Monday, December 29, 2014

Public Figure?

public figure

n. in the law of defamation (libel and slander), a personage of great public interest or familiarity like a government official, politician, celebrity, business leader,movie star, or sports hero. Incorrect harmful statements published about a public figure cannot be the basis of a lawsuit for defamation unless there is proof that the writer or publisher intentionally defamed the person with malice (hate). (See: defamationlibelslander)

The trolls erroneously claim that since I'm a public figure they can do anything they like while the very core of their ruse depends on the fact that the vast majority of people have never heard of me. They know that many will unquestioningly accept whatever they see on the Internet as 'the truth.' That's the source of their never ending side-splitting laughter. The very fact that they're laughing proves I'm not a public figure and I certainly do not deserve such malicious attacks designed to ruin my business via ruining my reputation. Attacking my family is completely outrageous. My son is not a public figure.

I have actually received email apologizing to me because they really believed I was a racist anti-semite until they bothered to take the time to learn the truth. They would not have to do make such a discovery if I were a public figure. Of course, trolls do not worry about logic and reason. They are mostly anonymous. Some day, at least one of them will be held accountable for malicious libel.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hating Trolls are Against Free Speech

Internet trolls continue to disseminate their meme that I'm against free speech. Ridiculous. I'm for freedom of speech. Hate speech is not free speech when it is LIBEL and infringes on copyrights. That's against the law. Trolls do not own Facebook and they should not be using it as a megaphone to cry for the murder of human beings. That's what they're doing in direct violation of stated community standards. Apparently some trolls are too stupid to understand this, but hate does tend to appeal to stupid minds.

Those same trolls ARE free to set up their own sites and pay for it themselves. Andrew Anglin does this with his ridiculous and cartoonish Nazi site. It's his nickel, so he's free to spew all the hate he likes there and we're free to ignore him. The problem is, many of the haters aren't satisfied with their own dreadful hole in the wall sites. Few people want to visit their ugly, boring hate hives. I say boring because they post the same predictable hate day in and day out. It's not only deplorable, it's dull.

They want to get noticed and make hate go mainstream. They want hate to go 'viral.' That makes them feel trumped-up and important instead of the nobodies they really are. If they can convince young minds through repetitious hate that it's somehow acceptable to murder groups of people because they're not really human (Hitler did this with the Jews), then we've got big trouble.

Speak out against hate on social media. Hate is censorious speech. Hate is tolerated as the price of free speech, but hate speech should not be endorsed. The haters' goal is to drown out reasoned debate on serious problems. In my case, their constant hate speech and libel has muddied the waters and compromised my ability to communicate. The trolls continuously forge my signature, deface my work and libel my name. The trolls are against MY free speech. Hate is against free speech.






Monday, December 08, 2014

We need to send a message

Time for Justice

Justice is expensive and we need help in our battle against Internet trolls. While hate speech is legal in the U.S., libel, defamation and copyright infringement are not. I've been attacked by trolls for five years now--ever since I began drawing anti-Federal Reserve and anti-police state cartoons. They've also attacked my wife and my son. A cyber investigator has tracked down a few of the perpetrators and we have the evidence, but we need help with legal fees to pursue a case. We need to send a message to the troll community that sometimes their cyber bullying has consequences. If you can donate a few bucks to the cause, it would be much appreciated. I will continue to update the progress on my blog. --Ben Garrison

Sunday, December 07, 2014

This sounds familiar

Max Keiser:

Maxcoin has a lot of haters. The thing about these haters is that facts don’t matter to them. Their purpose in life is to spread piss and vinegar. Most of these haters are blind followers of the “oh, it’s cool to hate Max Keiser” movement. They have no original thoughts or facts to support their negative claims. Indeed it’s quite clear that most of these guys are probably in their early 20s, have no meaningful source of steady income, and choose instead to live in their parents’ basements, sitting in front of a troll box 22 hours of each day and tending to their group masturbation hate efforts. They can’t be bothered to actually watch/listen to Keiser to understand his credentials because that would require disconnecting from the hive mind for 30 minutes, which might lead to their sudden death.