Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Steve Bannon is NOT a nazi.....
The notion of Steve Bannon being the second coming of Goebbels and thus spinning America and then the world into some nazi-like dystopia is at best a paranoid hypothesis presented by irrational children. However, I do agree that Mr. Bannon is a problem and it would be best if he were not in the powerful position that he is in at this time. I will use this blog post to explain that.
Steve Bannon's ultimate goal can be seen in a movie he created called Torchbearer. I have embedded the trailer for it below:
I think this trailer might have started the rumour of Steve's affiliation with nazis. He used a lot of old stock footage of Hitler and third reich marches in it. So, if one was to just quickly glance at it, they could easily jump to the conclusion that "OMG Steve Bannon supports nazis! Run for your bomb shelters everyone!!!" But you have to actually pay attention to the full trailer (and possibly even the full movie) to really see the agenda Bannon wants to push. His opinion is that all the strife in today's world is caused by atheists turning their backs on God thus angering him and setting the apocalypse in motion. The old nazi footage was simply used to conflate atheism with nazi activities.
That would explain why fellow Breitbart employee Milo Yiannopoulos gave a speech saying that "Catholics were right about everything.
It also explains why he's wants Trump to reunite 'church' with 'state'. Everyone's afraid of this administration making the world return to the 1950's when they should be more concerned with a return to the 950's. That church and state reunion is a huge mistake for several reasons.
1. That kind of thinking is what made the Medieval or Dark Ages so dark. By incorporating the most dominant religion (that being catholicism at the time) with the government many innocent people were slaughtered for not showing allegiance to that religion and intellectual enlightenment was pretty much forbidden. Galileo famously was put to death under this system for the crime of scientific discovery. Thankfully, historical figures like Martin Luther and Leonardo Da Vinci lead a Renaissance and helped free the world of this suppressive way of life.
2. The founding fathers of the United States made sure to keep church and state separate for a very good reason. The reason the US came to be in the first place was because the Quakers were being religiously persecuted in England. They set sail for a better life and found a whole new continent full of indigenous and non-judgemental people with which they could live in harmony. (Of course many settlers that came afterwards would disrupt this harmony but that's a whole other blog post). The clause about 'Freedom of Religion' means that every citizen is free to practice whatever religion they so choose and be free from persecution for it. That separation of church and state is there to insure that no one religion dominates enough to impose itself on any other religion in the country, and that includes atheism. Really, if church and state are reunited, there's potential for Muslims to dominate and thus impose sharia law which is what Donald Trump is trying to prevent and what the Muslim version of Sarah Palin, one Linda Sarsour, is fighting to implement.
So really, the worst or most problematic thing you can say about Steve Bannon is that he's the Preacher Monkey among my Censor Monkeys.
His desire to return to 'traditional values' could make him the Victorian Monkey as well.
Also, yes I know at the very top I said that Steve Bannon is not a nazi. However, by rising to the position of Trump's advisor, he is obviously trying to infiltrate the US government to put his opinions into practice thus making him very much the Nazi Monkey.
But I will end this post by also saying that Breitbart "News" is not a 'nazi recruiting website' nor is it a news site. It's simply an opinion site meant to amuse and/or horrify some for the amusement of others. They're just on the opposite end of the same propagandist horseshoe that Buzzfeed is on.
No need to panic, folks. All we have to do is remind Steve Bannon (an the Antifa while we're at it) about the constitution, keep him in check and then sit back to enjoy the ride.