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    Default Stephen Bannon Hails the Power of Darkness

    Is this guy joshing to shock or is saying that for real?

    ‘Darkness is good’: Trump’s chief strategist explains ‘power’ using Darth Vader
    Published time: 19 Nov, 2016 00:37
    Edited time: 19 Nov, 2016 11:56




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    Stephen Bannon, President-elect Donald Trump’s top strategist pick, reveals the magical ingredient behind success and power to be “darkness,” and explains how Trump’s rivals’ blindness only plays into his hands in a new interview.


    "Darkness is good," Bannon told The Hollywood Reporter’s Michael Wolff in a rare interview. "Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That's power. It only helps us when they get it wrong. When they’re blind to who we are and what we’re doing.”


    https://twitter.com/THR/status/79968...rc=twsrc%5Etfw


    Bannon, who replaced Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort in August, and has since been promoted to White House “chief strategist,” has faced fierce criticism from Democrats and civil rights groups for alleged racism and anti-Semitism.


    https://twitter.com/RT_America/statu...rc=twsrc%5Etfw


    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has called Bannon a “racist individual,” urging Trump to rescind his appointment. More than 150 members of Congress have echoed the same message.


    "I'm not a white nationalist, I'm a nationalist. I'm an economic nationalist," Bannon “mockingly” told Wolff. "The globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia. The issue now is about Americans looking to not get f***ed over.”


    He has criticized Democrats, saying they have “lost sight of what the world is about,” which cost Hillary Clinton’s team the victory. Another misstep of Clinton’s campaign, which helped Trump win, was what he called “the media bubble.”


    "It's just a circle of people talking to themselves who have no f***ing idea what's going on,” he said. “It's a closed circle of information from which Hillary Clinton got all her information — and her confidence. That was our opening."

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    Bannon shared he has a plan to “build an entirely new political movement.”


    "It's everything related to jobs. The conservatives are going to go crazy. I'm the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan,” he said.


    https://twitter.com/isikbreen/status/799684575068831744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw


    He also advocates for “negative interest rates throughout the world” as the “greatest opportunity to rebuild everything.”


    “Shipyards, ironworks, get them all jacked up. We're just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution — conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement,” he said.

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    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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    ‘Darkness is good’
    Pretty sure he doesn't like black people though...
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Yeah, he is as dark as they come.....in the Darth Vader sense, and the 'shadow' in the Jungian sense. The USA is about to enter a new phase and NOT one I look forward to. The whole World will suffer greatly, but I think this is mainly a time to put 'problematic' U.S. citizens on notice or in prison or in an early grave......and for the Oligarchy/Secret Government to REALLY take over all the power and money.

    Those who do not learn the lessons of history....
    Last edited by Peter Lemkin; 11-20-2016 at 02:48 PM.
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Old white men and their impotent dicks.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Guyatt View Post
    Is this guy joshing to shock or is saying that for real?
    Given the quality of your deep political thinking I'm surprised you have to ask that question.

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    In the same sense as "Greed is good".


    As with the Bush torture government sometimes the Bilderberg dark siders drop their cover and come right out with their Satanic agenda.


    Remember, this is all being done by the shining city on the hill example to the world democracy.


    Dick Cheney: "We went to the dark side"...



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    Last edited by Albert Doyle; 11-20-2016 at 07:29 PM.

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    Compare Bannon to Albert Pike, and you see a new star rising, with mercury in retrograde……. this is serious stuff. The two are different, though.

    Can you tell? Terrapin Station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A. O'Blazney View Post
    Compare Bannon to Albert Pike, and you see a new star rising, with mercury in retrograde……. this is serious stuff. The two are different, though.

    Can you tell? Terrapin Station.

    A new star "falling" more likely, I would say.

    Interesting what you say about Mercury in retrograde, Mark. I assume you're very familiar with the "dual" qualities associated to Mercury, hence your retrograde comment?

    I'm not really familiar with the Grateful Dead, but from what I've just read their song Terrapin Station plays on the "dichotomy of light and darkness [that] are never far away in Hunter's lyrics and here we have spaces filling with darkness, things that were obvious being hidden, leaving us nothing to believe in, except the direction in which we are headed, whatever that may be." (Source). Is that your takeaway too?
    Last edited by David Guyatt; 11-21-2016 at 11:08 AM.
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Lemkin View Post
    Yeah, he is as dark as they come.....in the Darth Vader sense, and the 'shadow' in the Jungian sense. The USA is about to enter a new phase and NOT one I look forward to. The whole World will suffer greatly, but I think this is mainly a time to put 'problematic' U.S. citizens on notice or in prison or in an early grave......and for the Oligarchy/Secret Government to REALLY take over all the power and money.

    Those who do not learn the lessons of history....
    Yep, the Jungian shadow sense was my first take too, although on reflection I was less certain. Advocating darkness as strongly as he did is suggestive of someone more conscious of, and wedded to, their own dark Self than the usual left-hand path dabbler. It's too early (for me anyway) to reach a proper sense of what he might actually be --- in the occult sense. Assuming his comments were crafted from a genuine occult perspective and not simply a PR one?

    Time will tell, I expect.
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Varnell View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Guyatt View Post
    Is this guy joshing to shock or is saying that for real?
    Given the quality of your deep political thinking I'm surprised you have to ask that question.
    Perhaps you should re-read the title of this folder, Cliff.

    We're generally discuss matters here that are a great deal "deep-er" than politics --- and I think you're already out of your depth as it is.

    You probably haven't read Alexander Pope's An Essay on Criticism? He's one of my favourite poets. Such passion and rhythm and rhyme.

    'Tis hard to say, if greater Want of Skill
    Appear in Writing or in Judging ill,
    But, of the two, less dang'rous is th' Offence,
    To tire our Patience, than mis-lead our Sense:
    Some few in that, but Numbers err in this,
    Ten Censure wrong for one who Writes amiss;
    A Fool might once himself alone expose,
    Now One in Verse makes many more in Prose.
    - - - - -

    Such shameless Bards we have; and yet 'tis true,
    There are as mad, abandon'd Criticks too.
    The Bookful Blockhead, ignorantly read,
    With Loads of Learned Lumber in his Head,
    With his own Tongue still edifies his Ears,
    And always List'ning to Himself appears.
    All Books he reads, and all he reads assails,
    From Dryden's Fables down to Durfey's Tales.
    With him, most Authors steal their Works, or buy;
    Garth did not write his own Dispensary.
    Name a new Play, and he's the Poet's Friend,
    Nay show'd his Faults--but when wou'd Poets mend?
    No Place so Sacred from such Fops is barr'd,
    Nor is Paul's Church more safe than Paul's Church-yard:
    Nay, fly to Altars; there they'll talk you dead;
    For Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread.
    Distrustful Sense with modest Caution speaks;
    It still looks home, and short Excursions makes;
    But ratling Nonsense in full Vollies breaks;
    And never shock'd, and never turn'd aside,
    Bursts out, resistless, with a thundering Tyde!
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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