Steve Bannon: “After the election, every day in Brussels will be Stalingrad

Steve Bannon: “After the election, every day in Brussels will be Stalingrad

Marc Felix Serrao NZZ March 16, 2019
Steve Bannon, the former head strategist of Donald Trump, has been working for months to strengthen and network Europe’s right-wing populists. The established parties are about to collapse, he says. An interview about the return of nationalism, Russian tanks, Chinese aggression and a life without hierarchies.
Steve Bannon’s security guard stands out in the lobby of the Berlin Hotel Adlon. He is about twice as wide as the other guests and wears sweaty sportswear. Morning exercise, he explains, leading the reporter to a suite on the second floor. Steve Bannon opens the door in a good mood. “Hi there,” says former US President Donald Trump’s chief strategist. Then he orders coffee in thermoses and sits down at a round table overlooking the Brandenburg Gate. He is in town for the first time, but unfortunately has no time to look at anything. Everything is “work, work, work”. Bannon has come to advise the AFD. In 2017, he founded “The Movement” with Mischaël Modrikamen, the head of the Belgian People’s Party, in Brussels. The NGO should support and network Europe’s nationalists. For months, Bannon is on a European tour. At the end of May, the new European Parliament will be elected, and if the 65-year-old’s bill is up, then the political landscape of the continent will not be recognized.
What brings you to Berlin, Mr. Bannon?
The optional. The last six months I have been in Europe again and again. Ten days ago I was in Norway, next I’m going to Paris, Italy, then Spain. I’m in Berlin to meet some leading alternative people for Germany. We are talking about the election of the European Parliament. The AFD will probably become part of the Salvini faction (Italy’s Interior Minister and Lega Nord chief Matteo Salvini, editor’s note). In the autumn there will be three more elections in Germany.
In Brandenburg, Saxony and Thuringia.
Yes, Saxony will be particularly interesting. We talked about her ideas, and I shared my observations with the AfD. I do that everywhere in Europe. We are an NGO. I am not paid, I am not a political advisor. I’m just an observer.
When you started your activities in Europe in the summer of 2018, that sounded a bit more exploratory. “We will take the lead in the EU,” you said.
That will happen too.
This year?
If the trends remain stable, we will see a result that I predicted at that time: about one third of the members of the European Parliament will come from the nationalist camp, maybe more. The momentum is on our side. And more importantly, there is an opportunity to form a “Super Group” in Parliament. And do not forget Nigel Farage and the Brexit party.
Her friend Farage was last in the UK in polls at 34 percent.
I hear that even 40 percent are possible. When we started our movement, everything was disorganized. Everyone did their own thing. There were no discussions about a Super Group. Nobody dreamed of taking over one third of the seats.
One third is not a majority. The European People’s Party will suffer heavy losses, but remain the strongest political force, according to all polls.
After the election, every day in Brussels will be Stalingrad. The nationalists will work together. Networking will allow for what I call “command by negation”: You can not enforce your will because you have no majority, but you can block things. This fundamentally changes the situation. Let us ignore the British and Brexit for a moment: none of the parties I am talking to want to leave the European Union. What they want is a Europe of nations. There are two basic philosophies in this election, and that makes it so important to the citizens. On one side is Macron with his “Renaissance” alliance, for which he advertises everywhere. His goal corresponds to the program of globalists: the United States of Europe. Germany should become something like North Carolina, and France South Carolina. Nations as the administrative unit of a central bureaucracy. Macron wants to centralize foreign policy, he wants to build an EU army.
And the other side?
The is committed to the old Westphalian system. In it, individual nation states represent the interests of their citizens. They form a union that may have some more commercial but less political integration, especially in foreign and immigration policies. And no EU army.
There is no majority for the United States of Europe or the abolition of nation states. This also applies to the established parties, and it applies even more to their basis.
Exactly. The basis of the parties. That is not what you hear in the European Parliament, apart from the supporters of national sovereignty. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I mean, about 70 percent of the laws in Germany come from Brussels.
When it comes down to issues of foreign and defense policy and the military, Europe’s states still set the tone today.
And that’s why Macron has put these things on the table right now. He wants to change that. And the base of the parties does not know. European elections have always taken place here on page five of the newspapers. But this time there is a debate. And a real alternative: Salvini, Orban, Le Pen, AfD. The alternative is to let the nation-states regain control – not to destroy the EU, but to reform it.
Is it really a united alternative? And do you have any influence on that? They had tried Europe and failed, according to the American edition of Spectator. Other media in your home country look the same. All refer to European law. This is strict as far as foreign influence on elections is concerned. As in the USA.
Fake News! Even if I worked for money as a political advisor, I could do what I am doing now. Dozens of parties in Europe have asked me. But I only run one NGO. I am an informal consultant and observer.
Marine Le Pen is in trouble because of you. They accuse her of “colluding with a foreign power.”
What should I be? A foreign power? I do not work for the American government. I am a private citizen, a very average guy. This thing in France. , , Do you know what I love about it? That’s the establishment’s panic. They experience a total nervous breakdown. I can have as many meetings with Marine Le Pen as I want. France is a free country.
Did you financially support Marine Le Pen, directly or indirectly?
No, zero. I looked at their financial planning and said here and there what I think is smart. I do that for a lot of people. I used to be an investment banker, I constantly look at business plans. Marine Le Pen’s party has done a great job collecting its own money. And now they hit Macron.
Le Pens Rassemblement national and Macron’s La République en marche are on the same level as the polls.
In the survey that I saw, she was one point ahead. He is, and I emphasize that now, because you are here on his side. , ,
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, , , he is the president of France. He has been in office since 2017 and is back where he started today. This is crazy. He got stuck – and she recovered from a massive defeat.
This is your political spin.
This is not a spin.
One could also argue that Macron’s poll numbers are stable in the circumstances. France has experienced months of serious unrest.
Which planet do you live on? Macron created the yellow vests themselves. He has launched the fraudulent, mendacious Paris Climate Agreement, along with Angela Merkel. This treaty allows the Chinese to pump as many fumes into the atmosphere as they want, and the Western democracies should pay for it. What did Macron do? He taxed the people most affected by the emigration of jobs in France. That’s why they protested.
Let’s talk about Germany. Here, the outcome of the election has the greatest impact on the composition of Parliament. 96 elected officials will be from the Federal Republic.
That’s why I spend five days here! Germany is the central nation of our European project.
The AfD is in the polls at 1o to 13 percent. Although this is a significant increase, it is still far from the first place. And it is weak compared to the results in some state elections. Why is it? Is Jörg Meuthen the wrong top candidate?
Absolutely not. I met Doctor Meuthen. , ,
, , , Professor Meuthen. , ,
Of course, Professor Doktor Meuthen. I am very impressed with him, especially his knowledge in economic matters. On Saturday we will be together in Milan. He has become one of the driving forces behind the formation of a Super Group of Nationalists in the European Parliament.
Could the poll numbers of the AfD also have something to do with the hiccups around the “Dexit”? The party was only for Germany to leave the EU, now it takes a neutral stance.
That could have played a role. The majority of Germans want to reform the EU, they do not want to leave. The other populist movements no longer demand an exit. Even Le Pen. When she started in 2017, she has announced a referendum in the event of an electoral victory, as in the UK.
An AfD politician, who sees your work skeptical, is party leader Alexander Gauland. You will not succeed in forging an alliance of like-minded people, he said in 2018. Europe is not America.
I agree with Dr. Gauland for one thousand percent.
His criticism did not annoy you?
Oh, not a bit. It’s like Trump and my work in the White House. I am completely insensitive to comments. Listen, I’m from a working-class family. My life is dedicated to working on this populist nationalist project. Worldwide. The reason why Trump and his financiers approached me 88 days before the election was his huge backlog. I understand our movement pretty well. I help where I can. And to Dr. Gauland: The alliance already exists. It’s the new Super Group. You know, I admire Doctor Gauland and Professor Meuthen. I find it fantastic what they have achieved with this party. I also met with Tino Chrupalla from Saxony. We have arranged that I will come back after the European elections and spend time with him in Saxony, probably in June. Maybe I can get involved in the campaign before the election in the fall.
Do you want to talk on Saxon marketplaces?
First of all, we will meet in his constituency.
Who is your most important contact in the AfD?
Professor Meuthen. But I’m talking to many people. On Saturday they invited me to this thing, unfortunately I could not.
You mean the “media conference” with Milo Yiannopoulos?
(Laughs) Yes, my former employee.
Not everyone in the AfD was happy about the performance.
It was a controversial decision. For some it is okay, for others not, especially so close to the election. Milo worked at Breitbart for me. He is exhausting.
Would you hire him again?
No! No chance.
In Germany, the AfD, but also many leftists, have a great fascination for Russia and a critical to negative attitude towards America. Can you understand that?
Depends on what criticism we speak. I am an American patriot. I served my country as a naval officer for eight years. My daughter is a Westpoint graduate who served in the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq. And I was also a critic of the direction taken by the United States before Donald Trump took office. Behind it were not just Republicans and Democrats, but the permanent political class, the globalists, who are embedded in what I call the “Party of Davos”. These people are completely disconnected from normal, working Americans. If the alternative for Germany and others criticize this America, I can understand that well. Listen, Germany and America have been through a lot. We were strong allies, and we still are today. And Russia? Even in the toxic environment of Washington, I have always said: Russia is not the main enemy.
Who is the main opponent?
The totalitarian dictatorship in China. That is the existential threat of the West. The global elites do not want to admit that because they make a good living on China’s rise.
People closer to Russia than you would call the country a threat. Russian citizens who publicly question the power apparatus are risking their lives.
I did not say that Russia is not dangerous. He gave the last speech of Donald Trump I worked on in Warsaw in 2017. Since he has made it very provocative words that he would defend the West. But Russia’s economy is as big as that of the state of New York. The country is in a demographic death spiral. It does not produce advanced technologies. It’s a kleptocracy led by evil guys. It has many weapons and causes trouble in different parts of the world. Still, the threat situation today is very different from the 1980s when I worked at the Pentagon. No one has to fear today that Russian tanks are rolling over the North German lowlands. We just have to take Russia for what it is. It would have been a start if Germany had not concluded this gas deal.
You mean Nord Stream 2, the gas pipeline that is being built. Richard Grenell, the American ambassador to Germany, is putting a lot of pressure on the project not being completed and put into operation.
That is known. By the way, in Nord Stream 2, you have an ally in, as you would dubiously say, establishment. Manfred Weber, the leading candidate of the European People’s Party, also wants to stop the pipeline. Would not he be the right partner for you?
It’s not just about a project. But to be clear, the United States does not want protectorates, we want allies. We are not an imperial power, we are a revolutionary power. We have renounced the greatest empire in the world. Our founding fathers have always warned against becoming an empire. Under the permanent political class, which is at home in both parties of our country, the imperial position has spread. So all these bad decisions came about in the Middle East. Under Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush, the United States has intervened everywhere. Trump’s voters and the “deplorables” reject that, and they are not isolationists. Our partners in NATO should make their own decisions. All we say about this gas deal is that there is an alternative. If Germany is so afraid of Russia, it should not be dependent.
Europe, despite the many quarrels, has been at peace for many years. What is the main reason for this in your eyes?
The most important was certainly the cooperation between the United States, Great Britain and Germany in the early eighties. Perhaps you are too young to remember: Millions of people took to the streets to protest against the deployment of Pershing II missiles in Europe. The debates were ten times as intense as they are today. Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were attacked every day. What happened? Successful economic warfare. We raised defense budgets because we knew that the Soviet Union would not compete. The CIA predicted that the country would collapse in fifty years. It took eight years.
Can it be that Europe today is more complicated than it was back then? In your world, there are only evil globalists who do not care about the citizens, and brave nationalists who implement the will of the citizens.
Good framing.
Maybe in the United States. In Europe, politics and the legal system work differently. There are more political actors: from the very right to the very left, from liberal to green. In Germany, some already talk about a green chancellor.
What do you think about what AOC (editor’s note: the young Democratic Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and the re-awakened left in America are? These are our Greens. They admit that they are leading their party in a completely different direction. At the center is the Green New Deal, which is much more radical than your green party in Germany.
Do you know what “Fridays for Future” stands for?
These are the young people protesting every week.
What do you make of it? The topic of environmental protection is taking up more and more space. And your camp, the right camp, has not much to say yet.
This movement has a theological aspect; the whole thing is not just rational. There is a reasonable counter-position, and that is not to deny climate change. We need to think about how our economies can change in terms of CO2 emissions. This can be done rationally, market-based and based on scientific findings. Or emotional. But you have to take such movements seriously. I also said that “Time’s Up” is a challenge. Their anti-Trump message was simple: “orange man bad”. But she has motivated many women to vote in the United States in 2018. “Fridays for Future” will also be such a factor in Europe.
What do you advise your camp: ignore, attack or hug?
You have to take care of the topic. I would tell people that a nation-state can govern environmental protection with transparency and clear responsibilities – quite different from transnational institutions. The Paris Climate Agreement is, as we said, a catastrophe because it allows China to cheat and dump the costs of those who can least afford it.
Then we talk about the land that causes you so much grief. Are you satisfied with the trade talks your former boss is currently having with the representatives of the People’s Republic of China?
This is not about a trade deal. It’s about a truce in an economic war. Trump won the election because he recognized that. Migration has not been the crucial issue in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio or Pennsylvania. It was important. But more important was the question of where the jobs have gone. Germany faces the same question. China’s chip design, robotics and artificial intelligence are the coffin nail of German engineering. By 2025, everything will be “made in China”. The German robotics have incorporated themselves with forced technology transfers, with theft and through company purchases. The globalists all pretend that China’s rise is something like the second law of thermodynamics. A law of nature. Wait.
China resists American supervision of its economy. Why? It has become powerful enough.
That’s what you say, sir! We’ll see. China’s lobbyists are in the City of London and Wall Street. Why? I was at Harvard Business School, I know the bill: if you outsource your production from America or Germany to China, you have higher margins thanks to the slave laborers there. That may work. But it is completely wrong.
Slave labor? China today has a large middle class.
China is a totalitarian dictatorship with concentration camps and total surveillance. And the members of the Davos party behave like cheerleaders. Repulsive.
Could what you call economic warfare become a real war?
The last thing anyone wants is war in the South China Sea. But China is provocatively churning. They built these artificial islands against all international treaties. $ 5 trillion worth of merchandise is transported every year. It’s the supply route to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, all the democracies there.
Classic big power politics. The United States does nothing else on its doorstep.
No, no, stop! I was stationed as a young naval officer in the South China Sea. Our mission at that time was basically the same as that of the Berlin Airlift. It was about safe passage and free navigation for all, including the Chinese Communists. The South China Sea was the main waterway between the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf. No boat was stopped. If so, then it was against pirates. And what has happened in the past twenty years, what have the Obama administration and Joe Biden allowed? They built these islands, which are ultimately stationary aircraft carriers, and then they raised a territorial claim to the sea. That shows how aggressive and ambitious they are.
You summarized your criticism of China a few days ago in a guest post for the Washington Post. The text reads like a strategic memo. In the end, you advise Trump to stay firm and follow his instincts. Are you missing the White House?
Not at all. I could not do that anymore. I gave a year of my life because I knew we would win: August 2016 to August 2017. I was at a Catholic school, in the Navy and at Goldman Sachs. I do not need hierarchies anymore. If I want, I can get on the plane tomorrow and fly wherever I want. I had a great time in the White House. We have achieved a lot. But I’m just not an employee.
Are you and the president still talking to each other?
No, not since the investigation. That’s also known. He recently said in an interview with Politico that he likes me and that I am his best defender.
What would you say if Donald Trump called you before the next presidential election and said, “Steve, I need you!”
The highest priority in my life is that Donald Trump be re-elected in 2020. This is absolutely existential, for the United States and for the West. And the best place to help is where I am now: outside.
You are 65 years old, rich and have no job. What’s next?
I will continue. Our movement is growing, in Europe, in Asia, in Latin America. And once people are in power, it’s about how best to govern. The key is the economy. If Trump failed to show growth of 3.2 percent and low unemployment, they would bite his head. You need growth. But as I said, we are just beginning. This movement is designed for decades. I will not be there all the time, but for a long time.
How is history to judge Steve Bannon?
She’s supposed to remember me as someone who’s been one hundred percent committed to the little man.

Stephen K. Bannon in Cincinnati: Border crisis is ‘a tragedy of biblical proportions.’

Stephen K. Bannon in Cincinnati: Border crisis is ‘a tragedy of biblical proportions.’

Even if the federal government doesn’t build a wall along the Mexican border, Steve Bannon and a group of conservative activists will build one anyway, as early as next month.

Bannon, who is President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist and the controversial right-wing editor of Breitbart, and the leaders of the group called We Build the Wall came into downtown Cincinnati on Tuesday to raise money and promote the effort to build a Mexican border wall on private land with private money.

We Build The Wall organizers chose Cincinnati as the second stop on a nationwide tour despite 1,400 miles separating the Mexican border and Cincinnati. Next stop is Detroit on Thursday.

“I’m in Cincinnati, because the border crisis is in Iowa,” Bannon told the crowd of more than 200 people who came to the Hilton Netherland Plaza in Downtown Cincinnati. Some traveled as far away as rural West Virginia. “It’s in Ohio. This border crisis is a national crisis.”

When it comes to the border wall with Mexico, the country should have the president’s back, Bannon said.

“This is a tragedy of biblical proportions,” Bannon said. “The answer is not an open border…We can have President Trump’s back to do it in the case he can’t do it.”

Construction on the privately funded wall will start in April, said Brian Kolfage, an Air Force veteran and triple amputee wounded in the Iraq War who founded We Build the Wall.

“When we get the shovels in the dirt, it’s going to go like gangbusters,” Kolfage told the crowd.

The rally also featured former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke and former Colorado Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo.

Bannon’s appearance showed the deep divide on this issue across the country. Outside the hotel, about 60 protestors credited immigrants with building Cincinnati and the nation.

Steve Ronnebeck on Tuesday related the story he’s told Sean Hannity on Fox News as well as Trump, with whom he’s met. Ronnebeck said his 21-year-old son, Grant, was shot by an illegal immigrant during a convenience store robbery.

“We’d be safer having Iraq as a border country than Mexico,” Ronnebeck said.

Kolfage started We Build The Wall after GoFundMe in December refunded the $20 million he raised from 337,000 donors. The company refunded the money due to a change in where the money was going, from the federal government to a nonprofit, according to a USA Today story.

Kolfage started the non-profit to raise the $1 billion to build the wall on private land. The board of directors includes Bannon and former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling.

Bannon said the wall will not only help United States citizens, it will also Central Americans.

“We have to build this wall to stop this onslaught,” Bannon said. “This is to help the people in Central America, so they’re not trafficked.”

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Steve Bannon goes to war with the Pope

Steve Bannon goes to war with the Pope

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says Pope Francis is ‘beneath contempt’. Bannon is, of course, far from being the only Catholic to criticize the Pope, who is accused of watering down Catholic teaching. The pontiff’s stance on the migrant crisis – he has said migrants’ dignity should be a priority over national security – has also angered many Catholics, as has Francis’s recent suggestion that populism sows the hate that leads to Hitler. For Bannon, who despite having been married three times says that his Catholicism is central to his life, these things show that the Pope is on the side of the elite and not the little guy. His solution? Pope Francis needs to be more left wing:

‘His greatest failings outside the spiritual and theological are siding with the globalist elites against the citizens of the nations of the world. Memo to the Pope — if you want to cultivate a media image of working man’s champion, great; but you then actually have to stand up for the little guy, and not with the rich and powerful who drive the UN and the EU in favor of their own internationalist agendas at the little guy’s expense. His attempts to demonize the populist movement in Europe and the United States are beneath contempt.’

Bannon’s declaration of hostility towards the Pope is interesting on several levels. His sworn enemy may well be what is commonly called the liberal elite. But that term is confusing. It no longer means just the liberal-left. It consists of two forces that were once sworn enemies – the internationalist left, for whom nations are the root of all evil; and the global capitalist right, for whom nations are a barrier to profit. Although neither force in this unholy alliance does God, both approve of the Pope because they, like him, are in favor of open borders. This above all explains Bannon’s damning verdict on Pope Francis.

Sacked by Trump from the White House in August 2017, Bannon was then, in January 2018, fired by the alt-right website Breitbart. Reduced to dogmeat in America – or so his opponents insist – he has turned his attention to Europe where he now plans, he has said, to spend most of his time.

The political arm of his new mission – The Movement, which he describes as ‘a populist nationalist NGO’ – is well known. Based in Brussels, its aim is to aid and abet the populist parties of the EU in their quest to take over the European Parliament at the elections next May.

Far less known is the mission’s cultural arm: an academy for populists whose aim is to save Western civilization, no less, by putting back Judeo-Christian values at the heart of the European conversation. This ‘gladiator school for culture warriors’, as Bannon labeled it, is set to be based at a spectacular monastery in the mountains 70 miles east of Rome. It opens in June next year.

Just as few realize how left-wing Bannon can be, few realize how his Catholicism is at the core of his politics. He still attends mass regularly. Bannon is convinced that capitalism is not working any more because we in the West have jettisoned the Judeo-Christian values that stopped the bosses and the bankers treating people like commodities. To reverse this, these values – and not necessarily a belief in God Himself – are enough.

I am not so sure. Can such values carry sufficient clout without the belief in God that gives them their force? Either way, this issue will decide the fate of the West as it is so vital, not just to our economy, but to our entire way of life.

A few weeks ago, I went to the monastery perched 2,700 feet up the side of a mountain, the Certosa di Trisulti, where Bannon’s ‘academy’ will be based. Founded in 1204 by Pope Innocent III, it made me think of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the Harry Potter books. On my visit, I met its director, Ben Harnwell, 43, a chemistry graduate of Warwick University. Originally from Leicester, Harnwell is the son of a fireman and a local government accountant. Harnwell was in Brussels working for Tory MEP Nirj Deva when, in 2004, he lost faith in the European project in which he had believed. He became a Catholic, subsequently setting up the Instituto Dignitatis Humanae in order to ‘protect Christian politicians in the public square from being no-platformed and sacked for their Christian views’. In 2010, he moved the institute to Rome; there, four years later, he met Bannon, who was, at the time, more or less a complete unknown. But this encounter changed Harnwell’s life. And thus was born the idea of the ‘gladiator school for culture warriors’ to save the West.

The president of the institute’s advisory board is the ultra-conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke, Pope Francis’s most outspoken critic within the Vatican, who has said disobeying the Pope is a ‘duty’ if he has ‘deviated from the faith’.

Bannon is one of five patrons of the institute. Its backers are private – mainly Americans and Brits, who are Catholics and Jews. In February, the institute won a contract from the Italian government to take on a 19-year lease on the Certosa di Trisulti, which has hundreds of rooms and 603,000 square feet of roof. The Cistercian monks who had been there since 1947 when they replaced the Carthusians were forced to give it up as there were only three of them left. The rent for the building is $114,500 (€100,000) a year, but every euro invested in restoration is taken off the rent.

So what is the plan now? It’s not to set up an alternative Papacy as was tried in Avignon in the 14th century. Instead, it’s to create a Leninist-style revolutionary cadre able to lead the people, no longer known as the proletariat, to victory. With or without Pope Francis. But as Bannon told me:

‘The Pope is the Vicar of Jesus Christ on Earth. The Catholic Church is historically a pillar of Western Civilization. We’re not trying to destroy the Pope, but call him back to his responsibilities to speak for the little guy rather than acting as spokesman for the globalist elites — who, by the way, are no fans of the Catholic faith.’

At Hogwarts, they equip young wizards and witches with magic wands, brooms and spells. At Trisulti, the weapons of choice for its young culture warriors remain a secret for now, as does the curriculum.

Stephen K. Bannon: Populism, Protectionism and Economic Nationalism’s Impact on the Markets

Stephen K. Bannon: Populism, Protectionism and Economic Nationalism’s Impact on the Markets

Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon sits down
with Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait to discuss the
growing support for populist and nationalist parties in Europe, and
the effect of this constituency on the continent’s financial markets,
economies and the future of globalisation.
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Moderator:
John Micklethwait
Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg
Speaker:
Stephen K. Bannon
Former White House Chief Strategist and CEO of Trump campaign
Truth Out: Political Parties And Think Tanks Don’t Understand That Populism Means “The People”

Truth Out: Political Parties And Think Tanks Don’t Understand That Populism Means “The People”

Thursday, Truth Out published an article exposing that DC Think Tanks and Political Parties feel they are in crisis about the Populist movement which they do not understand.

From the article:

“The two most powerful think tanks in Washington, representing center-left and center-right political elites, have responded to the populist shocks of the 2016 presidential election by trying to reposition themselves and the Democratic and Republican Parties as more sympathetic to populist concerns even while maintaining their attachments to the interests of big business and war-making complex.

The Center for American Progress (CAP), linked to the Democratic Party establishment, and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), which is close to the Republican Party, have issued two long papers in recent months reflecting their high anxiety over the rapid growth of populism on both sides of the Atlantic — especially in light of the shocking success of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton and mainstream Republicans during the 2016 presidential election cycle.

But the papers suggest that neither organization is ready to depart from the economic and military policies preferred by the powerful elites that still control the two major parties. And the more recent paper attacks Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders for being insufficiently hawkish in regard to Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

An initial joint paper published on May 10 urged the two parties to make far-reaching changes in policy and operations, citing their “need to recognize that they are in a moment of crisis — a moment that could portend a long-term realignment — and develop a strategy for managing change.” It also warned that they “got into the current crisis by seeming indifferent to the concerns that drive constituencies drawn to extreme populists.”

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4 Corners: Bannon Interview Mon. Sept. 3, On The Global Populist Revolution

4 Corners: Bannon Interview Mon. Sept. 3, On The Global Populist Revolution

Thursday, 4 Corners, Australia’s premier current affairs program, will air an interview with Stephen K. Bannon, about his upcoming movie Trump at War, and how the Global Populist Movement he understands better than anyone else.

From the teaser, Bannon is seen and heard saying, ” This movement is not going away.”

Tune in Sept 3rd for the full interview.

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Breitbart: Democrats Have A Plan To Expand Investigations After Midterms

Breitbart: Democrats Have A Plan To Expand Investigations After Midterms

Tuesday, Breitbart News exposed a plan to expand their investigations in they win the house in the Midterms.

According to Breitbart:

“Democrats are poised to double down on investigations of alleged Russian collusion if they take the House in November, according to a spreadsheet reportedly circulating among Republicans.

The spreadsheet, reported by Axios, predicts Democrats will launch at least 18 probes of the Trump administration, including at least three related to Russia.

One is “Trump’s dealings with Russia, including the president’s preparation for his meeting with Vladimir Putin.”

The spreadsheet also reportedly compiles requests Democrats have already made for administration officials to testify, hearings to be scheduled, and communications about controversial policies and personnel decisions. Republicans have so far rejected them.

“These demands would turn the Trump White House into a 24/7 legal defense operation,” Axios reporter Jonathan Swan wrote.”

“The appearances would restart what became a circus of Trump associates being escorted into the House Intelligence Committee closed hearing rooms, with non-stop news coverage.

“House Democrats would also likely shut down any current lines of inquiry into whether the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigations abused their power when using the Steele dossier to obtain a surveillance warrant on a Trump campaign member, or whether bias played a role in their actions in investigating the Trump campaign,” they reported.

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OANN: Stephen K. Bannon To Release Pro Trump Film Ahead of Midterms

OANN: Stephen K. Bannon To Release Pro Trump Film Ahead of Midterms

One American News Network, OANN’s , Neil W. McCabe interviewed Senior Advisor to Stephen K. Bannon,  Sam Nunberg, who told him about the upcoming movie, “Trump At War” and about the supporting organization, Citizens Of The American Republic.

“Nunberg is a member of COAR and told OAN news the movie was produced to motivate voters by showing them what is at stake,” McCabe said.

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