I normally prefer not to work so low-brow as the above cartoon, but Donald Trump and the mouth-breathing, inbred racists his Presidency enables are such grotesque slobs that it practically cannot be avoided while discussing them honestly.
That being the case, this is the third time I’ve drawn Trump either naked or with his pants down—possibly the fourth, and that number would surely be much higher if I had time to produce new cartoons more often.
Pictured front-and-center here among the President’s usual scumbag audience of rednecks, Klansmen, and Nazis is Gavin McInnes, or as I’ve taken to calling him, “Gavin McChinless,” because without his dumb-looking beard he resembles either a Bob’s Burgers villain, or Cletus, the Slack-Jawed Yokel from The Simpsons.
McChinless is the founder of perhaps the dorkiest white power organization to come along in quite a while, the Proud Boys; sort of a fight club for pathetic, cousin-humping white trash and paunchy, misogynistic weenies which has been appropriately designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, as well as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism” by the FBI.
The latter designation was bestowed after a dozen or so Proud Boys proved how tough and brave they really were by ganging up on and beating two or three protestors outside a speech by McChinless in New York City on October 12th.
A little over a month later, their fearless leader demonstrated his solidarity with the group by publicly resigning from it, like the submissively-urinating coward he obviously is.
The NY brawl wasn’t the first violent clash involving the Proud Boys. They also participated in the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, during which activist Heather Heyer was killed by a neo-Nazi who plowed his Dodge Charger into a crowd of protestors.
Proud Boys could be seen supporting several racist hate demonstrations by Patriot Prayer in Portland, Oregon, where police confiscated protestors’ flag poles as “weapons” while freely allowing demonstrators to carry actual guns, returned rifles to some demonstrators after they were apparently caught setting up sniper positions, and even more or less gave direct paramilitary aid to demonstrators by using flash-bangs to severely maim and nearly kill several protestors.
The only thing that saved one protestor from death by flash-bang was his bike helmet, so, naturally, police in other jurisdictions where Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys held rallies afterwards began confiscating identical helmets carried by other protestors. “Some of those who work forces…”
The title of this cartoon refers to the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “Freebird,” and the obnoxious practice of holding up an active lighter while calling for the song during performances by other bands. The tiki torches were not part of my initial idea, but the realization that I could include them alongside the lighters was probably what cemented my decision to go ahead with it, despite its being little more than a glorified fart joke which implies Trump’s gas has fueled an explosion of white nationalism.