Plus: Our weekend Bulwark mailbag
Christopher, I'd be honored to sponsor a Bulwark Plus membership for you. Charlie, please help facilitate.
“Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”
"The Democrats don't matter. The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit.". - Steve Bannon
As with so many in the Trump orbit, Bannon is both pathetic and dangerous. We need to comprehend how completely Bannon has abandoned the American project of building a republic on a foundation of reason. As David Frum notes, it now matters not at all on the right whether something makes sense. It is tribalism all the way down. And Bannon's influence is in telling his tribe who to hate. Bannon is pure destruction.
Re: Steve Bannon Has Plans
If Bannon is an American patriot, as no less an ( apparent ) authority on patriotism than Eric Greitens proclaims him to be, I will proudly wear the title of traitor, and let the consequences be damned.
Bannon and his ilk are not the vessels of the refreshment that the Tree of Liberty requires from time to time. They are the locusts waiting to devour it.
As to Greitens and his pronouncement: Rhodes scholar. Four tours as a Navy Seal. Purple Heart. Bronze Star.
Once would have been hard to reconcile. But no more. And beyond sad in the end.
Bannon really is emblematic of Trump and Trumpism in a lot of ways.
He’s fantastically wealthy and influential, but he feels like a rebel and outcast.
He struggles with interpersonal relationships not defined by money or power and so he seeks both excessively.
He claims to fight for the little guy but rips them off at every chance.
He claims to stand against lawlessness and but breaks it at his convenience.
These sort of people destroy nations when left unchecked and the rest of us better to get checking him.
There is a line to pay for his membership!
Brodie Stephens letter is exactly what should be shot into the veins of every citizen that claims the bullshit narrative of "Slavery was a long time ago, get over it".
Until we come to terms with the real horrors that hundreds of years of slave trading and slave owning did to the foundation of this nation, we are not going to be able to achieve what the founding documents are based on.....
I would happily pay for Mr. Ahn's subscription.