Author Wolff: Truth or dare?
Saturday, 6 January:
So, you all thought there might be a Holiday break in the action, did you?
Like the Christmas of 1914-15 when both the Allied armies and their German
counterparts laid down their weapons and wished each other a Merry Christmas and played games and toasted each other. After all, we're all Americans, aren't we?
It's just politics, right?
notion of that was immediately disabused by the fervent, and fevered, opposition to the duly elected 45th president. Basking in the reflection of a pretty successful first year, and with approval ratings exactly the same as the Previous Occupant at this time;
roughly 46%, the new year held much opportunity.
Like in the continuing effort to roll back the regulatory state. That, by all accounts, is going swimmingly.
These efforts, which have been far more
widespread and successful than one might think, are flaming spears aimed directly at the heart of the globalist movement. And they don't like it one bit.
This has only caused the so called 'resist' movement to double down. With
the Russia collusion story collapsing around them -not to mention ensnaring their own- they needed a new scheme. This is now the 'unfit for office' or 25th amendment theme.
It is, like the rest of this messy but futile business,
doomed to fail. But it does have several effects that they desire.
One, is it keeps their base fired up. They are now addicted to what is called 'impeachment porn', which caters to a craven desire to not only regain power but to
punish those who would strip it from them. This continuation of the collusion theme morphs nicely into the 'senile old man' and even more favorite 'too dumb' to be president beliefs.
Two, it serves as an overall corrosive. If every
utterance is hyperbole, it wears at the public's
patience. This sword cuts both ways, and it's benefits are usually short term. But this allows the stream of insult to continue unabated, only challenged by in kind response.
These are all emotional arguments; totally subjective and therefore fit their type of mania.
Ultimately, they simply cannot let the Trump express get any real momentum, therefore any and all forms of attack will be used irrespective
of whether it hurts them in the future. The collusion nonsense will end up with their own people being either forced from office or even prosecuted.
That is a small price to pay to stop, or even slow, the policy agenda of the Trump
administration. Think 'Al Franken'.
He found out just how loyal the progressives are to their own. He even fancied a run for president. Instead he leaves quite angry and bitter.
One of the nice sidebar
victories of the Trump train. A small and petty man, he deserved every bit of this Karmic bitchslap.
One of the key pieces of progressive concern has always been Steve Bannon. Feared by the progressives and hated by the 'mainstream'
GOP, he was (and still is) a key adviser. He was not instrumental in the election victory other than helping craft policy.
That was more Jared Kushner's role; he saw the insurgent campaign as an internet startup and used
microtargeting to a very effective level.
That's what gave them the Florida victory. They isolated districts where Romney underperformed and turned out the vote.
Bannon and the Breitbart crowd were
part of the populist 'alt right' that was elemental in turning out voters long disenfranchised by the Big Government policies of both parties. Joined by the underground radio and internet people like Alex Jones, they crafted a policy of America First, a nationalistic
take on both foreign and domestic issues.
It is not 'racist' nor 'separatist'. These are canards thrown by the opposition, who when called 'Marxist' (or more correctly 'fascist') scream bloody murder. To put the United States first
is simply taking care of your own.
This is why Trump won. Steve Bannon and he agreed on these basic tenets. The book 'The Fourth Turning' was a rally point.
It speaks of the generational repeat of war,
and/or economic collapse that occurs every 80 years. In any internet search you will see the various articles on this; all negative of course. This is predictable because those who call it 'crackpot' theory are those who desire
Wealth redistribution and dissolution of the armed, Christian land owning middle class. Their financial guru George Soros has named this strata of society as their #1 enemy.
So, mocking this belief only strengthens
As soon as Trump was elected the internationalist segment of Washington wanted Bannon GONE.
For someone they mocked and derided he sure scared the crap out of them. If America adopts these policies
it will derail their dreams of a worldwide socialist utopia. The US has the resources to be independent and can 'ride out' any coming calamity.
Like, say, the Dow Jones bubble. The worldwide credit debt.
An aggressive, militaristic Red China and their proxy in PyongYang. 'Rocket man'.
This explains why they hate the tax cuts, the energy exploration and other measures of self sufficiency. As the Previous Occupant once admonished.
'you can't drive your SUV's, keep your thermostats at 72 and think the rest of the world will be good with it'.
To Trump and Bannon the retort to that is 'so what?'. 'Slowing consumption' is yet another canard to create a feeling
of guilt so it can be exploited to take from one and give to another.
When Bannon was driven out of the West Wing the progressive left was elated. But he went back to Breitbart, backed with the millions from Rebekah Mercer. In
other words, he was still a threat.
Cut to today. This 'tell it all' tale by Michael Wolff is now the rage. Full of rumor, innuendo, second hand information and pure fiction, it serves the progressive narrative to keep the heat
on Trump now that Russiagate is basically dead and gone.
This is the 'unfit for office' 25th amendment stuff mentioned above. It is the latest in a series of increasingly desperate moves.
In this book
Bannon is uncomplimentary on some statements about Trump, who this author can tell you he openly admires. The readers here want to know, to paraphrase Trump, 'just what the hell is going on around here?'
Is this a 'stab in the
back?' as is being commonly assured?
Maybe. These are two very equal men in career and philosophical terms, and Trump has a wall of establishment warhawks around him. This gives many, including Bannon, nervous pause.
But the man was under assault, and had to make allies. He also needed to mend bridges with the GOP. It's called 'the art of the deal'.
You may have heard of it.
Washington is a tough place, and
the political parties no longer really represent the citizens of the country. See 'sanctuary cities' for details. This is true guerilla conflict, one with third world tactics being used in a first world Republic.
will be a key. An old Gestapo trick was for them to kill one of their own in order to 'sell' an Op. Bannon is stealing the progressive's thunder; he is mouthing their fictions and will not be welcomed by them.
Think about it. The
author of this book is a known fabricator who 'did what he had to do' to get the information. Not exactly Bob Woodward material. Red flags everywhere.
Trump, in on all this, feigns offense and threatens to sue. He won't. Bannon,
in the meantime, has called Trump a 'great man', and 'will faithfully see that his agenda is pursued'. Something is definitely amiss.
Falling out? Or perhaps freeing the man so he can protect Trump's flanks? What do YOU think?
These are very determined and capable men. Not bureaucrats nor media whores. The only thing that really makes any sense is that this is a very deliberate act, brazen and more 4D chess they've been playing...