Bannon Wins: Trump Is Going to “Burn It. Burn It all.”
There have been articles written about the struggle within the Trump regime to see whose vision for the future will be implemented. Basically, the choices are:
- The Evil Rich. They want to maintain enough of a semblance of government to ensure that they can still keep vampiring off billions and still live like Gods in a stable society. Forces: the Goldman Sachs contingent.
- The Apocalyptic Christians. Their goal is to install a religious regime that differs only slightly from the Inquisition. Or the Taliban. Forces: Mike Pence & his Bible freaks.
- The Crypto-Anarchists. These are the extreme libertarians who hate all government, and want to reduce us all to living in howling wilderness in the name of "freedom." Forces: Steve Bannon and the alt-right.
Or, as CNN puts it:
The split has put traditional Republican operatives such as Reince Priebus — named Trump’s chief of staff Sunday — against more non-traditional influences such as Steve Bannon — the alt-right leader of Breitbart News — who will be Trump’s chief strategist. A particular challenge is lack of clarity about the division of power among Priebus, Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who also has a key role in transition decisions. Another source tied to the transition described the resulting confusion as “buffoonery.”
But today’s full-throated attack on the intelligence agencies signals that Bannon and the cryto-anarchists have won. They are going to go ahead with the plan to burn down the entire U.S. government, and by extension, the entire country. The blaming of the CIA and other agencies for embarrassing the Strong Man is going to have nasty consequences for everyone. The next few months are going to see a concerted effort to utterly, vindictively, destroy the CIA, the NSA, and all the other 17 intelligence agencies charged with keeping the U.S. safe.
And Putin will order up a magnum of Dom Perignon and toast the U.S. basically putting a pistol in its mouth and pulling the trigger.
Trump is going to do Putin’s work for him.
Years ago, young KGB agent Vladimir Putin could only dream that one day, a delusional, stupid U.S. president would be so reckless as to utterly destroy the only agencies that stood between him and world domination.
Watch what the end game of that looks like (this is the seldom-viewed aftermath of the famous “Downfall” sequence that has been parodied so many times). The whole rotten mess is coming down, and Hitler can only return to his dreams with Speer of building a Thousand-Year Reich, and comforts himself with the delusion that all will actually be well, because utter defeat and devastation just clears the decks for Naziism to come back EVEN STRONGER.
Turns out: Hitler was right. The idiotic, delusional idea of a Thousand-Year Reich that is going to make everything YUUGE, the biggest, classiest cathedrals and hotels … that narcissitic grandeur has erupted once again. Right here. Right now.