Trolls continue to spread the lie that Ben Garrison is against ‘free speech.’ Not so! It is true that I’m against ‘hate speech.’ It’s my prerogative to exercise my free speech to counter hate speech. In my opinion, hate speech has no place on social media. If Nazis want to stamp their collective feet in hatred, let them do it on their own sites and servers. They can knock themselves out there, but they’re not satisfied with that–they want to spew their acidic hate as far as possible. That being said, they don’t ‘own’ Facebook where community standards are clearly stated.
Oh sure, ‘hate speech’ is legal, all right. At least in America. But it’s not free. Someone pays a price. The trolls’ targets pay a cost when cyber reputations get destroyed and businesses get ruined. There’s a cost of TIME when the trolls’ targets must spend countless hours removing libel and filth. This is time lost that could have been spent doing something productive. Some of the trolls’ targets pay the ultimate price–suicide. Sorry, trolls, I won’t be doing that. I have too much work left to do. I have paintings to paint and cartoons to draw.
The trolls will never stop trolling me. They will never stop defacing my cartoons. They will never stop posting my face with ‘meme’ boxes and fake quotes claiming I’m calling for mass murder. To me, using someone else as a cover to call for mass murder is not satire. It’s not funny. It’s puerile sadism and malice. I will never stop trying to get such libel removed.
Andrew “Andre” Anglin claims it’s all in good fun–satire. Just a good chortle. Anglin considers the call for the murder of millions and starting a race war is fine as long as he calls it ‘satire.’
Andrew Anglin uses me, Ben Garrison, as a mask or foil to reveal his true feelings: An ugly, bitter hatred toward jews and others who don’t happen to be part of his ‘race.’ (It has been said that he himself doesn’t look ‘white,’ which must grate on him). He claims the holocaust is a hoax, but he’d be first in line to start another one if given the chance.
Anglin was running defaced cartoons well before he claimed it was ‘justified’ because of his claim that I’m against free speech. He screams loudly and spurts crocodile tears when his precious hate gets threatened. He whines that I’m against free speech, but he’s the first to trample upon mine by running defaced cartoons and stamping the Ben Garrison name onto any sort of trash in order to attract eyeballs to his dull and deadly site while begging for dough. He hopes someone will toss spare change his way. Yeah, it appears that hate is all about money, too. He’s the one chasing that rolling nickel down the street.
If Anglin had Hitler-like powers, he would end free speech in one big damn hurry. Fortunately, the young man has no power outside of his boring Daily NutJob site. It’s filled with pejorative and ad hominem attacks masquerading as journalism.
Please young people, do not follow such diminutive men (literally and metaphorically) who push small, hateful and long-discredited ideologies. They are trying to put old, rotten wine back into old, cracked bottles. There are big problems that require our attention. Do not let your attention get diverted by mindless hatred.
I will continue to draw anti-Federal Reserve and anti-statism cartoons. I will continue to criticize both Republicans and Democrats. Many thanks to everyone who understands the situation and rest assured I’m not against free speech and reasoned debate. I am also not against jews. I’ve known many during my newspaper career and they have been some of the finest people I’ve ever met. Including Steve Greenberg–even though I rarely agreed with the cartoons he penned.