“Central banks are in the business of debasing your currency. Central governments are in the business of debasing your citizenship. Central technology conglomerates are in the business of debasing your own personal sovereignty in your own data, your own information, what you generate.”
So says the former White House Chief Strategist, who also happens to be a former investment banker. Cryptocurrency, or the blockchain, is the very heart of this anti-establishment movement, he says. “That new currency is going to empower,” he says before adding:
“Empower this movement, empower companies, empower governments… to get away from the central banks that debase your currency and make you slave wagers, keep you on the spinning wheel, slaves to debt, and that kill any type of thrift, or any type of efficiency, or any type of productivity you might have” he says.
“Just like a central government is in the business of debasing your citizenship,” he adds, before saying the secret algorithms of central tech companies enslave you.
Those are strong words from someone who in effect was as close to power as you can get, but this being the first time we hear him speak directly online from Switzerland, we can now fully understand why he is no longer anywhere near the White House.
He appears to not in any way have the pulse, and seems to simply use things, words, movements or whatever. Coming across as more… what can I utilize in an us and them narrative, with a conviction of righteousness, and what appears to be delusional thoughts of grand pre-determined cycles, as if something is written somewhere in stone.
It is a first impression reaction that we did not in any way have when first hearing Trump speak directly, or even the very controversial Milo, but then neither is so keen to utter the word nationalism so often, as Bannon appears to be, nor has either of them scorned the Austrian school of economics.
We did laugh, almost uncontrollably, when he said limousine liberals, yet we could not help but feel that something is shared by this space with what he calls the Time Up movement.
They, he says, look at power dynamics, while our movement, he says, is about sovereignty. Yet the sovereignty he espouses is not individual sovereignty but collective sovereignty. Not about your rights, but the rights of a nation, or more correctly, the rights of a nationalist government.
He compares his movement to the American revolution, and the Time Up movement to the French revolution. Yet neither comparison seems to mean anything except to evoke emotions.
And that is the point, it appears. Division. With his remedy being discredited communist nationalism, while in his eyes their remedy is discredited international communism. So ignoring completely they both are discredited collectivism.
So ignoring moreover the realization this generation has reached, which a retirement age baby boomer couldn’t be expected to understand.
Communism and nationalism have experimentally failed. No free man would accept either of them. Nor would any man of intellect who has studied either of them.
It is time for a new center party, a grand coalition of the left and right grassroots, where they ditch the identity politics, just as they ditch the devil’s geopolitics. And they rile against these discriminatory laws between rich and poor, these power dynamics and the guilds the right has put up, these bankers that appear to be everywhere like Bannon, like Farage, like Weidel.
Just as they rile up against a central command and control state, whether of a nationalist kind or a communist kind or any kind. A central command that wants to decide what bread we eat or what hat we wear or even, stupendously controversially, what border we were born at.
Both sides of these Bannon “movements” greatly misjudge the mood of millenials. They are a back to the future thing, just like the movie this timid Generation X watched at our age, but we are not going back to anywhere.
We are going to the future, we are advancing, we are re-igniting optimism, we are bringing back imagination, opening the sphere of possibilities, considering not what is, or what was, but what can be.
He is right this space is at the hart of it, for unlike his nonsense, or that of his predecessor in style, Žižek, we are not regurgitating old, experimentally discredited matters.
We are giving life to new things, out of the box thinking things. With our foundations not based on superstitious nonsense about pre-determined rubbish, but on the highest achievement of the intellect, renowned intellect.
This space is not left or right. It is certainly not nationalist and certainly not communist. Individuals of any kind can try and be cool by acting as if they are this space, and of that we can do nothing, but you can’t hijack technology any more than you can hijack the positive and negative discharge of electricity.
This is the centre ground, whatever pre-concieved notions the left might have against it or some on the right in favor of it. This space stands above both. For we reject both dichotomies. We reject packages. We reject “teams.” We reject superstition and above it all we reject plays on emotions.
Science reigns here. Rationalism. Based on facts not stupid theories. And those facts do not care if you’re left or right. For none of us were born with a packaged label.
We pick and choose what we want. What the rational intellectual mind wants. And we don’t even ask you for permission. We care not one bit what you think of it. We build.
Call us nazis. Call us communists. Pretend you know what you speak. We’ve never cared, we never will. We’ll do what we always have. Give you the tools to be outside of politics. To ask not, but simply do.
For the human intellect is not bound in boxes. What was mustn’t necessarily be what is, or what will be. In fact it never is. That is why people flock here. That is why even this man, whatever fault, calls us the heart of it all.
For we give an actual solution. A solution of the intellect. A solution of science. A solution of innovation, of taking the box and throwing it off by seeing outside of it. By breaching the bounds of supposed reality to see what reality really is.
We have no left or right here, nor any time for the past. We are far too busy building the future, so much so that one is surprised how we even have the time to pay any attention to this sort of the present.