This Is Fascism? Bannon Vows Trump Will “Deconstruct The Administrative State”

Even before Donald Trump was elected, people were referring to him as a fascist, an authoritarian, a dictator in waiting. Mind you, this wasn’t just coming from liberals and the liberal media: it also emanated from some right leaning folks, such as Glenn Beck. Since Trump was elected, the screeching has become stronger from the left about the utter doom of a coming Nazi nation. So, how does that square with this?

Bannon vows a daily battle for the ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’

The reclusive mastermind behind President Trump’s nationalist ideology and combative tactics made his public debut Thursday, delivering a fiery rebuke of the media and declaring that the new administration is in an unending battle for “deconstruction of the administrative state.”

Stephen K. Bannon, the White House chief strategist and intellectual force behind Trump’s agenda, used his first speaking appearance since Trump took office to vow that the president would honor all of the hard-line pledges of his campaign. (snip)

“If you think they’re going to give you your country back without a fight, you are sadly mistaken,” Bannon said in reference to the media and opposition forces. “Every day, it is going to be a fight.”

He continued, “And that is what I’m proudest about Donald Trump. All the opportunities he had to waver off this, all the people who have come to him and said, ‘Oh, you’ve got to moderate’ — every day in the Oval Office, he tells Reince and I, ‘I committed this to the American people, I promised this when I ran, and I’m going to deliver on this.’ ”

One thing you can’t say about Trump is that he won’t bother attempting to keep his campaign promises. He may not succeed on some issues, but he will try. For many of us Trump fence sitters during the campaign, it was a concern that Trump was making campaign promises that he would abandon and do the opposite, based on him being a long term NYC liberal. So far, he’s been trying to do what he promised.

Bannon framed much of Trump’s agenda with the phrase, “deconstruction of the administrative state,” meaning the system of taxes, regulations and trade pacts that the president says have stymied economic growth and infringed upon U.S. sovereignty. Bannon says that the post-World War II political and economic consensus is failing and should be replaced with a system that empowers ordinary people over coastal elites and international institutions.

If memory serves, people with an authoritarian bend would be looking to increase the power of the central government, would they not? When Bannon and Trump talk about nationalism, they aren’t thinking about the old version, but a new one, where America and Americans come first. It’s not about isolationism, fascism, or anything along the lines of Big Government. It’s about reducing the stranglehold the federal government has over citizens as much as possible.

Now, though, to make it happen.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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12 Responses to “This Is Fascism? Bannon Vows Trump Will “Deconstruct The Administrative State””

  1. Jeffery says:

    What white nationalist president bannon is describing is pure fascism. All the “state” needs are enough brownshirts to keep the proles in line while the “state” shifts all power to the corporations.

    Eliminate taxes (just need defense and police), remove all constraints on corporations, remove all social benefits (clean air and water, worker safety, healthcare, pensions etc.)

    Pure fascism – the perfect blending of a police state owned and operated by corporatists.

    trump is bannon’s bitch

    • Rev.Hoagie® says:

      Basically you described living under Obama and his Solyndra/Wall Street/Silicon Valley billionaire henchmen like Soros (your favorite Nazi), Gates Buffet and so on. You just don’t like the idea of our guy dismantling your deep state power structure to keep the middle class, or as your type calls us “the bourgeoisie” down with your taxes and your regulations. Fair enough but since we had to live under your moslem/Kenyan dictator while Stinky got rich with her “foundation” not you need to shut up and let the grown-ups fix your mess. You and the rest of your Power Whores think we’re all like you. We’re not, we’re Patriots and to us nationalism does not mean Nationalist like it does to you and your “Nationalist SOCIALIST Workers Party”, it means Putting America First which traitors like yourself despise. Now shut up while Trump Makes America Great Again after you clowns phuked it up!

  2. Jeffery says:

    Passengers on a flight from CA to NY were not allowed to disembark until they had each shown their papers to trump’s brownshirts Border Patrol agents in NY. WTF?

    As predicted, Americans will need to have their papers with them at all times to avoid detention by trump’s gestapo national police.

    • Rev.Hoagie® says:

      They had to have their papers to get on to the flight also. Or is having ID to board “gestapo” too? You do realize you can’t fly “incognito” any longer, don’t you? BTW, they were looking for an escaped murderer using a fake ID to flee.

    • I think you should refuse to show your ID to the security folks and the ticket taker next time you want to take a flight, Jeff. Let us know how that works out.

      • Jeffery says:

        Teach: Perhaps you missed the article and the point. All the passengers had already boarded using their acceptable IDs, as we all do when we fly. This was a second interrogation after landing to find a potential undocumented immigrant (who wasn’t on the flight).

        What other freedoms are you willing to give up to satisfy this lust for hunting down Mexicans?

        Are you OK with random stops by federal agents to check your citizenship status?

        “rev” – We didn’t see any reference to an escaped murderer using a fake ID to escape. Can you confirm what you claimed?

    • david7134 says:

      Did you even read the article. Did you understand the shifting narrative by RS to make a voluntary show of I’d seem like over extension as the law tried to find a criminal. Do you understand the rule of law has returned to the U.S. after 8 years of the worst president in our history. Are you really educated. And you reference a discredited rage like RS.

  3. Jl says:

    Trump wants to weaken the power of the administrative state-the government-and libs call that facism. Doesn’t it get embarrassing to be so stupid?

  4. Jeffery says:

    Turning the nation over to corporations and protecting the corporations with the power of the state is the definition of fascism.

    • david7134 says:

      That has to be one of your more stupid statements. And you expect everyone to think you develop cancer drugs, with your corporation

    • Rev.Hoagie® says:

      No it’s not, idiot. Will you please read a damn book.

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