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If there’s one good thing about this election, between Trump’s borderline fascist speech and the recent DNC leak revealing how badly the Democrat establishment wanted to screw over Bernie’s campaign in order to bolster Hillary’s, it’s that the search term “third party candidate” has skyrocketed by 1,150 percent on Google within the past few days during that time.

People are finally being woke as to how badly the two-party system is broke. That's something at least worth celebrating!

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If there’s one good thing about this election, between Trump’s borderline fascist speech and the recent DNC leak revealing how badly the Democrat establishment wanted to screw over Bernie’s campaign in order to bolster Hillary’s, it’s that the search term “third party candidate” has skyrocketed by 1,150 percent on Google within the past few days during that time.

People are finally being woke as to how badly the two-party system is broke. That's something at least worth celebrating!

Do I need to comment on Trump's speech last night? Seriously? Do I? If you want a dissertation on his speech, then by all means, read Politifact. Because they did a good enough job of highlighting all his half truths and lies.

I didn't even watch his speech. Why should I? I already know what his schtick is at this point: illegals are "terking ur jerbs". Criminal thugs are shooting down innocent people and cops. And ISIS is out to destroy us all unless we vote for Big Daddy Trump to protect us.

Never mind that more Hispanics have left the country than have illegally entered it. Never mind that violent crime is at an all-time low, especially against cops. And never mind that you're more likely to be killed by a cop then buy a terrorist.

No. Seriously. Never mind all that. Because none of it matters. It obviously doesn't matter to Trump, and it certainly doesn't matter to his followers.

And the same thing can be said about Hillary and her followers. We're going to see the same thing from her come the DNC. She's going to give an equally facetious speech that's nothing more than the talking points and empty platitudes she's been parroting throughout her campaign: We need to reign in the big banks. We need to put an end to war. And we need to establish single-payer healthcare.

Never mind that she's being financed by the exact same big banks she's been railing against. Never mind that she voted for the Iraq War. And never mind that she has recently done a 180 degree turn on single-payer healthcare after being funded by the insurance lobby. The facts matter to her and her followers as much as they matter to Trump and his, which is to say they don't. The facts are irrelevant!

Neither Trump nor Hillary can say anything that will sway their followers to reconsider their vote, and both have proven as much. Trump said he could shoot a person and people would still vote for him. Hillary promised to reveal the secrets of Area 51 if people voted for her. In any sane and rational reality, both candidates would've lost votes due to espousing such insanity. And yet they both remain the forerunners of this election: the election of the post-factual democracy!

This is why I'm growing tired of discussing politics. Not only is it the exact same series of trite talking points, but it is the exact same talking points that are easily disproven; and yet regardless of what I or anyone else writes about those two charlatans, people are still going to vote for them in droves.

Why? Because Trump isn’t Hillary and Hillary isn't Trump. And as long as one is considered to be the "lesser of two evils", low-information voters--or the politically correct term for "idiots"--are going to vote for them, facts be damned. Our team may be bad, but their team is worse, so root for the home team. Who cares if they cheat? When everyone is a cheater, cheating is no longer a vice. It's simply a winning strategy!

This truly is a post-factual democracy. In no other point in time has information been so easily available to the general public at their very fingertips, and yet the general public simply isn't interested in "information" unless it confirms their pre-existing beliefs. In such an age of information, ignorance is a choice. For many individuals, it’s a safe choice to make, but for the rest of us who have to endure their ignorance, especially when they vote, it’s nothing short of dangerous.

At this point, I should offer a potential solution to this whole mess. But as I explained earlier, there is very little I can do. Even now, I'm simply propagating my own echo chamber. Anything I say that you all agree with, you all probably already agreed with; and anything I say that you all don't agree with, you all will simply dismiss. Unless we all take our time to step outside our echo chambers and try to entertain a different point of view, none of us will be closer to becoming better informed. Then again, that's what most of us choose to be.





The only thing I know about Canada's politics is that it's current prime minister seems like Bernie Sanders if he were younger and had the body of the main antagonist from The Purge, and that it's one of the many countries that managed to cut it's way out of a recession.

Here's to pokeman122 for having their question answered in an ask comic. If anyone else has any questions they’d like to ask my characters, feel free to leave them in the comments to the 100th comic.

#statistandanarchist #askcomic 

More innocent civilians killed in a US airstrike? Must be a day that ends with ‘y’ under our Nobel Peace Prize-winning president:

US air strike killed nearly 60 civilians, including children, in Syria on Tuesday after the coalition mistook them for Islamic State fighters.

Some eight families were hit as they tried to flee fighting in their area, in one of the single deadliest strikes on civilians by the alliance since the start of its operations in the war-torn country.

For real, can we please take away his peace prize? He clearly hasn’t earned it within the past eight years upon receiving it, especially since he’s managed to kill more Muslims than the last guy.

The worst part is that this status quo foreign policy of “brown every bomb person first and f*** asking questions ever!” is only going to be continued under Clinton and amplified under Trump. Either way, we're one bomb away from WWIII.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the new Ghostbusters movie, contrary to its initial knee-jerk reaction, proved to be a decent film. Obviously, part of what made the film great was the four main female leads.

This includes Leslie Jones, who, apart from being a stereotypical “street smart” black character, actually proved to be quite “book smart” when it came to the Big Apple’s history, thus making her a valuable part of the team.

Her stellar performance in the movie only made it more painful to see her attacked as the target of a Twitter hate campaign. It would be one thing if she were merely being barraged with tweets telling her she sucked. But making these tweets most toxic was the racism behind them:



Look, I’m all for free speech, and I get annoyed when people confuse “criticism” and “offensive speech” with “harassment” and “hate speech.” But there is a major difference between saying that a black actress sucks, and calling her an "ape". One is free speech, the other is hate.

So, really, I’d have no problem if Twitter, true to its terms of services, were to go and ban the anonymous trolls calling her every racial slur in the book. But obviously, doing that would prove too hard and time consuming for them. So what did Twitter do instead? Sacrifice a scapegoat!

Twitter decided to permanently ban conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos. His crime? Writing a bad review of the Ghostbusters movie! That inhumane monster!

Ugh! Bad movie reviews are not harassment. Yes, I’m mad that internet trolls have been spamming poor Leslie with racist hate, but sacrificing someone like Milo at the altar of PC censorship isn’t the solution. It never is!

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:iconedjack12:
edjack12 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Am I evil for liking Obama?
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:iconlibertyandmetal4all:
LibertyAndMetal4All Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
Thoughts on agorism? I'm libertarian but not agorist by the way.
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HNBBTF Featured By Owner Edited Jul 2, 2016
I was wondering what your thoughts were on the Libertarian Presidential ticket, Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson and Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
He has my vote.
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Frostbite883 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
If you don't mind, can I ask you a Gargoyles AU question?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't watch Gargoyles.
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:iconfrostbite883:
Frostbite883 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
Oh. Okay. Thanks for letting me know.
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:iconedjack12:
edjack12 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
Just to question, I, uh, like Obama and uh, honestly I'm pretty scared to say this.
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landobaldur Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
greetings from one creative mind to another
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! ;)
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