“Darkness is good!”


“Darkness is good,” Bannon told The Hollywood Reporter’s Michael Wolff. “Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power. It only helps us when they get it wrong. They’re blind to who we are and what we’re doing.”

In several videos and posts I warn about the curse of ‘Dumb Duality’. I tried to explain this to Marilyn when I perceived she was aligning her core belief along  the line of ‘Whites Abuse Blacks’. She had recently bonded with a black woman, who may have skimmed over my blog in search of key words so she could label me. Did she have a hidden agenda?

“He’s white. He’s a Republican! Case closed! Only Black History Matters.”

My video about the Contrary Wizard was made on August 24, 2016, and is extremely prophetic, which is my main interest. I have to be insane, lest anyone take me seriously. The video on Laura – is off the charts! The Selfish Bad Guessers, who destroyed to Democratic Party – will HATE this video – FOR SELFISH REASONS! They got to take Bannon seriously, because, he kicked their ass, and, will do so again! Don’t be a Dumb Ass!

I registered as a Republican in 2008 after Obama won. My kindred co-founded the Abolitionist Republican Party. I am kin to Senator Thomas Hart Benton, who was the sole proprietor and promoter of the Oregon Territory. The Benton brothers got into a knife and gun fight with President Andrew Jackson, who almost died of his gunshot wound. Bennon says he models HIS plan for America after the ideals of Jackson. 

“Like [Andrew] Jackson’s populism, we’re going to build an entirely new political movement,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s everything related to jobs. The conservatives are going to go crazy. I’m the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan.”

Benton was a strong supporter of the Democratic Party, and of President Andrew Jackson, whose ideas provided the basis for the party’s founding. Benton was an architect and champion of westward expansion by the United States, a cause that became known as Manifest Destiny.

Belle Birch and Alley Valkyrie are guilty of HATE CRIME. How about Marilyn and her “friends”. In this article we see ‘The Losers’ line up in a no-show rally. Eric Richardson speaks. I suspect he was forming a partnership with the Reeds, who wanted me out of the picture. With the Benton, Bannon, and Jackson connection, I will never be put out of the picture again. I might re-registers as a Republican, just so some fellow citizens of the United States of America will read what I have to say, because, I’m being Blackballed by the Dumb Dual Democrats – who dropped the ball. Most were too busy Networking For Cash, thinking Hillary was a shoe-in, and best go get those Best Net positions.

Then there is the Hamilton-Burr dual that is now on Broadway. Is it possible White Democrats voted for Trump because they heard from their Black Friends, white history does not matter anymore?

Jon Presco


After public comment, the committee moved to form a work group to advance a Sanctuary City ordinance for Eugene.


“If we deliver we’ll get 60 percent of the white vote, and 40 percent of the black and Hispanic vote and we’ll govern for 50 years,” he said. “That’s what the Democrats missed, they were talking to these people with companies with a $9 billion market cap employing nine people. It’s not reality. They lost sight of what the world is about.”





The Burr–Hamilton duel was fought between prominent American politicians Aaron Burr, the sitting Vice President of the United States, and Alexander Hamilton, the former Secretary of the Treasury, at Weehawken, New Jersey on July 11, 1804.[1] The duel was the culmination of a long and bitter rivalry between the two men. Burr shot and mortally wounded Hamilton, who was carried to the home of William Bayard on the Manhattan shore, where he died the next day with his wife and sister-in-law at his side.

Benton was instrumental in the sole administration of the Oregon Territory. Since the Anglo-American Convention of 1818, Oregon had been jointly occupied by both the United States and the United Kingdom. Benton pushed for a settlement on Oregon and the Canada–US border favorable to the United States. The current border at the 49th parallel set by the Oregon Treaty in 1846 was his choice; he was opposed to the extremism of the “Fifty-four forty or fight” movement during the Oregon boundary dispute.

Benton was related by marriage or blood to a number of 19th Century luminaries. Two of his nephews—Confederate Colonel and posthumous Brigadier General Samuel Benton[13] of Mississippi and Union Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General Thomas H. Benton, Jr.of Iowa[14]fought on opposite sides during the Civil War. He was brother-in-law of Senator/Governor James McDowell of Virginia; father-in-law of explorer, Union Major General, and presidential candidate John C. Frémont; and cousin-in-law of Senators Henry Clay[15] and James Brown, both of whom married cousins of Benton. His great-nephew was Congressman Maecenas Eason Benton, the father of painter Thomas Hart Benton.

But in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bannon seems unbothered by the response to his selection.

“Darkness is good,” Bannon told The Hollywood Reporter’s Michael Wolff. “Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power. It only helps us when they get it wrong. They’re blind to who we are and what we’re doing.”

Bannon predicted Trump’s victory over the summer, outlining to Wolff a prescient path through Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Then, and now, Bannon noted that many people had completely missed the driving forces that ultimately propelled Trump to victory.

“Like [Andrew] Jackson’s populism, we’re going to build an entirely new political movement,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s everything related to jobs. The conservatives are going to go crazy. I’m the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. With negative interest rates throughout the world, it’s the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Shipyards, iron works, get them all jacked up. We’re just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution – conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement.”

On September 4 1813, Andrew Jackson is nearly killed in a gun fight in a Nashville tavern. The gun fight was the result of a feud between Jackson and Thomas Benton and his brother Jesse Benton. In turn, this feud had its origins in an earlier duel. Jesse Benton had become ensnared in a duel with William Carroll, who would later become governor of Tennessee. Jackson acted as Carroll’s second at the duel. Both Carroll and Jesse Benton survived the duel, but Thomas Benton blamed Jackson for the affair. He made various threats against Jackson, who in turn promised to deal harshly with Benton.

Jackson had already fought several duels. In 1795, he fought a duel with Colonel Waitstill Avery. Avery had been opposing counsel in a case. Jackson took exception to some words used by Avery in the courtroom and had challenged him to a duel. No one was killed in that duel as both men appear to have intentionally fired so as to miss each other.

That was not the case in the duel that Jackson fought in 1806. In that duel, Jackson faced an expert marksman in the person of Charles Dickinson. Dickinson had accusedJackson of not paying a horse bet, and of being a coward and bigamist. The latter insult was an attack on the honour of his beloved wife Rachel, which Jackson would not forgive. When the duel came, Jackson allowed Dickinson to fire first. Jackson was hit in the chest. The bullet entered inches from his heart and broke some ribs, but Jackson would not and did not go down. Instead, he took his time aiming at Dickinson, who was required by the rules of honour that governed duels to stand still once he had fired his shot. Jackson placed one hand over his wound to stop the bleeding, took aim with the other hand, and shot. His pistol misfired. Jackson drew back the hammer. He aimed, and shot. Dickinson was hit in the chest, collapsed and later bled to death from his wound. Jackson would carry Dickinson’s bullet in his body for the rest of his life. 

In 1813, Jackson was again ready to kill. He found the `rascal` Thomas Benton in a Nashville tavern.  Marquis James in The Life of Andrew Jackson (Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1938)  pages 152-154, describes one version of what happened.

On the morning of September 4, 1813, the Benton brothers arrived in Nashville and took their saddle-bags to the City Hotel, to avoid, Colonel Benton said, a possibility of unpleasantness, as Jackson and his friends were accustomed to make their headquarters at the Nashville Inn, diagonally across the Court-House Square. Each of the Bentons wore two pistols. At about the same time Jackson, Coffee, and Stockley Hays arrived at the Inn, all armed and Jackson carrying a riding whip. The news was over town in a moment. Jackson and Coffee went to the post-office, a few doors beyond the City Hotel. They went the short way, crossing the Square and passing some distance in front of the other tavern where the Bentons were standing on the walk.

Returning, Jackson and Coffee followed the walk. As they reached the hotel Jesse Benton stepped into the barroom. Thomas Benton was standing in the doorway of the hall that led to the rear porch overlooking the river. Jackson started toward him brandishing his whip. “Now, defend yourself you damned rascal!” Benton reached for a pistol but before he could draw Jackson’s gun was at his breast. He backed slowly through the corridor, Jackson following, step for step. They had reached the porch, when, glancing beyond the muzzle of Jackson’s pistol, Benton saw his brother slip through a doorway behind Jackson, raise his pistol and shoot. Jackson pitched forward, firing. His powder burned a sleeve of Tom Benton’s coat. Thomas Benton fired twice at the falling form of Jackson and Jesse lunged forward to shoot again, but James Sitler, a bystander, shielded the prostrate man whose left side was gushing blood.

The gigantic form of John Coffee strode through the smoke, firing over the heads of Sitler and Jackson at Thomas Benton. He missed but came on with clubbed pistol. Benton’s guns were empty. He fell backward down a flight of stairs. Young Stockley Hays, of Burr expedition memory, sprang at Jesse Benton with a sword cane and would have run him through had the blade not broken on a button. Jesse had a loaded pistol left. As Hays closed in with a dirk knife, Benton thrust the muzzle against his body, but the charge failed to explode.

General Jackson’s wounds soaked two mattresses with blood at the Nashville Inn. He was nearly dead – his left shoulder shattered by a slug, and a ball embedded against the upper bone of that arm, both from Jesse Benton’s pistol. While every physician in Nashville tried to stanch the flow of blood, Colonel Benton and his partizans gathered before the Inn shouting defiance. Benton broke a small-sword of Jackson’s that he had found at the scene of conflict. All the doctors save one declared for the amputation of the arm. Jackson barely understood. “I’ll keep my arm,” he said.

Thomas Benton would later become an important senator and even reconcile with Jackson.


Thomas Hart Benton (March 14, 1782 – April 10, 1858), nicknamed “Old Bullion”, was a U.S. Senator from Missouriand a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. He served in the Senate from 1821 to 1851, becoming the first member of that body to serve five terms. Benton was a strong supporter of the Democratic Party, and of President Andrew Jackson, whose ideas provided the basis for the party’s founding. Benton was an architect and champion of westward expansion by the United States, a cause that became known as Manifest Destiny.

. As Benton was leaving campus on the day he was expelled, he turned to the students who were jeering him and said,”I am leaving here now but damn you, you will hear from me again.” He then left school to manage the Benton family estate, but historians posit that Benton used the events as motivation to prove himself worthy in adulthood.

Attracted by the opportunities in the West, the young Benton moved the family to a 40,000 acre (160 km²) holding near Nashville, Tennessee. Here he established a plantation with accompanying schools, churches, and mills. His experience as a pioneer instilled a devotion to Jeffersonian democracy which continued through his political career.

He continued his legal education and was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1805, and in 1809 served a term as state senator.[4] He attracted the attention of Tennessee’s “first citizen” Andrew Jackson, under whose tutelage he remained during the Tennessee years.

At the outbreak of the War of 1812, Jackson made Benton his aide-de-camp, with a commission as a lieutenant colonel. Benton was assigned to represent Jackson’s interests to military officials in Washington D.C.; he chafed under the position, which denied him combat experience. In 1813 Benton engaged in a frontier brawl with Jackson in which Jackson was wounded.[5]

After the war, in 1815, Benton moved his estate to the newly opened Missouri Territory. As a Tennessean, he was under Jackson’s shadow; in Missouri, he could be a big fish in the as yet small pond. He settled in St. Louis, where he practiced law and edited the Missouri Enquirer, the second major newspaper west of the Mississippi River.

Benton was the author of the first Homestead Acts, which encouraged settlement by giving land grants to anyone willing to work the soil. He pushed for greater exploration of the West, including support for his son-in-law John C. Frémont‘s numerous treks. He pushed hard for public support of the intercontinental railway and advocated greater use of the telegraph for long-distance communication. He was also a staunch advocate of the disenfranchisement and displacement of Native Americans in favor of European settlers.

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