The Politex Report #1249

"Deconstructing" Bannon: His Nerdy BS Hides His War Plans

While salesman Trump rapes America of its riches for personal gain, Priebus leads the Republican legislative war against the poor and middle class, and alt-right Bannon works to destroy Western democracy in the name of a people's revolution and thinks a war will get us there quicker. How long will it take the nation to understand the contradictions between these three horsemen of the apocalypse? At CPAC Priebus and Bannon attempted to con the conservatives into thinking they are getting along, while Trump talked out of both sides of his mouth, parroting the talking points of both men in his trademark gibberish. --JP

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"Deconstruction is a name commonly associated with philosopher Jacques Derrida's critical outlook over the relationship between text and meaning...

Derrida's original use of the word "deconstruction" was a translation of Destruktion, a concept from the work of Martin Heidegger that Derrida sought to apply to textual reading. Heidegger's term referred to a process of exploring the categories and concepts that tradition has imposed on a word, and the history behind them.

Basic philosophical concerns

Derrida's concerns flow from a consideration of several issues:

  1. A desire to contribute to the re-evaluation of all Western values, built on the 18th-century Kantian critique of reason, and carried forward to the 19th century, in its more radical implications, by Kierkegaard and Nietzsche.
  2. An assertion that texts outlive their authors, and become part of a set of cultural habits equal to, if not surpassing, the importance of authorial intent.
  3. A re-valuation of certain classic western dialectics: poetry vs. philosophy, reason vs. revelation, structure vs. creativity, episteme vs. techne, etc.

To this end, Derrida follows a long line of modern philosophers, who look backwards to Plato and his influence on the Western metaphysical tradition.

Like Nietzsche, Derrida suspects Plato of dissimulation in the service of a political project, namely the education, through critical reflections, of a class of citizens more strategically positioned to influence the polis. However, like Nietzsche, Derrida is not satisfied merely with such a political interpretation of Plato, because of the particular dilemma modern humans find themselves stuck in. His Platonic reflections are inseparably part of his critique of modernity, hence the attempt to be something beyond the modern, because of this Nietzschian sense that the modern has lost its way and become mired in nihilism."

--Deconstruction - Wikipedia https://t.co/hw0QlEfwfN

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Should Read: Stephen K. Bannon’s CPAC Comments, Annotated and Explained NYT https://t.co/gvSiK02gQ4

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Top Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Makes Rare Appearance at CPAC to Push for Destruction of Government Agencies. DN https://t.co/u32vcscEer

Bannon Admits Trump's Cabinet Nominees Were Selected To Destroy Their Agencies. Kos https://t.co/4wbJkkq9jw

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Steve Bannon says Trump’s Cabinet of billionaires has been “selected for a reason . . . deconstruction” https://t.co/p2kWpTsWM8

Bannon Says Cabinet Picks Intended to ‘Deconstruct’ Government | https://t.co/eBaZdHigwF

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Focus On Specific Agencies: Who can save us from Bannon's 'deconstruction of the administrative state'? The Generals https://t.co/q1oWLwUAec

Will Trump and Bannon drag us into another big ground war? It could happen sooner than we think. https://t.co/f7NLuq198O

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Steve Bannon lifted his mask of death at CPAC. It wasn't a pretty sight | Richard Wolffe https://t.co/Kmm1bkxYMy

Steve Bannon Admits at CPAC Trump’s Plan Is To Destroy the US Government | Bluedot Daily https://t.co/wVTYouJgVr

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Puppet Trump’s Blistering Speech at CPAC Follows Fascist-Directed Bannon’s Blueprint. NYT https://t.co/UA5vgcBEq1

Trump, Archenemy of Truth: He's Bannon's puppet, "delivering incoherence with confidence." Blow, NYT https://t.co/zceL2qMkwo

Donald Trump returns in triumph to CPAC – with Breitbart as supporting cast https://t.co/JcMgkAmZKR

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Stephen Bannon: Core Of Trump's Platform Is "Deconstruction Of The Administrative State" I RealClearPolitics https://t.co/O1MeFfAF7P

Bannon vows a daily fight for ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’ - The Washington Post https://t.co/OpaNdzzcz3

Bannon: Trump administration is in unending battle for ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’ -WP https://t.co/Nfiq9Lrk2f

Bannon: We'll Target The 'Administrative State,' Boost 'Economic Nationalism' TPM https://t.co/vTgUbH18Qm

Steve Bannon outlines his plan to 'deconstruct' Washington - CNN https://t.co/DoJOjns8xd

Bannon state-smashing change is real—CNBC https://t.co/VB31Fj95QE

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Should Read: This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World: His Vatican Remarks. Buzzfeed https://t.co/siAuSgap1J

In Vatican Speech Steve Bannon Noted Influence of Italian Thinker Who Inspired Fascists, Putin, Alt-Right. NYT https://t.co/6q9Oop5oeP

Should Read: Steve Bannon Trump Tower Interview: Trump's Strategist Plots "New Political Movement" | Hollywood Reporter https://t.co/8YwDLCXVas

Stephen Bannon’s nationalist call to arms, annotated - The Washington Post https://t.co/JvGy5QqyZE

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‘You can see Bannon’s hand up Reince’s ass’: Internet retches at Trump advisers’ ‘sickening’ CPAC show https://t.co/gN9Wt9yI2h

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