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Steve Bannon is a man with a radical idea.

“I am Thomas Cromwell in the court of the Tudors.”

                                          quotes from The Hollywood Reporter

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If Trumpism is to represent something coherent,  Bannon’s job to define that ism.  He sees himself as the hero spanning the great American divide and egging on the unwashed mobs at edge of the bloody battle line.

To say that Steve Bannon despises the  intelligentsia of the right and the left  is an understatment.  Under Bannon,  Breitbart published the conservative writer David Horowitz reference to conservative pundit Brill Kristol as a “renegade Jew” or such tabloid owrthy fodder as “Trannies 49Xs Higher HIV Rate” and “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy”).  He has even dissed FOX NEWS> “(Fox News) got it more wrong than anybody. Rupert is a globalist and never understood Trump. To him, Trump is a radical. Now they’ll go centrist and build the network around Megyn Kelly.” 

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Cromwell was a regicidal  dictator of England. He signed the death warrant for Charles the First and dominated the subsequent “Commonwealth,” establishing it as a military dictatorship.  He died from natural causes in 1658 and was buried in Westminster Abbey. After his death the Royalists returned to power and they had Cromwell’s corpse dug up, hung in chains, and beheaded.

Bannon’s terms for himself are grandiose beyond even the messianic claims of previous American populist demagogues.   “I’m not a white nationalist, I’m a nationalist. I’m an economic nationalist.” “The globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia. The issue now is about Americans looking to not get f—ed over. If (Trump) deliver(s)  we’ll get 60 percent of the white vote, and 40 percent of the black and Hispanic vote and we’ll govern for 50 years. ”

The “we” in the last paragraph does not mean the traditional GOP or even just America.  His goal is to upend the what he sees as the self-satisfied, in-bred and homogenous views of corporate, social and political leadership across the democracies. ” The conservatives are going to go crazy. I’m the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. With negative interest rates throughout the world, it’s the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Ship yards, iron works, get them all jacked up. We’re just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s,  greater than the Reagan revolution — conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement.”

 Bannon on Trump:  “(Trump) gets it; he gets it intuitively.  You have probably the greatest orator since William Jennings Bryan, coupled with an economic populist message and two political parties that are so owned by the donors that they don’t speak to their audience. But he speaks in a non-political vernacular, he communicates with these people in a very visceral way. Nobody in the Democratic party listened to his speeches, so they had no idea he was delivering such a compelling and powerful economic message. He shows up 3.5 hours late in Michigan at 1 in the morning and has 35,000 people waiting in the cold. When they got [Clinton] off the donor circuit she went to Temple University and they drew 300 or 400 kids.”

 

 


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