The riding instructions for US President Trump’s dismantling of democracy have been revealed in a series of articles outlining the role of billionaire mathematician Robert Mercer and his network of think-tanks, lobby groups and media companies. White-house chief strategist Steve Bannon, formerly editor in chief of Mercer’s Breitbart News, has said that he wants to emulate Lenin’s revolution in Russia a century ago and totally destroy the current establishment to start again.
It is too easy to fill these pages with the real stories of the Trump holocaust on democracy. Under the guidance of Steve Bannon this government will expunge all norms of political compromise. Two centuries of hard-fought legislation designed to protect people and the environment will be systematically terminated. The state is being retooled as an arm of business in putting profit before all else. When this team has finished and if there is any democracy left we the people will have to start fighting again, from the very ground, for the protective social legislation that eight generations has gradually put together. Or, if there is no democracy left, then ….. ??
I am not going to spend your time on the daily acts in this Vendetta. But the analyses that follow each describe an important aspect of this terrible man and his anti-societal despicable henchmen.
A well-documented analysis of where the power lies in our times.
Donald J. Trump and The Deep State
This refers to individuals and groups that have the resources to shape the direction of the world to their benefit and don’t hesitate to make use of them. At times, the interests of different factions of the Deep State collide. That often happens when the direction of the world is rapidly changing, as is the case now after the election of Donald Trump.
A narcissistic personality disorder can be accompanied by a large number of deleterious traits and behaviors including arrogance, callousness and envy, and is associated with a preoccupation with power, prestige and vanity. Other negative characteristics include “grandiosity” and “a distain and lack of empathy for others.” Worryingly, this condition is also characterized by exploitive behavior to achieve personal gain, exaggeration of skills and accomplishments and intolerance of the views of others. Pathological narcissism is also associated with derogation and insults of others and an inability to tolerate disagreements or criticisms.
Steve Bannon’s Apocalyptic Worldview About Civilization’s Coming ‘Trial By Fire’
Bannon believes the only way to usher in a new world order with a “massive reckoning” that results in conflict. He’s already shown he’s willing and eager to enact policies that disrupt the existing laws of the land. ‘Our big belief, one of our central organizing principles at the site, is that we’re at war.’
Today’s ideological struggle is not over universal human rights, but the defence of “Judeo-Christian” culture from Islam. Seen through this prism, the UN and the EU are obstacles and Vladimir Putin, for the moment, a potential ally.
The Bizarre Far-Right Billionaire Behind Bannon and Trump’s Presidency
When all seemed to be falling apart for Trump this summer, one shadowy billionaire offered up his own massive political infrastructure, which included Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, and saved Trump’s campaign from demise
Donald Trump’s regime is rapidly reconfiguring the US into an authoritarian state. All forms of dissent will soon be criminalized. Civil liberties will no longer exist. Corporate exploitation, through the abolition of regulations and laws, will be unimpeded. Global warming will accelerate. A repugnant nationalism, amplified by government propaganda, will promote bigotry and racism. Hate crimes will explode. New wars will be launched or expanded.
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