Steve Bannon, the sexist, xenophobic, anti-Semite white supremacist that is Donald Trump's chief strategist finally spoke to a reporter and what he said should send chills into the Democratic and Republican establishment and Progressives alike. Trump is but the empty vessel filled by Bannon.
Steve Bannon's roadmap was laid out way before Donald Trump
The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Steve Bannon recently. It is very telling when analyzed in the context of a Future 500 panel he was on. in 2013.
The Republican and Democratic establishment and many Progressives are still asleep. And they better wake up fast. Neither Trump's primary win nor electoral college win was a fluke. Both took advantage of the complacency of the establishment and the fundamental misreading of the electorate. The snippets in the video illustrate Steve Bannon and his ilk's roadmap to Right Wing dominance and with that, the destruction of the social safety net and important governmental regulations.
The country is still progressive in its wants. Even Americans that are shy about calling themselves liberal; they want the spoils of liberalism. It is clear that Hillary Clinton, one of the most unliked candidates in history, received the majority of the vote by a substantial margin. While Bannon and company won the presidency for Trump, most of the people are not yet with them.
Trump and his team were incredibly savvy in a manner very few in the media, pollsters, or professional talking heads saw. They employed hate, racism, sexism, lies, xenophobia, economic angst, and political party neglect in an orchestrated manner to win electoral votes in the right places.
Bannon's interview with The Hollywood Reporter was telling. As usual, the media spent a lot of time highlighting a passage that while eye-catching is much less important than the entire context of the interview.
"Darkness is good," says Bannon, who amid the suits surrounding him at Trump Tower, looks like a graduate student in his T-shirt, open button-down and tatty blue blazer — albeit a 62-year-old graduate student. "Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That's power.
They should be more concerned with the next excerpt.
It only helps us when they" — I believe by "they" he means liberals and the media, already promoting calls for his ouster — "get it wrong. When they're blind to who we are and what we're doing."
The media and everyone else was blind to how Trump via Bannon orchestrated a win and what his real intent is going forward. But if one listens to Bannon on the Future 500 panel and to what he alluded to in his interview, the intent is clear. Bannon intends to blow up the establishment, Republican and Democrat alike. He plans on using the new forms of media to create an ever growing number of conservative personalities to change the culture.
And how does he accomplish this with little notice from those who should know? Another snippet from his interview is indicative.
"The media bubble is the ultimate symbol of what's wrong with this country," he continues. "It's just a circle of people talking to themselves who have no f—ing idea what's going on. If The New York Times didn't exist, CNN and MSNBC would be a test pattern. The Huffington Post and everything else is predicated on The New York Times. It's a closed circle of information from which Hillary Clinton got all her information — and her confidence. That was our opening."
Progressives better wake up. It is time to create a coordinated effort to go up against the Right Wing's concerted effort to change the culture. They don't yet have the numbers yet, but indoctrination using the power of the executive is forthcoming with Steve Bannon sitting in the White House.