Steve Bannon Just Got a Dose of Scapegoat Theology

The brutal elimination of the victim would reduce the appetite for violence that possessed everyone a moment before, and leaves the group suddenly appeased and calm.
— Wikipedia page explaining "scapegoat mechanism" taught by Rene Girard

The Reptile strikes again. Even though I have a sneaky suspicion that Peter Thiel doesn't lie awake at night thinking about it, his very name "PETER THIEL" is a perfect anagram of "THE REPTILE" - a perfect fit with no leftover letters. Is it coincidental that the first scapegoat to whom blame was transferred in mankind's earliest fall from grace was a serpent in the Garden of Eden? The reason I bring this up is because one of the great light bulb moments in Peter Thiel's life occurred when he was a student of Rene Girard at Stanford who taught Thiel about the "scapegoat mechanism".

Girard was known for his ideas on "mimetic desire" and the "scapegoat mechanism" as a means of squashing conflict. He is the author of the book "Things Hidden from the Foundation of the World". His theories are densely packed, but this quotation from his biography at Wikipedia spotlights the conciliatory role played by a communal offering of a sacrificial victim:

Rene Girard was a professor at Stanford University who influenced the direction that would be taken by one of his young students and future billionaires, Peter Thiel. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Rene Girard was a professor at Stanford University who influenced the direction that would be taken by one of his young students and future billionaires, Peter Thiel. (Photo: Wikipedia)

The brutal elimination of the victim would reduce the appetite for violence that possessed everyone a moment before, and leaves the group suddenly appeased and calm. The victim lies before the group, appearing simultaneously as the origin of the crisis and as the one responsible for this miracle of renewed peace. He becomes sacred, that is to say the bearer of the prodigious power of defusing the crisis and bringing peace back. 

Therefore the events that have befallen Steve Bannon this week should come as no surprise. He now appears to be the scapegoat whose sacrifice will restore equilibrium to the Trump administration. Remember that it was Bob Mercer and the world of #BigData who placed Trump in the White House. I have no doubt that today's storm over the publication of "Fire and Fury" will prove to be yet another of those delicious backfires that the President has been so adept at using to his advantage.

Below, I present a handful of tweets dating back to early November 2017 to help us keep our eye on the #BigData agenda that is steadily moving forward. It is now apparent that Peter Thiel and his web of AI-related corporations have become the voice behind the throne. A year ago on one of our RM broadcasts, I half-joked that it would be so funny if President Trump ran CNN into the ground just so he could pick up their broadcast infrastructure and re-launch it as his own media platform. With Peter Thiel at his side, the President may have just moved one square closer to achieving that very goal, per this ZeroHedge story posted yesterday.

We'll let the usual mockingbird media minions rush out to their nearest bookstore to purchase their copy of Bannon's book (that is, his book via Michael Wolff). Bannon won't be too crushed; after all, there's no such thing as bad publicity, right? For all we know, in this world of Trump 4D chess, the whole brouhaha could be a pre-engineered show that will somehow work to the President's favor. Within a week or two, the nation's short attention span will be diverted elsewhere.

Meanwhile the full scale digitization of our human reality moves forward. Peter Thiel's startup venture with Ethereum seems to be working out well and Bitcoin will continue to be the poster child for irresistible digital wealth and digital happiness in 2018.


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Bankster Slayer

"When I look back on all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all." -- the "Kodachrome" song by Paul Simon, 1973


I grew up in a quiet, small, city east of the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County, in Palmdale, California. I'm not quite old enough to remember the assassination of JFK, but do remember the assassination of Brother Bobbie on an early summer's day. I was finishing up my first grade at the elementary school just up the street from our suburbia house. Maybe that was when I became self-aware that something wasn't right. When I saw the events of that day unfolding on our new color TV, I remember a thought passing through my 6.5 year old mind. And silly me assumed that everybody else was also holding this same belief because it seemed so obvious to me:

 

"The President and his brother must have been killed by the same people."


I don't know how a little first-grader was able to come up with that conclusion. That certainly wasn't the sort of idea you would expect to be rumbling around the brain of a little kid. But it kept rumbling in mine and still does, to this day.


The people of my generation passed through the Space Race, the Vietnam War, Watergate, the Disco Era, Yuppies, the World Wide Web, and Irrational Exuberance. Throughout this entire period, a relentless Matrix Machine has been whirring in the background of our lives, unnoticed and largely unchallenged. In fact, that Machine has been whirring for centuries.


I guess it was inevitable that the 6.5 year old kid who once questioned the official doctrine of the Kennedy assassinations would one day swallow her own Red Pill. And so I did, following the 2008 Crash, as I watched the financial lives of my parents and myself collapse into disaster as the equity of our homes evaporated into the dry Arizona air.


I finally came to that moment as have so many readers and contributors of Rogue Money, that day when you finally stop and ask "Why did this happen?" I started reading, researching, listening. Gradually the bricks of The Matrix began to crumble. The monstrous beast was no longer hidden from view. 


And so I join this team of writers and readers who are all trying to Slay the Bankster Beast in their own way. We carry on with confidence because no Evil has ever stood forever against the onslaught of Truth. Undaunted, we move forward.

 
You will find that my contributions to the Rogue Money web site will focus on the deep history that created The Matrix in the first place. In other words, you won't find any opinion forthcoming on this-or-that presidential election ... unless you are talking about the overthrow of regimes 2- or 3- thousand years ago. In that case, I might be interested!


I make no apologies if what you hear steps on the toes of a long-cherished paradigm. I am just A Messenger. In fact, you will find that my blogs will invite your comments to provide additional pieces of information that perhaps you may have gleaned from your own research. I have many holes that need filling.


You've been told what, how, when, and where to think your whole life. I leave it up to you to exercise your own Mind and take appropriate Action to slay the monster for yourself.


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