The Obama Admin is going down by the head (mariners term.) And it’s looking like most of the rats are going down with their ship. This is a thank you post to cartoonist Ben Garrison who’s kept us entertained through it all. Mr. Garrison is the most talented political cartoonist I’ve came across. One of my favorite Garrison cartoons is “time to pay the Barr Tab” as Ben depicts below! 😆
From countere: Ben Garrison is the most infamous political cartoonist alive. If you’re even remotely tuned into social media, you’ve likely run into one of Garrison’s cartoons. His humorous, bizarre, and always sensational pieces have gotten millions of likes on Twitter, 4Chan, and Reddit, and have been shared by everyone from Julian Assange to Donald Trump Jr. to Kylie Jenner.
Garrison’s subject matter is the fodder for instant cancellation, dealing in anti-vaccination, Pizzagate, South African ‘white genocide,’ and free speech for conservatives. Yet his foundational beliefs are cut from traditional American libertarianism. “I’m pro-constitution and pro-liberty. I’m anti-war, anti-big government, and especially anti-socialism,” he told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Curiously, Garrison has been most trolled by the alt-right, who feel that his cartoons don’t go far enough, and edit racist tropes of Jews into them while keeping his name on the art. These twisted, repurposed works cost Garrison his career as an exhibiting artist, forcing him to rely on the internet to distribute his cartoons.
While most people on the left consider Garrison a pestilence, his recent anti-Biden cartoons are gaining an unlikely fanbase of progressive Bernouts. They’ve been rejoicing in Garrison’s attacks on Biden and his incisive critiques on the bourgeoisie. “I have no idea how diehard conservative anti-vax anti-climate-change ben garrison produced this astonishingly correct image,” one Tweet read about Garrison’s illustration of the ‘crony capitalist pyramid.’ To pigeonhole Garrison as just a pro-Trump cartoonist is a classic media failure: Garrison’s anti-authoritarianism and disdain for the 1% would be more familiar to a revolutionary pyschedelic enthusiast than a Marco Rubio Republican.