I’m waiting for the philosophical preening of Christians that still give full-throated support to this vile nonsense.
Steve Bannon, Breitbart boss and President-elect Trump’s chief strategist has a problem with those who call him a “white nationalist,” and prefers the term, simply, “nationalist.”
We’ll overlook the fact that for some reason, so many of the alt-right minions that have flocked to Trump and to Breitbart seem to be so virulently, well… racist.
Said Bannon in an interview quoted by the Hill:
“I’m not a white nationalist, I’m a nationalist,” Bannon said. “I’m an economic nationalist.”
In the interview, Bannon emphasized that his ideology runs counter to those of both parties, which he believes have sold out the country and effectively “created a middle class in Asia.”
“It’s everything related to jobs,” he said. “The conservatives are going to go crazy. I’m the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. With negative interest rates throughout the world, it’s the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Ship yards, iron works, 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.”
Wait… were the 1930s really that great?
I could get past that particular bluster. He’s trying to be a showman and to promote an image, much like Trump.
Style over substance.
What I can’t get past is this:
“Darkness is good,” he told the Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
I would equate neither Darth Vader – a fictional character meant to embody evil, nor Dick Cheney – a former VP who wasn’t evil, at all, but simply presented a strong figure – with Satan.
No, the problem here is with Trump’s chief strategist calling darkness “good” and speaking of Satan’s power as good.
Isaiah 5:20 (AMP) says, “Woe (judgment is coming) to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”
I have railed against the wickedness and corruption of Trump and the people he has surrounded himself with.
Christians have demeaned their faith by trading off one evil for another, having flocked to Trump in greater numbers than they did for Mitt Romney in 2012 or John McCain in 2008.
The argument can (and will) be made that they feared Clinton more than Barack Obama, at the time, but it won’t excuse this away.
And no, Bannon is not Trump, but he is the man who has Trump’s ear and Trump approved of him and brought him in as his closest adviser. That says a lot about Trump.
We really can’t do a lot about the mess that Christians who trusted their flesh more than their faith drug us into.
There are still Christians who see Trump as the second coming.
We should all be watching and praying at this time, however, mainly for the repentance of a worldly church.
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