Revealed: the Trump-linked ‘Super PAC’ working behind the scenes to drive Europe’s voters to the far right
I haven't followed through all of the linked material yet, but the apparent pattern of activity should be familiar to citizens of the U.S. and U.K.
This is new? Immediately after leaving the White House, Steve Bannon went to Europe and has been spending most of his time there. It's obvious Trump has been involved with pushing them to the right for a while now. Not really "behind the scenes".
What's "new" is the evidence of activity from U.S./U.K.-style political action committees funded by "dark" (from illicit sources, likely illegally laundered, by E.U. rules) money. What's also new is the use of data leakage and aggregators for message targeting, also likely in violation of GDPR.
I'd like to see more substantial direct evidence for American-Russian coordination. Unfortunately, people who can provide that have an unusual, high
incidence of death under suspicious circumstances, all over the world.
I'll agree that Steve Bannon's involvement anywhere is cause for alarm.
While it's possible he's just grifting on generalized global belligerence, Bannon is uniquely adept at messaging with the overt intention of building strong traditionalist Christian, "European" (white) nation-states and demolishing transnational democratic norms. That parallels Vladimir Putin's political strategy, as inspired by Aleksandr Dugin.
Absolutely - Bannon is just a high-profile face of the movement, familiar to English-language journalists. He's leveraging his own notoriety to spread his influence.
What's notable is Bannon's collaboration, involvement and funding from a transnational network of billionaires, Russian, British, American, UAE or otherwise. It's always been a question of who's using whom; Bannon gets dumped by his funders when his promoted ideology gets too far off the leash. By now, though, the message is self-sustaining, with a little help from Russian propagandists.
I love the implication that this isn't the democratic process, even though the U.S. has been operating with this model every since Citizens United V. FEC. Can we even call the U.S.'s politics democratic anymore?
it's certainly not the majority view, but a fair number of people would not, and given the lurch to the left going on in the democratic party, i would guess that the number is probably growing and the notion is becoming more accepted generally, since that analysis seems to get more and more common the further left your political views become.