As night follows day…

Like every political sound from the lips of Bannon – or Trump – fraud, deceit, lies are never missing. Any serious scholar of history classifies what they are trying to start as a “counter-revolution”. Fascism is not a step forward. It carries us in a stream of offal, blood and death, back into obedience to authoritarian violence. An end to democracy.

4 thoughts on “As night follows day…

    • Nihilism inc. says:

      Photo (click twice to enlarge): Steve Bannon in Rome, Italy, on March 25, 2019. In an earlier interview with the journalist Michael Lewis, Bannon said, “The Democrats don’t matter, The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit.”

      “Flood the zone with shit”: How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy” https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/1/16/20991816/impeachment-trial-trump-bannon-misinformation
      “…What we’re facing is a new form of propaganda that wasn’t really possible until the digital age. And it works not by creating a consensus around any particular narrative but by muddying the waters so that consensus isn’t achievable.
      Bannon’s political objective is clear. As he explained in a 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference talk, he sees Trump as a stick of dynamite with which to blow up the status quo. So “flooding the zone” is a means to that end. But more generally, creating widespread cynicism about the truth and the institutions charged with unearthing it erodes the very foundation of liberal democracy. And the strategy is working.”

      “Stephen K. Bannon’s CPAC Comments, Annotated and Explained” (2/24/17) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/us/politics/stephen-bannon-cpac-speech.html

      “How Fear Took Over the American Suburbs : The new book “Neighborhood of Fear” shows the rise of suburban vigilantes and NIMBYs in the late part of the 20th century. Author Kyle Riismandel explains how those groups still wield power today”. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-14/how-fear-took-over-the-suburbs

  1. Update says:

    (1/29/21): “Even with Trump’s pardon, Steve Bannon is not off the hook” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/29/even-with-trumps-pardon-steve-bannon-is-not-off-hook/
    (1/29/21) “Steve Bannon says Trump impeachment defense should focus on election fraud to “fix November 3” : Bannon: “The hard facts” show “that this thing was stolen” https://www.mediamatters.org/steve-bannon/steve-bannon-says-trump-impeachment-defense-should-focus-election-fraud-fix-november-3

  2. The Big Lie™️ says:

    Steve Bannon Admits Democrats Have ‘Compelling’ Case for Trump Impeachment https://www.newsweek.com/steve-bannon-admits-democrats-have-compelling-case-trump-impeachment-1567130
    Bannon, Trump’s former chief White House strategist, said the legal team should shift the defense argument to the claims that Trump used to motivate the rioters, as well as bringing up his unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud and a stolen election.
    “He is not going to be convicted, so we must address November. 3. And the best place to adjudicate this is the well of the U.S. Senate,” Bannon said. “It has to be dramatic, it has to be big. It has to be the big lie versus the big steal.”

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