Why Steve Bannon Must! Remain in the White House

I started with “Might Need to Remain,” but our need depends on our appreciating that Bannon might be able to influence Trump against a first strike. “Might” makes “must,” even if “might not,” because “might” could make the difference between living and dying. Bannon’s voice – one we believe Trump listens to, at least for despicable things – might be the only one he might listen to if he wanted to strike first against North Korea, or even Venezuela. Where Bannon stands on belligerent continuation of the Korean War is not publicly known. On the one hand he is sympathetic to “the generations theory” propounded by two amateur historians, Neil Howe and William Strauss, that major confrontations take part in a cycle of history. On the other hand, Josh Green, says in his book, “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump …” Bannon has an “almost isolationist view of American foreign policy.” Let’s hope it’s that. But how likely is a first strike by either Kim Jong Un or Donald J. Trump. A first strike by Kim Jong Un is – I’m not exaggerating – unimaginable. Not unimaginable in some rhetorical sense of words formed in the mind, but in the sense that that possibility has zero, absolute zero likelihood. Jong Un’s purpose is survival under continuing attack by us, the U.S. His posture is that of a cat puffing itself up, standing taller than thought possible, with fur spiked, hissing. We don’t expect it to attack – the point being we expect it not to – but its hope is to stave off attack, like Jong Un. Kim, like his father and grandfather before him, is not a nihilist. He does not want to die. Kim Jong Un will NOT strike first. He wants to live. Trump on the other hand does not think that he himself will die, and for him nothing but that matters. Being President, at worst he expects to have the best shelters in the world and survive a sort of natural life until he, and his family, dies underground. It is not Jung Un that should concern us – that is, scare us out of our cotton picking minds – but President DONALD J. TRUMP. His survival counts to himself too, but not his mortal survival since he doesn’t expect to die. It is his survival as President, afterwards his survival out of prison, or whatever it is that he is so afraid of that he will put everyone else at risk to save himself. When he is itching to push the button as Mueller is pounding on his door – probably just to change the subject when his imagination has run out of subjects to change to – Steve Bannon’s is the only voice he might possibly heed. That is why, if only for that possibility, Steve Bannon must remain close enough to Trump’s ear to save us from disaster!

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My name is Joe, but username Joe was already taken. I am interested in politics, religion and ideas that are off the beaten path, whatever the subject.
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