Ben Garrison

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Ben Garrison is an American editorial cartoonist from Montana. His stated goal is "to help raise awareness of the drift toward tyranny"[1](despite being a Trump supporter.)[2]


[edit] Views and crankery

Garrison is a self-described libertarian, though his cartoons tend to contain a strong paleoconservative streak as well.

In his cartoons and writing on his blog, he has expressed strong opposition to Islam,[3] political correctness,[4] social justice warriors,[5] neoconservatism, gun control,[6] the Federal Reserve,[7] fluoridated water, GMOs, and vaccination.[8] Basically, enough to give three in a row on any given crank magnetism bingo card.

In keeping with his libertarian ideals, of the 2016 United States presidential candidates (on the right, of course), he has said that Rand Paul was the "perfect candidate",[9] although since Paul's departure Garrison has expressed support for Donald Trump, who is not surprisingly depicted very positively in many of his illustrations.[10][11][12]

As with all political cartoonists, it is very easy to tell who Garrison is sympathetic towards in his cartoons, as they will likely be the only ones who aren't drawn really really ugly.

[edit] 4chan

Garrison has been the target of a sustained smear campaign by members of 4chan, who have photoshopped many of his cartoons to combine them with strongly xenophobic, anti-semitic, and racist cartoons, most of which are culled from National Alliance newsletters published in the 80s, specifically A. Wyatt Mann cartoons, which often feature grotesque caricatures of Jews, gays, and racial minorities.

These fake Ben Garrison works still contain Garrison's signature, however - thus falsely giving the impression that he holds these views. He may be a crazy right-winger, but he isn't a Nazi or an overt race warrior of the 4chan kind.[13]

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