They aren’t politically correct and they don’t want young Americans to see what our country used to be like. You know, with men and women who weren’t confused about their gender. 

Conservatives will no longer have a voice on the Internet. This is already happening. We must fight this, but I’m not sure how. My site and blog could disappear tomorrow and I’d have no recourse. Obama was determined to give the Internet over the UN. That way a ‘global’ authority could stop free speech like they have in Germany. That will happen here if the lefties get their way.

The NFL is starting a new season soon and protestors are upset that Colin Kaepernick has not been signed! They claim the NFL is racist even though 75 percent of the players are black. They want Colin in there so he can do more protesting. The over-paid QB’s ability declined after failing to win a Super Bowl. He became a mediocre player and was benched. What did he do? He decided to sit during our National Anthem. This trend has caught on and the pink-ribbon festooned NFL apparently endorses such behavior. Something wrong with society? Take it out on the symbol that unifies and represents ALL Americans. Sure, they have freedom of speech and expression, but what would happen to the average worker if he or she did something that distracting and insulting on company time? Nowadays, anyone expressing anything slightly politically incorrect in the workplace can get canned. Diversity and “inclusion” are now sacred words at HR departments everywhere. Anyone violating a long list of ‘no-can-say’ things could lose their job. Not so in the NFL. The league and the players enjoy raking in millions of dollars for playing a game while the NFL let’s them disrespect our flag. The league itself pays no federal taxes, but their hard working fans would be harassed by the IRS in short order if they didn’t pay theirs. The NFL can officially be considered in the lefty PC camp. The game will continue to be tamed to the point where the refs may toss flags for overt displays of toughness or masculinity. The only way for the fans to protest is to stop paying for and watching the games. 

—Ben Garrison

Sunday, August 20, 2017

"Release the Bannon"

I was very disappointed to see Steve Bannon leave the White House. Trump needs someone at his side to remind him about the policies that got him elected. Bannon proclaimed, “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.”

So soon? What happened? We know what the situation is now. President Trump is surrounded by deep swamp snakes including Soros and Goldman Sachs men. Heck, Bannon himself was a former Goldman Sachs man. What have we become? The Goldman Sachs States of America? Why has Trump surrounded himself with globalists? He said he supports the country first and proved it by kicking the globalists in their collectivist shins when he shunned the Paris Accords. He wants to limit immigration and build the wall to help protect our country. Does he still have the will or means to follow through on his promises? When will Hillary be locked up?

Ivanka is a New York liberal and friends with Chelsea Clinton. Trump loves his family and so he installed his smart and beautiful daughter in a powerful position, but how much sway does she really have with him? We know she probably influenced him to bomb Syria and that’s not good. Her husband, Jared Kushner, has ties to Soros and, in fact, has a line of credit with the globalist meddler. This is not at all a good sign.

McMaster is yelling for more war in Afghanistan and Cohn and the rest are pushing Trump to go along with the globalists to get along. It’s sad. All I can do is hope President Trump can somehow work to deliver on his promises that got him elected.

Bannon said he would attack the liberals and globalists that have taken over the White House and that’s good to hear. So I say, release the kraken that is Bannon!

—Ben Garrison

"War Go-'Round"

President Trump will soon announce his plans in Afghanistan. The United States has waged war there for over 15 years now, with no end in sight.

The U.S. cannot leave, because our Afghan allies aren't strong enough to stand on their own. We must support them as well as train their troops to better stand up agains the Taliban. Instead, 2,000 of these trained troops defect to the Taliban every month. Essentially we are training the enemy. So why are we there? To protect the poppy fields so the CIA make money for themselves by means of the drug trade? It's not surprising to read that record amount of Americans are addicted. Death due to overdose has also skyrocketed.

The military industrial complex and Deep State want war. It's very profitable for them. They rake in the dough while the soldiers pay the price.

It's time to stop the War Go 'Round. Please, Mr. the right thing. Bring our troops home and put them to work building the wall and improving our infrastructure at home.

--Ben Garrison

This cartoon is an earlier version that features Kim Jong Un. The final version concentrated on Afghanistan and featured a few key statistics on the carousel.

Friday, August 11, 2017

"Kim Jong Un"

Here's a repeat of my Kim Jong Un cartoon. The North Korean 'Dear Leader' remains on the warpath. He hurls vile threats not only to scare the world, but also impress his own failed nation. He wants to distract his people with patriotic hate. People perpetually preparing for war will think less about their own misery at the hands of a ruthless, evil elite led by a spoiled brat. I think it's best to let the little freak rattle his nuclear saber all he wants and do nothing. However, if he ever has the foolish temerity to actually launch a nuclear attack against America, he must be mercilessly wiped out.

It's too bad China doesn't do something to stop their truculent ally on the Korean peninsula, but I have a feeling they enjoy having someone else poke away at the US hornets nest while they sit back and see how much poking we'll take.

China is not the only entity to blame. We can blame Jimmy Carter for negotiating a settlement with the NK nut jobs. Carter made sure the tyrants received $5 billion and two nuclear reactors in exchange for their promise not to pursue nuclear weapons. It was a hollow promise. What Clinton and Carter did was succeed in giving them nuclear technology.

Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize for his effort, just as Obama received one for...well, for no good reason at all. Obama is also to blame for shuffling away the North Korean nuke problem for another president to solve. Remember, Obama gave away millions of dollars to Iran to appease them. Iran and North Korea are allies who have grown accustomed to getting bribed and placated by fools.

--Ben Garrison

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

"The Trouble With Trannies"

“The Trouble With Trannies”

I’m a big fan of the original ‘Star Trek’ series. I watched them as they were originally broadcast when I was a kid. There’s an episode that involves the mass propagation of a creature known as a ‘tribble.’ The furry things were gender fluid and could breed at will, and they had a lot of will. Nowadays we see a lot of people who almost consider it an offense to be ‘normal.’ They are now slurred as being ‘normies.'

The Enterprise went where no man, er person, has gone before. Now people don’t have to go to an alien planet to see weird things. We can find plenty of oddities right here on Earth. ‘Trannies’ seem to be booming. At least, we hear about them daily on the mainstream media who favor them. Barack Obama loved them. He may have even married one.

Since trans-whatevers are considered heroes, they continue to push the envelope. We are told we are haters if we don’t guess the correct pronoun for someone who claims they are able to change their genetic structure by sheer force of will. They don’t need God to assign them their sex. They tell God how it’s going to be. Now they are saying children should choose what sex they’d like to be. Call me old fashioned, but all of this strikes me as a form of insanity. To be sure, I don’t care what people want to be or pretend to be. But to brainwash kids into thinking they’re neither male nor female and they can choose on their own? That’s criminal abuse. Time to push back.

Recently William Shatner has been under attack by SJWs, feminists who hate men and what he calls “snowflakes.” The latter are young people who are also known as, ‘crybullies.’ They invent or imagine micro-aggressions and slights and exaggerate them into major offenses. President Trump faces such outrage from the feminists, SJWS and snowflakes on a daily basis. They flew into a flurry when he decreed that transexuals don’t belong in the military. Do we really need such distractions inflicted upon people who are fighting for our country? It’s bad enough they aren’t installing urinals for sailors on new aircraft carriers. They don’t want to offend female sailors or something. What’s next—flying the rainbow flags on ships? 

If a person insisted he was Napoleon, he was once sent to an insane asylum. Now he roams free. That’s fine by me, but when politicians drum up hate speech laws and insist I call him Napoleon or be considered a ‘hater,’ that’s where I draw the line. I will not praise these mentally ill people. Neither would Captain Kirk.

— Ben Garrison

Friday, July 28, 2017

McMaster's Master

We know McMaster and Petraeus met with Soros at the last Bilderberg conference. The question is, why? To drain the deep state we must start with those who are corrupted by globalists such as George Soros, who is sponsored by the Rothschilds.

This cartoon was commissioned by Mike Cernovich who is on top of the matter.

--Ben Garrison

Additional: There is absolutely NOTHING anti-semitic about this cartoon no matter what the ADL says. The head of the ADL is pro-Obama and pro-George Soros, therefore he smears those who criticize them. The Rothschilds have amassed trillions of dollars over the centuries by war and inside machinations. I criticize them for their foul deeds, not their religion. Soros collaborated with the Nazis. The ADL does not get to decide or dictate what hate speech is. If they think they can, then they're also evil. 'nuff said.


The Tumor That Is John McCain


It’s time for John McCain to retire. The 80 year-old Arizona senator was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Any normal man would spend his remaining time with his family. Not McCain. He remains determined to do maximum damage to President Trump and the USA. 

McCain is a deep state stooge. He’s an angry poodle on the leash of George Soros. He’s a globalist who is pro-massive immigration, pro-war and pro-trannies in the military. He’s not a war hero no matter how many times that lie is repeated by the fakestream media. Getting shot down and suffering wounds does not make him a hero. “Song Bird” McCain told the North Vietnamese secret info which caused more Americans to die in Vietnam. He wet started his jet on the USS Forrestal as a prank. It started a massive fire that led to the death of 134 sailors. Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of that tragedy. McCain had to be helicoptered off the ship because many sailors were calling for his scalp. As a senator, the war-mongering traitor John McCain has enriched himself by wetstarting on America.

McCain is malignant tumor. He has given America a massive headache for way too long.

--Ben Garrison

P.S. I don't care if he has brain cancer or not. McCain is a traitor who release classified information in order to damage President Trump. Prosecute him!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"The Hungry Bear"

The stock market bear is hungry. His fangs are out, but the stock market has a fang, too. FANG consists of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Goog—all of which have made fantastic gains during the current bull run. These stocks are bloated pigs, but the bear continues to be thwarted.

Since its tragic inception in 1913, the Federal Reserve has made sure we got plenty of war and bubbles, including more recently the Internet Bubble, the Housing Bubble and now we have the current bull market. Some are calling it ‘the greatest bubble ever.’ 

There are a variety of reasons why the market continues to relentlessly escalate to record levels. It has nothing to do with the presidents who like to take credit for such climbs. If insiders wanted the market crash, they could have done so when Trump was elected president. They didn’t want to shoot themselves in their collective foot and lose money, so there was no crash.

The continuing rise has to do with low interest rates by the Fed which has forced money into top companies. Betting on stocks is less risky than loaning it to small businesses or putting it into the already overpriced real estate market. Invest in Illinois bonds? Oh, well never mind. How about precious metals? No, that sector has been in a bear market since 2011. Paper covers rock and the central bankers can print up an unlimited amount of paper silver to keep physical silver contained. They can’t short Bitcoin, hence the amazing rise there.

The stock market seems to be the only game left in town, but who is playing that game? Certainly not young people. They are too burdened with college debt and are having a difficult time finding jobs that pay a decent wage. Real wages haven’t risen much in 30 years, but inflation and taxes have gone up. The cost of living has hurt the American Dream. Rent continues to skyrocket. Landlords are enjoying a bull market because young people can’t afford to buy an over-priced home, even with low rates. Not many young people can't pony up $1,000 to buy one solitary share of Amazon. Also, Baby Boomers are cashing out of the market and retiring. The middle class is going away as the rich get stupendously richer while most of the country gets poorer. 

So who is doing all the buying? Insiders, that’s who. They already own most of the stocks and they know that driving up their investments benefits them very well. Global corporations, many of which pay no taxes at all, buy back their own stocks, thus benefitting the insiders. The central bankers do the same. The richest 10 percent in America own 80 percent of market wealth.

Before you accuse me of inciting class warfare, let me remind you that a lot of that wealth at the top is compounding not because of capitalism, but rather crony capitalism. Mega corporations and their lobbyists control Congress and they make sure conditions are kept in place that allow them to make successful inside bests in the mega casino that they own. President Clinton ended Glass-Steagall Act, which allowed the big banks to gamble, and what happened in 2008 showed us who really runs the show. The central bankers, represented by Hank Paulson, twisted the arm of Congress in order to rake in trillions in bailout money as well as gigantic bonuses. Quantitative easing and free money helped the bankers and Wall Street. Not Main Street. 

When will the bull market collapse? Some say this year, but we’ve heard that every year since the last drop. The doom and gloomers continue to get it wrong. People such as Martin Armstrong, who is predicting the market will double again from here, continue to get it right. The technicals show weaker pullbacks and smaller gains on lower volume. The signs point to a blowoff top and that is attracting a lot of short interest, but many traders have already shorted the market and individual stocks again and again, only to get burned again and again. The bear remains very hungry.

--Ben Garrison

P.S. I had a really bad typo--typed 2013 for the start of the Fed. It's 1913. I fixed it. My apologies. I don't have an editor and my editing skills aren't all that great.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

"Obamacare Monster"

"The Republican plan doesn’t fix the death spiral of Obamacare, it simply subsidizes it.

--Rand Paul

Senator Paul knows government loves taxes and bureaucracy and it will always be reluctant to vote away such power and control. So instead of repealing the disaster that is Obamacare altogether, Republicans are tinkering with a replacement. This is the wrong approach.

The Obamacare monster doesn’t need to be replaced. It needs to be repealed. Eliminate it altogether. Get government out of the health care business. Stop subsidizing insurance companies with taxpayer money. Instead, make insurance companies compete on an open, free market. That’s what capitalism is all about. If we removed big government and insurance company interference from health care, real capitalism could drive medical costs down considerably. 

—Ben Garrison

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Made in America:

‘All hat and no cattle’ is an old expression often applied to someone who is full of hot air. Such a person may loudly brag (big hat), but lacks accomplishments (cattle) to back up the braggadocio. In the case of president Trump, he was given a gift of a custom-made cowboy hat called “El Presidente.” The hat fits and he’s wearing it because he has already accomplished a great deal only six months into his administration. A pipeline deal, appointing a Supreme Court justice, bringing jobs back to America and better trade deals starting with the cancelation of TPP. He pulled out of the Paris Accord because it wasn’t in America’s best interest. He has humiliated the Deep State fake news media—particularly CNN. He’s an ‘America First’ president, and that’s refreshing. 

More progress needs to be made. Plans for the wall are underway, but we also need to end Obama care. Not modify it or replace it, but rather get rid of government interference in health care altogether. Let people again choose (or not choose) to buy their own insurance. Returning health care to the free market and private sector is the only way to open up competition and drive down prices. 

A lot of work remains when it comes to draining the swamp. The Deep State needs to be uprooted. The CIA has way too much power. Break them up. Eliminate the NSA. Remove the pedophiles and satanists from power. Audit and end the Federal Reserve. End the income tax and IRS tyranny.

Oh—and don’t forget Hillary. LOCK HER UP!

—Ben Garrison