Steve Bannon, Trump’s Fascination with the Alt-Right

Steve Bannon, Trump’s Fascination with the Alt-Right August 29, 2016

…and the ongoing corruption of the anti-abortion-but-not-prolife Right.

Trump recently hired Steve Bannon to direct his campaign when Paul Manafort flamed out amid accusations he had unhealthy ties to foreign influence.

Who is Bannon?  No.  Not Jonny Quest’s cool jet pilot action hero chum.  That would be Race Bannon.

Though, speaking of race, Steve Bannon does have decided interests in that area, since he is a major champion of what has come to be known as the “alt-Right“, also known as the “Dark Enlightenment”.  That means that the Alt-Right, not “prolife people” are running the Trump campaign.

And who are these people?  Well, let’s let the alt-Right speak for itself in a recent piece by Aylmer Fisher called “The Pro-Life Temptation“:

Few issues divide our movement—whether we call it identitarianism, race-realism, or the “alt Right”—like abortion. To some, the practice is akin to murder, and its acceptance shows the degeneracy of the Left. To others, abortion—and contraception more generally—are eugenic practices, which are about the only things keeping our societies from falling into complete idiocracy.

I understand the pro-life temptation. The kinds of people who support abortion access most fervently are those who stand for the things we oppose: selfishness, atomization, the “liberation” of women, and leftist identity politics. In popular culture, legalized abortion is tied to “reproductive freedom,” which has liberated women from the horrible fate of being wives and mothers and allowed them to pursue more meaningful lives as cubicle drones.

Conversely, it is tempting to believe that abolishing legalized abortion would lead to a return to more traditional values, a higher birthrate, and healthier relations between the sexes. Many European leaders that we admire are movingtheir countries in a pro-life direction, perhaps because they have bought into this narrative.

Unfortunately, as our movement gains influence, it is important that we not fall prey to the pro-life temptation.

First off, the alt Right appreciates what is superior in man, in the Nietzschean sense. Most members of the alt Right applaud countries like Japan and South Korea for having low out-of-wedlock birth rates and not taking in Muslim or African refugees. We don’t simply say “who cares what they do, they’re not my tribe.” Rather, we recognize that such people have built impressive civilizations, and we believe that it is in the interest of humanity that these nations continue to exist, and not adopt the suicidal policies of the West.

Second, we on the alt Right have an appreciation of tribalism and identity. We realize that people are not just autonomous individuals. Life gains its meaning through connections to other members of our families, tribes, and nations.

Being pro-life flies in the face both of these principles.

The author then goes on to explain that the alt Right is, in fact, the enemy of the prolife movement since the alt right is a racist movement that dream of establishing whites as a Master Race and regards blacks and Latinos with open contempt.  Be sure to read the comboxes.  Don’t believe me?:

Not only is the pro-life movement dysgenic, but its justifications rely on principles we generally reject. The alt Right is skeptical, to say the least, of concepts like “equality” and “human rights,” especially as bases for policy. The unborn fetus has no connection to anyone else in the community. If it is not even wanted by its own mother, criminalizing abortion means that the state must step in and say that the individual has rights as an individual, despite its lack of connection to any larger social group. This is no problem to those in the conservative movement, who decide right and wrong based on principles like “the right to life.” It is no coincidence that some of the most pro-life politicians are those most excited about adopting children from Africa and those in their movement are among the conservatives most likely to denounce the “racism” of their political opponents.

The mother-child bond is the strongest of human relationships, the one least subject to being altered by government policy or societal forces. While over the last decades, fathers have become more likely to walk out on their children and divorce rates have risen, there has been no similar rise in females abandoning their children. When the parent-child bond does not exist for a pregnant woman, society has no business stepping in. Those who want to do so, by banning abortion because it’s “racist” or adopting children from Africa, are the ultimate cuckservatives.

If there were to be a pro-life position that we could accept, it would be based on arguments about what is good for the community. The case would have to be made that abortion is what is decimating the White population and decreasing its quality. While it’s true that a blanket ban on abortion would probably increase the White population in there numbers, it would, no doubt, decrease the overall quality, as well and leave all races stupider, more criminally prone, and more diseased.

“Cuckservative” is a favorite code word among the alt-Right.  It simply means “conservative who reject white supremacy and racial hygenics bullshit we love”.

These are the people now running the Trump campaign.  This is who Trump has chosen as his guiding lights.  If you believe for one second that the prolife movement should make common cause with such people or that any excuse for this filth is acceptable then recognize that you have embraced a lie that is, in the words of Nostra Aetate, “foreign to the mind of Christ.”

Bannon, by the way, is also an anti-Catholic.  And he likes to publish Catholics like John “Amnesty Equals Abortion” Zmirak who attack the Church, and especially Pope Francis along the same racialist lines.

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