Aaron Banks & Trump – ignore facts, push the dream

Aaron Banks

There’s a thought-provoking piece in the Guardian today by Emily Bell, a digital shining light, which begins with the Mark Twain thought that ‘A lie can travel halfway round the world before the truth is putting on its shoes.’ In the age of viral amplification on the net, that old trope has taken on a life of its own.

Arron Banks, a multi-millionaire businessman and pumped-up pro-Brexiteer, said, ‘“The remain campaign featured fact, fact, fact, fact, fact. It just doesn’t work. You have got to connect with people emotionally. It’s the Trump success.”


Banks, 22 March 1966, is a Sun Moon Mars in Aries; with Saturn in Pisces opposition Uranus Pluto square Jupiter in Gemini with an emphasised Venus in Aquarius  – so a chart that is substantially Air Fire. Not that dissimilar to Trump who has a Sun Uranus in Gemini, Neptune Jupiter in Libra and a Fire Sagittarius Moon and Mars Pluto in Leo.  Also Air Fire.

Both have Saturn in a Water sign which should disconnect them from their feelings. But what Air Fire does, is give inspirations and dreams a rocket-propelled boost, so it loses touch with feet-on-the-ground common sense – and facts. They aren’t awash with sentimentality but inspire their audience by feeding them what they want to hear.

Banks looks gung-ho this month, but will deflate late July and through August.

Bread and circuses used to be the old Roman way of keeping the population happy. Now they just peddle impossible dreams.

2 thoughts on “Aaron Banks & Trump – ignore facts, push the dream

  1. With Donald Trump making so many mistakes during his joint interview with Pence his running mate,does he still have a shot at winning the election? I recall you saying some time ago that it’s quite likely. I have been following your questions and answers with great interest and as you are very rarely wrong( perhaps if the birthtime of the subject is missing or questionable) I would be grateful for an answer.

  2. “Bread and circuses used to be the old Roman way of keeping the population happy. Now they just peddle impossible dreams.” Seems that people have forgotten how to dream? Or, they demand that the governments to tell them how and on what topics to dream.

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