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Steve Bannonís Gladiator School: A View From Within
Chronicles ^ | 2/7/19 | Nicholas Farrell

Posted on 03/06/2019 6:21:40 PM PST by marshmallow

About 50 miles south and east of Rome, high in the Apennine mountains, lies the Charterhouse of Trisulti whose isolated magnificence prompted the German historian Ferdinand Gregorovius (who stumbled upon it in the 1850’s) to write in his classic work Years of Wandering in Italy, “If a place exists where the human spirit can reach the gravest and highest meditation, this must be it, in one of the most sublime states of solitude I have ever seen.”

Here, in this huge deserted monastery founded in 1204, which has 15,000 square meters of roof, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist and the former chief executive of Breitbart News, Stephen K. Bannon, has founded what he told me will become “a gladiator school for culture warriors.” The mission of this school, or academy to give it its formal title, is to save the West, no less, by restoring Judeo-Christian values to the heart of the political conversation.

But, I wonder, will those values be enough? Or do they require a belief in God to give them the necessary weight?

Forced to wear sackcloth and ashes in America, after being dumped by Trump and Breitbart, Bannon decided to dispense his volatile magic in Europe instead.

Certain people achieve greatness only in exile; Dante and Machiavelli wrote their masterpieces after being banished from Florence. What of Bannon?

The political arm of his European mission is The Movement, a Brussels-based think-tank which aims to help populist parties throughout the E.U. triumph in the May European Parliament elections. That is not going terribly well, as far as I can tell. The cultural—or should that be spiritual?—arm is this “gladiator school” in the middle of the Apennine nowhere. This intrigues me more.

So, before Christmas, I went to take a look.

Bannon was in America when I.......

(Excerpt) Read more at chroniclesmagazine.org ...


TOPICS: Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: bannon; breitbart; certosaoftrisulti; charterhouse; culturewar; strategist; trisulti; trump; westerncivilization
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1 posted on 03/06/2019 6:21:40 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Hey, It has WALLS!

2 posted on 03/06/2019 6:25:58 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: marshmallow

FYI

There is a real Gladiator School in Trier, Germany.


3 posted on 03/06/2019 6:26:15 PM PST by 2banana (Were you)
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4 posted on 03/06/2019 6:30:09 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Capitalism produces EVERYTHING Socialists/Communists/Democratic-Socialists wish to "redistribute.")
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To: Paladin2

Diamond and Silk will do more for the national conversation then Bannon will hiding out in this place.


5 posted on 03/06/2019 6:32:54 PM PST by Track9 (Conservatives like underdogs, progressive like victims.)
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To: Paladin2

That’s RACIS!


6 posted on 03/06/2019 6:36:33 PM PST by Orbiter
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To: marshmallow

I love Bannon. And we have NEO CON Bolton who sand bagged Trump in Hanoi with “give away “ promises in advance talks with Kim who saw an opening to cut our throats and Trump walked away. I am surprised Bolton has not been thrown out on his ass.Hid negotiations were totally opposite of what he was instructed. This Neo Con deep state crap at it’s finest.


7 posted on 03/06/2019 6:36:51 PM PST by guyman
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To: marshmallow

That’s going to take a lot of cash to flip...


8 posted on 03/06/2019 7:04:14 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: guyman

Anyone who expects the North to make any real concessions is a fool. Socialists never cede power until force is applied.

The Norks are worse, as they won’t cede anything so long as China is still grabbing Philippine sandbars because China uses the Norks as a distraction to complicate US foreign relations while they make very uncomplicated in-your-face territorial-waters-grabs.


9 posted on 03/06/2019 7:11:47 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Paladin2

What a beautiful monastery and location!


10 posted on 03/06/2019 7:13:44 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: marshmallow

Nice post marshmallow!


11 posted on 03/06/2019 7:14:31 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: Unam Sanctam

I wonder how large the underground garage is...


12 posted on 03/06/2019 7:15:51 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: guyman

Bolton is not a neocon.


13 posted on 03/06/2019 7:15:59 PM PST by lonestar67 (America is exceptional)
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#7: "I am surprised Bolton has not been thrown out on his ass."

Me too. I'm surprised especially after President Trump said he was going to pull us out of Syria, and within a couple days Buttinski Bolton stuck his nose in it and said that President Trump misspoke, and we weren't really going to pull out of Syria.

Why is Bolton anywhere near our President?
 

14 posted on 03/06/2019 7:37:06 PM PST by Governor Dinwiddie
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15,000 square meter roof"

That is 1,614.6 squares for any roofer out there.

Weekend job.

Add two days being a tile roof.

15 posted on 03/06/2019 7:40:46 PM PST by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

I detest Bolton. He is wounding Trump bad.


16 posted on 03/06/2019 8:51:24 PM PST by guyman
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To: lonestar67

“Bolton is not a neocon.” OMG!!! What planet did you come in on? Bolton is the KING of the Neocons. Wow


17 posted on 03/06/2019 8:55:12 PM PST by guyman
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To: piasa

It is my fervent believe that we should hit them with tactical nukes , wipe Kim out , all of his Nuclear depots, all of his missile firing capability. All of his standing Army including every artillery battery on the DMZ and invade to liberate the people so badly abused and starved. If we don’t, he is going to hit us with and EMP ( we cannot stop his missiles) and the death toll here is estimated at 90 million and we are finished as a nation. China will immediately occupy us within a week.Do it NOW!!


18 posted on 03/06/2019 9:00:51 PM PST by guyman
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To: marshmallow

“But Bannon then added, in what is possibly the most vitriolic attack ever made against a pope by a public figure of whatever political persuasion, that Pope Francis is “beneath contempt” for his regular admonishment of political leaders such as Trump in America, Matteo Salvini in Italy, or Viktor Orbán in Hungary, who try to stop migrants crossing their borders—however illegal and unworthy of refugee status these migrants may be.”

I don’t disagree with a thing Bannon said there.


19 posted on 03/06/2019 10:11:48 PM PST by aquila48
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To: guyman

Place the bong on the table and just back away.


20 posted on 03/07/2019 3:49:26 AM PST by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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