Steve Bannon: The anti-patriarchy movement ‘will undo 10,000 years of recorded history’

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As I’ve said before, I’m on Team Let’s Ignore Steve Bannon. I tried to ignore him when he worked at the White House, and then he got fired and I kept on trying to ignore him. The past year of Bannon’s life has been shambolic, much like his face. He went from working in the WH to getting sh-tcanned and then pushed out of Breitbart. He told Michael Wolff that Trump and members of the Trump family committed treason. He ran the campaign for a pedophile hobgoblin in Alabama and LOST. The guy is a whackjob. But people still speak to him and report what he says. One of those people is journalist Josh Green, who has written a book called Devil’s Bargain about – you guessed it – the Trump administration and Bannon and everyone else. Green happened to speak to Bannon immediately following the Golden Globes this year, the same awards show where everyone wore Time’s Up buttons and all-black and everyone wanted Oprah to be president. These are some quotes from Bannon:

On the Golden Globes: “It’s a Cromwell moment!” Bannon is quoted as nearly shouting, referring to the 17th century political leader often characterized as a fanatical dictator. “It’s even more powerful than populism. It’s deeper. It’s primal. It’s elemental. The long black dresses and all that — this is the Puritans! It’s anti-patriarchy.”

On The Rock watching Oprah’s speech: “He’s ruined his career. If you rolled out a guillotine, they’d chop off every set of balls in the room.” Green, who is also a CNN political analyst, writes that Bannon believed Oprah could threaten the Trump presidency if she were to become involved in the 2018 midterm elections. He argued, Green wrote, that her activism could assist the Democrats in taking back the House, allowing Democrats to impeach Trump.

On the “anti-patriarchy” movement: “The anti-patriarchy movement is going to undo ten thousand years of recorded history. You watch. The time has come. Women are gonna take charge of society… And they couldn’t juxtapose a better villain than Trump. He is the patriarch. This” — the Golden Globe Awards — “is a definitional moment in the culture. It’ll never be the same going forward. I think it’s going to unfold like the tea party, only bigger… It’s not Me Too. It’s not just sexual harassment. It’s an anti-patriarchy movement. Time’s up on 10,000 years of recorded history. This is coming. This is real.”

[From CNN & CNBC]

Considering this is the same man who spearheaded Roy Moore’s “all of those underage girls I molested are liars” strategy, I don’t really think Steve Bannon has his pulse on what’s happening with women today, for better or for worse. Like, if we give him this one and admit that sure, he might be right and that women have finally had ENOUGH, then that means he would be right about something. I can’t live in a world where he’s right about anything. As for the idea of the anti-patriarchy movement… right now, I think most women would just be happy if we had a male president who hadn’t sexual assaulted a dozen women and then told the world that the women he had assaulted were too ugly to be assaulted. Let’s start there.

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  1. DiligentDiva says:

    He’s such an opportunist… Bannon just wants back in the game. He’s over. Without Breitbart what even is this man? We should all collectively forget his existence.

  2. Hh says:

    Actually, what he said isn’t false. Particularly because he worded it as “anti-patriarchy” and not “anti-men.” Those aren’t the same things. So I agree with him here. The issue is he’s fearful and I’m PUMPED.

  3. Lela says:

    I hate saying this but lets hope he is actually right about the last part

  4. Jordan says:

    another man worried that women would treat them the same way that men have treated women for centuries. Or rather 10,000 years.

    • teehee says:

      Exactly. While women tend to think power can be shared, men think, it cannot. Therefore, its either one on top, and not both. And men think, whoever is at top, “earns” the right to do wtf they want, whether its humane or fair or rational or not.
      Of course they are scared.
      Since they don’t want to be diplomatic about it, we can’t be either… (diplomacy takes two).
      Hide yo cars! Hide yo beers!

  5. Reef says:

    Meh. Is he ignoring that the “Patriarch” and his party are still super popular among white women (the base he cares about)? They’ll be fine. A lot more needs to happen than abusers losing jobs to immediately get golden parachuted with cushy consulting jobs for me to believe a change is coming.

  6. Lizzie says:

    GOOD! the last 10,000 years sucked for a lot of people

    and i’m sure the Rock is really listening closely to advice from Steve “my skin suit is loose” Bannon…SURE JAN!

    • Down and Out says:

      They did suck for a lot of people. Speaking of that, what strikes me about this “undoing history” crap is that it’s the same rhetoric that pro-civil war monuments folks use. “You’re trying to re-write history”, etc. No, history is still history, and unless you’re part of the ruling class/race/country, it probably wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Scared white men are afraid that their time is up, and I’m glad because it is.

    • dlc says:

      +1000. “My skin suit is loose…” bwahaha. Love it.

  7. lucy2 says:

    “He’s ruined his career.” Says the guy who has been fired from, like, everything in the past few months, about The Rock? THE ROCK? One of the very few true movie stars left who can sell pretty much any movie on his name???? Hahahahaha.

    This guy is a disgusting turd who should not be given any more attention.

  8. Littlestar says:

    Not all societies have been patriarchal, so he’s ignoring that. Not all societies traditionally devalue feminine work either. I think of the Iroquois, where women have political say and I believe they own the long houses and are head of the clan. He can shove it is what I’m saying :)

  9. Merritt says:

    Good. I’m all for the patriarchy being over.

  10. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Technically, it isn’t treason because we are not at war with Russia. It is, clearly, conspiracy, though.

  11. Amy Tennant says:

    OHMYGOD we can only hope!!!!

  12. adastraperaspera says:

    Bannon is well known for his apocalyptic ideology. As a typical propagandist, he frames it in various ways. Here he is calling it “anti-patriarchy,” though in no way does he mean that this would result in equality for women. In other speeches he is clearly a Christian Dominionist–calling for a Christian nation run on rules from the Bible. At base, he and his sponsors (Mercers and others) seek to destroy western liberal democracies and get rich from the fire sale. He is an empty suit, a vituperative blunt instrument being controlled by oligarchs.

  13. Svea says:

    Undo the last 10000 years? As should effing be! Look at the horrid job the patriarchy has done of it: Ethnic/racial cleansing, half the species of the earth gone, permanent military/industrial/techno complex. Dude is seriously delusional.

  14. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I will use the same simple response I used on Twitter when I first saw this: Good.

  15. Hazel says:

    ‘Definitional’? Is that even a word? And ‘10,000 years of recorded history’? Is he counting cave paintings or something? And is he not aware that ‘recorded history’ is redundant? And why is anyone recording this guy’s inanities?

  16. Veronica Shields says:

    Kind of speaks volumes that the only way some men can picture equality is a society where women treat men as badly as they’ve treated us, eh?

  17. phlyfiremama says:

    This undoing of 10,000 years (not even) of patriarchy is only a bad thing for..well,the patriarchy. Look where that patriarchy has gotten the planet, after all. #smashthepatriarchy #smashitintotinytinypieces

    • jwoolman says:

      I wonder if they are worried that if true equality breaks free and men can’t feel superior to somebody else and go home to beat up the wife, they might start looking more closely at the ones who really are pushing them down in pursuit of profit and power?

      I recall reading that poor whites in the South didn’t benefit from and actually were harmed by slavery, but it was a useful fiction to keep them quiet – the idea that at least they were better off than slaves.

  18. seraph7 says:

    He should crawl back under his rock!

    Bannon physically disgusts me and his beliefs are just as bad. I sincerely hope all these arseholes die in obscurity or prison. No penitent do-overs, no book deals, no chat show appearances, nothing!
    Just go away and stop terrorising everyone else!

  19. DenG says:

    I’m gonna call Bannon “Timothy” after the Biblical dolt who proclaimed that women will not teach or have authority over men and that they must remain silent. He won’t “suffer” it. Whatcha afraid of, sweetie?

  20. Incredulous says:

    Change calls the tune we all dance to – Al Swearingen

    Learn to boogie or sit on the sidelines like a lump.

  21. Snowflake says:

    Kaiser, it’s like you’re in my head and reading my mind. Your political posts are exactly how I feel.

  22. Franny says:

    Sure, if anti-patriarchy is equivalent to anti-wife-beating and anti- sexual harrassment.

  23. winterforever says:

    This is the first time I’ve ever agreed with Bannon

  24. Dr. Mrs. The Monarch says:

    There is no such thing as erasing or undoing history. You can’t bring back the dead. You can’t retroactively give women the vote a thousand years ago and then retroactively change all the outcomes of every election since. You can’t scratch off the word “King” and write “Queen” instead.

    If only! If only we had the power to go back and change the results of the last election. This man spouts sensationalist nonsense. What is done cannot be undone, but there are CONSEQUENCES for your actions.

  25. AintNoTelling says:

    He sounds drunk. Let’s not forget that Steve Bannon is a bonafide, down and out drunk. Always has been. Don’t see why that would be different during this very colorful interview.

  26. Lorelai says:

    People need to stop giving him any coverage whatsoever. He is a vile failure in every way.

  27. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Good! It’s not “Time’s Up”, Bannon! It’s “Time’s WAY past overdue!” These old white effers are crazy. They think of no one but themselves.

    Just like Drumpf yesterday in that stupid tweet “what ever happened to Due Process?” regarding rapists, abusers, etc. Oh, please – rich white men have had the majority of Due Process. Now he’s just starting to feel like the rest of us. How does it feel, a$$holes? You may actually have to PAY for a crime for once in your damn life and not buy your way out of it.

    Sorry. I despise these people. They have not one shred of humanity or empathy. It’s mind-boggling.

  28. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Okay, I just made it through the article without 🤮. I don’t know what the hell he’s trying to do. It almost sounds like he’s switching sides 😂😂😂😂

    Curls in the corner & has a nervous breakdown.

    Who read the Wolff book? And what did you think? I just bought it finally. The cover is a huge turn-off. I hate have his face pop up on my kindle. (Trump)

  29. jwoolman says:

    Aw, poor baby.

    Is it anti-patriarchy or Puritans, Steve? I don’t think it can be both. The Puritans weren’t exactly egalitarians.

    Guys like Bannon can’t figure out that we not interested in winning their King of the Mountain game. We want to change the game entirely.

  30. Ginger says:

    “Time’s up on 10,000 years of recorded history. This is coming. This is real.”


  31. jwoolman says:

    He’s kind of right about Oprah. She is so well liked in so many sectors of society (and deservedly so – I hate talk shows but caught part of hers once long ago, and was impressed by how she was asking really good questions, and interviews I’ve seen more recently confirm she hasn’t really lost it) — she could do an immense amount of good for the midterms if she just provided forums for real discussion of the issues.

    She could start with the most articulate and non-Trumpian members of Congress whose voices have been muffled by the current insanity. She could bring in all the experts who weren’t listened to while the Republicans have been trying to trash the ACA and pass the atrocious tax bill. She could bring in people hurt by Trumpian actions and ready to talk about what they really need from government.

    And she could do it in ways that would get to people not as likely to see such things in other forums, and she could keep the guests on track with her unusual interviewing skills. She has an underlying decency and kindness that people quite rightly respond to, and she can bring out the best in people.

    Oprah really is gifted in many ways, but I think those gifts would be wasted in the White House.

  32. Rori says:

    Beyond whether or not this is a moment of anti patriarchy, I love how he’s suggesting that if women come into power it will undo everything men have ever done. Like if a black man becomes president, does that undo all of the presidencies that came before him? This guy is so “all or nothing”. And that is such a dangerous way to be.

  33. Elofromthablock says:

    Take you bottle of Glen McKenna and go sit in the corner with all the other Trump cast offs you piece of excrement.

  34. Gary Burnaska says:

    #3 is spot on Bannon knows that the future will be female and men who will lead things will not be jock dudebros like trump but tech nerds like Bezos and Musk their Time is Up and they know it. I said this since the election Trump is the last gasp of toxic masculine holdover from the 21st century and its decline is very closely tied with the deindustrialization brought on by advancements of the digital age.

    These are the males that I hear complain about the same thing, they lost their job to a computer, when you bring up they kids will need tech education. you get the “I dont want my son to be some computer nerd!” The want the old way back when the jocks ruled the school halls and your jock skills got you a good job out of school that did not need all that boring book reading. Their son ends up becoming a computer nerd because He realizes that being a jock dudebro is a dead end.

  35. meh says:

    “The past year of Bannon’s life has been shambolic, much like his face”

    OMG this made me laugh out loud. What a freaking line!!