America’s New Secretary of State: The E☭☭on© Chief

putin-gayYes, America, it has come to this. Our president-elect has picked as his candidate for secretary of state a man whose main qualifications seem to be that he is a friend of Vladimir Putin.  I sometimes wonder who we elected? Was it Donald Trump or Patrick Buchanon?

Buchanon has always had a fondness for German or Soviet/Russian dictators. Just like he thought Britain and the United States should not have involved itself in WWII and we should have let Hitler take over Europe; now he has fallen in love with Putin.  Buchanon has written: “In the culture war for mankind’s future, he is one of us.”

But it is actually worse than the idea that because Putin who has invaded two independent countries and threatens others  is the new best buddy of our president-elect. You want to be scared then read this article showing what the thinking is behind those people close to the new president. (Putin is always being excused by the supposed transgressions committed by the United States. I’m hard pressed to find any new territory we have attached to our country as Putin did with Crimea, parts of Georgia, and is attempting to do in Eastern Ukraine.)

So what is it that the people who want to return to traditional values find so endearing about Putin.?  Well according to Steve Bannon who has Trump’s ear and an official position in the inner circle of the upcoming White House, he is calling upon the church people to  “fight for our beliefs against this new barbarity that’s starting, that will completely eradicate everything we’ve been bequeathed over the last 2,000, 2,500 years.”  He calls his people the social conservative side “the voice of the anti-abortion movement, the voice of the traditional marriage movement . . . .” 

He then says Putin’s advisers follow the school of Julius Evola (I had never heard of him) who supported the traditionalist movement that led to Mussolini and the Italian fascist movement which attracts a lot of traditionalists. Putin is part of this movement but he does it in a nationalistic manner. Bannon adds: “people particularly in certain countries, want to see sovereignty for their countries, they want to see nationalism for their country. They don’t believe in this kind of pan-European Union or they don’t believe in the centralized government of the United States.”

I’ll stop there but there is so much more to his beliefs that are a strange counterpoint to our historical experience. We have had peace in Europe for more than 70 years precisely because we minimized nationalistic tendencies and sought to emphasize the ideas and things nations share rather than those that separate them. Where Bannon states that “strong nationalist movements in countries make strong neighbors” most historians would suggest that those situations led to the wars in Europe we have avoided over the life time of those born after WWII.

Putin seeks to divide America. He seeks to divide Europe. He is following the old British doctrine of divide and conquer: a group like NATO is too big to take on; but if it can be chopped up into 28 separate bits then each can be chewed up easily.

Bannon calls Putin ”very, very, very intelligent” and describes himself as a Leninist who wants “to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.” So who better to arrange for assistance in tearing down the United States we know than the E☭☭on© chief.

I wonder if Trump, Bannon and the E☭☭on© chief like those Russian traditionalists actions as its state organized doping of athletes. According to a Canadian charged with investigating the London 2012 Olympics they were ““corrupted on an unprecedented scale” by Russia’s government and sports authorities, who colluded to ensure its sports stars were able to take a cocktail of banned performance-enhancing drugs yet evade doping tests, . . . “ He also said there was  “a cover-up that operated on an unprecedented scale.” He said Putin and friends created “an institutional conspiracy across summer, winter and Paralympic sports”.

Who would ever think that American conservatives would become the present day Walter Durantys hiding the Russian crimes. Don’t you just get that warm, fuzzy feeling knowing who our president, his advisers, and secretary of state have as new best buddies?  

   

15 thoughts on “America’s New Secretary of State: The E☭☭on© Chief

  1. Is Glorious Leader a traitor in the pay of Putin?

    Lenin was interested in building socialism. Bannon isn’t. He is a nihilist, not a Marxist Leninist. Real Leninists carry a knife for people like Bannon, and, his ilk. Greed for power, and, wealth, motivates the clown troop surrounding Trump. Hopefully, the company will successfully undermine Glorious Leader to such an extent that he won’t be able to govern.
    The firm will try to save him, but, they won’t succeed. Trump will sink under the weight of his own immorality. I just hope he’ll take his ferret-faced sinister brood down with him.

    There’s only one good thing about Glorious Leader. He’s more fun to insult than Nixon.

  2. ” MONEY HAS NO SMELL ” …One of Lenin’s favorite, and often used, quotes … Go Figger ‘ … YOU CAPITALIST DONKEY. 🙂

  3. Time for détente with Russia!

    It’s easy to paint Russia black. We could do the same for the U.S.

    Let’s look at some facts! Since Reagan left office (1989), Russia has “invaded” (used military force, bombed, etc.) 6 Countries and the US has invaded 19 countries:

    Russia (since 1989) invaded Afghanistan, Georgia, Chechnya, Moldova, Ukraine and Syria. Georgia was temporary and in support of legitimate independence movements and in response to the aggression by the Georgian Army. Intervention in Moldova’s Transnistrian (sp?) territory was also brief and for similar reasons. Chechnya was initially in response to rebel activity, then terrorists’ slaughter of Russian schoolchildren and theater-goers.

    Since 1989, the U.S. has invaded (used military force, bombed etc.) 19 countries.
    Panama, Iraq (multiple times), Kuwait, Somalia, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Haiti. Congo, Liberia, Albania, Sudan (missiles), Afghanistan, Yemen, Philippines (fighting rebels), Colombia, Syria, Libya. https://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/interventions.html

    How many persons did US (CIA) attempt to assassinate? Excluding recent drone attacks and the killings of Khadaffi and Saddam Hussein, some experts say the US has been involved in 50-plus assassination attempts. (Diem, Castro, Che Guevera, etc.)

    Who’s threatening whom? The US/NATO has troops stationed all along Russia’s border. US/British/Canadian troops in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Even 600 Marines above the Arctic Circle on the Norwegian/Russian border. U.S. has troops in 100 countries. Russia has some in Syria.

    Who’s bullying whom? The US/NATO spends 10x on military, has 10x the firepower, has 5x the population of Russia.

    Let’s turn Russia into an ally. Stop listening to McCain and the Neo-con war mongers!

  4. Bob Gates spoke to the NATO leadership a few years ago and Boris Johnson recently echoed his sentiments. Johnson said it was unfair and unsustainable for NATO to expect one country to pay 70% of the costs while the other 27 countries only contributed 30%. Trump’s assertion that the Europeans had to pay their fair share is correct. Seventy years of security dependence on the U S has hurt that continent. 2. Who gave us Mussolini, Stalin and Hitler? The First World War produced them. It was America’s worst president Wilson who plunged us into that continental conflict that cost 11 million lives and 30 million injuries with the resulting dictatorships. The U S had no vital stake in that fiasco. The Democrat Wilson proclaimed that it was the war to end all wars. It was the war to make the world safe for democracy. What nonsense. America would have been better off staying out of all wars in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 3. Will Tillerson be an upgrade over Kerry? JFK was just a career politician. Tillerson has run one of the largest global companies in the world. A 300 billion dollar enterprise employing 70 thousand people with contacts in over fifty countries. All Americans should thank the energy industry for providing low cost fuel for their cars and homes. 4. Improved relations with Russia is a desirable goal. A lessening of tensions, a detente, would benefit all. As Franklin said commerce with all. War with none.

  5. Check out the list of recipients to the Russian Order of Friendship award. Doesn’t look like a sinister cabal to me. The Davos group run by Soros is probably the more dangerous.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Friendship

    The following individuals were awarded the Order of Friendship: Partial list

    Sopubek Begaliev, Kyrgyz politician (Kyrgyzstan)
    Lydia T. Black, a historian and anthropologist in the field of Russian America (USA)
    George Blake, double agent (UK)
    David Blatt, basketball coach (Israel/USA)
    The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, PC, OM, CC, QC, former Prime Minister of Canada
    Dimitris Christofias, President of Cyprus
    Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada
    Van Cliburn, renowned pianist (USA)
    Patricia Cloherty, entrepreneur and businesswoman
    Frank De Winne, ESA astronaut and head of the European Astronaut Centre (Belgium)
    Milorad Dodik, President of the Republika Srpska
    Maurice Druon, writer (France)
    Yuli Gusman, film director (Azerbaijan)
    Ignatius IV of Antioch (Hazim), patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Christian Church
    Prince Dimitri Romanov, claimant to headship of the Imperial House of Russia
    Daisaku Ikeda, president of Soka Gakkai International (Japan)
    Jayakanthan, Tamil writer (India), 2011
    Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress
    Anatoly Karpov, chess player, for his great contribution to strengthening peace and friendship between peoples and productive social activities
    Prince Michael of Kent, cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and descendant of Tsar Alexander II of Russia; a qualified interpreter of Russian (UK)
    Vakhtang Kikabidze, singer and actor (the award was rejected by Kikabidze in August 2008) (Georgia)
    André Kuipers, ESA astronaut (Netherlands)
    Lee Kuan Yew, Minister Mentor of Singapore
    Valery Leontiev, pop singer
    Yulia Lipnitskaya, figure skater, received award for outstanding performance at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
    Antonio Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to Russia (2002–2010) for his contribution to the development of Russian-Vatican relations[14] (Vatican)
    John Middleton-Tidwell, a historian of Russian-American studies (USA)
    Aliya Mustafina, Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics
    Riccardo Muti, conductor (Italy)
    Oscar Niemeyer, renowned architect (Brazil)
    God Nisanov, billionaire property developer
    Sagadat Nurmagambetov, Defense Minister of Kazakhstan
    Constantine Orbelian, conductor and pianist, 2012 Medal Recipient
    Victor Petrov, a historian of Russian-American studies
    Richard Pierce, a historian of Russian-American studies (USA)
    A. Sivathanu Pillai, BrahMos chief (India)
    Marcel Prud’homme, Senator (Canada)
    Jacques Rogge, 8th President of the International Olympic Committee (Belgium)
    Buvaisar Saitiev, three-time Olympic gold medal wrestler
    Ekaterina Semenikhin, honorary consul of Russia in Monaco
    Mrinal Sen, film director (India)
    Dimitris Sioufas, legislator (Greece)
    Barbara Sweetland Smith, a historian of Russian-American studies (USA)
    Dario Salas Sommer, Chilean philosopher
    Ramayahi Shanmugam Sundar, director of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (India)
    James W. Symington, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and current attorney at Nossaman LLP/O’Connor & Hannan (USA)
    Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil Corporation, U.S. Secretary of State nominee.
    Andrzej Wajda, film director (Poland)
    Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, recognised for contributions to friendly relations between Russia and the UK, and his love of Russian literature (UK)
    Tatjana Ždanoka, politician (Latvia)
    Steven Seagal, action-movie actor (United States)

  6. Tillerson’s nomination to Secretary of State is no more alarming than the nomination of Senator Clinton and Senator Kerry to the same position by President Obama. Must one be a U.S. Senator and failed candidate for U.S. President to be qualified?

    http://www.conservapedia.com/United_States_Secretary_of_State

    Regarding the description of Steve Bannon as a “Leninist”, most of the Founding Fathers of the United States could also be considered “Leninists” as they had no wish to recreate the British Empire in North America.

    “The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.” (Benjamin Franklin)”

    http://www.ourrepubliconline.com/Author/21

    1. Always worth recalling that there were 26 British colonies in North America, but only 13 found reasons to break away. Out of 500,000 Loyalists, 60,000 white citizens and 8,000 free black citizens of the 13 breakaway colonies were forced to flee their homes, farms, businesses, many then confiscated. Known to history as the ‘Expulsion of the Loyalists.’ Most fled to Canada

      Loyalist Daniel Bliss of Concord, Massachusetts (who later became a Chief Justice of New Brunswick) stated: “Better to live under one tyrant a thousand miles away, than a thousand tyrants one mile away.”

        1. Ed,
          Great point, but also good example of the shortcomings of theory versus practice.

          What happens when the darker side of human nature takes over and the “representatives” of the republic serve themselves or new masters while caring not about John & Suzie Q. Public….????

          We saw/are seeing what happens….bye bye crooked Hillary.
          …But not anymore.

          Let’s Make America Great Again.

  7. Mr. Tillerson was chosen because as Exxon CEO he has negotiated agreements with some four dozen foreign governments. To insinuate he has some sort of personal or financial relationship with the head of state of a single one is gutter sniping innuendo by the usual suspects. The breadth of his experience in getting mutually advantageous deals is exactly what America needs.

    The MSM has its panties all twisted at the idea that someone in office has foreign connections. May one suggest that they direct their attention to the activities of Democratic Socialists of America and its affiliation the the Socialist International which shares political activities with some of the world’s most brutal dictatorships. About six dozen Democratic Congress Critters are associated with that organization. If the punditry wants to go bipartisan AIPAC could use a proctology exam on the extent of foreign influence in this country’s electoral process.

    Of course that will not happen any more than the lügenpresse showed any interest in the Clinton Foundation’s tin cup rattling at foreign governments and subsequent crony deals. There is a difference those actions and those of Tillerson. The former transferred assets out of America and the latter brought jobs and riches to our shores.

    By all accounts Rex Tillerson did a bang up job for Exxon. The assumption should be that he will match that sterling performance for all Americans, especially the working class. Joe Six-Pack and his family have been sold out by the Ivy Leaguers in the State Department for over a generation. These greedy elites sold our jobs to gather pelf for banksters. It is going to be great to see Texan Rex Tillerson with his Engineering degree from UT@Austin travel overseas in boots and a Stetson hat to get them back. Yippee-Ki-Yay!

  8. “Would Condoleezza Rice, James Baker, Bob Gates and Dick Cheney — who all have endorsed Mr. Tillerson’s nomination — be in favor of handing over Eastern Europe to the Russians? Would they all support a candidate for secretary of state who they believed to be a puppet of Mr. Putin’s?

    “In a Facebook post Tuesday morning, Ms. Rice wrote: “Rex Tillerson is an excellent choice for Secretary of State. He will bring to the post remarkable and broad international experience; a deep understanding of the global economy; and a belief in America’s special role in the world.

    “I know Rex as a successful business man and a patriot. He will represent the interests and the values of the United States with resolve and commitment. And he will lead the exceptional men and women of the State Department with respect and dedication. I look forward to supporting Rex through the confirmation process and then welcoming him to the family of Secretaries of State,” she said.”

    1. Henry:

      I have heard and have yet to confirm that Rice, Baker, and Gates are paid consultants to Tillerson’s company. Cheney is also an oil buddy of his.

  9. How the FBI and other agents hacked the US elections

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yY6kZlLqDhE

    just finishing watching it
    for mature adults only eh?

    UNSUB) – Duration: 1:53:52.
    Zero Days – Teljes film (Magyar feliratos – HUNSUB) – YouTube
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    Duration: 1:53:52
    Posted: Nov 26, 2016
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