Bannon’s War is the scariest horror film since the original Alien. Unfortunately, it’s not science-fiction.
For decades, Bannon’s had a doomsday philosophy that has consumed him. His belief is so pervasive that he’s spent the majority of his adult life shaping reality itself to conform to his vision.
Bannon’s conviction and the triumph of his will is nothing short of extraordinary. Let’s review his successes – all of which came against great odds:
- He convinced millions of (understandably) frustrated working-class voters in red states that a Manhattan millionaire is “one of them”.
- He convinced the mega-rich to fund everything he does.
- He created a propaganda Goliath in the re-purposed posthumous Breitbart.
- He used the rest of the media as a propaganda tool.
- Not only did he influence Trump’s political philosophy on the campaign trail, he wholly defined it.
- He enjoys a daily perch in the ear of the most powerful man on the planet.
Here’s the thing: It’s entirely possible that Bannon may actually want the world to burn. Let me explain.
Bannon is an educated and well-read man. As such, he would be familiar with the concept of the self-fulfilling prophecy – and it’s place in shaping history.
Here’s your Wiki definition so you don’t have to jump:
A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behavior.
How does this play into Bannon? Take for example something incendiary like the proposed immigrant travel ban. With regard to this, most people think one of two things:
(a) Trump is a patriot trying to protect America, or
(b) Trump is a fascist, racist pig and this is wrong.
But if you take into account self-fulfilling prophecy, it gives you…
(c) Bannon, knowingly or unknowingly, is taking actions that will incite terror attacks, just so he can say, “I was right all along”.
This is nothing short of terrifying, and I hope it’s not accurate. But one thing is for sure: Bannon is too smart to have never had this thought.