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Yes, the sun is shining, the birds are singing (those of them fool enough to stay around on Long Island in November), Trump’s in his tower and all’s well with the world.

Latest news: Senator Jeff Sessions has been offered the post of U.S. Attorney General. Imagine: An Attorney General who doesn’t hate white people! Just a few weeks ago, this would not have seemed possible.

The CBS News report says that “Sessions was also considered for secretary of defense.” [Donald Trump offers Jeff Sessions attorney general post, CBS News, November 18, 2016] Hey, far as I’m concerned Trump can make Senator Jeff Secretary of Everything. That would sure clear some space around the cabinet table; and I don’t see how the limited-government crowd could be anything but ecstatic.

A President, a Vice President, and a Secretary of Everything: government couldn’t get more limited than that! Bring it on, I say.

Senator Jeff is 69. This means that, like me and The Donald and no doubt some of you, he grew up before modern speech codes settled in. This means it’ll be easy for the CultMarx propagandists, when he comes up before the Senate for confirmation, to retcon him as a seething cauldron of malice and…what’s the word they’ll use here? Oh yes: “bigotry.” Or possibly “hate.” Most likely both, in fact.

Making things easier for the character assassins, Senator Jeff is a white guy from Alabama, which is practically a hate crime all by itself. And making things even easier will be the willingness of the anti-Trump Main Stream Media to believe any kind of story about something the Senator was overheard saying back in 1976, however unsubstantiated.

And then there are all those bimbos the MSM paid last month to accuse Donald Trump of having groped them; perhaps the bimbos will be recycled to say that no, it wasn’t Trump after all. In the agony of the moment they mis-identified the groper. It was in fact Senator Jeff.

Hey, it’s worth a try, guys!

For sure, if they’re going to derail the Senator’s confirmation, they’ll definitely need something stronger than what has so far been produced.

Samples of which: Some black government apparatchik, now deceased, claimed thirty years ago that Sessions had addressed him as “boy.” When asked for some confirming evidence, a black lawyers’ organization wrote a letter to the confirmation committee saying that the same apparatchik had told them the same tale.

Uh-huh.

Another bureaucrat said that Senator Sessions had called the NAACP “un-American” and “communist-inspired.”

So what? That’s fair comment. We can argue about the “un-American,” I suppose, but I don’t see that “communist-inspired” is much of a stretch. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., who was and remained a very respectable historian, said the same thing about the NAACP in Life Magazine.[ July 29, 1946]

Most educated black Americans are communists, or as near as makes no difference.NAACP founder W.E.B. Du Bois and Paul Robeson were communists.Barack Obama’s parents were communists, to a good approximation, both the black one and the white one. His early mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was an actual paid-up, card-carrying member of the Communist Party, according to the FBI. [Frank Marshall Davis: Obama’s ‘Communist mentor’? By Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Washington Post, March 23, 2015]

So how wrong was Senator Jeff, assuming he said the thing he’s accused of saying, which he has no memory of but charitably allowed he may have said?

And then, of course, this week was marked by a Two Minutes Hate against Steve Bannon, Trump’s designated adviser on strategy.

The opening shot was fired Tuesday in the editorial columns of — where else? — the New York Times, under the headline Steve “Turn On the Hate” Bannon, in the White Househatehate. The epithet “Turn On The Hate” is in quotes there because it’s a thing Bannon said in an email to one of his editors at Breitbart.com.

Full quote from that Bannon email: “Let the grassroots turn on the hate because that’s the onlything that will make them do their duty.”

The “they” being targeted there was the Republican leadership. You have to read 439 words into the editorial before they tell you that, though. It’s headlines that make the lasting impression; so the lasting impression NYT readers will come away with is that Bannon wants us to turn on the hate against the Left’s Designated Victim Groups: blacks, illegal aliens, homosexuals, and so on.

hoist_it_high_and_proud_the_confederate_flag_proclaims_a_glorious_heritage_-_breitbart_-_2016-11-19_22-29-09To further make their readers swoon, the Times editorialists quote three Breitbart.com headlines, presumably the worst they could find out of hundreds scanned.

First headline: Hoist It High and Proud: The Confederate Flag Proclaims a Glorious Heritage, which the NYT notes was published two weeks after a lunatic who owned a Confederate flag murdered nine people in Charleston, South Carolina.

OK; but up until that lunatic gave the CultMarx commissars an excuse to ban it, the Confederate flag was no big deal. It happened that a couple of weeks before the Charleston murders, my wife and I had been on a tour of Civil War battlefields. I noted with interest at the time that the visitor’s center at the Gettysburg battlefield — run by the Federal Parks Service — sold the Confederate flag in several sizes. We saw a party of teenagers coming out of the center with one of the bigger sizes, wrapping it round themselves and laughing merrily.

Nobody thought anything of it.

The old consensus, which I liked, was that the American Civil War was fought with dignity, courage, and sacrifice by brave and honorable men on both sides; the one side for the right to secede, the other side — which included slave states, let’s remember — for the union. Those who fought, on both sides, and the symbols they fought under, are entitled to respect from those who came after.

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The essay at Breitbart.com under that headline, by Gerald Warner, follows that old dispensation. It’s a good, robust, thoughtful piece. The NYT’s objection to it is that they favor the new dispensation, the one imposed on the country by the commissars after Charleston. This new dispensation says that Confederates were loathsome scum, whose descendants should have been eating dirt for the past 150 years, and had better start eating it now if they know what’s good for them.

Second headline: Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy. This was a December 2015 piece by Milo Yiannopoulos.

Milo’s not really my cup of tea, and this one’s a bit silly; but it’s by no means fact-free. He links, for example, to an academic study that found some forms of birth control cause weight gain.

Third headline: Gabby Giffords: The Gun Control Movement’s Human Shield. This is a Breitbart.com piece from March last year. Executive summary: Giffords, who was shot by crazy guy Jared Loughner in 2011, wants Congress to extend background checks to a broader category of gun buyers. Yet Loughner obtained his gun after a background check; so Giffords would have been shot even under the new laws she’s promoting.

That’s a nice point. It’s something people should know before lobbying their representatives to vote for or against these new laws. Breitbart.com was doing a useful public service there.

As you can tell, the NYT editorial against Bannon left me neither shaken nor stirred. Its heavy hints that Bannon is an anti-Semite were especially preposterous, as detailed in a scathing rebuttal from David Goldman at PJMedia. Sample quote from David:

Not a single article appeared in Breitbart.com during the past two years that could not have appeared in Israel Hayom, the leading Israeli daily.

If you really want a window into Steve Bannon’s thinking, I recommend the long post headlined This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World, posted at BuzzFeed, November 15th. It’s a transcript of a talk Bannon gave to a conservative Roman Catholic group called the Human Dignity Institute in the Vatican two years ago.

Bannon’s Vatican talk defies brief summary, but his strongest theme is the need to imbed capitalism in some kind of firm ethical order based on patriotism and Christian morality. Without that imbedding, he says, what you get is Third World-style crony capitalism or Putinesque state capitalism.

You might agree or disagree, but it’s good thought-provoking stuff, and hateful only of things we should hate, like crony capitalism.

So, weighing Steve Bannon in one pan of the balance, and the New York Times editorial board in the other, who exactly is “turning on the hate” here?

I think I know the answer, and it’s not Steve Bannon. John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. ) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He’s had two books published by VDARE.com:FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and From the Dissident Right II: Essays 2013. His writings are archived at JohnDerbyshire.com.

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  1. Svigor says:

    I’m excited about Sessions as AG. Much better place for him than SecDef, in my opinion. God willing, Trump means to unleash him on the the criminal employer class, and remove the 40m or so criminal aliens we have squatting on our land.

    Hey, far as I’m concerned Trump can make Senator Jeff Secretary of Everything.

    Ha! Amen to that, my friend.

    Senator Jeff is 69. This means that, like me and The Donald and no doubt some of you, he grew up before modern speech codes settled in. This means it’ll be easy for the CultMarx propagandists, when he comes up before the Senate for confirmation, to retcon him as a seething cauldron of malice and…

    I have my doubts about that. Every piece I’ve read (including NYT and WaPo) have mentioned the same 3 incidents, 2 of which are dead issues; the accuser has been called a liar by his own colleague.

    Sessions seems likely to sail through, unless the Dems are trying to lull Sessions into a false sense of security. Which I doubt; leftists have been virtue-signalling full speed ahead since election day. If they were going to fight, I think they’d be screaming about it.

    Its heavy hints that Bannon is an anti-Semite were especially preposterous

    Let’s hope Trump and Bannon take (and have taken) enough shit from Jews to become “ANTI-SEMITES!!!” Listening too much to Jews’ advice, trusting them, is a recipe for disaster.

    Bannon’s Vatican talk defies brief summary, but his strongest theme is the need to imbed capitalism in some kind of firm ethical order based on patriotism and Christian morality.

    I 100% agree (I’ve been saying much the same for more than 10 years), though I’d quibble over what Bannon wants to subordinate capitalism to. Capitalism is a tool, not an organizing principle.

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  2. I’m happy with Sessions, Pence and Bannon. I’m happy to see the last of that hateful thug Christie. I like general whats his name for security advisor. I don’t want to hear any more talk about dirt bags Bolton or Giuliani. So far so good but Soros needs to be neutralized immediately. He will have an army of thugs in the field every day that Trump is president.

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  3. Svigor says:

    WC, you might want to get used to the idea of Giuliani as SoS. Big Media say he’s the front-runner. I’m not as hostile to the pick as many here, but that’s because I don’t much care who is SoS (I’d be very hostile if he was named AG). It’s long past time the right stopped caring so much about foreign policy, relative to domestic.

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    I'm with Trump no matter what. And If all he has to do is shmooze Giuliani will do fine. But he is a world class opportunist and bears watching.
    , @Bill Jones
    Look at the cluster-f*ck that Clinton and Kerry have made of foreign policy,
    The Zionist neocon transvestite Giuliani would be a disaster.
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  4. FKA Max says: • Website

    Great read, Mr. Derbyshire. Thank you!

    I wrote a lengthy comment on Steve Bannon a couple of days ago, because I see some dangers and inconsistencies in his ideology/worldview:

    I feel this information is vital to understand, and so I decided to post it here again, so we can make sure that the Trump administration does not get infiltrated by the agents of the Zionist-Vatican alliance, like the Reagan administration was.

    I also want to make clear, that I think, that Steve Bannon is an American Patriot, and that without his help Donald Trump would not have won the election, but I also think some of his worldview is unrefined and contradictory, and therefore could be a liability and weakness going forward

    http://www.unz.com/ldinh/the-trump-ploy/#comment-1653271

    On November 20, 1975, six days before Ford endorsed the recommendations, the U.S. Catholic bishops adopted a plan to build a political machine with the stated goal of passing a human rights amendment to the Constitution. This plan, which is represented by a printed document, describes the creation of the new right movement, including the Moral Majority. Within a period of only four years, almost the entire new right movement had been created. More recently, the bishops were the moving force behind the creation of the Christian Coalition to replace the Moral Majority, which had fallen into public disrepute. [...] I believe that this grave conflict between the well documented efforts by the papacy to preserve its power and influence, and the security-survival interests of our country and the entire world, is the most important story of the last half of the 20th century. This incredible story is going untold.

    http://churchandstate.org.uk/2012/02/the-vaticans-role-in-the-world-population-crisis/

    Shelby Foote on the Confederate Flag

    Making things easier for the character assassins, Senator Jeff is a white guy from Alabama, which is practically a hate crime all by itself.

    Remember, when this video was considered to be a hate crime as well:

    Alabama Alpha Phi 2015 Recruitment Video

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  5. Mr. Derbyshire,

    Your are an accomplished stylist and wit, but you are also one of the most infuriating writers on this site, as far as I am concerned.

    Your assertion correlating lack of “patriotism and Christian morality” to “Putinesque state capitalism” is sheer stupidity. If there are two things Putin does not lack, they are patriotism and Christian morality.

    Furthermore, when it comes to all things putinesque, I am not sure there is anything wrong with any of them. Of course, criticism is acceptable, as long as they come with a bit of reasoning attached.

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    Your assertion correlating lack of “patriotism and Christian morality” to “Putinesque state capitalism” is sheer stupidity. If there are two things Putin does not lack, they are patriotism and Christian morality.
     
    How I understood it, is, that Mr. Derbyshire made no such assertion; he simply quoted/paraphrased Bannon:

    Bannon’s Vatican talk defies brief summary, but his strongest theme is the need to imbed capitalism in some kind of firm ethical order based on patriotism and Christian morality. Without that imbedding, he says, what you get is Third World-style crony capitalism or Putinesque state capitalism.
     
    This is what Bannon said about Putin in the Buzzfeed piece:

    You know, Putin’s been quite an interesting character. He’s also very, very, very intelligent. I can see this in the United States where he’s playing very strongly to social conservatives about his message about more traditional values, so I think it’s something that we have to be very much on guard of. Because at the end of the day, I think that Putin and his cronies are really a kleptocracy, that are really an imperialist power that want to expand. However, I really believe that in this current environment, where you’re facing a potential new caliphate that is very aggressive that is really a situation — I’m not saying we can put it on a back burner — but I think we have to deal with first things first.
     
    Hitchens '09: Putin's Russian Theocracy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL15-TULjEQ

    KGB ‘Christians’: Putin, Stalin, and the KGB’s History of Manipulating the Orthodox Church

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/01/11/kgb-christians-putin-stalin-kgbs-history-manipulating-orthodox-church/

    I think Steve Bannon is a big fan of Dave Brat:

    To Brat, culture matters in economic markets. He believes that the culture that produced Adam Smith was a Protestant culture and that fact and the ethics of that culture are important in understanding market efficiency.[51][52] Brat advocated that Christians should more forcefully support free-market capitalism and behave more altruistically, in the manner of Jesus, so that "we would not need the government to backstop every action we take."[53] According to Kevin Roose in a New York Magazine article, Brat "sees free-market economics as being intricately linked to ethics and faith and he makes the case that Adam Smith's invisible hand theory, should be seen in the context of Christianity".[54]
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Brat#Economic_philosophy

    The problem is, in my opinion, that Bannon tries to ally with and reform/manipulate the Roman Catholic Church, which won't happen. They will co-opt him, he won't co-opt them. This, I think, is Steve Bannon's biggest blind spot, and the danger I see with him cozying up to the Vatican.

    The “Latino” Oligarchy, as is often the case with Mercantile elites, is short-sighted and profit oriented. Their alliance with the Church has put in place a system that pays no heed to genetic inheritance. When the Catholic Church is in power in Latin America, whether the stronger ecclesiastical current of time is on the Right or Left, the arc of history will always lead to a country (even one as white as Argentina) that looks like Brazil or the Dominican Republic, with all of the politico-economic problems that entails.
     
    - http://www.counter-currents.com/2015/10/white-nationalists-need-planned-parenthood-not-the-pope/

    SOCIOLOGY - Max Weber

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICppFQ6Tabw
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  6. @Svigor
    WC, you might want to get used to the idea of Giuliani as SoS. Big Media say he’s the front-runner. I'm not as hostile to the pick as many here, but that’s because I don’t much care who is SoS (I'd be very hostile if he was named AG). It's long past time the right stopped caring so much about foreign policy, relative to domestic.

    I’m with Trump no matter what. And If all he has to do is shmooze Giuliani will do fine. But he is a world class opportunist and bears watching.

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  7. FKA Max says: • Website
    @Brás Cubas
    Mr. Derbyshire,

    Your are an accomplished stylist and wit, but you are also one of the most infuriating writers on this site, as far as I am concerned.

    Your assertion correlating lack of "patriotism and Christian morality" to "Putinesque state capitalism" is sheer stupidity. If there are two things Putin does not lack, they are patriotism and Christian morality.

    Furthermore, when it comes to all things putinesque, I am not sure there is anything wrong with any of them. Of course, criticism is acceptable, as long as they come with a bit of reasoning attached.

    Your assertion correlating lack of “patriotism and Christian morality” to “Putinesque state capitalism” is sheer stupidity. If there are two things Putin does not lack, they are patriotism and Christian morality.

    How I understood it, is, that Mr. Derbyshire made no such assertion; he simply quoted/paraphrased Bannon:

    Bannon’s Vatican talk defies brief summary, but his strongest theme is the need to imbed capitalism in some kind of firm ethical order based on patriotism and Christian morality. Without that imbedding, he says, what you get is Third World-style crony capitalism or Putinesque state capitalism.

    This is what Bannon said about Putin in the Buzzfeed piece:

    You know, Putin’s been quite an interesting character. He’s also very, very, very intelligent. I can see this in the United States where he’s playing very strongly to social conservatives about his message about more traditional values, so I think it’s something that we have to be very much on guard of. Because at the end of the day, I think that Putin and his cronies are really a kleptocracy, that are really an imperialist power that want to expand. However, I really believe that in this current environment, where you’re facing a potential new caliphate that is very aggressive that is really a situation — I’m not saying we can put it on a back burner — but I think we have to deal with first things first.

    Hitchens ’09: Putin’s Russian Theocracy

    KGB ‘Christians’: Putin, Stalin, and the KGB’s History of Manipulating the Orthodox Church

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/01/11/kgb-christians-putin-stalin-kgbs-history-manipulating-orthodox-church/

    I think Steve Bannon is a big fan of Dave Brat:

    To Brat, culture matters in economic markets. He believes that the culture that produced Adam Smith was a Protestant culture and that fact and the ethics of that culture are important in understanding market efficiency.[51][52] Brat advocated that Christians should more forcefully support free-market capitalism and behave more altruistically, in the manner of Jesus, so that “we would not need the government to backstop every action we take.”[53] According to Kevin Roose in a New York Magazine article, Brat “sees free-market economics as being intricately linked to ethics and faith and he makes the case that Adam Smith’s invisible hand theory, should be seen in the context of Christianity”.[54]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Brat#Economic_philosophy

    The problem is, in my opinion, that Bannon tries to ally with and reform/manipulate the Roman Catholic Church, which won’t happen. They will co-opt him, he won’t co-opt them. This, I think, is Steve Bannon’s biggest blind spot, and the danger I see with him cozying up to the Vatican.

    The “Latino” Oligarchy, as is often the case with Mercantile elites, is short-sighted and profit oriented. Their alliance with the Church has put in place a system that pays no heed to genetic inheritance. When the Catholic Church is in power in Latin America, whether the stronger ecclesiastical current of time is on the Right or Left, the arc of history will always lead to a country (even one as white as Argentina) that looks like Brazil or the Dominican Republic, with all of the politico-economic problems that entails.

    http://www.counter-currents.com/2015/10/white-nationalists-need-planned-parenthood-not-the-pope/

    SOCIOLOGY – Max Weber

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    Those remarks of Bannon are silly, and that article by the Greek fellow downright stupid, but both of them pale in comparison with the bilge slopped by Hitchens. There was a man, or rather a catamite, who was diseased alike in mind, body and spirit.
    , @Brás Cubas
    Yes, I misquoted Derbyshire, for which I apologize. But I am not sure he does not deserve some criticism, as he makes no attempt to criticize Bannon's words.

    Anyway, I must pay more attention next time. Maybe I will be less "infuriated".

    Thank you for your reply. I still haven't read it in its entirety, though....
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  8. The Hillary campaign’s greatest achievement was to frame her opposition as “Hate.” No discussion of policy was necessary. I’m for immigration; my opponent is for Hate. I’m for unity, stronger together; anyone who disagrees with my unity is Hate. I’m a woman, you’re not; you’re Hate. I’m for POC, you’re white; you are Hate. I’m for immigrants; you are against all immigrants. You’re Hate.

    The D’s didn’t have to run on being pro-war, pro-financial exploitation, pro-open borders, pro-the crappy economy and even crappier healthcare. Hate Trumped all. Now, of course, “Love Trumps Hate.”

    The residue of that achievement is a base left in a mental state of mass hysteria. The Pence dust-up in NYC is based on the assumption that Pence is Hate. The cast and audience are, of course, Love. This is the tip of the iceberg, near as I can tell from my own limited window into the post-election trauma. I have been assured that there is, in fact, a war on women, and that these women must stand with the POC who are also about to be rounded up and slaughtered.

    Obama’s “That’s not who we are” is now answered as Hate is “who they are” the ones who opposed Clinton’s election. The media works on this 24/7. When they are not endlessly praising people of color, they are seeking evidences of White’s prior sins. Yes, pretty much any non-Big City white is already guilty, just as Pence was for attending a play. Like a modern day, electronic witch hunt, the media will search for evidence of earlier heresies.

    We need a better media. I don’t know how, but the one we’ve got is a propaganda machine. We need better public education. The one we have is cranking out the boots on the ground for that propaganda. After seeing the reaction of universities and public schools to the election, I’m all for putting their budgets on the line.

    I haven’t watched a mainstream “news” broadcast since the election, don’t have cable, don’t go to any mainstream news sites. Yet, I have been unable to escape the hoopla of hip-hop Hamilton. Even P u b l i c Broadcast has had to salivate over it with specials. Public Broadcast, the one our taxes pay for and is tasked to specifically work in the public interest, even if it’s white, has become the worst kind of propaganda. Axe it, too.

    Trump will have incredible headwinds from the gathering Love coalition. Beyond that, he will have to deal with the Republican Auction House on domestic spending and Neocon ambition on foreign policy. His work is cut out, or in the words of Biden, “Gird your loins.”

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    Excellent summation of the current state of the nation, YT.
    , @Authenticjazzman
    " We need better public education".

    It's not going to happen until the total system is purged of the thousands of commie

    "PROFESSORS"

    These deranged bastards are the driving force behind the transformation of US culture into a leftist mayhem.

    They are relentlessly pushing thousands of numbskull apprentice communists ( students ) into society graduation after graduation.

    Authenticjazzman, "Mensa" Society member of forty-plus years.

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  9. jtgw says:

    I’m worried about Sessions as AG since historically he has been terrible on civil liberties. For example, in 2007 he accused opponents of the PATRIOT Act as favoring the Constitution over national security, as if that were a bad thing. That argument may work with the neocons and warmongers, but it’s not what Trump’s many libertarian and non-interventionist supporters are looking for. As Ron Paul has stressed again and again, the government’s duty is to keep us free, not to keep us safe.

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  10. 5371 says:
    @FKA Max

    Your assertion correlating lack of “patriotism and Christian morality” to “Putinesque state capitalism” is sheer stupidity. If there are two things Putin does not lack, they are patriotism and Christian morality.
     
    How I understood it, is, that Mr. Derbyshire made no such assertion; he simply quoted/paraphrased Bannon:

    Bannon’s Vatican talk defies brief summary, but his strongest theme is the need to imbed capitalism in some kind of firm ethical order based on patriotism and Christian morality. Without that imbedding, he says, what you get is Third World-style crony capitalism or Putinesque state capitalism.
     
    This is what Bannon said about Putin in the Buzzfeed piece:

    You know, Putin’s been quite an interesting character. He’s also very, very, very intelligent. I can see this in the United States where he’s playing very strongly to social conservatives about his message about more traditional values, so I think it’s something that we have to be very much on guard of. Because at the end of the day, I think that Putin and his cronies are really a kleptocracy, that are really an imperialist power that want to expand. However, I really believe that in this current environment, where you’re facing a potential new caliphate that is very aggressive that is really a situation — I’m not saying we can put it on a back burner — but I think we have to deal with first things first.
     
    Hitchens '09: Putin's Russian Theocracy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL15-TULjEQ

    KGB ‘Christians’: Putin, Stalin, and the KGB’s History of Manipulating the Orthodox Church

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/01/11/kgb-christians-putin-stalin-kgbs-history-manipulating-orthodox-church/

    I think Steve Bannon is a big fan of Dave Brat:

    To Brat, culture matters in economic markets. He believes that the culture that produced Adam Smith was a Protestant culture and that fact and the ethics of that culture are important in understanding market efficiency.[51][52] Brat advocated that Christians should more forcefully support free-market capitalism and behave more altruistically, in the manner of Jesus, so that "we would not need the government to backstop every action we take."[53] According to Kevin Roose in a New York Magazine article, Brat "sees free-market economics as being intricately linked to ethics and faith and he makes the case that Adam Smith's invisible hand theory, should be seen in the context of Christianity".[54]
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Brat#Economic_philosophy

    The problem is, in my opinion, that Bannon tries to ally with and reform/manipulate the Roman Catholic Church, which won't happen. They will co-opt him, he won't co-opt them. This, I think, is Steve Bannon's biggest blind spot, and the danger I see with him cozying up to the Vatican.

    The “Latino” Oligarchy, as is often the case with Mercantile elites, is short-sighted and profit oriented. Their alliance with the Church has put in place a system that pays no heed to genetic inheritance. When the Catholic Church is in power in Latin America, whether the stronger ecclesiastical current of time is on the Right or Left, the arc of history will always lead to a country (even one as white as Argentina) that looks like Brazil or the Dominican Republic, with all of the politico-economic problems that entails.
     
    - http://www.counter-currents.com/2015/10/white-nationalists-need-planned-parenthood-not-the-pope/

    SOCIOLOGY - Max Weber

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICppFQ6Tabw

    Those remarks of Bannon are silly, and that article by the Greek fellow downright stupid, but both of them pale in comparison with the bilge slopped by Hitchens. There was a man, or rather a catamite, who was diseased alike in mind, body and spirit.

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  11. […] Dawn of the Trumpening: Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Steve Bannon for Pope! (John Derbyshire, The Unz Review) […]

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  12. @FKA Max

    Your assertion correlating lack of “patriotism and Christian morality” to “Putinesque state capitalism” is sheer stupidity. If there are two things Putin does not lack, they are patriotism and Christian morality.
     
    How I understood it, is, that Mr. Derbyshire made no such assertion; he simply quoted/paraphrased Bannon:

    Bannon’s Vatican talk defies brief summary, but his strongest theme is the need to imbed capitalism in some kind of firm ethical order based on patriotism and Christian morality. Without that imbedding, he says, what you get is Third World-style crony capitalism or Putinesque state capitalism.
     
    This is what Bannon said about Putin in the Buzzfeed piece:

    You know, Putin’s been quite an interesting character. He’s also very, very, very intelligent. I can see this in the United States where he’s playing very strongly to social conservatives about his message about more traditional values, so I think it’s something that we have to be very much on guard of. Because at the end of the day, I think that Putin and his cronies are really a kleptocracy, that are really an imperialist power that want to expand. However, I really believe that in this current environment, where you’re facing a potential new caliphate that is very aggressive that is really a situation — I’m not saying we can put it on a back burner — but I think we have to deal with first things first.
     
    Hitchens '09: Putin's Russian Theocracy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL15-TULjEQ

    KGB ‘Christians’: Putin, Stalin, and the KGB’s History of Manipulating the Orthodox Church

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/01/11/kgb-christians-putin-stalin-kgbs-history-manipulating-orthodox-church/

    I think Steve Bannon is a big fan of Dave Brat:

    To Brat, culture matters in economic markets. He believes that the culture that produced Adam Smith was a Protestant culture and that fact and the ethics of that culture are important in understanding market efficiency.[51][52] Brat advocated that Christians should more forcefully support free-market capitalism and behave more altruistically, in the manner of Jesus, so that "we would not need the government to backstop every action we take."[53] According to Kevin Roose in a New York Magazine article, Brat "sees free-market economics as being intricately linked to ethics and faith and he makes the case that Adam Smith's invisible hand theory, should be seen in the context of Christianity".[54]
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Brat#Economic_philosophy

    The problem is, in my opinion, that Bannon tries to ally with and reform/manipulate the Roman Catholic Church, which won't happen. They will co-opt him, he won't co-opt them. This, I think, is Steve Bannon's biggest blind spot, and the danger I see with him cozying up to the Vatican.

    The “Latino” Oligarchy, as is often the case with Mercantile elites, is short-sighted and profit oriented. Their alliance with the Church has put in place a system that pays no heed to genetic inheritance. When the Catholic Church is in power in Latin America, whether the stronger ecclesiastical current of time is on the Right or Left, the arc of history will always lead to a country (even one as white as Argentina) that looks like Brazil or the Dominican Republic, with all of the politico-economic problems that entails.
     
    - http://www.counter-currents.com/2015/10/white-nationalists-need-planned-parenthood-not-the-pope/

    SOCIOLOGY - Max Weber

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICppFQ6Tabw

    Yes, I misquoted Derbyshire, for which I apologize. But I am not sure he does not deserve some criticism, as he makes no attempt to criticize Bannon’s words.

    Anyway, I must pay more attention next time. Maybe I will be less “infuriated”.

    Thank you for your reply. I still haven’t read it in its entirety, though….

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  13. @YT Wurlitzer
    The Hillary campaign's greatest achievement was to frame her opposition as "Hate." No discussion of policy was necessary. I'm for immigration; my opponent is for Hate. I'm for unity, stronger together; anyone who disagrees with my unity is Hate. I'm a woman, you're not; you're Hate. I'm for POC, you're white; you are Hate. I'm for immigrants; you are against all immigrants. You're Hate.

    The D's didn't have to run on being pro-war, pro-financial exploitation, pro-open borders, pro-the crappy economy and even crappier healthcare. Hate Trumped all. Now, of course, "Love Trumps Hate."

    The residue of that achievement is a base left in a mental state of mass hysteria. The Pence dust-up in NYC is based on the assumption that Pence is Hate. The cast and audience are, of course, Love. This is the tip of the iceberg, near as I can tell from my own limited window into the post-election trauma. I have been assured that there is, in fact, a war on women, and that these women must stand with the POC who are also about to be rounded up and slaughtered.

    Obama's "That's not who we are" is now answered as Hate is "who they are" the ones who opposed Clinton's election. The media works on this 24/7. When they are not endlessly praising people of color, they are seeking evidences of White's prior sins. Yes, pretty much any non-Big City white is already guilty, just as Pence was for attending a play. Like a modern day, electronic witch hunt, the media will search for evidence of earlier heresies.

    We need a better media. I don't know how, but the one we've got is a propaganda machine. We need better public education. The one we have is cranking out the boots on the ground for that propaganda. After seeing the reaction of universities and public schools to the election, I'm all for putting their budgets on the line.

    I haven't watched a mainstream "news" broadcast since the election, don't have cable, don't go to any mainstream news sites. Yet, I have been unable to escape the hoopla of hip-hop Hamilton. Even P u b l i c Broadcast has had to salivate over it with specials. Public Broadcast, the one our taxes pay for and is tasked to specifically work in the public interest, even if it's white, has become the worst kind of propaganda. Axe it, too.

    Trump will have incredible headwinds from the gathering Love coalition. Beyond that, he will have to deal with the Republican Auction House on domestic spending and Neocon ambition on foreign policy. His work is cut out, or in the words of Biden, "Gird your loins."

    Excellent summation of the current state of the nation, YT.

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  14. @Svigor
    WC, you might want to get used to the idea of Giuliani as SoS. Big Media say he’s the front-runner. I'm not as hostile to the pick as many here, but that’s because I don’t much care who is SoS (I'd be very hostile if he was named AG). It's long past time the right stopped caring so much about foreign policy, relative to domestic.

    Look at the cluster-f*ck that Clinton and Kerry have made of foreign policy,
    The Zionist neocon transvestite Giuliani would be a disaster.

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  15. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Globalists try to censor Free Speech by calling it ‘Hate Speech’. And now, they try to censor the News by calling it ‘Fake News’.

    If the media want to be accurate, they should call the current MSM the ‘Corporate News’. It would be more honest.

    Or call it Biased News, of course biased in favor of the Proglob.

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  16. Rehmat says:

    John Debyshire – as a former Catholic Mission student I can assure you – Pope Francis doesn’t need to be replaced by Steve Brannon as ADL top gun has already declared both of them being KOSHER.

    In fact, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is far better Israeli poodle than the pope and the Guru at Beinart Net, a pro-Israel news website founded by Zionist-Jew millionaire Peter Beinart. Justin Welby parents were German Jews who immigrated to England before Nazis installed gas chambers at Auschwitz.

    The Anglican Church has long been occupied by the Zionist ideology. The strong stand by the Anglican Church of Canada against the so-called anti-Semitism dates back to 1934, when the General Synod of what was then known as the Church of England in Canada adopted a resolution condemning the persecution of Jews in Germany and recognizing Jewish contributions to the Western civilization. On April 15, 2015, Archdeacon Bruce Myers, re-affirmed the 1934 pledge.

    It was in 1515 when Pope Leo X (Giovanni di Lorenzo de’ Medici), blessed the usury to please the bankers and eventual downfall of Catholic Church in England. How strong grip the Zionist Jews have over Catholic Church is horrifying as Shulem Deen, a yeshiva teacher in New York, describes in his book, All Who Go Do Not Return.

    https://rehmat1.com/2015/05/13/justin-welby-christians-must-fight-antisemitism/

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  17. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I really don’t understand why the Senate or anyone else has to confirm who is on the president’s council. This may be something I hadn’t heard of before, but it seems like it would be placing too much power in other branches. Why shouldn’t the president get to choose who they want for their own council? That would seem to be something that would be enshrined in the separation of powers.

    That being said, what kind of insane Senate did we have last time around, that confirmed Holder? Must’ve been liberal dominated.

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  18. @YT Wurlitzer
    The Hillary campaign's greatest achievement was to frame her opposition as "Hate." No discussion of policy was necessary. I'm for immigration; my opponent is for Hate. I'm for unity, stronger together; anyone who disagrees with my unity is Hate. I'm a woman, you're not; you're Hate. I'm for POC, you're white; you are Hate. I'm for immigrants; you are against all immigrants. You're Hate.

    The D's didn't have to run on being pro-war, pro-financial exploitation, pro-open borders, pro-the crappy economy and even crappier healthcare. Hate Trumped all. Now, of course, "Love Trumps Hate."

    The residue of that achievement is a base left in a mental state of mass hysteria. The Pence dust-up in NYC is based on the assumption that Pence is Hate. The cast and audience are, of course, Love. This is the tip of the iceberg, near as I can tell from my own limited window into the post-election trauma. I have been assured that there is, in fact, a war on women, and that these women must stand with the POC who are also about to be rounded up and slaughtered.

    Obama's "That's not who we are" is now answered as Hate is "who they are" the ones who opposed Clinton's election. The media works on this 24/7. When they are not endlessly praising people of color, they are seeking evidences of White's prior sins. Yes, pretty much any non-Big City white is already guilty, just as Pence was for attending a play. Like a modern day, electronic witch hunt, the media will search for evidence of earlier heresies.

    We need a better media. I don't know how, but the one we've got is a propaganda machine. We need better public education. The one we have is cranking out the boots on the ground for that propaganda. After seeing the reaction of universities and public schools to the election, I'm all for putting their budgets on the line.

    I haven't watched a mainstream "news" broadcast since the election, don't have cable, don't go to any mainstream news sites. Yet, I have been unable to escape the hoopla of hip-hop Hamilton. Even P u b l i c Broadcast has had to salivate over it with specials. Public Broadcast, the one our taxes pay for and is tasked to specifically work in the public interest, even if it's white, has become the worst kind of propaganda. Axe it, too.

    Trump will have incredible headwinds from the gathering Love coalition. Beyond that, he will have to deal with the Republican Auction House on domestic spending and Neocon ambition on foreign policy. His work is cut out, or in the words of Biden, "Gird your loins."

    ” We need better public education”.

    It’s not going to happen until the total system is purged of the thousands of commie

    “PROFESSORS”

    These deranged bastards are the driving force behind the transformation of US culture into a leftist mayhem.

    They are relentlessly pushing thousands of numbskull apprentice communists ( students ) into society graduation after graduation.

    Authenticjazzman, “Mensa” Society member of forty-plus years.

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  19. John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets.

    Might want to update that. I love your writing but I’m frustrated by the rarity of new posts.

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