Sunday, January 29, 2017

Steve Bannon Has His Way With Trump

Note double message here. Kellyanne Conway talks about protesters and on the bottom of screen
we hear that Steve Bannon has been added to the National Security Council meetings. Travesties.
It is horrifyingly difficult to keep up with President Trump's edicts, and their effects on these United States and the world. Appears that the rule of law is being trampled. Trump may think he is fulfilling campaign promises, but I am betting money that Steve Bannon is the one orchestrating this stuff. Do you know who Steve Bannon is? Here is a link to Bannon in his own words. For those of you who don't want to click your mouse on that last sentence, here are some direct Steve Bannon quotes taken from a New York Times article:

 “I think anger is a good thing,” Bannon told a gathering of conservatives in Washington in 2013, according to a profile in The Atlantic. “This country is in a crisis. And if you’re fighting to save this country, if you’re fighting to take this country back, it’s not going to be sunshine and patriots. It’s going to be people who want to fight.”

“I’m a Leninist,” Mr. Bannon was quoted as saying by a writer for The Daily Beast who met him at a party in 2014. He later said he did not recall the conversation. “Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal, too,” the site quoted him as saying. “I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”

“We call ourselves ‘the Fight Club.’ You don’t come to us for warm and fuzzy,” Mr. Bannon told The Washington Post this year. “We think of ourselves as virulently anti-establishment, particularly ‘anti-’ the permanent political class. We say Paul Ryan was grown in a petri dish at the Heritage Foundation.”

And from FOX News' Glenn Beck, dated November 14, 2016: 
During an interview with Right Wing Watch, an organization that tracks and reports on right-wing extremism, Beck said that the former executive chairman of Breitbart News is a "terrifying man."
"Steve Bannon wants to burn it down," Beck said. "He's a nightmare. And he's the chief adviser to the president of the United States now."

He added that Bannon has "clear ties" to white nationalism and anti-Semitism.

Try Googling 'Steve Bannon philosophy'  to see his message to us. Well, we are terrified, and 'we, the people', are pushing back. Amercians are making citizenship moves all over this land. We are taking to the streets. Tonight we are in every major airport in the land. I see on the map showing where immigration marches are taking place today that there was a March in Canton, NY. I need to call my cousins in Northern NY and take their pulse.

Executive orders are being drafted daily in the White House and Trump is signing them with great flourish, all without calling for advice or help from Congress, and obviously, with this immigration edict, without lawyers who might call out pitfalls and potential unconstitutionality. Is this incompetence, or is Bannon just testing to see what the White House can get past the public? Is Bannon creating chaos for its own sake and for his own purposes?

Speaking of really bad stuff getting past the public? While we are focused on immigration and American airports have been turned into places of heartbreak and protest, something big slipped by, but was noted by on-line Time Magazine and at last, on CNN this evening. Let this sink in. I find this move of Bannon's unbelievable and very, very dangerous for our country. Our National Security Council will no longer include the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or the Director of National Security. Whatttttt......???? You'd think both would have vital information to share as policy is made. Instead, Steve Bannon will be sitting in their place.

President Donald Trump elevated the role of his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, this weekend, as part of an ordered a overhaul of the National Security Council aimed at streamlining the deliberative process.
The president’s reform shrinks the roster of regular members of the National Security Council’s Principals Committee—a premier gathering in the U.S. government’s foreign policy decision-making process—by removing several officials, including the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as regular members. The pair will attend when "issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed," the president's memorandum stated. The committee, chaired by either the National Security Advisor or the Homeland Security Advisor, is often the final step where policy is shaped before being presented to the president for sign-off.

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