Friday, February 10, 2017

Steve Bannon Believes the Apocalypse is Coming and War is Inevitable

ModPresident Bannon, as Donald Trump's babysitter has been called, is one scary dude. He is also perhaps the most powerful person in America today, which doesn't help. The video and text below come to us from The Huffington Post, and unless you are contextually damaged by an overexposure to certain propaganda, what follows should scare the hell out of you. Our government is now in the hands of dangerous men.

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Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable (Huffington Post link): In 2009, the historian David Kaiser, then a professor at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, got a call from a guy named Steve Bannon.

Bannon wanted to interview Kaiser for a documentary he was making based on the work of the generational theorists William Strauss and Neil Howe. Kaiser, an expert on Strauss and Howe, didn’t know Bannon from Adam, but he agreed to participate. He went to the Washington headquarters of the conservative activist group Citizens United, where Bannon was then based, for a chat.

Kaiser was impressed by how much Bannon knew about Strauss and Howe, who argued that American history operates in four-stage cycles that move from major crisis to awakening to major crisis. These crises are called “Fourth Turnings” — and Bannon believed the U.S. had entered one on Sept. 18, 2008, when Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke went to Capitol Hill to ask for a bailout of the international banking system.

“He knew the theory,” Kaiser said. “He obviously enjoyed interviewing me.”

Bannon pressed Kaiser on one point during the interview. “He was talking about the wars of the Fourth Turnings,” Kaiser recalled. “You have the American Revolution, you have the Civil War, you have World War II; they’re getting bigger and bigger. Clearly, he was anticipating that in this Fourth Turning there would be one at least as big. And he really made an effort, I remember, to get me to say that on the air.”

Kaiser didn’t believe global war was preordained, so he demurred. The line of questioning didn’t make it into the documentary — a polemical piece, released in 2010, called “Generation Zero.”

Bannon, who’s now ensconced in the West Wing as President Donald Trump’s closest adviser, has been portrayed as Trump’s main ideas guy. But in interviews, speeches and writing — and especially in his embrace of Strauss and Howe — he has made clear that he is, first and foremost, an Apocalypticist.

In Bannon’s view, we are in the midst of an existential war, and everything is a part of that conflict. Treaties must be torn up, enemies named, culture changed. Global conflagration, should it occur, would only prove the theory correct. For Bannon, the Fourth Turning has arrived. The Grey Champion, a messianic strongman figure, may have already emerged. The apocalypse is now.

“What we are witnessing,” Bannon told The Washington Post last month, “is the birth of a new political order.”

Mod: The rest of this article is available to you by clicking on the link provided above.

Donald Trump just lost, bigly (Washington Post link): President Trump has been on an 18-month winning streak. That streak ended Thursday night when a federal appeals court upheld a lower-court ruling lifting Trump's travel ban on refugees and all visitors from seven predominantly Muslim states.

“The Government has taken the position that the President’s decisions about immigration policy, particularly when motivated by national security concerns, are unreviewable, even if those actions potentially contravene constitutional rights and protections,” read the unanimous ruling of the three judges.

“There is no precedent to support this claimed unreviewability, which runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our constitutional democracy.”

Mod: Like I said, our government in Washington DC has fallen into the hands of dangerous men. We're 20 days into this administration, and it already seems like a lifetime.

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55 comments:

  1. To the truly paranoid trump guy who incorrectly claimed late yesterday that "The Commander in Chief has the Constitutional right to do what is necessary to protect United States citizens." And that the 'circus' court was "being disrespectful" to the point that "you will get your throat slit", here are some real facts for you:

    On average more Americans are killed every by toddlers firing handguns than by terrorists. In the entire decade from 2005 to 2015, 94 people in America were killed by jihadists, well over 300,000 were killed by gun violence from other Americans.

    Trump/Bannon are using the classic ploy of manipulating your fear for their gain. The oath he swore was to protect the Constitution, not your false sense of security.

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    1. amen brother...

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    2. Statistics don't matter when you believe in alternate facts.

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    3. Right you are, 7:57. For cult followers like Trump supporters, facts are put aside if they interfere with the belief system. People will actually commit more intensely when proven wrong. And there is no point in arguing with them.

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  2. Ever notice that both Trump and Bannon give the clenched fist salute? Bannon has declared himself to be a big fan of Lenin, so that makes sense. But why Trump?

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  3. CNN is reporting that at least one of the appeals court judges hearing Trump's travel ban case has needed extra security due to threats.

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    1. It's those lovely Trumpies at work.

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  4. Trump reportedly hates his job and his staff after less than a month

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/he-doesnt-like-this-sht-trump-reportedly-hates-his-job-and-his-staff-after-less-than-a-month/

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  5. Trump submits to China! Bows to 'one-China' diplomacy. Caves just like he did when he said Mexico would pay for his wall.

    Swamp the vote!

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    1. You can only wonder what went on behind the scenes to bring about this flip-flop.

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    2. 7:28, someone brought in a world map and a 5th grade social studies teacher to explain to the president the history of Taiwan and China.

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  6. With all this interesting information posted, what are you going to do? Call Ghostbusters? I know, call a local deli, see if you can sell them some of this baloney.
    By posting this you are just talking to the wall. Perhaps you should do something, come up with a idea for action because so far this blog posting has not helped. It keeps you smothered in anger.

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    1. Not a big believer in democracy, eh? Your baloney seems to have turned rancid.

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    2. Sort of like the point you didn't quite make

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  7. Good post, wailing rhetoric!

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  8. Steve Bannon, the former Goldman Sachs executive-turned-Breitbart news chief, is running the government, while the president argues with actresses.

    Politico reports that the executive orders Trump has been signing were prepared and coordinated by Bannon. Various Cabinet secretaries and congressional leaders were not consulted, according to the story. Such procedural corner-cutting is not inconsequential when it comes to spending $25 billion of taxpayer funds or running the CIA.

    But whatever the eventual costs, the current reality seems to be that Bannon—not his White House rivals, chief of staff Reince Priebus or Vice President Mike Pence—decides what piece of paper gets put in front of Donald Trump's pen.

    http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/bannon-takes-control

    What Steve Bannon really wants

    https://qz.com/898134/what-steve-bannon-really-wants/

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  9. Bannon is a screaming whack job and today, he sits at the height of executive power:
    "Last week, The Washington Post published excerpts from his draft for a movie that warned about how Muslim extremists could try to turn the U.S. into the “Islamic States of America.” The document also blamed the “American Jewish Community” as being one of the “enablers” of this supposed threat."

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/09/steve-bannon-wanted-mel-gibson-for-his-movie-about-nazis-abortion-mutants.html

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  10. Bannon and Conway both look like people with very bad health habits.

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  11. The blogger that insists they "are a beliver in Democracy " uses the moniker OSCAR!

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    1. Please explain what that means please.

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    2. I can translate the "beliver" but am totally lost on the OSCAR! part.

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    3. i didn't know they gave out oscars for blogging.

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    4. Perhaps he wishes he was an Oscar Meyer weiner?

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  12. The time of NOSTRADAMUS is upon us, heed the warnings, they are only off by a year or two, since Obama packed up his turban and vacated office... forget Bannon, he's read the predictions. He is only trying to reap the credit of the Apocalypse, just like those Muslim Jihaidist followers.

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    1. OK I'm on it. Thanks

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    2. Apocalypse is a line of fashionable t-shirts made in Taiwan.

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    3. Obama 'packed his turban'?

      The Trolls are getting desperate

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    4. If they weren't stupid they wouldn't be trolls.

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  13. My baloney has a first name...it's OSCAR!

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  14. Bannon is actually just cover for a coup. Investigative reporting from Nafeez Ahmed:

    The Trump regime is not operating outside the Deep State, but mobilizing elements within it to dominate and strengthen it for a new mission.

    The Trump regime is not acting to overturn the establishment, but to consolidate it against a perceived crisis of a wider transnational Deep System.

    The Trump regime is not a conservative insurgency against the liberal establishment, but an act of ideologically constructing the current crisis as a conservative-liberal battleground, led by a particularly radicalized white nationalist faction of a global predatory elite.

    https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/how-the-trump-regime-was-manufactured-by-a-war-inside-the-deep-state-f9e757071c70#.vqqokkd57

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    1. This article further states the Kissinger strategy:

      Kissinger’s critical role in developing Trump’s eastward facing strategy was revealed by the German tabloid, Der Bild, which obtained a document from the Trump transition team. The document confirmed Kissinger’s role as the key mastermind brought in to craft a way to rebuild relationships with Russia. Kissinger’s plan would include lifting US economic sanctions — paving the way for a potentially lucrative partnership between American and Russian oil and gas companies — and recognizing Russia’s ownership of the Crimea.

      In a summary that's separately gone viral in the internet:
      This is what Trump and Putin are up to: Exxon Mobil, under Rex Tillerson, brokered a deal with Russia in 2013 for 60 million acres of Russian land to pump oil out of, but all that Russian oil went through pipelines in the Ukraine, who heavily taxed the proceeds, and were applying for admission into NATO at the time.

      Putin subsequently invaded Ukraine in 2014, secured the routes to export the oil tax-free by sea, and took control of the port where their Black Sea Naval Fleet is based, by taking the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine by force and not giving it back. This was Hitler-tier imperialism that broke every international law in the free world.

      After Obama sanctioned Russia for the invasion, they could only pump oil from approximately 3 of those 60 million acres. But now Rex Tillerson is soon to be our Secretary of State, and as of today, there’s information circulating that Donald Trump will likely unilaterally remove all sanctions against Russia in the coming days or weeks.

      Putin will make half a trillion (500 Billion) dollars from that much untapped oi. All pumped tax-free through Crimea, stolen from Ukraine, now owned by Russia. Putin may have subverted our government just to become the richest man in the world.

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    2. And this is why the Russian issue is "disappearing":

      In this instance, the president's own people may be under investigation, and Trump has demonstrated no interest in holding Putin accountable for messing with US elections in what may be considered an act of covert warfare. Still, there has been no loud demand from the DC media (or most of the GOP) for answers and explanations. This quietude is good news for Putin—and reason for him to think he could get away with such an operation again.

      http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/02/russia-trump-putin-scandal-media

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    3. Our own National Security Advisor is the backdoor to this

      http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/02/flynn-trump-washington-post-russia

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    4. Wow. Some national security.

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  15. On a different note
    http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20170209/assemblyman-chris-holden-of-pasadena-introduces-bill-to-kill-710-freeway-tunnel-project

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    1. Well, this is a stunning switch! Barbara Messina feels betrayed, heh heh.

      “It is clear the 710 tunnel project is a misguided and obsolete solution,” Holden said. The Democratic lawmaker from Pasadena, who represents the 41st District, had been a supporter of allowing the freeway tunnel project to play out at Caltrans. This marks the first time Holden has come out against building the freeway tunnel in his career, which started on the Pasadena City Council when he supported Measure A in 2001, a local ballot measure approved by Pasadena voters to support a surface route."

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    2. Yeah, now that the 710 hole is completely defeated, and without any hope of happening, Holden comes out against it. What a hero.

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    3. He finally figured out which way the wind was blowing.

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    4. ANYTHING to shut up Barbara Messina

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  16. Thanks for explaining the oil grab by Russia, etc. I suppose the trolls are exchanging the "Iraqi oil grab" hysteria for... wait for it... insert the new spelling; Russia. Always good to clarify talking points.

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  17. If California pushes to become a sanctuary state, the tunnel from hell and the over rated Olympics wont have funding.

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    1. If California holds back the taxes it pays, it will actually come out ahead.

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    2. LA is one of the few modern Olympic hosts to turn a profit

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  18. Hey Mod- is Russian visitor traffic still up on your blog? Serious question

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  19. Maar ze hebben hem voor de gek gehouden!
    Does this answer your question?

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  20. What are the merits of the Executive Order? Ok District Court, answer that...
    WH to fight Travel ban.

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    1. They haven't fought for it very well so far. Plus badmouthing the Judiciary while at the same time going to the Judiciary to get what you want? Dumb as they get.

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    2. That is irrelevant he's taking "them" to court.

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    3. He is zero for two so far. I guess strike 3 is next!

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  21. CNN just announced that Frump won't be appealing to the Supreme Court right away. Apparently he is going to try and think things through this time.

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  22. 2:44pm. Right away? So you mean within the three month travel ban? The 9th Circus Court will try again? The Supreme Court is 50/50 split. Merit. Merit. Merit. What Political branches? Federal Court? Executive Power?

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    1. Calm down. Green slime is coming out of your eyes.

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  23. Non-citizen permanent resident get 8 years for voting illegally in Texas: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/texas-mom-illegally-vote_us_589f71cce4b094a129eb894f?3kocvs9t5271iqkt9&

    Just imagine the endorphin rush Trump guy will experience when he reads that. But wait! Turns out the illegal voter is a registered REPUBLICAN!

    Here's an NYU Law article on the voter fraud myth: https://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/debunking-voter-fraud-myth

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