January 30, 2017

What Trump's close security advisor had to say about Muslims

Alternet - In remarks to a 2014 conference at the Vatican, [Steve] Bannon warned his Christian audience, "We're at the very beginning stages of a very brutal and bloody conflict."

"We are in an outright war against jihadists, Islam, Islamic fascism," Bannon continued. He likewise condemned "the immense secularization of the West" and the increasing secularism among milennials.

Bannon stressed that "the people in this room, and the people in the Church" must "bind together and really form what I feel is an aspect of the Church militant, to really be able to not just stand with our beliefs but to fight for our beliefs against this new barbarity that's starting that will literally eradicate everything that we've been bequeathed over the last 2,000 and 2,500 years."

In his speech, Bannon articulated a view of the world as a constant conflict between the capitalist "Judeo-Christian West," which is a benevolent force of "enlightenment," and the malevolent forces of socialism, atheism, and Islam.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If the Democrats were for real, they'd be looking at all of this as a potential election bonanza in 2018. Almost daily Trump offers up fodder for one hell of an impeachment process, the problem with which being the absence of a powerful opposition party capable of creating the coalition to pull it off. For once the DNC ought to broaden their scope and aim for serious contests in all 425 congressional districts, taking the time, effort, and cash necessary to rebut every Republican corporate stooge out there. It's not as if the billionaires backing the Democrats don't have the scratch to spend on it if they really wanted to. The thrust of the collective campaigns would center on filling the House of Representatives enough to proceed with impeachment, and, sufficient Senators to bring a deserving guilty verdict.
It is a viable strategy, one that just might energize some of those millions of citizens wh now stay away from the polling booths. It's just a matter of will, the necessary resolve, and cash. As already mentioned, those Democratic deep pockets are around, and they'd easily match the likes of the Kochs, et al, but there's the rub, do they have the necessary wil and resolve? Not holding my breath, for what is far likelier to happen is the Democrats will reveal themselves to be pretty much as they always have been, the other side of the duopoly.