Skip to comments.(Vanity) Thoughts on Bannon's Banishment
Posted on 08/18/2017 5:18:18 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
By now, even those without two brain cells to rub together, have heard the news that President Trump's Chief of Strategy, Steve Bannon, is out of the White House. Initial reports were that he was fired; later, reports came out that he tendered his resignation some ten or eleven days ago, and that he and Gen. Kelly (the new chief of staff) mutually agreed that this would be his last day.
(Not to worry about Bannon, though; by the early evening, it was announced that he had landed back at Breitbart News from whence he came.)
Reaction from the usual suspects was swift. Bret Baier on Fox News was smirking through squinted eyes; the announcers on CNN and MSNBC were in a jovial mood; the sentiment, though not expressed verbatim, seemed to be "I told you, I Told You, I TOLD YOU that Trump was going to step in it with Charlottesville ! We may not have impeached him *yet*, but we took out his source of ideas! Now it's only a matter of time, and our only question is whether to extend an olive branch to Trump if he promises to go full cuck, or just to destroy him completely, just for fun, and as a lesson to others." Glenn Beck (who dipped his face in crushed Cheetos once to protest Trump) announced that the Trump Presidency is over.
And of course, running through all this, is the idea that Bannon's departure is really due to Charlottesville, and thus the leftist strategy of supporting anarchist and Communist rioters, while blaming the violence on "racism" and doubling own on the crazy, is ...*finally* something that works to stop The Donald. (Phew, they won't admit it, but secretly they *were* beginning to get a little bit worried.)
But is it? I propose another idea; not that Trump is playing secret 4-dimensional chess (instead of his conventional 3-dimensional); and that the relationship to Charlottesville is not coincidental, but it is not exactly the relationship the left hopes for.
Recall during the early days of the election campaign, when Trump's candidacy was widely held to be something between a vanity, a novelty, and a joke. During one of the early Fox News sponsored debates, rumors went out that the Fox moderators were going to take out Trump's candidacy with Gotcha! questions once and for all. The lot apparently fell to Megyn Kelly, who ironically both launched President Trump's popularity as a serious contender, and destroyed her own career, by attempting to attack him about "treatment of women." Trump launched into a tirade about political correctness, and defended himself by hiding behind (har!) Rosie O'Donnell, who is perhaps not the most sympathetic victim figure available. As Trump's candidacy developed, he fleshed out his position "Make America Great Again!" : taken as code speak and dog whistles for racism by the left (and really, what other weapons do they have except victimhood and hysteria?), but, on examination, he really meant to give the long-neglected working classes an opportunity, man and woman, black, white, and legal Hispanic.
The right, relieved FINALLY to have someone who would stand up to the press, and press back against political correctness instead of hanging his head in shame over knowingly specious accusations, took notice.
Even not-so-political junkie groups like /reddit got involved, proclaiming Trump "The God Emperor" and appropriating a cartoon frog, Pepe, as their mascot. Centipedes, unite!
Many on the right thought Trump would finally roll back the forces of political correctness which have swamped the country: encouraged by his talk of "Build the Wall" and "The Wall just got 10 feet higher" many thought he would also lead the charge against out-of-control affirmative action, sex changes in the military, kangaroo courts against men accused of sexual harassment on University campuses, and the like.
For their part, the left reacted with horror at the same thing, and reacted predictably,didn't they? "RacistsexistbigothomophobemisogynistracistviolentunstableNazidoubleplusungoodfeelbadz. " (Ironically, that string would make a pretty good German compound word, wouldn't it?)
Oh, and once the election happened, "Russia Russia Russia."
Russia, that is, until it was quite clear that Trump was innocent of collusion; and the hacking of the DNC was in inside job, most likely by the dead-in-susupicious-circumstances Seth Rich.
Suddenly, the left needed a new weapon. And FAST.
Terry McAuliffe to the rescue. A Clinton crony, who had restored the voting rights of 50,000 Virginia felons in hopes they'd vote for Hillary in the Presidential election. Despite a Federal Judge's order allowing protestors of tearing down a Confederate Statue to meet, McAuliffe declared a state of emergency, and steered the protestors right into the arms of violent, masked leftists.
Suddenly, the President described as "Putin's c*ck holster" became an ultra right wing White Nationalist. (Gee, that Russia meme got memory-holed quickly.)
And so, even telling the truth at a press conference -- that there were people with Nazi flags and/or symbols, as well as black-masked anarchists and Communists, who committed violence -- was enough.
This was WAR. Major corporations dropped off of Trump's manufacturing council, and major Silicon Valley companies began to censor and no-platform right-of-center websites and applications.
Now here's the thing. Trump is not actually a racist, except by the definition of those on the left who go around setting busts of Abraham Lincoln on fire because "racism." (This ignorance reminds me of the caller to a talk show who said that the United States started World War 2 when they dropped the atomic bomb on Japan for no reason.)
Trump appears, in fact, to want to roll the clock back all the way to the 1970s or so: when affirmative action was not yet started, but when Jim Crow and discrimination had lost all legal standing; an honest day's work for an honest day's wage; and we are all Americans. Hence the call to put up the wall and deport illegal immigrants.
And that might be fine, even with some of the "racists" on the far right, but for one thing.
The left HATES this. Because their goal was never equality, but an ever-increasing list of grievances and privileges, and more and more power and money. For them, because oppression. And narrative. And raised eyebrows.
So the left has done what they always do: lie, and ratchet up tensions, and blame the other side.
And now, defensively, the right is saying "We NEED a champion to destroy the political correctness completely, or the nation is lost."
The firing of Bannon from the White House, appears to be a rare capitulation by Trump, and an indication that he will not match the political raise by the left to stay at the table.
Except for two things.
Has anyone else noticed, there wasn't a *peep* about Bannon resigning before it happened?
That's right. NO LEAKS.
Second, does anyone remember that Trump was out of the White House for the past couple of weeks?
Away from, say, any Obama-planted bugs that could listen in on him.
How much do you want to bet, that Trump was laying out a strategy for going on the offensive?
...which brings us back to those Confederate Statues.
At Chancellorsville, Lee broke every rule of combat, and divided his forces in the face of a numerically superior force, and sending Stonewall Jackson to attack Hooker's flank. He won the battle.
Bannon's departure from the White House, is a way to send someone who stands immovable, like a stone wall, to attack the liberals' flank, i.e., the Press and the RINOs?
Just a thought.
He’s at least a hundred millionaire if not a billionaire. I’m not worried about him.
A Bird Let Out of the Cage? *PING*
Bannon back at Breitbart is just what is needed!!! to counteract the Fake news enemedia.
I fully trust Bannon and now he has his platform back to expose the RINOs and the swamp creatures.
This is a brilliant move by Trump and Bannon.
The swamp is about to be drained.
I assume Trump and Bannon are planning something to advance Trump’s agenda. One problem might be that this news seems to have pushed Barcelona and further attacks off the “front page.” But maybe they wanted to do that, so they ISIS get all the attention they’re craving.
Ever notice how both Antifa and ISIS wear black masks in public?
Oops! I meant ISIS doesn’t get all the attention they crave.
Go over and check out Conservative Treehouse where Trump Happy Talk is 24/7. They think Bannon leaving is great because now Bannon will really be on the loose. They blow off that trump wont get rid of obama holdovers, hires and keeps democrat appointees in the white house. Go figure. Only they call it 4d chess. Personally I think they are so deluded that they cant keep straight wishful thinking from critical analysis. Dont say it to them though. They hate dissent.
“both Antifa and ISIS wear black masks in public”
I have noticed.
Who in the world would want to work for a Guy whose favorite mantra is “you’re fired!” Really? Trump is slitting his own throat. He’s saving the muzzles the bother.
don’t know about him and I couldn’t care less about him....also, he has a big mouth and can’t be trusted, he betrayed his boss and the Americans who have to suffer from Kim’s antics...
We have "dial-a-yield" on our MIRV'd ICBMs. A single missle could take out all of the artillery aimed at Seoul without damaging Seoul.
Wow, you put a lot of thought into that!
I’ve thought it over. Bannon is out and Ivanka, Jared and McMaster are in. McMaster is the most dangerous member of Trump’s administration. Call it 4-D chess if you choose, but this is one big, unmitigated cluster.
Thought came to me at the gym this afternoon. I wrote it when I got home, in about 45 minutes. Stream of thought, no editing.
The leakers are disappointed.
Good thought, hope it’s true.
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