Bannon’s ideology is most clearly reflected in Breitbart, the right wing nationalist site Bannon headed for a number of years.
Breitbart’s writers very explicitly rejected the three pillars of multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism, and globalism they claimed represented Obama’s presidency and candidacy.
They’re rejecting any immigrant multiculturalism in business and democracy (Source). This reminds me of the “melting pot” ideology of the early 90’s, where immigrants must integrate/assimilate (e.g., giving up your “other” language, cultural outlook, and practices) rather than being a multicultural nation.
One prominent writer for Breitbart, Virgil, wrote and is against this so-called “cosmopolitanism” US nationalism:
…the view that we are all, everywhere, a part of a single world community, and that such things as nation-states, including the United States, only slow down the fulfillment of our true destiny — coming together in a global harmonic convergence….Left Cosmopolitanism means support for open borders, of course, and also for multiculturalism. As might be said, “Celebrate diversity — or else!” In addition, Left Cosmos love international organizations, such as the United Nations; to them, that’s the future — one big New World Order. Right Cosmopolitans also support open borders. In addition, being good capitalists, they support free trade and anything else that multinational corporations might wish for. And since they are private-sector-loving corporatists, they avidly embrace pro-business international combines, such as the World Trade Organization.
Does the Muslim Ban seem farfetched now if Bannon had a hand in it? These ideology espouses isolationism, protectionism, and closed-borders rather than a global state of affairs.
Breitbart is, in part, about defining the symbolic border of the nation and protecting the white, Christian body politic in a way that is premised on exclusion (Source)
And, you would have to be a fool to not notice that Bannon’s influence is spreading across the White House. Did the people really elect President Bannon? Did we vote for this?
“Lenin,” [Bannon] answered, “wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”
He’s like the Joker from The Dark Knight. And, I think Alfred has a very good idea of the type of person Bannon may be.
“Some men just want to watch the world burn”
Fear? All out war? Is this what we truly want for a near-future world?
And, what about this?