The real president. Mar 25, 2017 15:32:32 GMT
Post by Trog on Mar 25, 2017 15:32:32 GMT
I cannot decide if these are hatchet-jobs or panegyrics (I think it escapes the authors they they getting close to describing someone with superpowers):
How Steve Bannon Set the Stage for Donald Trump
“Darkness is good,” Bannon told The Hollywood Reporter the week after the election. “Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power.” This was not an endorsement of Satanism. It was a wink from the ringmaster.
Big Plans, Small Minds
Lenin’s dictum “that, of all the arts, for us the cinema is the most important” is recalled in Bannon’s relatively sane In the Face of Evil; the stated raison d’être for the Citizens United organization was to create a strand of right-wing documentary that would mirror the success of Fahrenheit 9/11. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. By spending so much time on Bannon’s aesthetics, I may have given more thought to them than he has. Yet he might well know exactly what he’s doing, and likely cares not that he tramples over norms of journalism or truth or beauty or democracy to make the films that he has. He’s recognized that his audience likely cares not for these norms and now that he’s assumed power, what happens if he is able to reproduce his worldview on the grand scale? It’s worrisome that, by all that we’ve seen, Stephen Bannon seems the type who would laughingly burn everything around him for pleasure and care little that his conflagration has left nothing behind.
My guess is that Bannon would be pleased.