Is Steve Bannon a fascist?

Posted by Lucky 2 months, 4 weeks ago to Politics
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Is Steve Bannon a fascist?
Writer and journalist Nicholas Farrell says In link [1 ] - a summary is in link [ 2 ]

" Stephen K. Bannon tells me he adores the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini."
But the in article, the word 'adore' is not used by Bannon in the interview as reported.
Farrell covers by saying:
"But let’s be clear. Bannon — as far as I can tell — is not a fascist."
The word used by Bannon was "fascinated".

Now go to link [ 3 ] Here the word has gone from 'fascinated' via 'adore' to 'praise'.

My comments:
As for Bannon, my guess is that he would use the now popular expression, 'I really don't care'.
For those who do not care about Bannon it still helps to understand how Trump Derangement Syndrome gets fed.

Links:
[ 1 ]
https://usa.spectator.co.uk/2018/03/i...
[ 2 ] https://historynewsnetwork.org/articl...
[ 3 ]
https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion...


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  • Posted by term2 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Leftists' use of terms isnt usually accurate when applied to Trump and his supporters/employees. They find emotionally explosive words and apply them to the Trump people to satisfy their "hate trump" agenda. I dont really take at face value anything the leftists claim about Trump and his people for that reason. Fascist, Communist, Socialist, woman hater (I dont know how to spell that one), racist, islamaphobic, etc. The leftists dont even know if they really apply, or even what they mean, but just use them to gain some emotional advantage in their propaganda.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    The word "fascist" is an interesting one. From the standpoint of economics it means that the means of production are privately owned, but controlled by the state. It has come to mean that the state controls all things as put forth by a dictator.In a way it is the most insidious of the socialist programs in that it provides the illusion of freedom except to anyone who cares to look just a little bit below the surface, which most people, particularly busy ones, rarely do.
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  • Posted by Owlsrayne 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    I have read a book about Bannon, don't remember the exact title, in summary, he is a workaholic, voracious reader, near eidetic memory, abrasive, millionaire, a clothing slob and far right-wing rebel. He owns several homes which have become book depositories. I admire him for his intellectual prowess, and the ability to make money in spite of himself. Politically I find he is in the same camp as myself (I wish I could be financially adept as he is).
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  • Posted by term2 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    I watch the Hitler channel with interest. Look at what this man did with Germany. From nothing to nearly taking over the world in a few years. He was a master of emotional manipulation as a method of uniting the germans. I also think the germans themselves were VERY intellectually conflicted, controlling, racist, and many other unsavory things. Hitler used those character faults to his advantage- and he did that very effectively.

    We have had instances in the past right here where "political leaders" have employed similar techniques to gain power. Fortunately, there re some restraints built into our system which prevent whole sale killing of people (most of the time). But watching the rise of hitler is very sobering. People who ignore history are going to wind up being caught up in it again.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 months, 4 weeks ago
    The objectively reported version~Steve Bannon said, "I am fascinated by Mussolini."
    The scripted and dispersed to all fake news outlets version~Steve Bannon adores Mussolini.
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    • Posted by 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      That is what I said, but, you put it better!
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      • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 months, 3 weeks ago
        For seven years during the 70s, I was an objective newspaper reporter with a journalism degree. The pay stunk.
        Other things stunk that I won't go into.
        I will say that during 1980 I learned I was supposed to write spins against Ronald Reagan at a new job I landed.
        I moved on.
        Doing so, I learned I could make more money painting walls for a construction company.
        By 1982 I became an Alabama corrections officer. Now I'm enjoying a state retirement.
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        • Posted by 2 months, 3 weeks ago
          allosaur-
          Aha! I have noticed you can write well. Now we know why.

          This writing spin problem- what you expect with free speech, some go this way and some that. The problem is when nearly all the media are in the same chorus.
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          • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 months, 3 weeks ago
            Nearly all the media is of the same chorus because that's the only way all the multitudes of their underlings can hope to receive their paychecks.
            By some miracle, we now have a thriving Fox news TV and radio, who's way out front with top ratings.
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        • Posted by term2 2 months, 3 weeks ago
          I think that news reporting is inherently subject to hidden agendas, the biggest one of which is pandering to advertisers and government people. Advertisers so as to keep the money flowing, and government to keep from being attacked by the establishment.

          Getting our news from sources with hidden agendas cant be a good idea, and we are seeing that now
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    There are many Trump advisors I am wary of and Bannon is certainly on that list. Glenn Beck did an interesting segment on him prior to the election which gave me significant concerns about the man. From what was on that show, Bannon's sympathies don't appear to lie with Constitutional values.
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    • Posted by IndianaGary 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      Actually, neither are Beck's. Beck is just another one of these religious zealots, like Hannity, Levin, and Limbaugh, who use a classical-liberal approach to forward a stealth religious agenda. I don't trust any of them.
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      • Posted by  $  blarman 2 months, 3 weeks ago
        That's a very interesting opinion. What makes you say that any of these are actually leftists in disguise?
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        • Posted by IndianaGary 2 months, 3 weeks ago
          Zero is correct; a classical liberal is NOT a leftist. While the dangers from the Left is fairly obvious, they don't even couch their threats in rhetoric anymore. The danger from the Right is more insidious because they often sound rational; until religion is injected. According to these options we get either a Communist dictatorship or a religious dictatorship. I reject both.
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