Connecting the Dots with Dan Happel: Political cartoonist Ben Garrison emphasizes the need to EXPOSE corruption, tell the truth – Brighteon.TV
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Political cartoonist Ben Garrison urged the public to focus on exposing corruption and telling the truth about what is happening in America right now.

"The focus should be exposing corruption and telling the truth about what's really going on," he told Dan Happel of "Connecting the Dots" during the Brighteon.TV program's Oct. 4 episode. "I stand out because I'm able [to], and [I'm] one of the few cartoonists in the country that's able to speak out without fear of losing my job because there's nobody there to fire me."

Happel described Garrison as "one of the most famous political cartoonists in the U.S.," adding that his "unique" political cartoons are "dynamite stuff that knows how to tell a story and say something in a very dour way against the most insane ideas in the world."

The political cartoonist recounted his beginnings, drawing his first editorial comic for a small newspaper in San Angelo, Texas in 1980. He later specialized in graphics and design, eventually having his own commercial art business with major corporations worldwide as his clients. Garrison eventually returned to the drawing board with his editorial cartoons in 2009 after learning of the bankers being bailed out following the Great Recession.

According to his website Grrr Graphics, he drew the cartoons "to protest the central banker bailout, bloated government and the slide toward tyranny." Garrison is proud that he "is not part of the mainstream media and editors do not tell him what he can and cannot draw."

The libertarian cartoonist got inspired to illustrate his thoughts after reading G. Edward Griffin's book "The Creature from Jekyll Island," which denounced the Federal Reserve. But his first cartoon, which lambasted the central bank, only got half a dozen views.


It started to snowball after a year following his "March of Tyranny" cartoon. "I got emails from all around the world about it, [talking about] what a great cartoon it was," Garrison told Happel. "It really encouraged me to draw more."

Garrison's political cartoons expose the Deep State

However, Garrison was almost brought to the point of giving up doing cartoons after trolls attacked one of his works and proceeded to smear his reputation. (Related: The purge of conservatives from social media continues as Instagram bans popular political cartoonist Ben Garrison for "offensive" content.)

In spite of this, his wife Tina encouraged him to continue his work. She also supported him by handling his social media presence and spreading his real cartoons. The Garrisons would ultimately beat the trolls and he started getting more supporters who bought his books, prints and original cartoons.

"We ended up putting the trolls away because we outshouted them. We had people who knew where I really was and that was the start of Grrr Graphics and our success," he said.

According to Garrison, he did not start his cartoons to get famous or make money. He was also not interested in going after the Pulitzer Prize like his peers or the establishment cartoonists who can't wait to get a Pulitzer Prize to validate their life. Happel agreed, saying that Garrison is not like the 99 percent of political cartoonists in the U.S. that follow the status quo because they are getting paid to do it.

Moreover, Garrison said his political cartoons expose corrupt politicians alongside the Deep State and America's "shadow government." The cartoonist added that the Deep State swamp was a lot deeper and vast than the American people had imagined. Given that it wields way too much power, Garrison agreed that the Deep State swamp truly needs a draining. has more stories about Americans such as Garrison who are being discredited on the internet and social media for speaking the truth.

Watch the Oct. 4 episode of "Connecting The Dots" below. Catch new episodes of "Connecting The Dots" with Dan Happel every Tuesday at 5-6 p.m. on Brighteon.TV.

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