Montreal Simon: Steve Bannon and the Death of the Republican Party

I don't know or care how the grubby boozer Steve Bannon managed to burrow into Donald Trump's diseased brain.And only a psychiatrist can explain why Trump believed anything Bannon told him.But now Bannon has granted an interview to CBS' 60 Minutes, and one thing he said did make sense.Read more »

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, asking why Justin Trudeau and Gerald Butts are so willing to offer political cover to the Trump administration (including the now-departed Steve Bannon). For further reading…– Ryan Lizza’s report on Bannon’s relationship with Butts is here. And Adam Radwanski had previously reported on the Libs’ strategy of cultivating relationships with Trump’s associates before commenting ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Question Journalists Don’t Dare Ask

It's hard to believe, how time flies. But Donald Trump's "working vacation" is over and he's heading back to Washington.But sadly, although he did little or no work, just played golf, tweeted, and watched a lot of cable TV, his vacation wasn't very relaxing.And I'm afraid we're all going to pay for that, because now ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Real Steve Bannon

Saturday Night Live likes to portray Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's chief strategist, as the Grim Reaper.And the real president of the United States.But now that Bannon has emerged from the shadows, and outlined his master plan for total Trump domination, I think SNL's portrayal is far too generous.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Real Steve Bannon

Saturday Night Live likes to portray Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's chief strategist, as the Grim Reaper.And the real president of the United States.But now that Bannon has emerged from the shadows, and outlined his master plan for total Trump domination, I think SNL's portrayal is far too generous.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Steve Bannon and the Undermining of Pope Francis

Much has been written recently about Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's closest adviser, and the man many believe is the real president of the United States.The alt-right fanatic who believes that an apocalyptic "cleansing war" is coming, and is obsessed with global destruction.But did you know that Bannon's fascist tentacles also reach into the Vatican?Read more »

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Horrible Saturday Night

I think it's safe to say that Donald Trump had a lousy Saturday night. And either ended up climbing the golden drapes in his Mar-a-Lago estate, or rolling on the floor and biting the carpet.For he's been ranting and raving and going after another judge for daring to block his bigoted travel ban. And getting nowhere.The thousands of noisy ...

Montreal Simon: The Day Donald Trump Declared War on the World

I must admit I thought that warnings like that one would ensure that every progressive in America would walk or crawl to the polls, in order to stop Donald Trump from setting fire to the world.But sadly I was wrong. Many progressives didn't bother to vote. Others wasted their votes on third parties, or fought ...

Northern Reflections: The Real President?

If you want to know what is really going on in Donald Trump’s White House, Lawrence Douglas suggests that you take a good, hard look at Steve Bannon: As we now know, the drafting and rollout of the travel ban was largely the work of Steve Bannon, the president’s chief political strategist. It was Bannon ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Republican Fausts

He's only been in office a short time, but already Donald Trump is setting the world on fire.Along with his grubby adviser Steve Bannon, the man many believe is the real president, he has been causing chaos all over the world, triggering huge demonstrations all over America.And the Republicans in Congress aren't even trying to restrain ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Wild Child in the White House

He has unleashed chaos all over the world with his insane travel ban. He is triggering massive protests all over his country. Tens of thousands of people rallied in U.S. cities and at airports on Sunday to voice outrage over President Donald Trump's executive order restricting entry into the country for travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations.He is acting ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Very Timely Reminder

In 1984, the Enemy of the State was the elusive Emmanuel Goldstein, likely a contrived figure upon whom the masses could hurl their hatred, while Big Brother, the real enemy, surveilled and controlled the masses. In the noir world of Trumpland, it appears the first of what will likely be many official enemies of the ...

Politics and its Discontents: Beguiling Words

The propaganda machine of the extreme right has scored a double hit, it would seem. Not only do they and their racist brethren have Breibart-founder Steve Bannon warmly ensconced in the White House as chief strategist and Senior Counselor to Donald Trump (whether he will also be keeping the president’s seat warm in the Oval ...

Politics and its Discontents: Use Your Words

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Politics and its Discontents: The Responsibilities Of Citizenship

Given the times we live in, it is not enough to simply talk the progressive talk. Action is also required. The following two videos clearly convey what we can do when circumstances demand it. And closer to home: And Michael Moore makes a very similar point: “White people, no matter how painful, have a responsibility ...