Saturday, November 19, 2016

Interviewing the New Ideologue of This Country

Stephen Bannon, of the Breitbart News fame, and now Donald Trump's ideological brains, has given an interview about our future:  It's going to be fifty years of Alt Right power.  Or white supremacy, if you wish.

At the end of the interview, the writer of the piece says this:

Bannon now becomes part of a two-headed White House political structure, with Reince Priebus — in and out of Bannon's office as we talk — as chief of staff, in charge of making the trains run on time, reporting to the president, and Bannon as chief strategist, in charge of vision, goals, narrative and plan of attack, reporting to the president too. Add to this the ambitions and whims of the president himself, and the novel circumstance of one who has never held elective office, the agenda of his highly influential family and the end-runs of a party significant parts of which were opposed to him, and you have quite a complex court that Bannon will have to finesse to realize his reign of the working man and a trillion dollars in new spending.
"I am," he says, with relish, "Thomas Cromwell in the court of the Tudors."

Bolds are mine.  So I guess what Bannon is openly willing to defend is not white supremacy, but male supremacy.