President Trump has replaced both the existing Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence with the highly underqualified and morally questionable Steve Bannon, his Chief Strategist. Bannon is best known for being a top person at Breitbart News, an anti-Semitic, white supremacist, conspiracy theory, fake news-hocking site that peddles ideas like: “Planned Parenthood has Nazi ties” and “Huma Abedin is a spy for Saudi Arabia.” (Both of these claims are false, by the way. Check here and here, respectively, if you don’t believe me.)
Bannon is now President Trump’s senior counselor, signifying that White Nationalists, such as himself, are now going to have a lot of pull in the White House. Bannon’s appointment in Trump’s Cabinet is perhaps the most important — he’s meant to help the president filter out the best possible advice from the military, the Cabinet and the intelligence community before making the major decisions that affect all Americans’ lives. When he was appointed by Trump last Sunday, Bannon pretty much became the most powerful person in the White House.
Steve Bannon has been appointed to the National Security Committee, but you can still do something about it. It’ll take less than 10 minutes.
First, look into Breitbart News if you haven’t already.
As Matador writer and social media expert, Kae Lani Kennedy, states in this essay, independent research is the most important thing you can do as a reader and consumer of the news. If you don’t believe what we’re saying here, look into it for yourself. Kae also explains how you can read Breitbart without giving it ad revenue here.
Call your senators and congress people.
If you’ve been following our action alerts, you know the drill. Call 202-225-3121 and you’ll reach an operator. Tell them who you’d like to speak to first.
All you have to say is:
“I reject the appointment of Steve Bannon to the National Security Committee. I expect you to take an immediate stand against it.”
But if you want to do some freestyling, here are some other points you could bring up.
Steve Bannon is clearly a manipulator. His work for Breitbart News has convinced a large portion of the American population that they should be afraid — afraid of other cultures and religions, afraid of the advancement of women and people of color, afraid of the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton. Do you think we should be afraid of these things?
Please don’t remain silent or vote in support of a man who has been praised by the KKK and the American Nazi Party.
The United States has come too far in its efforts for gender equality and civil rights for a White Nationalist and misogynist to control all of the power in the White House.
That’s all you have to do. Time estimate: less than 10 minutes.
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