Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Where I agree with Steve Bannon

One thing I want to make sure of, if you look at the leaders of capitalism at that time, when capitalism was I believe at its highest flower and spreading its benefits to most of mankind, almost all of those capitalists were strong believers in the Judeo-Christian West. They were either active participants in the Jewish faith, they were active participants in the Christians’ faith, and they took their beliefs, and the underpinnings of their beliefs was manifested in the work they did. And I think that’s incredibly important and something that would really become unmoored. I can see this on Wall Street today — I can see this with the securitization of everything is that, everything is looked at as a securitization opportunity. People are looked at as commodities. I don’t believe that our forefathers had that same belief.


- Steve Bannon.

Read his speeches. I agree with this. This is the repugnancy of neoliberalism - that capitalism has turned from having its underpinnings in the rule of law and equitable negotiation and covenants (contracts) into being global highway robbery. The Dems/the Left can acknowledge this truth and split from their Davos/Bono overlords, or they can keep goddamned losing elections because they think the working poor should consider themselves fortunate to be able to vote for an overlord. Don't you get it you guys? We're China now, with a lot of same-y people at the top, and this vote was the impoverished of America pressing the SCREW THIS button. The racism, antisemitism, misogyny and homophobia were bolt-on applications that Bannon and the alt-right have odiously connected to an economic message. But this economic message is fundamentally sound.

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