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Ep 82 | America: Chaos in Structure, Order in Ruins, and the Past in the Future?

In less than two weeks Americans will go to the polls and decide if they want to continue the policies of President Donald J. Trump, who has been called the great disrupter, or if they desire to go back. Back to the status qou of a declining American economy and strength in the world. Today we’ll be going in depth to look at the person who helped Mr. Trump craft much of his America First policies that have disrupted the status qou of the political establishment so aggressively, Stephen K. Bannon. Strap in tight because we’re taking on this subject today, warts and all today, on The Rob Maness Show.

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War for Eternity

War for Eternity. That is the title of a book about today’s subject Stephen K. Bannon, the one-time senior strategy advisor to the President of the United States. This fascinating story leads us through a year and a half interviews with Bannon, and other contacts such as Alexander Dugin, who tend toward a philosophical belief system called Traditionalism with a capital T, as the books author frequently points out. Many Americans are familiar with Bannon and his successful efforts to help Trump win in 2016, but few have been afforded insights into what created this man, often referred to as brilliant. I am personally pretty familiar with Steve, having been interviewed by him many times on Breitbart radio, and met with him over a meal several years ago, but this story is a remarkable in-depth view into the man and what has been his growth into who he his. Here is an excerpt from the book framed at a time when I was interacting with him regularly: “It was then late July 2014 and Steve was a little-known figure, the CEO of a right-wing media outlet called Breitbart. He had recently signed on as vice president of a voter data intelligence firm called Cambridge Analytica. He was speaking via video chat to a room full of conservative Christians gathered for a conference in Vatican City. What he began to describe was a nightmare. He spoke about a crisis in the West, about capitalism and the way it had morphed into two terrifying forms: a state-sponsored crony incarnation that enriched a select few with political connections, and a libertarian form of selfishness that took no care for community. About the secularization of youth. About a rising conflict with a new brand of Islamic extremism emboldened by newfound access to weapons of mass destruction and the messaging power of social media. And about the prospect of violence returning to Europe and North America. He called for capitalism to be subordinated to spirituality— to Jewish or Christian values in particular—so as to blunt its instinct to treat human beings as commodities. He called for a conservative revolution, not against leftists, but against the conservative establishment in the West, which was peddling elitism and ensuring crony capitalism.” You can see the level of intellectual thought transitioning into modern action in the geo-political world by Steve’s comments and this was years before Trump’s win. This story is so compelling, I’ll even tell you where the book ends, here it is, “the Steve Bannons of our times can find victories where others see defeat. With weapons and armies sometimes manifest, sometimes invisible, they view the world through radically different sets of eyes—witnessing chaos in structure, order in ruins, and the past in the future.” We are very fortunate this week to have the author of War for Eternity as our guest. Benjamin R. Teitelbaum is an ethnographer of contemporary radical nationalism in Europe, a performer of Scandinavian folk music, and Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and International Affairs at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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The Russians are at it again

According to California Representative Adam Schiff. The Democrats, Adam Schiff chief amongst them, were putting out all weekend that the Biden Burisma emails are a nefarious Russian disinformation project. This is instead of the truth, that Biden and his crooked son got caught classic red-handed. Now, DNI John Ratcliffe backs up the obvious: This has nothing to do with the Russians. "Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Monday said that Hunter Biden’s laptop 'is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign,' amid claims from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff suggesting otherwise. Ratcliffe, during an exclusive interview on FOX Business’ 'Mornings with Maria,' was asked about the allegations from Schiff, D-Calif., who over the weekend said that the Hunter Biden emails suggesting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had knowledge of, and was allegedly involved in, his son’s foreign business dealings." “It’s funny that some of the people who complain the most about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing the intelligence,” Ratcliffe said.

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#Obamagate Investigation

Recent revelations, including the declassification of key documents, have effectively ended any speculation about what really transpired in 2016 and 2017 in regard to Donald Trump and spurious allegations of Russian collusion. The story was a fabrication. None of it was ever true. There really was a conspiracy, and we really did witness the first attempted coup in American history. Information uncovered within the last few days by AND Magazine adds significantly to our understanding of the scope of the conspiracy and suggests strongly that subsequent to the election of Donald Trump there was serious consideration given to simply not transferring power to the President-Elect. According to a former senior Department of Defense official interviewed by AND Magazine, in the wake of Donald Trump’s “surprise” victory in November 2016, a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) was rushed through pushing the false Russian collusion narrative and asserting as the judgment of the Intelligence Community as a whole that the Russians had not only interfered in the election but had done so in order to assist Donald Trump and help him become President.

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Ep 81 | What is really happening in America as We Approach the 2020 Elections?

Outspoken Americans on the both sides of the political aisle have been warning whoever will listen that the country is on the precipice of a second Civil War, but they’re only half right. We are already at war but it’s not one over race, geography, gender or class but rather ideology. Strap in tight because we’re taking on this issue today on The Rob Maness Show.