StoneToss: Episode 67

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Comic Name: Reap What You Soy
Description: “Liberals get the bullet too.” – liberal
Mouseover: umm, based?
Image Name: portland-protests-stonetoss-political-cartoon.png
Originally Published: 4/6/2021

What The Comic Is: A Starbucks coffeeshop stands in Portland, a gay pride banner hanging in its window. A MAGA hat man leers at the Starbucks with suspicion and contempt. In the next panel, Antifa pajama soldiers vandalize and destroy the Starbucks, to which the MAGA hat man now reacts with overblown concern and sadness.

What StoneToss Actually Thinks: Conservatives are expert concern trolls.

Why It’s Fucking Stupid: Alright so, StoneToss isn’t wrong. Conservatives are the ultimate bad faith actors, sure. However, this comic is a bit more than just conservatives and their concern trolling. Not only that, but a lot of people will look at this comic and take away that StoneToss is a moderate who makes fun of both sides, which is not the case at all. Whenever StoneToss rarely aims any shade at the right, it’s always softballs and it’s always somehow making the left look worse anyways. It is incredibly important to expose and realize that StoneToss is not “making fun of both sides”, he is not a moderate or a centrist. He’s a hard, far-right fundamental religionist fascist who occasionally ribs his less extreme cousins.

The comic contains a pretty blatant subtext in showing the Antifa thugz destroying the same Starbucks that 1.) StoneToss constantly pictures Antifa members drinking/patronizing and 2.) was depicted as hanging a gay pride flag in its window. With the comic’s name and description we can tell that this is actually more about trying to make fun of Antifa rather than conservative bad faith acting. This lines up perfectly with the narrative that StoneToss throws far more mud towards the left and when he dares to look to the right, he gives the faintest and most token of wet farts; just enough that his dumbass fans can (attempt to) reasonably argue that StoneToss “tOtAlLy MaKeS fUn Of BoTh SiDeS”.

While the MAGA man is depicted as a twofaced concern troll who exaggerates his reactions in both panels, Antifa is depicted as riotous destroyers of anarchy, who eat themselves and are too stupid to not destroy the very things they love/that support them.

Hot mic.

Comic Name: Speak Volumes
Description: …said the webcomic artist ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Mouseover: Hot mic.
Image Name: right-wing-podcasting-comic.png
Originally Published: 8/28/2019

What The Comic Is: A man bursts into the door of billionaire George Soros’ bedroom, crying out that he has terrible news. Soros, visibly sweating and fully of worry, utters that it can not be. But the man assures him that yes: it can be, informing Soros that the racists have started another podcast, much to Soros’ shocked expression.

What StoneToss Actually Thinks: It’s okay to be racist and bigoted if you’re just podcasting, bro. It doesn’t actually hurt anything.

Why It’s Fucking Stupid: Though the comic concerns podcasts, StoneToss obviously means to lump in his comic with it (as made all the blatant by the description). It’s basically trying to handwave racist podcasts, comics, blogs or i.e., just general racist sentiment and feelings, as being ineffective and therefore harmless/not to be taken seriously.

Again, like the comic before, this might seem like StoneToss is making fun of himself or his alt-right allies, but he’s really not. Instead he’s trying to minimize the effect he and others have in spreading racist sentiment and messages while trying to make fun of the left for caring so much. Yes, it’s so odd and weird that people aren’t okay with fascists spreading fascist propaganda. What do they think it leads to?! Fascism spreading to politics or something?!?! When has that ever happened, I mean, COME ON!

But we all know that StoneToss doesn’t think so low of himself. His brain is el smallo, but his ego and desire to spread his fascist garbage is el mucho. He doesn’t seriously think his comic is something harmless that doesn’t amount to anything, he’s just trying to paint a picture where his shitty, fascist little webcomic is a harmless little dandelion. This gives his defenders another club to try swinging around, as they try to discredit detractors by crying about how “harmless” and “inconsequential” StoneToss’ comic is. StoneToss’ comic is racist, transphobic, xenophobic and Anti-Semitic (to just name a few). His defenders will try to claim “it’s just his opinion” or “it’s just another point of view” and will question why we can’t just “let StoneToss feel the way he feels”, and this enabling and normalizing of bigotry is exactly how it ends up being voted into political offices and spreading in places where it can do actual harm to real people.

Yeah, a StoneToss comic never directly hurt anyone, but that isn’t the fucking point. When you take all the racist podcasts and all the racist webcomics and all the racist memes and all the gutless cuck defenders who think kowtowing to bigotry makes them “Chad anti-PC winnarz” and you put that into a society that doesn’t constantly check and reject it, you end up with fascists in the government. Each individual piece, small as it is on its own, is all part of a greater flow of bigoted sentiments that coalesce and feed into other bigger, stronger and more legitimized sentiments. But it’s okay, it’s not like that ever lead to anything bad happening, amirite?