Breaking Down Bannon's Betrayal Of Trump

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review,

Bannon’s betrayal of Trump occurred because the Breitbart exec became infected with the Trotskyite virus of “permanent revolution” and turned against his benefactor out of ideological spite for what he believed was the President’s “selling out” to “The Swamp”.

 

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By now everyone is well aware of the Trump-Bannon breakup and there’s no need to rehash the details, but what’s sorely missing in this conversation is an explanation of why this is even happening in the first place.

It’s widely known that Trump has a huge ego and is very sensitive to anyone else, let alone a former underling like Bannon, stealing the spotlight, and he might have felt uncomfortable about Breitbart’s strident opposition over the months to his initial pick for the ultimately failed Alabama Senate race that just concluded.

Still, that doesn’t explain why Bannon allegedly told Michael Wolff very inflammatory things about the President’s family months beforehand, which is where the investigation into all of this drama needs to begin.

Bannon is regarded as a “revolutionary” who wants to tear down the existing system and rebuild it anew, very much like Trump’s own Kraken-esque vision and thus making each of them complementary to the other in principle.

Where they diverge, however, is over Trump’s willingness to pragmatically work with the hated “Swamp” in pushing through his domestic agenda, which he has to do if he wants any of his legislative initiatives to pass.

To a committed ideological revolutionary like Bannon, this is akin to treason and selling out to the same enemy who Trump promised to topple after his election, therefore explaining why Breitbart has taken a somewhat critical position against the President at times.

It’s very possible that Bannon became extremely troubled with Trump’s ideological “flexibility” early into his Presidency but remained mostly silent for a while owing to what he may have seen as the ironically pragmatic need to temporarily sacrifice his values for “the cause”, exactly as Trump was doing and which is the reason why Bannon was so perturbed with him to begin with.

This was an untenable position for Bannon, however, since his zeal was much too powerful to be contained even for a short period of time, and it looks as if he thought that it would be a smart tactical move to cavort with Trump’s Mainstream Media enemies like Wolff in an unsuccessful bid to put pressure on him from another angle, despite this amounting to what could plausibly be termed as “backstabbing”.

Bannon, being a revolutionary first and foremost, may have calculated that his interactions with Wolff could contribute to taking down Trump as payback for his “selling out” to The Swamp, essentially making the revelations that he shared in the book a form of “nuclear sabotage” by a wayward “ally” who had already concluded that his partner had irredeemably sacrificed “the cause” and was actually turning into the same enemy that they had both previously sworn to fight.

In a nutshell, the right-wing revolutionary became infected with the same Trotskyite virus of “permanent revolution” as his despised leftist counterparts, thereby blinding him to the self-destructive consequences of his ideologically motivated actions and ultimately threatening to divide the American Populist movement just like many other system-threatening grassroots campaigns in America and elsewhere across the world before it.

For Trump, being the fiercely loyal family man that he is, it was a bridge way too far for Bannon to criticize his children and even refer to one of their actions as “treasonous”, hence why the Kraken mercilessly attacked the Breitbart exec and even gave him the degrading nickname of “Sloppy Steve”.

The Kraken and the honey badger (the feisty critter that Bannon had previously referred to himself as and which serves as Breitbart’s mascot) are now openly clashing with one another, though the battle was over before it began because Bannon realized that it’s impossible for him to defeat Trump, which is why he’s chosen to take the “higher moral ground” in public and let his former boss air out his frustrations on Twitter until he eventually calms down.

Still, Bannon appears to have been neutralized at Breitbart through a de-facto “internal coup” that has seen the site since become visibly more supportive of Trump as opposed to what some people may have first expected after the news of the Trump-Bannon split first emerged, though this is likely nothing more than a prudent business decision by the company’s other leaders who know very well that the President’s loyal base would abandon the site if it turned into another iteration of the “Never Trump” movement.

This is the ultimate insult to Bannon, since the “creative but destructive genius” has now lost control of his vehicle and no longer has its influential informational infrastructure at his ideological disposal, all but castrating this once-proud revolutionary and rendering him an immediate has-been.

The story’s still not over, though, and Bannon might have some fight left in him that he’s saving for another day and possibly another platform, but if his insidious intent in spreading malicious gossip to Wolff was to take down Trump’s Presidency as revenge for “selling out” to The Swamp, then it’s completely backfired by taking down the revolutionary himself after he went way too far in his cause and backstabbed his former benefactor out of ideological spite.

Comments

???ö? ne-tiger Jan 8, 2018 7:03 PM Permalink

Bannon is a student of Trump.  There is no such thing as bad publicity.  Being ignored is just as good as being irrelevant.  The book made Bannon more relevant than ever.

Someday Trump and Bannon will need each other again.  Like all good bosses, any differences will be put in the past. They are only words today.  Anything that shuts down Mueller and raises the crime profile of Comey-McCabe-Strock-Ong etc will benefit the Trumpster.  Bluster or whatever, Bannon helped wipe the Russian balony off Trump bigly.

What Trump needs now is Session's resignation.  A new Attorney General will fire Meuller and put an end to that silly charade.

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Giant Meteor ???ö? Jan 8, 2018 8:30 PM Permalink

So Obi-Wan "Trump" Kenobi has mentored Stevie "Luke" Bannon, in the noble arts of publicity stunts but now, Bannon having had a crisis of conscience, being fired by Obi-Wan, his faith thus shattered just as the Dark Lord has announced, Stevie Luke, I'm your faaaather, has now flipped totally to the dark side ..

Make a hell of a movie ..

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City_Of_Champyinz Canadian Dirtlump Jan 8, 2018 6:40 PM Permalink

Why do you blindly believe what is stated in the book that even the author now must admit he does not know what is true and what is not??  The author claims he has tapes of the interviews, but when asked about them he deflected and never answered the question. 

It would not surprise me at all to find in the coming years that Bannon and Trump did this on purpose and manipulated the author and the moron leftists in the mainstream media...

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Giant Meteor City_Of_Champyinz Jan 8, 2018 7:20 PM Permalink

That my friend, is a bridge too far ..

The explanation is much more, how shall we say, simple.

The entire shit show is made for tee vee, a clash of titans egocentrism, paraded about in the culture of self, the cult of personality .. or in other words, a massive circle jerking exercise for the edification of the plebians.

Good work if you can get it I'll tell ya ..

Nothing quite so lofty as 11 D chess, nor even 1 D chess, as that would require complex thought processes ..

Think "Jersey Shore" on steroids or some such ..

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newworldorder Giant Meteor Jan 8, 2018 8:48 PM Permalink

You are making this too complicated.

Trump and Bannon saw themselves as ideological soulmates, who later found out they were not. Their huge egos did not allow for compromise and they split.

Love, like, respect,  hath no greater fury than the perception of alleged betrayal. No relationship is equal. One is dominant over the other under the best of circumstances.

 

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Giant Meteor newworldorder Jan 8, 2018 9:05 PM Permalink

Well, I have to respectfully disagree ..

I would opt more for a marriage of convenience description. Trump played for the cheering crowds, a.k.a. his base, gained traction with his rhetoric against an extremely flawed prospective field, and the opposing candidate,

Bannon was a plus in that show, at that time.

Ponder the fact that Trumps inaugural was penned by Steven Miller, and Bannon.

This is kabuki, pure and simple. Ideology? Ideologues? Soulmates? No.

That would require possessing principles, other than that of shameless self promotion, and self-aggrandizement... fellow narcisists perhaps, in the great show ..

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BobEore 1stepcloser Jan 8, 2018 6:20 PM Permalink

Breaking down Banano's betrayal?  Shirley u jest...

Bannon was never more than court jester in the Castle o Lies... so as to give the court of the Duke of Orange the appearance of

he he heh... a "revolutionary ideologue" to go together with a 'lubavitcher' lubricator of hands... orifices... and all greasable body parts... small or ex-large,

in a tag team of tards whose antics would distract TARDNATION long enough for MUNCHKINS of the dually passport kind to complete the wheelbarrel transfer of Americas last loot ... into the waiting champagne flutes of HQ in the s e Med. And now... it's truly Bed

TIME for bozos large n smaller, whose reign of error on these pages has come to a screeching halt.... to the consternation of a dwindling cadre of hard core stormtroopers of the PINK SWASTIKA kind,

who begin to mount the stairs - instead of each other for a change - at last, on the long climb to the top of the tower of vanities, from where they will cast themselves off in one final flight o folly... frothing at the mouth with mirthless fury...

at the injustice of it all! And an orange-haired NERO transformed to CHUMPF ... from HERO... whilst fiddlin with the fly of the 'really' MOST POWERFUL GUY... in the world... IN mordor/tel aviv.

#winnin!

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Giant Meteor ???ö? Jan 8, 2018 7:31 PM Permalink

Holy shit ! I have heard Bob called many things but "snowflake"? Never !

Most folks probably don't know this but Bob is actually a poet of sorts, definitely one hell of a writer, and chronicler / historian of the unholy ..

Alas, he does have a great tendency to piss in the punch bowl on a fairly regular basis, perhaps one of his most endearing qualities of all! I'm sure he'll be along himself to clear up this little misunderstanding, so certainly needs no defending from me.  So without further adieu, back to you Bob !

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BobEore ???ö? Jan 8, 2018 7:36 PM Permalink

Shock n awe hit TARDNATION... harder...

as the treasured \safe space/ of the alt-right shitstains...

ABC MEDIA

gets gobbled up into bobees basket of 'counter-communications channels'...

and becomes just ANOTHER BOB CORPORATION MEDIA

Nowhere to run... nowhere to hide. Wrong site huh?

Sorry bout that - tards!

 

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Bigly Jan 8, 2018 6:00 PM Permalink

Bannon's face looks like he sits on a bar stool all day.  Also, he's a sartorial disaster.

It is too bad his internal self matches the exterior. If he were not evil, I would forgive his greasy hair.

NoDebt Jan 8, 2018 6:03 PM Permalink

I'll be honest, I'm still confused by Bannon and, frankly, what all this even means.  Mostly I'm just ignoring it.  I think it's a sideshow.  I just don't thing there's much "there" there.

 

 

 

Deep Snorkeler Jan 8, 2018 6:04 PM Permalink

The pervasive idiocy of Americans has coalesced

into our daily Trumpian horror-comedy.

This process is a symptom of nation-bending stupidity

and imperial decline.

There's nothing more to add: stupidity needs no sauce.

Duc888 Jan 8, 2018 6:06 PM Permalink

 

 

 

Seems he's been messing around with a certain rich Chinese dude.  He's evidently not as "Pro-American" as he would have you believe.  Seems someone will release a bunch of emails soon, thanks to Spectre.

Dilluminati Jan 8, 2018 6:08 PM Permalink

The nepotism thing I sorta, sorta get.. I'm not sure what the kids do.. I understand that in business it is perfectly acceptable to give a business to kids, but I'm not sure that "somewhere" in all of America there wasn't another qualified person for the whitehouse position?  We don't get to choose our family for better or worse however it seems allot of the issues might have been avoided had his children "NOT" been involved.  Now onto Bannon, you don't pull what he has done with anyone or any group and it's all kumbaya after the fact.. only amateurs and jerks pull what he did.  If anything I like the content and the material that Breitbart covers but I don't respect Steve Bannon and think it was disloyal to any employer or agreement of confidentiality.  If it is only the NDA that keeps you from being an asshole, well I guess that makes you an asshole.  Bannon is an asshole and I don't think he can avoid that verdict no matter what he says or does from here on out.  

I'm not at all inclined to vote for any of Trump's children and would probably vote against them due to nepotism alone.  I never thought the 2nd Bush presidency was anything to get excited about, I never liked him and donated in 2000 to McCain who I thought was a better OPTION than Bush.  When Bush left office the nation was on it's knees, I still cannot think of a single thing that guy got right.. History won't be kind to him or any of his family trying to run in the future

Son of Captain Nemo Jan 8, 2018 6:09 PM Permalink

Or is it the reverse?... Trump being a motherfucking ball-less scrotum of a backstabber that wears his knee pads to service the "Six Sided Star"?...

P.S.

Andrew Korybko is the most rabid Zionist Kike working for the Oriental Review!

WTFUD Jan 8, 2018 6:13 PM Permalink

Bannon looks shoestring material, the hard drinking Marlowesque detective, Robert Mitchum, not as cool as James Garner though, a bit more Jack Nicholson.

On the Trump Score, surrounding yourself with SWAMP CREATURES, in order to 'get some things Dun ( fuck all's been Dun)' is one thing, immersing yourself in their WARMONGERING CULTURE, AN.other.

JibjeResearch Jan 8, 2018 6:29 PM Permalink

I saw Bannon's speech before the election about the state of the nation.  He mentioned how the spending needs to stop because it's unsustainable.

I was hyped believing that hell yeah.. this is the idea we need.  When he got on board with Trump, I was ok... I'll suck up all of Trump bashing speeches which is better than the other dishonest person.  I was leaning Trump, but not enough for me to go and vote.

I had high hope because Bannon was on the team.  I felt at that time Trump is a moron..., but Bannon can guide the ship.

Well, I don't know Trump and Bannon that well....

Bannon's immigration policy destroyed every little chance we had of a compromise.  Trump continued his routine.

The most disappointing thing of Trump Presidency is the foreign policy.  We are losing in Europe, ASEAN, Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia.

And then the nation's spending issues are still sitting here... waiting to be solved such as Pensions, Infrastructure, Immigration, and the division of the Middle and the Elite Class.

 

I'm glad to see the tax plan... :)

I have high hope in Tillerson