A couple days ago, a right-wing oafish cartooning colleague of mine tweeted that comparisons between Donald Trump sending his white nationalist terrorists to attack the Capitol in order to overturn a democratically-held election to install him as a fascist dictator and Charles Manson sending his followers to murder nine people, was wrong.
The people who don’t accept the comparison also don’t believe the attack was an insurrection and have a lot of trouble with the word “terrorists.” But the comparisons are valid.
First off, they’re both cults. If you don’t think the comparisons are valid, you’re probably in one of the cults. And if you’re in the Manson Family cult, then you’re probably really offended being compared to a bunch of MAGAts.
There is no evidence Charles Manson ever ordered the murders. There’s no evidence he ever told any of his followers to kill anyone. But he did send them out and they did commit murders, most notably, pregnant actress Sharon Tate.
Charles Manson was found guilty of first degree murder in seven of the killings. The prosecution argued his ideology constituted an overt act of conspiracy.
His ideology constituted an overt act of conspiracy. That is important to note.
Donald Trump’s ideology constituted an overt act of conspiracy which led to the attack on the United States Capitol complex. The people who share his ideology, which is a cult worship of Trump, are still denying it ever happened.
The people who followed Manson and who follow Trump are lunatics. They are cult members.
Donald Trump told his cult to be at the Capitol that day….to come to Washington. He tweeted it was going to be “wild.” His campaign spent $2.7 million to rally the terrorists. Donald Trump told them to march on the Capitol. They carried nooses and other assorted weapons. They brought zip ties. They chanted to hang Mike Pence. They called out for Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. They barged in by overrunning the Capitol Police. Five people died.
Charles Manson was not with his followers when they committed the murders. Trump was not with his followers either, but he said he would be. Trump did get to watch it on TV. According to reports, it made him really happy. When asked to call off the terrorists, he refused for hours. Even when he did call them off, he told them that he loved them and they were “very special.” That is a cult. Your cult leader loves you and says you’re “very special.”
Manson told his family he loved them.
Manson was tried by a jury. Trump was tried by the Senate, which was full of his cult members. Manson’s jury didn’t seat any members of his cult. Why? Because that would have been insane and wouldn’t have been a real trial.
There needs to be a real trial for Donald Trump, and as far away from politics as possible. No Trump cultists should be allowed to sit on the jury.
Donald Trump’s ideology constituted an overt act of conspiracy. He needs to be tried for that.
By the way, another thing Trump and Manson have in common is they’re both white supremacists.
Signed prints: The signed prints are just $40.00 each. Every cartoon on this site is available. You can pay through PayPal. If you don’t like PayPal, you can snail mail it to Clay Jones, P.O. Box 9103, Fredericksburg, VA 22403. I can mail the prints directly to you or if you’re purchasing as a gift, directly to the person you’re gifting.
Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are ZERO copies of my book in stock, which usually go for $45.00 each, signed. Another order will be placed soon. You may pre-order if you want. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.
Tip Jar: if you want to support the cartoonist, please send a donation through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also snail it to P.O. Box 9103, Fredericksburg, VA 22403.
Watch me draw:
LikeLiked by 3 people
Should be tried as a war criminal, by The International Court of Justice; that’s the only way none of his followers would be on the jury,
LikeLiked by 4 people
Big difference–Trump doesn’t have long hair and a bearded face. He even wears a suit and tie. Charlie boy had all those strikes against him. How can anyone suggest our boy Donnie is anything but a law-abiding rich white boy who would never call on Americans to do anything but tour Congress–en masse, with weapons. Those weapons were just for protection, don’t you know!
LikeLiked by 3 people
My first thought on seeing this Graphic Editorial was that most people would have put the panel on 45* Last, as the Punchline, instead of First in the sequence.
But you always make a big point about avoiding doing what others are doing, so of course you put the Punchline First. 😉
LikeLiked by 1 person
I did consider that. I just didn’t roll off the brain right for me.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Of coarse, because your brain is wired to avoid doing what others would do. 😉
Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
It’s his fault!! No doubt!! … will he be held accountable? I don’t know … “Trump told his cult to be at the Capitol that day….to come to Washington. He tweeted it was going to be “wild.” His campaign spent $2.7 million to rally the terrorists. Donald Trump told them to march on the Capitol. They carried nooses and other assorted weapons. They brought zip ties. They chanted to hang Mike Pence. They called out for Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. They barged in by overrunning the Capitol Police. Five people died.”
A song often played on my favorite goth/industrial station keeps repeating Manson’s, “I never murdered anyone. It’s all up here. I think it!”