As a cartoonist, I am a dedicated proponent of our Free Speech rights in general, and for a strong voice for Black-owned Media specifically. Editorial Cartoons are incredibly powerful for simplifying complex ideas, and moving the general consciousness within a smartly-planned propaganda campaign, so much so that the elite have all but silenced their voices.
"Editorial cartoonists are a barometer for all our free speech rights; a silenced cartoonist is an indicator of an unhealthy environment for freedom of expression in any given society." ~Ann Telnaes, President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
It's clear that the moneyed oppressor class wants the voice of the people silenced so that they may be at ease & comfort while enjoying the wealth they've exploited. This is of course unacceptable, and it is the duty of the people to make the oppressor as uncomfortable as possible. Remember, that the nerve-wrecking, continuous threat of uprising was a major tool used in the national argument against slavery; the discomforting continuous wear upon the oppressor class FORCED them to think about the horrors of what they had done. Without that discomfort -- without the oppressed making it "hot" for them -- it has proven eerily easy for them to construct a fantasy land in which they can pretend all societal faults were caused by the people they subjugate and exploit.
During this era, when the largest mainstream media companies function as little more than in-house marketing teams for the oppressor's diabolical goals, it is vital that the independent Editorial Cartoonist be allowed to flex that ole Freedom of Speech right to make the bad guys as uncomfortable as possible as often as possible. I am personally disturbed whenever someone calls an African-American activist "idiot" or "moron" whenever they protest the current manifestations of the USA's long history of systemic racism. It gives the impression that some unspoken law was broken in which whites expect Blacks not to make them uncomfortable by demanding the abolition of racism and its vile systems. I vow that I absolutely will use my cartooning to shine the spotlight on that evil whenever I can.
I hope that you will join me as I continue to use my own resources, skills and force towards that fight. The purchase of my original graphic novels, and/or a small monthly commitment to this Patreon account, would enable me to make folk uncomfortable full time, and even double my regular output.
Thank you so much for your interest, financial support, and invaluable feedback.
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