It’s On: Nationalists v (((Globalists))) in TrumpLand

Counselor to the President of the United States, Steve Bannon, left, talks with White House senior advisers Jared Kushner, right, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Over the weekend, I wrote this piece on the bizarre, surreal, totally Trumpian situation in which Steve Bannon, ersatz “nationalist”, part-time anti-unrooted (((cosmopolitan globalist elite)))) and all around Trump ideologue had managed to somehow summon up a situation out of his and his followers deepest fever dreams: he’s on the verge of getting pushed out of the White House by the President’s Jewish legacy real estate tycoon son-in-law, a couple of Jewish bankers from Goldman Sachs and … well, that’s really enough right there, isn’t it?

It’s as though Bannon created the Trump-anti-golem only to have the anti-golem turn around and summon up a few traditionalist, kabbalic golems who brought Trump golem under their spell. The rise of general officers like McMaster and Mattis (in many ways the real story) somehow don’t take high profiles in this drama. The Greek-American Priebus, if he gets tossed or stays, goes blood martyr or goes cuck, amounts to mere ethnographic roadkill on this melodramatic, hormone driving narrative of “real Americans” and “nationalists” versus “globalists” like Kushner and Gary Cohn – or “globalist Gary” as Axios tells us the Bannonites now call him.

“Jew Gary” not only lacks alliteration but is worse it is unmeme-able, the ultimate fail.

Now we have this not-surprising news from the ADL, a veritable explosion of anti-semitic memes targeting Kushner and other “Jewish advisors” seducing Trump away from his America First platform …

An online campaign of anti-Semitism has been directed at Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and advisor over the past week. It comes in the context of Trump’s removal of chief strategist Stephen Bannon from the National Security Council and reports about a feud between Bannon and Kushner as well as airstrikes in Syria in response to the chemical attack last week.

This campaign of anti-Semitism has been driven by white supremacists and anti-Semites and has all the hallmarks of classic Jewish conspiracy theories. The narratives include accusations that Jews in the Trump Administration are trying to start a war to advance the interests of Israel. They contend that Trump has abandoned his “America First” policy, which the alt right supported, because he is being manipulated by Kushner and other Jewish advisors.

The anti-Semitic social media campaign, which features hashtags on Twitter such as #firekushner, #kushneratwar, #kushnerswar, appears to have begun on April 5 with a few tweets describing the administration’s actions as a betrayal alongside the #firekushner hashtag.

You can read the rest of the ADL’s findings here.

As I noted over the weekend, in admittedly antic and parodic prose, this is all vintage Trump. Everyone around him is a caricature and everything a contradiction. We have the close-to-feral blood and soil nationalist champing at the bit to take down the globalist elites sucking the blood out of Trump’s real American supporters having to make common cause with perhaps equally caricatured doyens of the world of New York money, who yes are Jews. And real estate barons. And Goldman Sachs bankers. Everything in Trumpland is turned up to 11. Nationalists may hate (((Globalists))) but they’re all blood enemies of nuance, subtlety, anything low drama or anything that would be half-plausible in a Hollywood script.

None of this will end well.

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