THE RED FLAG PRESENTS: STEVE BANNON'S NOSTALGIA FOR THE GOOD OLE DAYS OF FASCISM

 

As the Roman Catholic Church began modernizing after Vatican II 1962-1965, the Bannons went the opposite direction, towards deeper connection with Church tradition--the mysteries and beauties of its ancient rituals.  After Pope John Paul II permitted limited use of the Latin-only Tridentine Mass, banned by the Second Vatican Council, the elder Bannons became Tridentine Catholics.  Steve recalled, “We left our parish we'd been in for years and joined St. Joseph's offering a Tridentine Mass.”

 

Bannon's worldview sees signs of collapse and encroaching globalist order stamping out the last vestiges of the traditional--in governmental organizations like the European Union; political leaders like Angela Merkel's insistence that countries forfeit their sovereignty--losing their national character; distant secular bureaucrats erasing national borders.

As the Roman Catholic Church began modernizing after Vatican II 1962-1965, the Bannons went the opposite direction, towards deeper connection with Church tradition--the mysteries and beauties of its ancient rituals.  After Pope John Paul II permitted limited use of the Latin-only Tridentine Mass, banned by the Second Vatican Council, the elder Bannons became Tridentine Catholics.  Steve recalled, “We left our parish we'd been in for years and joined St. Joseph's offering a Tridentine Mass.”

 

Bannon's worldview sees signs of collapse and encroaching globalist order stamping out the last vestiges of the traditional--in governmental organizations like the European Union; political leaders like Angela Merkel's insistence that countries forfeit their sovereignty--losing their national character; distant secular bureaucrats erasing national borders.

Bannon, Salvini, And A Powerful Catholic Cardinal Are Gunning For Pope Francis

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As the populist wave continues to rise throughout Europe - most recently in Italy where refugees are now being turned away, prominent conservative Catholics are coming together to take on Pope Francis.

At the center of the intra-faith efforts are Steve Bannon, along with Italy's new interior minister Matteo Salvini and American Cardinal Raymond Burke - all of whom are staunchly opposed to liberal open-border policies advocated by the Pope.

Francis is a harsh critic of secure borders, and an advocate of unchecked migration - calling President Trump "un-Christian" for wanting to build his wall (which would be around 30-feet, the same height as the wall surrounding the Vatican). 

It is no secret that Francis, whose first ever apostolic voyage was to the Italian island of Lampedusa to give support to the hundreds of thousands of migrants who have crashed onto the shores there, supports an open-border policy. He has celebrated mass on the Mexican border with the United States, and he has warned world leaders to prioritize the acceptance of migrants over national security concerns and to avoid “discrimination, racism, extreme nationalism and xenophobia.” -Daily Beast

Burke, Bannon and Salvini have railed against these policies, with Bannon calling the Catholic Church "one of the worst instigators of this open borders policy," adding that "The Pope - more than anybody else - has driven the migrant crisis in Europe." 

The three conservative Catholics came together earlier this month when Bannon was in Rome to celebrate Italy's new populist coalition government run by Salvini, along with Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. During his visit, Bannon took a side-trip to the 800-year-old Trisulti monastery under development by conservative UK catholic Benjamin Harnwell. 

Harnwell runs a conservative Catholic organization, the Dignitatis Humanae Institute - which was "founded to help Christian politicians defend their faith in the public square." 

The monastery will host events with speakers like Bannon and Burke and conservative Christian leaders. 

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Harnwell and his organization are an important connection between Bannon and Burke. Harnwell is the one who first introduced the two, according to a New York Times article that is displayed on Harnwell’s website. Bannon spoke at one of Harnwell’s’ conferences by grainy video link back in 2014 during which he warned that the migration exodus would lead to a rise in populism. Burke was the keynote speaker the year before. -Daily Beast

Burke, meanwhile, is one of the pope's harshest critics - openly challenging Francis' ability to lead the church while campaigning for limitations on papal powers. Burke has openly called Islam a threat, and is an open supporter of President Trump. 

Burke has been getting closer to Salvini, who visited him this week in Rome. It was not their first meeting. Salvini, meanwhile, closed Italian ports to NGO rescue ships this month - forcing several ships full of asylum seekers to divert to Spain and France.

Salvini also told an Italian television station Monday that he plans to conduct a census of the Roma community, and will kick anyone out of the country residing there illegally.

So it should come as no surprise that Bannon is a giant fan of Salvini - calling his policies an example for the rest of the world

Salvini, meanwhile, is enjoying a boost in popularity within Italy, reinforced with a photo op with Cardinal Burke.

Francis, pushing back against the mounting Catholic coalition against his open-border policies, has been particularly vocal of late on the issue of migrants - both in regards to Italy's closed ports and the US-Mexico border controversy over migrant children being separated from their families (meanwhile 80% of migrant children are unaccompanied - meaning their parents chose to separate from them when they shoved them across the border with a human trafficker). 

I would like to point out that the issue of migration is not simply one of numbers, but of persons, each with his or her own history, culture, feelings and aspirations,” Francis said this week. “These persons, our brothers and sisters, need ongoing protection, independently of whatever migrant status they may have.”

We look forward to demolition crews tearing down the "un-Christian" Vatican walls so that all those persons who need ongoing protection can seek shelter in the ever-loving and charitable arms of the Catholic church. Especially the children. 

Bannon saw the Roman Catholic Church's elevation of Pope Francis, “a liberal-theology Jesuit” and “pro-immigration globalist,” replacing Pope Benedict XVI so alarming that in 2013, he established Breitbart Rome and took a Vatican meeting with Cardinal Raymond Burke in an effort to prop-up Catholic-Traditionalists marginalized by Francis.

Omarosa in Unhinged (2018) describes her first meeting with Steve Bannon on the Trump “USA Thank You Tour” stop in Hershey, Pennsylvania rally on December 15.  She watched Trump's address from backstage with Steve Bannon and Pennsylvania State director David Urban, a senior adviser on the campaign who had helped secure Pennsylvania's win.  She claims that she had an “interesting conversation with Bannon and asked him if the rumors of his being a racist were true.  He said no.  He explained.  'The same way you are a proud African American woman, I am a proud white man.  What's the difference between my pride and your pride?' he asked.'”

 

Omarosa said, “Hate defines white supremacy.”

 

He didn't back down and gave an impassioned defense of the alt-right.  Just as he was getting revved up, the announcer came on and said, “Ladies and gentlemen!  The president-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump.”

THE PARTING OF THE DYNAMIC DUO

Omarosa declared that fireworks exploded in the White House when the news of an upcoming Time magazine with Steve Bannon on the cover broke. 

The cover line red, “The Great Manipulator.”  Donald lost his mind over this cover.  He raged at Bannon at high volume in a room full of people, yelling, “He thinks he's a manipulator?  Thinks he's so fucking smart?  He thinks he can manipulate me?  An idiot!  An asshole!”

 

Many expletives were hurled that day.  Trump's fury was from the cover alone, since he didn't read the article.

January 16, 2019: Hour 1

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin. We get the latest from the BBC's Rob Watson. Also, one doctor with the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, says he is about to reach his limit of how many patients he can subscribe Suboxone. In that case, amid the government shutdown, he would have to get a waiver — or start turning patients away. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 16, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on January 16, 2019.

In America And Britain, Immigration At Play In Government Dysfunction

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The U.S. is faces uncertainty during the government shutdown. Britain can't seem to agree on how to leave the EU. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Sebastian Mallaby of the Council on Foreign Relations.  https://www.npr.org/2019/01/20/687045336/in-america-and-britain-imm...

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Comment by Robert B. James on March 24, 2019 at 9:37pm

After being everything today could possibly give them they  go backwards, longing for a day that never was. 

Comment by mary gravitt on March 27, 2019 at 1:56pm

Steve Bannon is the most dangerous man alive.  He is Trump's brain.  He is about to disunited Europe.  He has made White Nationalism fashionable in all the capitals of Europe and in Brazil.  He is determined to destroy Pope Francis.  Yet he is hardly mention on the NPR or the BBC nor any other news outlet.  He is like a termite chewing down a building called democracy.

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