By Andre Vltchek
October 23, 2019 "Information
Clearing House" - Almost all of the
prominent U.S. neocons have been madly snapping at
everything and everybody who opposes the Western
right-wing dogmas, be they Chinese or Russian
leaders, local opposition figures, or, lately, even
Steve Bannon, often greatly influence leaders like
President Donald Trump. Then they fall out of grace,
sometimes because of some personal quarrels, and
“get fired”. But, regularly, at least some of them,
And, even if they do
not return to the White House, do they disappear
into thin air? Hardly. Their destructive legacy
Mr. Bannon cannot
stand the Pontiff of the Catholic Church. Same as he
hates the leadership of the People’s Republic of
China, or the Worker’s Party (PT) in Brazil.
It is clear that
behind his emotions is a disease so common to all
neocons: loathing for the poor, and admiration for
wealth and brutal power.
Pope Francis is as
far from the former darling of the Western
right-wing establishment, the Polish Cold-War
warrior Pope John Paul the Second, as one can get.
An Argentinian, a former bouncer of a nightclub, and
an outspoken defender of the “have nots”, Pope
Francis is truly eccentric and human. As such he is
continuously criticized, even insulted by Mr.
Trump’s entourage, as well as by the President
Mr. Trump, as early as 2016, when Pope Francis
travelled to Mexico and declared that building walls
between countries was not Christian.
The Pope’s statements
about social justice and the evilness of capitalism
turned both Mr. Bannon and Mr. Trump, into his sworn
In 2019, it was
reported by The Telegraph that Steve Bannon advised
the far-right Italian leader, Matteo Salvini,
Italy’s interior minister, to attack the Pope on
Mr. Bannon was forced
to leave the White House in August 2017 (where he
served as President Trump’s strategist), but he
never abandoned the struggle against progressive
governments, movements and individuals, worldwide.
Now he is based
outside Rome, in the Trisulti Monastery, working
with the far-right Dignitatis Humanae Institute.
He was accused of
aiding Ms. Le Pen in France, and various other
right-wing leaders in Europe. On May 20, 2019, The
Telegraph published a chilling analysis:
has made no bones about wanting to unify
European nationalist parties via his group, The
Movement, and is known to be close to Miss Le
Pen and Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini.
sovereignist, populist and nationalist movements
do well in European elections, it will help
these movements around the world and that will
also be useful for Trump in America’, he told
One wonders whether
Mr. Bannon, as well as Mr. Bolton, and others, truly
left the White House, or whether they were
reassigned to some concealed but more effective
positions at home and abroad.
2018, Bannon declared:
“We are at
war with China. We’re winning.”
Just a few days
earlier, he spoke to CNBC and put it really bluntly:
he needs to unite the West against the rise of a
totalitarian China… How it ends is in victory.
Victory is when they give all full access to
The usual Western
dogma: full surrender, unconditional obedience,
falling to the knees. Religious submission to
capitalism, and to “Western values”. And all that
hypocritical chatter about “totalitarianism”,
“freedom” and “rights”.
China said “no”, by
words and deeds. No surrender, no slavery.
What followed was
predictable: direct, relentless propaganda attacks
against Beijing, the triggering of a
Western-sponsored ‘rebellion’ in Hong Kong, the
further arming and radicalization of the Uyghurs,
provocations in the South China Sea, and an assault
on one of the flagships of China’s high-tech
statements and actions had been monitored and
analyzed by several media outlets, including RT,
which reported on 22 May, 2019:
Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon
gave an impassioned account of what is driving
the US war on Chinese tech firm Huawei… and
trade has little to do with it. The US wants to
destroy its competitor, for good.
credited with putting Trump in the White House,
said that driving Huawei out of the US and
Europe is far more critical than any trade deal
with Beijing, the South China Morning Post
reported on Wednesday.”
The report then concluded:
threats went beyond Huawei. He called for
Chinese companies to be restricted from
accessing capital markets “until [they agree to]
fundamental reform.” While his outlook of
fundamentally clashing civilizations is often
viewed as extreme, his comments are actually in
keeping with Brendan Carr of the Federal
Communications Commission, who said that
companies that want access to US markets need to
first prove they “share Western values.”
Values”. Read clearly between the lines: No other
‘values’ than Western ones should be allowed to
govern the world. In fact, “there are no values but
Western values”. Sounds familiar? Fundamentalism?
Yes, precisely. And for years and decades, I have
been warning my readers, that this is exactly what
the West, its leaders and its propaganda, have been
In Zero Hedge, Tyler
Durden correctly analyzed true position of Steve
Bannon has been cast away from the close circle
of Trump advisors – at least for public
consumption – Bannon is still the main puppet
master in the White House.”
That is clearly
And so, Bannon could
be defined as a chief [shadow] U.S. emissary to the
He is openly trying
to unite extreme-right-wing forces in Europe,
meddling in the internal affairs of, at least on
paper independent countries of the “old continent”.
He is so ruthless, that he is even proving to be
‘too much’, too aggressive, for some right-wing
governments, like that of Austria.
He is insatiable;
essentially operating everywhere, where dark,
fascist forces are at work, or could be encouraged
He helped to put an
extreme right-winger, Jair Bolsonaro, onto the
throne in Brazil. Mr. Bolsonaro is so outrageous, so
brutal, that his success in Brazil appeared to be,
at first, unimaginable. But Steve Bannon made sure
that impossible dream of the right-wing would come
In August, 2018,
strategist Steve Bannon, a founding member of
the far right-wing news website Breitbart News
and former chief advisor to United States
President Donald Trump, will be an advisor to
Brazilian Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro for
the upcoming elections in October.”
that Bolsonaro’s mission in Brazil” will be more
“arduous” than Trump’s presidential campaign,
said Eduardo Bolsonaro[Jair Bolsonaro’s son].”
Bannon, his exit from the White House was
pre-meditated. “I’d always planned on spending
one year… I want to get back to Breitbart,” he
said to the Weekly Standard.”
free. I’ve got my hands back on my weapons… I am
definitely going to crush the opposition.
There’s no doubt. I built a fucking machine at
Breitbart. And now I’m about to go back, knowing
what I know, and we’re about to rev that machine
up. And rev it up we will do.”
He is smearing Pope
Francis who has been departing from the conservative
position of previous Popes, and openly criticizing
capitalism and Western foreign policy.
And, he goes against
China, in such an aggressive way that, if Donald
Trump follows his advice, it would not only lead to
a new Cold War, but to an unavoidable confrontation
between two of the most powerful countries on earth:
China and the United States.
No one elected him,
and after Donald Trump officially fired him from the
White House, no one from the political establishment
of the United States has been employing him.
Yet, Steve Bannon is
increasingly ‘influential’, in his destructive way.
No one dares to charge him with meddling in the
internal affairs of Italy, or the European Union. He
appears to be ‘untouchable’.
He pushes the West
into a suicidal confrontation with China. He insults
and provokes China so openly and vulgarly, that
Beijing is forced to react, resolutely and
It is therefore time
to ask, who Steve Bannon really is?
Yes, sure: a former
naval officer, an investment banker, a Hollywood
producer, a mass media policymaker, chief executive
of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, a man
connected to the notorious Cambridge Analytica.
He not only scares
the Left, but many inside the U.S. establishment.
According to the
15, 2016, U.S. Representative David Cicilline of
Rhode Island released a letter to Trump signed
by 169 Democratic House Representatives urging
the President-Elect to rescind his appointment
of Bannon. The letter stated that appointing
Bannon “sends a disturbing message about what
kind of president Donald Trump wants to be”,
because his “ties to the White Nationalist
movement have been well documented”; it went on
to present several examples of Breitbart
News’ alleged xenophobia.”
Mr. Bannon, it was
feared, belonged to a white nationalist movement. He
denied it, but the allegations never vanished.
In summary: is Steve
Bannon an apparatchik of the U.S.? Yes. A
propagandist of the extreme right-wing? Definitely.
A white supremacist? Most likely. A promoter of
Western exceptionalism? No doubt about it. But it
appears that he is much more than all that. Much
more! As Bolton is more than he appears to be, and
even Mike Pompeo.
What do these neocons
really want? Of course, they want absolute victory
for the West. They want to be able to dictate to all
the continents of the world how to think, how to
live, how to behave, even how to produce and
consume. They do not know how to stop, or how to
compromise. They can only go in one direction; never
The most terrifying
thing about them is that they are willing to easily
sacrifice anything and everything, for the
implementation of their dogma: millions of human
lives, or even entire economies, world peace,
As far as they are
concerned, if the West cannot compete, if it is
losing in competition (ideologically, economically,
culturally or socially), then it has to fight
militarily, or through sanctions, plus propaganda.
It clearly stinks of fanaticism: either victory or
death. Not unlike ISIS.
Steve Bannon is not
the only one of the ‘elite’ ideological warriors of
the West. But he is one of the most dangerous,
determined, capable and a shady ones.
Steven Bannon is a
talented propagandist and promoter of Western
supremacy and imperialist “culture”. He is extremely
dangerous, mainly because he knows precisely what he
is doing and what he wants to achieve: total control
over the world. He has been operating in business,
media, entertainment and politics. He wears many
hats. He is in possession of what he calls, ‘many
The damage he has
been causing to the world is enormous.
Andre Vltchek is a philosopher, novelist,
filmmaker and investigative journalist. He has
covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries.
Three of his latest books are
Revolutionary Optimism, Western Nihilism, a
revolutionary novel “Aurora” and
a bestselling work of political non-fiction: “Exposing
Lies Of The Empire”.
View his other books here.
his groundbreaking documentary about Rwanda and
DRCongo and his film/dialogue with Noam Chomsky “On
Vltchek presently resides in East Asia and the
Middle East, and continues to work around the world.
He can be reached through his website and
especially for the online magazine “New
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