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Women are gonna take charge of society. And they couldn’t juxtapose a better villain than Trump. He is the patriarch,” Steve Bannon 

Journalist Joshua Green,  who is also the author of “Devil’s Bargain,” reports on conversations he had with former White House Strategist Steve Bannon. Apparently, Bannon has some fears of women taking over with the new #MeToo movement going strong. Business Insider reports:

Bannon thinks Oprah Winfrey is powerful and influential.

Oprah might represent an existential threat to Trump’s presidency if she decided to campaign for Democrats in 2018.”

Bannon also believes the time has come for women to dominate.

The anti-patriarchy movement is going to undo ten thousand years of recorded history. You watch. The time has come.” 

Green reports that Steve Bannon also told him:

This is a definitional moment in the culture. It’ll never be the same going forward.”

Bannon says the Midterm elections will not be about Republicans and Democrats, but instead “Patriarchy versus Matriarchy”. He could be right there.

Looking back at the Women’s March in 2017 and 2018, it’s clear millions and millions of women are against Trump, his administration and the complicit, contemptible and compliant GOP. Many of us will always beleive, Hillary Rodham Clinton—a woman—won the 2016 Presidential Election. More will be revealed via Robert Mueller’s FBI investigation, but one thing is for certain: if Americans do not demand that our elections systems are protected, that every vote is counted, and voting machines will not be hacked, it matters not how many great candidates Democrats have or how many women show up at the polls. If we don’t demand fair elecitions, we stand to lose again. We may need to switch to paper ballots and a strong voting auditing system if hacking cannot be traced or stopped. But given the massive turn out of protestors since Trump’s inauguration, Democrats should easily win majority in the House, and maybe Senate, if we have fair elections.

The 2016 election hacking/collusion worked in favor of Trump, Putin and the Republicans—and it will work again in 2018 if we let it. Now is the time to demand our Democratic lawmakers do something to #ProtectOurVote. Otherwise, it also matters not how many bills we try to stop, Republicans will eventually dominate the outcome if they retain the majority in Congress—and they sure as hell aren’t going to get help from them in trying to stop the hacking. Why? It’s All working for them.

I digress.

Will women take charge of society? To say they will is a pretty strong  statement. Neither women or men are in charge of society. What counts is who has the majority in government, and right now men have it. That has to change and can’t without more women in office.

As to whether Midterms will be between patriarchy and matriarchy, per the opinion of Steve Bannon—we’ll see. For many, the Midterms will be determined upon whether we have “clean elections” or “dirty/corrupted/hacked elections” like in 2016.

I do like that Steve Bannon is scared. I like that a LOT. And for what is about to hit him, he is surely plenty scared.

One thing he is bloody right about, is that thanks to the #MeToo movement and brave women and men coming forward, a woman’s place in society and in goverment will never be the same—it will progress faster than Bannon, Trump and their lying, hateful, sexist, bigoted ilk can imagine.

As an aside, I also like very much that Bannon’s out of the White House. What a fucking terror.


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