Steve Bannon – a Profile of a US Apparatchik. From China to the Pope
Source: New Eastern Outlook
October 22, 2019 | By Andre Vltchek
Almost all of the prominent US neocons have been madly snapping at everything and everybody who opposes the Western right-wing dogmas, be they Chinese or Russian leaders, local opposition figures, or, lately, even the Pope.
Individuals like Steve Bannon, often greatly influence leaders like President Donald Trump. Then they fall out of grace, sometimes because of some personal quarrels, and “get fired”. But, regularly, at least some of them, bounce back.
And, even if they do not return to the White House, do they disappear into thin air? Hardly. Their destructive legacy marches on.
Mr. Bannon cannot stand the Pontiff of the Catholic Church. Same as he hates the leadership of the People’s Republic of China, or the Worker’s Party (PT) in Brazil.
It is clear that behind his emotions is a disease so common to all neocons: loathing for the poor, and admiration for wealth and brutal power.
Pope Francis is as far from the former darling of the Western right-wing establishment, the Polish Cold-War warrior Pope John Paul the Second, as one can get. An Argentinian, a former bouncer of a nightclub, and an outspoken defender of the “have nots”, Pope Francis is truly eccentric and human. As such he is continuously criticized, even insulted by Mr. Trump’s entourage, as well as by the President himself.
“Disgraceful,” fumed Mr. Trump, as early as 2016, when Pope Francis travelled to Mexico and declared that building walls between countries was not Christian.
The Pope’s statements about social justice and the evilness of capitalism turned both Mr. Bannon and Mr. Trump, into his sworn enemies.
In 2019, it was reported by The Telegraph that Steve Bannon advised the far-right Italian leader, Matteo Salvini, Italy’s interior minister, to attack the Pope on immigration issues.
Mr. Bannon was forced to leave the White House in August 2017 (where he served as President Trump’s strategist), but he never abandoned the struggle against progressive governments, movements and individuals, worldwide.
Now he is based outside Rome, in the Trisulti Monastery, working with the far-right Dignitatis Humanae Institute.
He was accused of aiding Ms. Le Pen in France, and various other right-wing leaders in Europe. On May 20, 2019, The Telegraph published a chilling analysis:
“Mr. Bannon has made no bones about wanting to unify European nationalist parties via his group, The Movement, and is known to be close to Miss Le Pen and Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini.
‘If sovereignist, populist and nationalist movements do well in European elections, it will help these movements around the world and that will also be useful for Trump in America’, he told RMC.“
One wonders whether Mr. Bannon, as well as Mr. Bolton, and others, truly left the White House, or whether they were reassigned to some concealed but more effective positions at home and abroad.
In July 2018, Bannon declared:
“We are at war with China. We’re winning.“
Just a few days earlier, he spoke to CNBC and put it really bluntly:
“Trump knows he needs to unite the West against the rise of a totalitarian China… How it ends is in victory. Victory is when they give all full access to their markets.“
The usual Western dogma: full surrender, unconditional obedience, falling to the knees. Religious submission to capitalism, and to “Western values”. And all that hypocritical chatter about “totalitarianism”, “freedom” and “rights”.
China said “no”, by words and deeds. No surrender, no slavery.
What followed was predictable: direct, relentless propaganda attacks against Beijing, the triggering of a Western-sponsored ‘rebellion’ in Hong Kong, the further arming and radicalization of the Uyghurs, provocations in the South China Sea, and an assault on one of the flagships of China’s high-tech industry: Huawei.
Please go to New Eastern Outlook to read the entire article on Steve Bannon.
Ed.’s note: This is Bannon’s bio from Wiki just to obtain a few short references. The claim has been made that Serco is a shareholder of Société Générale. This cannot be confirmed. SG Cowen Securities—now part of Société Générale—ultimately purchased Bannon & Co. in 1998 for an undisclosed sum. It was estimated a few years ago Bannon was worth $48 million (who knows right?) probably being able to create that kind of income off investments through Goldman Sachs and while running his own firm Bannon & Co. Bannon got his wealth (Seinfeld royalties) in the corridors of power. Having spent seven years in the US Navy part of that time as assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, one can only imagine how much inside intelligence Bannon gleaned from that experience. Notice the horizontal sword used as a symbol at Bannon & Co. website. The sword representing power and strength.
“Bannon was an officer in the United States Navy for seven years in the late 1970s and early 1980s, serving on the destroyer USS Paul F. Foster as a surface warfare officer in the Pacific Fleet and stateside as a special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon. Upon his departure he was ranked as a lieutenant (O-3).[a] .. After his military service, Bannon worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department.When he left the company he held the position of vice president.[b] In 1990, Bannon and several colleagues from Goldman Sachs launched Bannon & Co., a boutique investment bank specializing in media. Through this company, Bannon negotiated the sale of Castle Rock Entertainment to Ted Turner. As payment, Bannon & Co. accepted a financial stake in five television shows, including Seinfeld. Société Générale purchased Bannon & Co. in 1998.“
In case readers might be interested, Société Générale S.A. (“SocGen”) is a French multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in Paris, France. Our favorite financial bad guy always getting bashed, George Soros, was fined €2.2m (£1.9m) for insider knowledge trading in the French bank SocGen’s shares. Even though Soros was fined the €2.2m (£1.9m), and prosecutors filed criminal charges, France’s stock market regulator “opted not to pursue a case against the investor, arguing that insider trading laws were too vague.” If you’re in the corridors of the financial power club you get a small fine and a slap on the wrist. George Soros is the nemesis of Steve Bannon.
Considering Bannon’s position on Islamic states – he despises Islam – and his notions about the “destruction of the west,” one really has to wonder about his time at Breitbart News where the CEO Larry Solov and co-founder (the other co-founder was Andrew Breitbart) is Jewish and its Editor-In-Chief Alex Marlow is Jewish. Despising Islam with Bannon’s movies having scenes of lions attacking gazelles sure is a good metaphor. The saying “Breitbart was born in America and conceived in Israel” becomes all the more clear considering Bannon’s position on many issues the least of which is Israel.
Breitbart News more than any other news source leading up to President Trump’s election, gave Trump continuous positive media coverage. Breitbart News almost went “nuclear winter” while Bannon was pitching investors in New York for Breitbart News when they falsified in their editing remarks made by the Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod that she was “advocating anti-white racism.” It was the complete opposite. Her remarks were out of context. What she was advocating for was “overcoming personal prejudices.” Knowing who Breitbart News‘ CEO and editorial chief are and their backgrounds, why would Breitbart News falsify Sherrod’s remarks in her speech to the NAACP?
Breitbart News needed a come back. What did Breitbart News release? They caught Anthony Weiner tweeting pictures of his genitals in his sexting stupidity. Considering Bannon’s background in making documentaries, dabbling in Hollywood and you walk away with the subtle feeling Israel has benefitted from his activities. Think about it: a strong state; powerful military; the projection of power; far right government; contempt for the poor (Palestinians); while moving in circles with powerful financial elite. Doesn’t Israel fit that political paradigm Bannon works politically to achieve?
One wonders what Andrew Breitbart really meant when he said to Steve Bannon at the screening of Bannon’s film In the Face of Evil (based on Peter Schweizer‘s book Reagan’s War) “we’ve gotta take back culture?” Take it back from who? When Bannon went to Hollywood to become an executive producer of films, he was surrounded by Jewish Hollywood moguls like Michael Ovitz and Jeff Kwatinetz. If you want to “take back culture”, it has to start with Hollywood. Good luck with that concept. Andrew Breitbart referred to Steve Bannon as the “Leni Riefenstahl of the Tea Party movement.” Leni Riefenstahl was the German film director and actress under Adolf Hitler. That comment didn’t escape the Jewish moguls in Hollywood.
Not the greatest of insights but nonetheless important.
Bannon’s criticism of the Catholic Church with his own version of “theo-fascism” should be understood in the context of Opus Dei which looks to be connected to rabbinical networks, so stay clear in the best interests of obtaining even a modicum of peace in the hopefully temporary dysfunctional state Americans find themselves in. The far right Likud Party in Israel and a far right Opus Dei-backed “Gladiator school” in Italy run by Steve Bannon and Benjamin Harnwell? Hmmm…is it starting to “click” for readers? Click, click, click, click….
Bannon’s new media venture:
We think we know whose (APPARATCHIK) thumb Steve Bannon is under and we know who runs that operation…