Commentary on the TimCast IRL featuring guest Steven K. Bannon of Rumble War Room

Here’s a link to the blog entry with the Rumble video.

I highly recommend watching the video before reading my commentary. You don’t have to but it’s worth every minute of it and will give you more context.

Mr. Bannon is absolutely brilliant. It’s easy to see why Trump would have picked him to be his senior counselor and chief White House strategist. He’s MAGA all the way. No wobbling from this guy. It was one of the most fascinating discussions i’ve heard in a long time.The information was a little scary but our country has been through other dark times and survived.

i was in agreement with Mr. Bannon on most of his points but there were a couple i have a slightly different perspective of; those are the points i wanted to bring up here.

I’ll begin by saying ignorance is NOT bliss. i know people who simply don’t pay attention to anything that is going on in our country. They have no interest at all. They know the latest news about celebrities and next to nothing about anything else. i can’t imagine being that disconnected with everything we see going on. I won’t lie. I have interests outside of politics but i also do what i can to be informed. It’s why i voted for Donald Trump and intend to vote for him again in 2024. It will be the 3rd time. It was my 2nd red pill. I took it when Trump began campaigning for 2016. I took my first red pill in 93 and never looked back.

i get what Mr Bannon said about people being distracted and not keeping a watchful eye on the government. The government is saying look squirrel. If government is playing it’s proper role i think we can get on with the business of living. For me it would mean less politics, more of everything else. I don’t mean ignore everything either. We should stay engaged; educate ourselves. Seriously, if some people would have looked a little closer than they did Biden might not be President. We owe it to ourselves to be more informed and even involved. Maybe Bannon and i are saying the same things but differ in a matter of degree. i really want government out of the way. Our founding fathers didn’t spend every waking moment in the Capitol. They did what they had to do and headed home. That’s where i want us to be. Where life on the homestead mattered more and the people who were inclined to serve would run for office then go home.

I protested the Vietnam war years ago. Ironically i dated a guy who had come back to the states from Vietnam. A Marine.I don’t recall talking about it at all. Neither one of us had any interest in politics. I don’t recall bothering to vote either. I can say i’m not that same person today. I wouldn’t oppose going to war if it could be justified and that’s a big if. Back when,i was young enough to be too darned naive and likely a useful idiot. Now i would consider not voting irresponsible and dodging the draft without good reason cowardly. Fortunately the draft isn’t something we have to worry about anymore. The point is you would think this was 2 totally different people. I get what Bannon is saying but i’m just not quite where he is in terms of being a political activist. Seems like when Trump was President people were enjoying their lives more and worrying less about what our government was up to.People had jobs. They could afford to fill up their tanks. The caravans at the border stopped.

The place where i had the most disagreement with Bannon was over Antifa and BLM. i actually have more concerns about Antifa than BLM. BLM is a Marxist group. Antifa is a group of anarchists who don’t look like they have any central leadership though i could be wrong.i don’t doubt Soros is funding them. Bannon seemed to be saying these groups were the left yelling squirrel. i thought they were a clear and present danger; insurrectionists. One more than the other. i know they wanted Trump out of office. It’s why the Democrats and media looked the other way no matter what they did. They shared a common goal. Bannon’s no dummy. He may be seeing something i’m not. The man knows a lot about history, economics, geopolitics and the military. The most i could ever tell anyone is who the members of the band the Eagles were or the greatest musical influences on SRV. Bannon is a walking encyclopedia. It’s why he was in the White House with President Trump and as much as i admire Trump i couldn’t come close. Word: not qualified, minimum education.

The average person doesn’t dig too deep though. They know when they can’t find work, put food on their table, afford a new car or fill up their old one with gas. They know when they don’t feel safe in their streets or their kids aren’t getting a decent education. They’re patient up to a point but they’re not fools. You pull the wool over their eyes once, they’re not going to give you a chance to do it again.

They won’t need a genius like Steven K. Bannon or a MAGA blogger like me to tell them the fish rots from the head down.

“God is in control, but He doesn’t expect you to lean on a shovel and pray for a hole”