Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Leninist Steve Bannon bragged about wanting to destroy America
Trump's closest advisor and now member of the NSC, Steve Bannon, stated these words to The Daily Beast:
“I’m a Leninist,” Steve Bannon told a writer for The Daily Beast, in late 2013. “Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal, too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”
Congratulations, Trump voters, for willingly taking part in the destruction of "the state."
Just imagine, my friends, if the first African-American POTUS had one of his closest advisors make such an ominous and traitorous statement about our government and country.
It is astounding how Trump voters see nothing wrong with this chaotic administration that is hell-bent on fundamentally changing and destroying the U.S.
David Frum, Conservative writer, warns people to open their eyes and see the Trump administration for what it is:
"A president who plausibly owes his office at least in part to a clandestine intervention by a hostile foreign intelligence service? Who uses the bully pulpit to target individual critics? Who creates blind trusts that are not blind, invites his children to commingle private and public business, and somehow gets the unhappy members of his own political party either to endorse his choices or shrug them off? If this were happening in Honduras, we’d know what to call it. It’s happening here instead, and so we are baffled."
I'm not baffled, and I'm betting a majority of clear-eyed, rational Americans are not either. The Trump-Bannon presidency has been very clear in what it wants to do to America. And that's why millions of Americans have spontaneously taken to the streets to let this chaotic and dangerous administration know that we will not let it happen.
And finally, Jonathan Alter:
"The most striking thing about President Trump’s first 10 days in office is that the ardent nationalist who pledged to put “America first” is emerging as the least American president of the United States. By least American, I mean least connected to the larger democratic values that define the country. Our national identity is unique in the world because it’s based not on race, religion, or country of origin, but on ideals that transcend party. Such ideals are at odds with a president who lies promiscuously, destabilizes the government with impulsive, discriminatory, and inhumane policies backed up with jarring firings, and cannot allow his White House to apologize or admir error under any circumstances, even for neglecting to mention Jews in a Holocaust commemoration. Those are the telltale signs of a foreign dictator, not an American leader."