Why Do The Liberal Media Hate Trump?

The Liberal Media hate Trump. They don’t hate him because he is evil, not because he is a monster, or a fool, or an autocrat. He could be all of those things, but they hate Trump because he is not one of them.

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The loathing and fear is mutual.

The liberal media and the Democratic political class loathe, fear and hate Trump because he stands for conservatism. In his inaugural speech Trump promised a return to Capitalism and less State involvement in the economy. He has the power to change everything they have wanted to achieve with a stroke of a pen and he has not hesitated to deliver on his promise.

Democracy and Socialism are practically the same. Rule by the majority vote for the benefit of the people. The only difference between Democracy and Socialism is that the State owns the means of production for the benefit of the people. The rest is mere detail. Democratic Socialism is simply Socialism masquerading as Democracy for political expedience. The outcome will always be the same.

The Democrats and their media toadies fear that a return to Conservative values will halt the drift into a full blown Social State which will ultimately give them unlimited and untouchable power. Trump has openly challenged that system of political order and set off a media feeding frenzy. Nothing he can do is redeemable, he is never given credit when it’s due and he only does wrong. A sorry affair for the 4th Estate.

The machinations of the Democrat Political class has resulted in a three ring circus. The Liberal press hate and fear Trump, The democrats fear and hate Trump and Trump loathes and despises them too. I personally think you can’t dream this stuff up. It’s like living in a bizarre soap opera. Good times for cartoonists if you ask me.

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Lifting the Lockdown… or not.

Lifting the Lockdown won’t be easy. It’s a real case of try and see. People have become used to inactivity and are predictably reluctant to re-embrace such frenzied activity for less quality of life. People are beginning to realise that living off the state is much better bargain.

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I prefer to live on the dole now.

The problem is that we all can’t sit around and suckle on the tits of the State. Sooner or later we are going to be lifting the lockdown because someone has to make the money to pay the taxes to feed the indigent and supply the infrastructure. That is the biggest problem with socialism. It sounds OK to the idealogue but it’s practically unsustainable. Think about it. Unless the State prints the money who is going to drive tax revenue? Answer: Capitalism. The only successful socialist models combine both financial modalities in order to survive. Think about that while you lounge about and save the world from a CoVid apocalypse. Oh the absurdity of it all. Save the world and do nothing. That should already tell you that this is not what it seems. Why are we even discussing lifting the lockdown when the lockdown quarantined the wrong people?

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We Must Not Trade Liberty for Safety.

We must not trade liberty for safety. During the Corona Virus Pandemic, it’s very tempting to allow governmental bureaucrats to take over and fix things for us. But we must ensure that ultimate self-determination is handed back to the nation after the crisis is over.

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Do not trade your liberty for safety.

In the ‘The Social Contract’ Rousseau argues that citizens relinquish their rights to self-defence to the State who in turn promises to protect them. That was a matter of military consideration. Now, hundreds of years later it seems the State is overreaching to the point of even telling us what dangers we ought to fear and forcing us to behave in a manner that seems contrary to common sense. When in the history of mankind was a healthy person quarantined? Assuming those at risk are the tiny percentage that would have died anyway why are we not asking for explanations why we should all be locked down instead of isolating only those most at risk?

The answer seems to be that people living in powerful states are so mollycoddled they are extremely risk-adverse. It takes only the slightest hint of a danger to have them scurrying to comply in a complete absence of mind. The issues have been bounced back and forth by pundits and we are no closer to the truth of the CoronaVirus than when we began. It’s all narrative and no facts. How long will it be until we can justify acting like herd animals just to be safe? Citizens must take back autonomy and self-determination. We need less State and more individual franchise otherwise humankind will be reduced to voting cattle. It would be a sad end for such a noble and divine creature.

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Ignore the Lockdown and Sacrifice Our NHS Workers.

The NHS workers are the sector of our population who are most at risk of the Corona Virus Pandemic. NHS workers have to navigate safely through hundreds if not thousands of potential moments of infection every day. If we insist on ignoring the lockdown guideline, we will increase the number fo infections exponentially. Are we not then selfishly increasing their chances of contracting the disease?

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Don’t sacrifice the NHS workers on the altar of your own selfishness.

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Giveaway: Free A4 CoVid-19 Safety posters.

As my contribution to combatting the CoVid-19 Pandemic, I’m giving away six A4 Covid-19 Safety posters for anybody to share, print and display.

I’ve prepared these files as A4 PDF’s. They are vector-based which means they are infinitely scalable. You can enlarge them to any size without compromising quality.

If you’d like this series of free posters please leave a comment below, or send me a request on the ‘contact me‘ page on this site or email me at rob@flamingpencil.co.uk.

I will send them back via return of email. The file sizes are tiny and should present no problem for mail servers. I look forward to hearing from you and let’s flatten the Covid-19 Virus!

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Background art: a voyage of discovery.

I’ve been preparing backgrounds for a series of illustrations I am working on that is nearing completion. I have been discovering the works of background artists to see if I could pick up some tips on how best to go about this. What have realised is that background art is a superb discipline in itself.

I always used to focus on the action and main characters and took the background for granted. In the future I will not be able to look at an animated movie, an illustration or even a live action movie without studying the matt paintings and backgrounds. It’s an incredible art. I hope to do more of these in the future, it’s a real achievement to master. To see what I mean have a look at these examples: Gabriel Yeganyan, Sin Jong Hun. I think you will agree.

I have a long way to go!!! 😀

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Daily Doodle: Trinquette Challenge Goth Girl

The Trinquette Challenge is with submitting to because it pitches my work against other aspiring artists. It’s a great learning experience. The latest Trinquette challenge subject matter was Goth Girls. Here’s my crack at it.

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Trinquette Challenge Dark Mistress.

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Daily Doodle: Come On, Let’s Play!

Come On, Let’s Play! Throughout the animal kingdom juveniles learn the most through play. Why have we lost that ability? We grind through the week at our jobs so we can reward ourselves with play time on weekends. We ignore our need for re-creation sometimes.

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Everybody loves to play!

Free play is the most creative mode of learning if you consider all the birds and beasts and humans are no exception. I am amazed at how many people have invented the most incredible games for themselves which proves you don’t need an open space to amuse yourself. Switch off that television and get your imagination firing on all four cylinders!

This illustration was created for a tentative project that never went ahead. No problem, It’s still a good example of my kids illustrations.

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Daily Doodle: Making a Fool of myself.

Making a fool of myself on April Fool’s Day seems obvious, but then a famous author posted an opportunity to illustrate his new book. In my fervour to create an opportunity for myself I got caught in a classic April Fool’s Joke.

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The Fool is the visionary, even if he makes a few mistakes along the way.

The Author asked artists to submit proposed illustrations based on drawing their version of the Tarot Card entitled: “The Fool”. Admiring his work as I do I leapt at the chance without realising what day it was. Boy did I feel silly when the realisation dawned on me. However there was a point to this that eludes a casual understanding…

A lot of people chastening him for being unprofessional asking people to pitch without being paid and urging him to reconsider. But there is a second layer of understanding to this opportunity. You can learn a valuable life lesson if you respond and submit a speculative illustration. If you look at all the attributes of the fool archetype one would learn that The Fool is not just a happy-go-lucky clot. The Fool is the early adopter, the visionary, the chance taker and that is what I believe the author was revealing.

In order to make progress you must go out on a limb and risk something. The greater the risk, the greater the reward. I get it now. 😉

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Marooned for another 3 weeks.

Marooned for another 3 weeks. Great. As if we didn’t need another 3 weeks of solitude. All in a good cause I say.

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Great. As if we didn’t need another 3 weeks of isolation.

I will keep up the daily cartoons to amuse and delight your all. It’s been a great exercise for me. I may just do this for a living when it’s over! 😉

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