Monday, October 29, 2018

Supported by Evangelicals Angry with the Left and Its Anti-Family Attacks, Jair Bolsonaro Is Elected Brazilian President


Supported by Evangelicals Angry with the Left and Its Anti-Family Attacks, Jair Bolsonaro Is Elected Brazilian President

By Julio Severo
In a report titled “Brazil Election: How Jair Bolsonaro Turned Crisis into Opportunity,” the New York Times summed up very well the reasons that led to the impressive victory of Jair Bolsonaro against a socialist candidate who advocated homosexual indoctrination of children.
Jair Bolsonaro and Silas Malafaia
Giving prominence to Pentecostal televangelist Silas Malafaia as the most important support to Bolsonaro, the New York Time said,
Had the blade slashed a bit more of Jair Bolsonaro’s abdomen, the evangelical preacher who came to see him in the hospital might have had to prepare a eulogy about his friend’s presidential hopes being dashed by the same plague of violence that fueled his stunning rise.
Instead, when he saw Mr. Bolsonaro in intensive care last month, the preacher, Silas Malafaia, who is enormously popular in Brazil, saw fit to crack a joke.
“Look what God did!” Mr. Malafaia recalls telling the candidate, who was dazed after undergoing numerous procedures to stitch up his intestinal tract and other organs. “You were stabbed, and now all the other candidates are complaining about all the television coverage you’re getting.”
Before the knife attack last month, Mr. Bolsonaro had already begun to look like an indomitable phenomenon in Brazilian politics, campaigning in angry outbursts against corruption and violence that largely matched the national mood.
But far from blunting his rise, the near-fatal stabbing crystallized Mr. Bolsonaro’s conviction that only he could straighten out a country reeling from years of economic trouble, corruption scandals and a record-high wave of bloodshed, the pastor said.
“I think it gave him a greater sense of purpose,” Mr. Malafaia said. “He said, ‘More than ever, my will to help these people, to rescue our nation, has increased.’”
The years of economic trouble, corruption scandals and a record-high wave of bloodshed are the legacy of the Workers’ Party, a socialist party whose main concern is to promote the typical left-wing agenda: murder of pre-born babies through legal abortion, homosexual indoctrination of children, etc.
The Huffington Post also recognized that the main base of Bolsonaro is evangelical:
Bolsonaro earned support from across Brazil’s political and social spectrum among Brazilians tired of corruption and fearful of violence. But his strongest support came from a growing conservative evangelical movement that shares his views on social issues.
In a report titled “Far-right, pro-Israel candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazilian presidency,” the Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post confirmed it by saying:
The live broadcast of Bolsonaro’s words was preceded by a prayer led by lawmaker, pastor and gospel singer Magno Malta, underscoring Bolsonaro’s ties to evangelical churches that backed him for supporting their conservative social agenda. Brazil's rapidly expanding evangelical congregations have created a conservative political force, which Bolsonaro tapped into by decrying sex education in schools and pushing back against gay rights.
Even though Bolsonaro is Catholic, there is a positive similarity between him and Trump: the main support for both came from evangelicals. Trump, who is an evangelical, got its presidential victory thanks to evangelicals.
Yet, there is also another similarity, albeit negative. A self-proclaimed “strategist,” whom eventually Trump expelled from the White House for opportunism and for thinking that he was the cause of Trump’s victory, has a counterpart in Bolsonaro’s case, and both are adherents of Islamic occultist René Guénon.
Antagonizing (something that the self-proclaimed “strategist” in the case of Trump never tried to do) evangelicals, the self-proclaimed “strategist” in the case of Bolsonaro has said, “Evangelical churches have done more harm to Brazil than the entire left.” Does it mean that he wants Bolsonaro to fight more now evangelical churches than the fight he had against the left?
Yet, just as evangelicals, more than strategists, gave the victory to Trump, in Brazil also evangelicals, more than strategists, gave the victory to Bolsonaro.
The New York Times concluded,
Veteran Brazilian political operators marveled at how a campaign strategy that seemed so haphazard was beating everyone else’s. If it looked messy and improvisational from the outside, Mr. Malafaia said, it’s because it was. “Look, I’m going to say something, and you can laugh,” Mr. Malafaia said, adding that Mr. Bolsonaro and his campaign “had no real strategy.”
Evangelicals and their prayers have more power than strategy do.
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Right Wing Watch, of People for the American Way, Attacks Jair Bolsonaro: “U.S. Right Helps, Cheers Rise of Brazilian Authoritarian”


Right Wing Watch, of People for the American Way, Attacks Jair Bolsonaro: “U.S. Right Helps, Cheers Rise of Brazilian Authoritarian”

By Julio Severo
Usually, I report on Right Wing Watch mentioning me, in an attempt to incite the U.S. left to mark me as a “bad guy.”
This time, Right Wing Watch has marked another Brazilian as “bad guy” too. In an October 25, 2018 report titled “U.S. Right Helps, Cheers Rise of Brazilian Authoritarian,” Right Wing Watch said perversely,
“The rising political tide of right-wing nationalist movements appears poised to crest next in Brazil, where a torture-supporting apologist for military dictatorships and police killings appears to be headed for a victory in this Sunday’s presidential election. The U.S. right-wing is cheering his rise.”
Torture-supporting apologist? Far-left-wingers support, here and now, torture and killing of innocent pre-born babies through legal abortion and do they think that they can accuse other people of advocating “torture”? What Right Wing Watch calls “military dictatorship” saved Brazil from communism in the 1960s and 1970s. This is the same communism that was slaughtering millions of innocent men, women and children in other nations.
If far-left-wingers do not like torture and dictatorship, why do they praise Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, notorious torturers and killers?
If they do not like military dictatorship, why do they praise Hugo Chavez, a military communist who impoverished Venezuela?
In comparison to the U.S. republic, the Brazilian military government (1964-1985) was a dictatorship. But in comparison to Cuba, North Korea and the Soviet Union, where Christians were persecuted and killed for their faith, the Brazilian military government was a “democracy,” where Christians were not persecuted and killed for their faith.
U.S. Republicans can accuse the Brazilian military government of being a dictatorship. But no left-winger has such right.
Continuing its perverse report, Right Wing Watch added,
Legislator Jair Bolsonaro is riding a wave of public anger over crime and corruption, with a lot of help from the military, big agricultural interests, and conservative evangelicals—the “Bullets, Beef and Bibles” caucus. A Bolsonaro victory could signal “a major step toward authoritarianism,” writes Michael Albertus at Foreign Policy.
We reported in August that Bolsonaro was getting a boost from former Trump advisor Steve Bannon and former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann. And we noted that U.S. Religious Right groups have been operating in Brazil as part of the globalization of the “culture wars.”
If Bachmann is supporting Bolsonaro, it is excellent news. She is pro-life, pro-family, pro-homeschooling and against compulsory child vaccination. Besides, she is an evangelical, a charismatic Lutheran. I am sure that she has many good advices to give to Bolsonaro. But in regard to Bannon, how could it be good? Bannon is involved in occultism. U.S. President Donald Trump eventually expelled him from the White House. Read my article “How the Powerful Union of Trump with Evangelicals Saved the U.S. from Steve Bannon and His Occult Plan of a ‘Traditionalist’ Government.
Eduardo Bolsonaro with Steve Bannon
As far as occult traditionalist connections are involved, Bolsonaro is not far away from Bannon. He has been a propagandist of Brazilian astrologer Olavo de Carvalho, who has as his source of “traditionalism” and “conservatism” the Islamic occultist René Guénon, who incidentally is also Bannon’s source. In spite of their Guenonian inspiration and involvement, both Bannon and Carvalho equally portray themselves as “traditionalist Catholic.” You could say that Carvalho is a sort of unsophisticated Third World Bannon.
Even though Catholic Bolsonaro has received massive support from evangelicals, who are determining his election, he has been unable to disconnect himself from Carvalho’s Guenonian traditionalism, while Trump has fully disconnected himself from Bannon’s Guenonian traditionalism.
Right Wing Watch said,
“Bolsonaro has been praised by the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board as a ‘Brazilian Swamp Drainer’—the editorial writers seemingly chuckled over the ‘anxiety attack’ that Bolsonaro is giving ‘global progressives.’ An AFP news photo from a Bolsonaro rally last weekend shows a sign reading ‘GOD BLESS BOLSONARO AND TRUMP! MAKE US FREE FROM COMMUNISM AND ITS SLAVERY!’ Taking a cue from Trump, Balsonaro described news reports about his connection to Bannon as ‘typical fake news’—even though it was his own son who had met with Bannon in New York and reported on his support for the campaign.”
Even though I do not agree with the Right Wing Watch report, I do not understand why Bolsonaro has denied connections to Bannon, because the source of this “fake news” is his own son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, who in a trip to the U.S. met personally Bannon, assuring his readers that Bannon is “an enthusiast of Bolsonaro’s campaign and we are certainly in touch to join forces,” adding that “we share the same worldview.” If they are certainly in touch, as Bolsonaro said, why now does he treat his own news as “fake news”?
If now Bolsonaro is disavowing Bannon because of his radicalism, why is not he disavowing the Third World Bannon because of his radicalism too? Carvalho is the most prominent Brazilian advocate of the revisionism of the Inquisition. As the Holocaust, the Inquisition sought to destroy the Jews. The revisionism of both is an offense to the Jews, because it understates the crimes and belittles the victims of the Inquisition and the Holocaust.
Right Wing Watch also mentioned a report in Haaretz, one of the largest newspapers in Israel. The report compared Bolsonaro to Hitler. But how can he be like Hitler if he publicly supports Israel? To back such baseless accusation, Right Wing Watch published the following excerpt from Haaretz, which said that Bolsonaro receives supports from Brazilian evangelicals:
Brazil’s Bolsonaro, who is Catholic but attends Baptist services, has made a populist effort to span denominations, and receives broad support from Brazil’s growing, urban evangelical movement, including boosters associated with the World Congress of Families.
Bolsonaro was baptized in the Jordan River into the Assemblies of God, which has been pouring money into far-right politics in Brazil and around the world. The Assemblies of God are deep drivers of the U.S. Evangelical movement, including some of the most important partners of the World Congress of Families.
Bolsonaro’s richest Evangelical supporters, like the Assembly of God’s head and Pentecostal televangelist Silas Malafaia, have partnered up with WCF allies at the Pat Robertson-founded American Center for Law and Justice, and at the Brazilian Center for Law and Justice, which promotes — as does WCF — a transnational movement against LGBT rights.
One of the most important leaders of the World Congress of Families was the late Larry Jacobs, whom I met in Moscow in 2014 for a pro-family meeting at the Kremlin. Jacobs told me that he was a member of the Assemblies of God. Even though the Obama administration hated the Russian law banning homosexual propaganda to children and adolescents, the World Congress of Families was the largest Western and American organization praising this law protecting children against homosexual predators.
Is Right Wing Watch desperate that the same U.S. conservative evangelicals who supported the Russian conservatism are now supporting the Brazilian conservatism?
Right Wing Watch is right to mention the vital role of evangelicals in the election of Bolsonaro. The U.S. media has confirmed such role. The British media has confirmed it. The German media has confirmed it. And the Israeli media has confirmed it. So everybody around the world knows that evangelicals are the best chance for Bolsonaro to get the Brazilian presidency.
Why then does Bolsonaro think, privately or not, that two traditionalist occultists — Bannon and Carvalho — are so important for him to be president?
Most Brazilian evangelicals supporting Bolsonaro are Pentecostals and charismatics, who are great advocates of Israel. Silas Malafaia and many other Pentecostal leaders travel to Israel to show that Brazilian evangelicals support fully the Promised Land only to the Jews, not to Palestinian usurpers.
Similar to Hitler was former Brazilian socialist president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, who always supported Palestinian usurpers and whose politics antagonized Israel. By the way, Lula, who supported the communist dictatorship in Cuba, is serving a long sentence in prison for corruption.
Right Wing Watch should explain how Haaretz, which is a far-left-wing Israeli newspaper, can accuse Bolsonaro or Brazilian Pentecostals of being Nazi if they support Israel.
With evangelical support, Bolsonaro has no chance to become a Hitler. Hopefully, evangelicals will be able to help free him from the Guenonian traditionalism, just as U.S. evangelicals through their prayers were fundamental to free Trump from Bannon and his Guenonian traditionalism. My wife and I are voting for Bolsonaro with such hope.
If Haaretz and other far-left-wing media were genuinely worried about radical ideas against the Jews, they would attack not Bolsonaro, but revisionists of the Inquisition and the Holocaust. While Bolsonaro has been perversely called a Nazi for supporting Israel, Carvalho has been granted a free pass on his radical revisionist ideas.
As it has done for over 4 years, Right Wing Watch has also mentioned me in its perverse report against Bolsonaro, saying,
Meanwhile, at BarbWire, blogger Julio Severo complained last week about a Foreign Policy commentary that said Bolsonaro’s “propaganda campaign has taken a page straight from the Nazi playbook.” Author Federico Finchelstein noted, “Recently, Bolsonaro argued that he would never accept defeat in the election and suggested that the army might agree with his view,” adding, “This is a clear threat to democracy.” BarbWire’s Severo, whose post repeatedly referred to Finchelstein being Jewish, asked how Bolsonaro could be a Nazi given that he supports moving the Brazilian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Coincidentally, Bachmann’s video message to Brazilian Christians was to vote only for a candidate who would move the embassy.
Right Wing Watch is a project of the far-left-wing People for the American Way and it has, according to its website, a special mission to attack conservatives opposed to the gay agenda, abortion and Muslim ideology.
According to WND, People for the American Way (PFAW) is “an atheist socialist organization which, through publications like its ‘Right Wing Watch,’ dedicates itself to the destruction of conservatives in general.”
Many prominent U.S. conservative names are in Right Wing Watch’s blacklist. My place in their blacklist is here.
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Monday, October 22, 2018

How the Powerful Union of Trump with Evangelicals Saved the U.S. from Steve Bannon and His Occult Plan of a “Traditionalist” Government


How the Powerful Union of Trump with Evangelicals Saved the U.S. from Steve Bannon and His Occult Plan of a “Traditionalist” Government

By Julio Severo
As important as to appoint capable individuals in an administration is to fire dubious individuals. It is necessary much discernment, or God’s intervention, to do both. On 2018 Trump’s decision to fire Steve Bannon may have been one of the most important decisions in his administration. Trump’s full letter said,
Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.
Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.
Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.
We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.
Probably, Trump did not fully understand the extent of the dark forces behind Bannon. But he fully understood that something was terribly wrong and that there was manipulation and self-aggrandizement.
More probably yet, by noticing the appearance of evil, Trump eventually escaped the depths of a so non-apparent evil represented by Bannon’s traditionalist ideology. And only through prayers the depths of evil can be avoided or escaped from, even when they are not clearly seen and understood.
Trump is surrounded by praying evangelicals. For example, last August Trump invited for a “state dinner” at the White House about 100 evangelical leaders for what was a prayer-filled event.
Notable evangelicals who attended the meeting include Franklin Graham, James Dobson, Paula White, Greg Laurie Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, conservative radio host Eric Metaxas, televangelist Kenneth Copeland, megachurch Pastor Jentezen Franklin and Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Ralph Reed.
Graham noted that many prayers were offered throughout the night.
“The support you have given me has been incredible,” Trump said to the evangelical leaders, recognizing that his conservative evangelical base played a large role in helping him win the 2016 presidential election.
What Trump recognized in evangelicals, he did not recognize in Bannon, even though Bannon thought that he, not evangelicals, gave the victory to Trump.
Bannon saw in his mind a powerful conservative wave led by Traditionalism (an esoteric traditionalism) and envisioned himself as the pope of such wave.
Evangelicals and their prayers can have played a vastly more vital role in helping Trump than he could imagine. Prayer was certainly fundamental to free him and America from a high-level occultism and its influences surrounding Bannon. Let us see what these influences are.
There is a book that reveals Bannon’s dark spirituality. In “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency” (Penguin Publishing Group, 2017), author Joshua Green, who personally interviewed Bannon and Trump, has argued that he has found the “secret, strange origins of Steve Bannon’s nationalist fantasia,” and the secret is that Bannon is inspired by a number of occult sources.
Green explained that when Bannon was a young man, he was “a voracious autodidact” and he “embarked upon what he described as ‘a systematic study of the world’s religions,’” adding, “Taking up the Roman Catholic history… he moved on to Christian mysticism and from there to Eastern metaphysics… Bannon’s reading eventually led him to the work of René Guénon, an early-twentieth-century early-twentieth-century French occultist and metaphysician who was raised a Roman Catholic, practiced Freemasonry, and later became a Sufi Muslim.”
According to Green, Bannon has a “deep interest in Christian mysticism and esoteric Hinduism” and a special “fascination with Guénon.”
Green explained that “Guénon developed a philosophy often referred to as ‘Traditionalism’ (capital ‘T’), a form of antimodernism with precise connotations. Guénon was a ‘primordial’ Traditionalist, a believer in the idea that certain ancient religions, including the Hindu Vedanta, Sufism, and medieval Catholicism, were repositories of common spiritual truths, revealed in the earliest age of the world, that were being wiped out by the rise of secular modernity in the West.”
Green said that “The antimodernist tenor of Guénon’s philosophy drew several notable followers” and “The most notorious of these was Julius Evola,” who “had struck an alliance with Benito Mussolini, and his ideas became the basis of Fascist racial theory; later… Evola’s ideas gained currency in Nazi Germany.”
According to Green,
“The common themes of the collapse of Western civilization and the loss of the transcendent in books such as Guénon’s The Crisis of the Modern World (1927) and Evola’s Revolt Against the Modern World (1934) are what drew Bannon’s interest to Traditionalism (although he was also very much taken with its spiritual aspects, citing Guénon’s 1925 book, Man and His Becoming According to the Vedanta, as ‘a life-changing discovery’). Bannon… brought to Guénon’s Traditionalism a strong dose of Catholic social thought.”
So alarmed he was with the state of the Catholic Church that in 2013 Bannon began his activities in Rome and took a Vatican meeting with Cardinal Raymond Burke in an effort to prop up Catholic traditionalists marginalized by Pope Francis. Green explained Bannon’s efforts to infuse Guénon’s Traditionalism in the Catholic Church:
“Expounding on this view at a 2014 conference at the Vatican, Bannon knit together Guénon, Evola, and his own racial-religious panic to cast his beliefs in historical context.”
Bannon sought to bring Guénon’s Traditionalism among ultra-conservative Catholics around the world. Green said,
“Wherever he could, he aligned himself with politicians and causes committed to tearing down its globalist edifice: archconservative Catholics such as Burke, Nigel Farage and UKIP, Marine Le Pen’s National Front, Geert Wilders and the Party for Freedom.”
Guénon’s ideas are more successful among Catholics. Brazil, the largest Catholic nation in the world, has a legion of adherents of Guénon.
It was not only Catholics that Bannon was using. According to Green:
“In the summer of 2016, Bannon described Trump as a ‘blunt instrument for us.’”
Trump was never able to see the dark spirituality driving Bannon. How then was Trump able to escape its pitfalls? According to Green:
“Bannon’s fall from his exalted status as Trump’s top adviser wasn’t the result of a policy dispute, but the product of Trump’s annoyance that Bannon’s profile had come to rival his own. Trump grew incensed at the popular notion that Bannon was the one really running the show—that he was, as an infamous Time cover put it, ‘The Great Manipulator’… ‘You have to remember, he was not involved in my campaign until very late,’ Trump told the New York Post. ‘I’m my own strategist.’”
Trump fired Bannon in a time that he was being called “Trump’s Rasputin.” Trump fired him in a time that even the secular press was seeing Bannon’s occultism, with a secular website publishing a very clear article titled “The Trump era is turning out to be a golden age for esoteric fascist intellectuals.”
Trump would agree with Green who labeled Bannon as a “recognizable Washington character type: the political grifter seeking to profit from the latest trend.”
Green also said,
“For years before he joined Trump’s presidential campaign, Bannon had been a Washington figure of no particular distinction who tended to inhabit the far fringes of Republican politics, where he felt most at home. Sometimes, he drifted so far out on the fringe that he and his compatriots were shunned by mainstream right-of-center outfits.”
“Bannon thrived on the chaos he created and did everything he could to make it spread,” said Green.
In spite of Bannon seeing himself as “alt-right” (alternative right), Trump also revealed, according to the Daily Beast, his own nickname for Bannon’s nationalist ideology: “alt-left” (alternative left). Even though Bannon identifies himself as “a right-wing, anti-globalist nationalist,” the Daily Beast said that he “once called himself a ‘Leninist.’”
There are many apparent contradictions in Bannon: He says that he is a Catholic, but he has a deep fascination with mysticism and Eastern metaphysics. He says that he is against Islamic invasion, but he greatly admires René Guénon, an Islamic occultist. Although he once worked at Goldman Sachs — a powerful capitalist bank —, he also described himself as a “Leninist” who wanted to “destroy the state.” “On the one hand, he critiques capitalism with an almost Marxist fervor; on the other, he’s an advisor to a crony capitalist real estate mogul,” said Jake Romm, of Forward.
At the same time Bannon praises Guénon and other occultists, he says that he rejects some of their extreme ideas.
In his article in National Review titled “Who Was Steve Bannon?” author Kevin D. Williamson said that Trump has told “Steve Bannon’s contribution to his rise and his success has been grossly exaggerated. Bannon has posed as many things — media magnate, shrewd political operative, and cold-eyed Svengali to Trump’s undisciplined playboy — but what he actually is is a rich dilettante with a talent for convincing other rich dilettantes that he is a deep-thinking visionary. One of those rich dilettantes was Donald Trump.”
Bannon bragged that he supported Trump, but then he helped one of the biggest anti-Trump books ever published: Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff. According to Jeffrey A. Tucker, a main source for Wolff is said to be Steve Bannon. It is no wonder that Trump expelled him from the White House!
Bannon’s attempt to show off his brilliance for Wolff’s book, by leaking inside information of Trump and his inner circle, including by reportedly saying that Ivanka is “dumb as a brick,” backfired and effectively ended his brief tenure as an influential figure in American politics.
“How could someone so politically reckless get a reputation as a political genius? Bannon had been able to craft that image thanks to this one simple trick: impressing reporters with the fact that he reads many books,” said Bill Scher.
There are many contradictions in Bannon. And contradictions are natural for anyone involved in occultism. Trump never saw his occultism, but he saw the confusion occultism left in its trail.
By using Trump as a “blunt instrument for us” (“us” are traditionalists, adherents of Guénon), Bannon expected to be a traditionalist leader guiding conservatives, especially Catholics.
Bill Scher summed up everything in his article, in the Politico magazine, titled: “Steve Bannon Was Never That Smart: As a political strategist, he’s a danger only to himself.” I would say that every occultist is a danger to himself and others.
“If we do not bind together as partners with others in other countries then this conflict is only going to metastasize,” said Bannon in 2014. He was referring to a conflict he perceived between “Judeo-Christian values” and “Islamic fascism.” He was trying to hijack a good cause on behalf of the Traditionalist agenda. Speaking to a conference held at the Vatican, he called for Christian traditionalists of all stripes to join together in a coalition for the sake of waging a holy war against Islam.
Bannon represented his own brand of conservative Catholicism. His speech in the Vatican was an inspiration and breakthrough for the Traditionalist movement.
While Bannon and other adherents of Guénon sought and seek to unite Catholic conservatives under traditionalist banners, their mission faces special challenges, especially in the United States, from evangelicals. While Catholics can see adherents of Guénon as leaders to guide and help them, American evangelicals have leaders — especially Franklin Graham — who have no interest in mysticism, Eastern metaphysics and Guénon. In fact, while Guénon and his occult Traditionalism exert some influence among Catholics, they exert no influence at all among evangelicals.
The Catholic Church has faced huge challenges with Liberation Theology. Catholics who counter it are more traditionalist, and their love for tradition makes easy for them to fall prey to the Traditionalism of Guénon adherents, especially because Guénon’s Traditionalism is anti-Marxist. So Catholics who embrace Liberation Theology fall into the Marx’s liberal pitfall, and Catholics who embrace Traditionalism fall into Guénon’s anti-Marxist pitfall.
A gap between conservative evangelicals and traditionalist Catholics influenced by adherents of Guénon seems to be rapidly widening in the United States. Many devout evangelicals don’t recognize occultism as a part of the conservative movement. Even when defending family values, evangelicals have also concerns about biblical principles.
The success Bannon and other adherents of Guénon have had among Catholics, including by having a presence in the Vatican to extol Guénon and Julius Evola, they will never have among evangelicals.
This explains why many adherents of Guénon see American conservative evangelicalism as an aberration from historical Catholicism.
Even though Bannon and other adherents of Guénon saw Bannon as the “strategist” who gave the victory to Trump, it is largely known that evangelicals gave the victory to Trump. Besides, as Trump recognized in his message firing Bannon, “Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country.”
Trump’s message to Bannon is a message that all intelligent leader should deliver to adherents of Guénon for trying to hijack the success of others, for trying to hijack the conservative movement to advance the Traditionalist movement.
Traditionalist individuals have great a spiritual faith, but not based on pure Christianity. It is based on a mixed religious salad resulting in confusion. They are highly shrewd and destructive — a danger to themselves and others.
Instead of getting involved in such spirituality through Bannon, Trump has consistently chosen to get involved with evangelicals and charismatics, whose faith is antagonistic to esotericism and occultism.
So eventually Trump expelled the esoteric Bannon as his adviser, choosing instead to keep evangelicals and charismatics as his advisers.
It became a disconformable situation for Trump. People were calling Bannon his Rasputin, as if he were a hypnotic influence on him or as if he were greater than Trump is. But the truth is that Bannon was in the right place and the right time. This was fully proved when Bannon got involved in the political campaign of Judge Roy Moore, a very conservative candidate to the U.S. Senate. By following Bannon’s strategies, Moore lost. Bannon is nothing without Trump.
The best definition about an adherent of Guénon was given by Trump, who said about Bannon: “He spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well.” Adherents of Guénon use others for self-promotion.
Bannon thought that by using Trump as a “blunt instrument” for traditionalists he could save the world from the crisis foreseen by Guénon. But how can a man not saved from darkness save others from darkness?
Eventually, the inner circle of praying evangelicals saved Trump and the United States from a Rasputin and his occult influence. And eventually, prayers can also save Rasputin from his spiritual darkness.
With information from Devil’s Bargain, Christian Post, Politico magazine, National Review, Daily Beast, American Institute for Economic Research, Newsweek, The Atlantic, New Republic and Forward.
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