The actual reason why Donald Trump praised neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members who marched in the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as “fine people” is that Trump actually believes in the global goals of the neo-Nazi and white supremacist cause. This is now seen in Trump’s support for the efforts of his erstwhile White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, in creating an alliance and secretariat of far-right racist political parties in Europe and beyond. Bannon’s operation is called “The Movement.”
Following the sharp anti-U.S. remarks of Bolivian President Evo Morales at the United Nations Security Council, with Trump listening on in his role as president of the council, Brazilian neo-Nazi presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who achieved a 46.1 percent vote total in the October 7 first-round election, has now joined forces with far-right politicians in Bolivia to oust Morales and his Movement for Socialism (MAS) party from power. And Bolsonaro has the support of Bannon and other Trump campaign officials.
It is known that Bannon and his friends at the former political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica are now working in support of Bolsonaro in the October 28 second-round run-off election against Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers’ Party (PT). Former PT leader and Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was favored to win over Bolsonaro, however, Lula was imprisoned on trumped up political charges and was declared ineligible to run for the presidency while incarcerated.
Bannon is working closely with Bolsonaro’s son and Brazilian congressman, Eduardo Bolsonaro, on behalf of the Jair Bolsonaro’s presidential campaign. Eduardo Bolsonaro said Bannon is providing assistance on the use of Internet-based social media for hyper-targeting and analyzing and interpreting polling and other data.
Bolsonaro and members of Bannon’s Brussels-based “Movement” are also advising Bolivian far-right forces led by Las Calles coalition head, Maria Anelin Suarez. This support manifested in intensity after Morales slammed Trump at the Security Council session for withdrawing from international pacts like the Paris Climate Agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, and the UN Human Rights Council, and separating migrant children from their families and putting them in cages. In his position as Security Council president, Trump was forced to “thank” Morales for his remarks. However, UN sources informed WMR that Trump was seething over Morales’s remarks. It was after Morales’s very public criticism of Trump that Bolsonaro began coordinating anti-Morales efforts with Les Calles in Bolivia.
Bolsonaro dispatched one of his deputies-elect, Carla Zambelli, a member of Bolsonaro’s inaptly-named “Social Liberal Party” (SLP) to Bolivia to organize, along with Suarez and Las Calles, an October 10 “national march” against Morales in Bolivia. Bolsonaro indicated that he has the support of Argentina’s right-wing president Mauricio Macri, a personal friend and real estate business partner of Trump, and Chilean multi-billionaire President Sebastian Piñera, in fomenting opposition to Morales in Bolivia. Trump met with Piñera at the White House on September 28, following a brief Trump meeting with Macri on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York.
Jair Bolsonaro has said that with him as president of Brazil, he and “Argentina with Macri, and Chile with Piñera” will defeat “socialism” in Bolivia and Venezuela. Trump recently warned that the U.S. Democratic Party will turn the United States into “Venezuela,” after already having accused Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum of turning Tallahassee, where he serves as mayor, into “Venezuela.” These references are a clear indication that Trump is still holding political strategy phone conversations with Bannon and, as a result, is relying on the type of far-right political rhetoric currently being used in Brazil.
Morales, an indigenous Aymara native American, has championed the rights of indigenous peoples in Latin America. Bolsonaro has said that he, as president of Brazil, will take away the lands of Brazil’s indigenous tribes and hand them over to private businessmen for exploitation. Bolsonaro stated that “not one centimeter will be demarcated for indigenous reserves” and that if a “if a few innocent people die, that’s alright.” Bolsonaro has also said that Afro-Brazilians are “obese and lazy.” More than half of all Brazilians have some African lineage. Bolsonaro has also called refugees from Haiti, Africa, and the Middle East the “scum of humanity.” Bolsonaro has been nicknamed the “Tropical Trump.” Bolsonaro, however, has been very public in his praise of Nazism and fascism, while Trump, to date, has been a bit more nuanced in his support for the international fascist cause.
Trump has also shown complete disdain for the sovereign rights of Native Americans, as witnessed by his October 8 White House statement praising the “courage” of Christopher Columbus, who was responsible for ushering in an era that saw the genocide of 65 million indigenous peoples in the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.
Although Cambridge Analytic and its parent company, SCL Group, and sister firm, SCL Elections, folded up shop, their key investors, including Bannon, hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, Mercer’s daughter, Rebekah Mercer, and Cambridge Analytica’s former CEO, Alexander Nix, are plying their election malfeasance trade in other countries, with the goal of installing far-right regimes in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil, or placing compliant governments in charge of non-white countries around the world. Some of this activity has taken place through Cambridge’s successor firms of Emerdata, Data Propria, and Auspex International.
The recent release of emails from Nix, Cambridge Analytica’s former CEO, illustrate the far-right and white supremacist nature of the Bannon-Nix-Mercer political operations around the world. Nix, after unsuccessfully pitching his firm’s election services in October 2010 to then-Barbados Labor Party (BLP) opposition leader Mia Mottley and BLP senator Lucille Moe, wrote the following about the BLP leaders: “They just niggers.” Mottley became prime minister in May of this year and Moe was named information minister.
Apparently, Nix’s racism and that of his colleagues—all connected to Bannon, Mercer, and the past and present Trump presidential campaigns—spread throughout the Caribbean from Barbados. After a proposal made by Nix to the Saint Kitts and Nevis Labor Party to manage its next political campaign, as it did for its two previous campaigns, the party declined the offer, according to The Guardian newspaper.
Trump attempted to name Leandro Rizzuto Jr., a senior executive of the hair products firm, Conair, as his ambassador to Barbados, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, and other Eastern Caribbean states where Cambridge Analytica and SCL Elections were active. The nomination failed to get U.S. Senate support. Rizzuto has been a far-right promoter of dubious conspiracy-related prattle.
In August of this year, Trump warned South Africa against killing white farmers and seizing their farms. Trump was channeling false propaganda put out by the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) (Afrikaner Resistance Movement), a South African neo-Nazi organization that seeks to create a whites-only Afrikaner Volkstaat in South Africa. Bannon is known to maintain ties with the AWB and its allies.
Three investigative journalists investigating various aspects of the misuse of citizens’ and voters’ data by companies linked to international organized crime elements were brutally murdered over the past two years. Malta’s Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb in Malta in October 2017 and Saturday, October 6, the body of Bulgarian television investigative journalist Viktoria Marinova was found on the banks of the Danube after she was raped and beaten to death. In February of this year, Slovak journalist Andrej Kiska and his fiancee were shot to death in Brastislava. Their mutual targets were the Eurasian Mafia network that has been behind the financing of political campaigns on behalf of Trump and other far-right figures.
As the financial operations of Europe’s and Latin America’s far-right political parties—many members and collaborators of Bannon’s “The Movement”—come to light, their connections to Eurasian-Israeli organized criminal syndicates become more apparent. This is particularly true of Bannon’s Italian allies, the League, Brothers of Italy, and Casa Pound movement; Golden Dawn of Greece; the National Democratic Party and National Socialist Underground of Germany; the UK Independence Party and English Defense League, Uyoku dantai in Japan, the Canadian Nazi Party; and the Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights and Proud Boys in the United States.
Previously published in the Wayne Madsen Report.
Copyright © 2018 WayneMadenReport.com
Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist and nationally-distributed columnist. He is the editor and publisher of the Wayne Madsen Report (subscription required).