Italy evicts Steve Bannon from $110,000-a-year medieval monastery that was to be was his “gladiator school for cultural warriors”

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/05/31/italy-evicts-steve-bannon-from.html

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It fits with the alt-right’s current fixation on the Crusades and how they weren’t really the aggressors, but were defending themselves from Muslim invaders in the West.

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The place looks like the lair of a Bond villain…

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And Italy said unto Felicia, vada via.

(means go away, as opposed to arrivederci which means see you later)

Bye%20Felicia

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“after reports of fraud in the competitive tender process.”

What? A fascist engaging in corrupt business practises? How can this be…?

I’m sure his Uncle Vlad can set him up with a nice medieval monastery in Russia. Not as balmy as Italy, but what’s a little cold to brave Nordic supermen?

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If you’re going to try to make it as a fascist in Italy you’re going to have to dress better than that.

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Italy has a bit of a reputation for er, looking the other way for things like this. If they are saying non grazie to this, that’s notable.

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He was renting that for less than $10k/month? Is the location absolutely terrible? Sublet that castle to a dozen renters or Air B&B it for easy cash.

I’m guessing the upkeep is pretty labor intensive though. I wonder if that agreement required him to maintain the buildings and the grounds?

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Nothing says ‘we’re going to fight international pedophile rings’ than setting up a headquarters that also fetishizes roman culture.

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The Crimean Riviera has a Mediterranean climate. So no problems there.

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Of course that’s not just the Crusades, but current American policy: we’ve military bases in more or less every Muslim majority country, but somehow it’s Muslims invading the US that is the “real” danger.

Fuck white supremacism in all its guises.

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Is it in an active volcano like I asked for?

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I’m clearly living in the wrong part of the world. For half as much I would rent a castle half the size and not even start a fascist training camp.

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Thank the Skygods. I was preparing a letter requiring my MP (Justine Greening - UK) to publicly denounce the school and any UK politicians who so much as looked at the brochure

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If all else fails, there’s no shortage of rocks for him to crawl under. He’ll be fiiiine.

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This is their go-to excuse for everything.

If you are found with a smoking gun and there’s a dead body on the ground in front of you, the politics of the cop who arrests you is irrelevant.

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A low-rent Bond villain. Blowfeld knew: build, don’t rent.

Eat it, Bannon.

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Why are we still using the euphemism “alt-right” to refer to these fascist, white-supremecist, nazi terrorists? It’s a ridiculous term meaning nothing and cloaks racism, ignorance, and hatred in a nebulous “hipster” term.

Just stop it.

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Bannon will go the way of Breitbart, a swollen poisoned sub-human and even in death never to be missed. Zero fucks for this creep.

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