Monday, November 14, 2016

Meet Stephen Bannon, Trump's New Strategist

It's a sign of these times that my first reaction to hearing that Trump's Chief of Staff would be Reince Priebus was a sigh of relief!  Please, someone, turn off this nightmare.

If you can't do that, you might be interested to learn that the man I feared would hold that position, Stephen Bannon, will be Trump's chief West Wing strategist.

Stephen Bannon is an extremist right-wing media provocateur, the executive chairman of Breitbart News,  a website which has published articles with these titles under his rule:

“Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy.”
“Political Correctness Protects Muslim Rape Culture.”
“Suck It Up Buttercups: Dangerous Faggot Tour Returns to Colleges in September.”
“The Solution to Online ‘Harassment’ Is Simple: Women Should Log Off.”
“Two Months Left Until Obama Gives Dictators Control of Internet.”
“There’s No Hiring Bias Against Women in Tech, They Just Suck at Interviews.”
“Trannies Whine About Hilarious Bruce Jenner Billboard.” 
My friends, this is the man who now has continuous access to the president of the United States, and he is a beauty!

This article argues that he is connected to the White Supremacist Movement, and he certainly is connected to the Alt Right, which I think is the White Male Supremacist Movement:

"We're the platform for the alt-right," Bannon told me proudly when I interviewed him at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in July.


Exactly who and what defines the alt-right is hotly debated in conservative circles, but its most visible proponents—who tend to be young, white, and male—are united in a belief that traditional movement conservatism has failed. They often criticize immigration policies and a "globalist" agenda as examples of how the deck is stacked in favor of outsiders instead of "real Americans." They bash social conservatives as ineffective sellouts to the GOP establishment, and rail against neo-conservative hawks for their embrace of Israel. They see themselves as a threat to the establishment, far bolder and edgier than Fox News. While often tapping into legitimate economic grievances, their social-media hashtags (such as #altright on Twitter) dredge up torrents of racist, sexist, and xenophobic memes.

I have visited the Alt Right websites.  First and foremost they are racist.  But they are also sexist.  White women are needed to populate the white Vaterlands, but they are certainly not viewed as equal participants in the movement.  More like the resources the movement requires, something along the idea that women's sphere should be limited to Kinder, Küche, Kirche.

That's the background of our Stephen.  We shall soon learn what he has in mind for the citizens of this country.  Sadly, that is now likely to depend on the race and ethnicity of those citizens.  Oh, and of their wives, of course.