Peering Into The Dark Mind Of Steve Bannon
To put a label on the confused man that is Steve Bannon is far from an easy task, but not particularly impossible. While I would like to portray the 'gist' of his mental state and political nature, I must first delve into his ideas, quotes, and belief system. It was through the production of a documentary on Ronald Reagan that Bannon was introduced to Andrew Breitbart, and went on to produce "Occupy Unmasked", a 'documentary' on the occupy movement, which he believed to be a violent and sinister plot to overthrow the US. He also wrote the script to "Destroying The Great Satan; The Rise Of Islamic Fascism In The US"(sic), which was never produced.
This of course brings me to a more recent flashlight on this ideologue. The script for the above named film described a covert plot by Jihadists to overthrow the United States with the help of the 'American Jewish Society', and listed The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR as complacent in the act as "the universities of the left", and the ACLU, FBI, CIA, State Dept, & White House as enablers of this ghastly mission.
Shortly thereafter, he found himself on the founding board of Breitbart 'News', a political commentary site for the conservative agenda. After the death of Andrew Breitbart, Bannon became CEO of the parent company, and Breitbart took a harder right turn, but to what end? Bannon has quoted multiple times a book by the name of "Camp Of The Saints", a novel in which brown people, called 'turd eaters'(sic) invaded Judeo-Christian France under the guise of being refugees. The book praises the hero of the plot, who had the courage to murder them, and return the nation to it's ethnic roots. (listen to his analysis here)
Bannon has since described himself absurdly as a 'Leninist', (according to a reporter for the Daily Beast- a claim considered "unverified" by Snopes) and openly advocated for the "deconstruction of the administrative state" at the CPAC conference of 2017 as the third 'plank' on his list of priorities. It is hard to imagine what Bannon perceives is a Leninist, but I'm sure that the many of them that engage with myself, as a Marxist, on social media would be appalled by this.
It is furthermore astounding to me that someone would call themselves any brand of leftist that believed that climate change is a hoax, held anti-mexican and anti-refugee sentiments, and described himself as an "economic nationalist". He is an Anarcho-Capitalist, and a right-wing nationalist. He is indeed an ideologically dangerous man.