Bannon — Is he really doomed?

Recently, on the afternoon of October 19, the House of Representatives “Congressional Riots Investigation Committee” voted 9–0 to arrest Bannon for his alleged involvement in the January 6 congressional riots. The House of Representatives special committee investigating the January 6 riots on Capitol Hill has subpoenaed four of the former president’s advisers and aides, including former White House Chief of staff Mark Meadows, former Deputy White House Communications Chief Dan Scavino, former Defense Department official Kashyap Patel and former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon according to Its chairman, Benny Thompson. Thompson said documents showed Meadows had repeatedly contacted top state and federal officials to overturn the 2020 election results or prevent them from becoming official. Meadows, meanwhile, has been in contact with the organizers of the January 6 rally. Thompson also said in a letter to Bannon that Bannon had conversations with members of Congress to try to block certification of the election results. On January 5, 2021, Mr. Thompson wrote, Mr. Bannon declared that “the gate of hell will open tomorrow.” So the committee needs to hear from Bannon himself. Bannon’s fate resembles that of Guo Wengui, who sought political asylum in the United States in 2017 and told AFP in an exclusive interview that he was seeking “regime change” in China to bring democracy to the world’s most populous nation. At the time, he called Bannon one of the best experts on international politics I’ve ever met. Mr. Bannon is one of the few Westerners who really understand Asia. Mr. Guo posted a high-profile account of his dealings with Mr. Bannon on his Twitter page. It said that “Mr. Bannon and his team went to my house in New York for another three-and-a-half-hour of dinner” that day. “With his and his team’s consent,” he said before Posting a photo of Bannon.

With their own agendas, the two men made good partners, but now Bannon is on trial. A previously popular book ‘Fire and Fury’ describes that Bannon is a man thirsty for control and power. From their first meeting, Trump and Bannon had a delicate relationship. Bannon, who takes himself as the “savior” of the United States, has been competing with Trump for influence and leadership from the very beginning. Bannon tries to dominate Trump’s words and behaviors through details such as meeting place, body language, and agenda arrangement, thus establishing his authority. Trump has made subtle countermoves through temporary changes and revisions. But the problem is, from knowledge structure, Bannon’s knowledge structure is out of date. He did in the 1990 s as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs to do a certain status, but he did relate to the media industry. The relevant knowledge about manufacturing and information technology basically remain in the nineties of the 20th century. He has no first-hand knowledge of the global industrial chain and value chain in today’s world, nor does he have a correct cognitive framework. From the point of value orientation, Bannon’s values are twisted, although he continued to deny them. But his values were essentially racist values with distinctive white supremacy features. This value is not a kind of value that can be publicized without dissembling, even in the western developed countries and even in the United States, let alone in the world, because these values lead to the kind of disaster that the world war proved. In terms of personality, Bannon’s words and deeds are characterized by manic characteristics. When he mentions threats to the United States, his inner manic characteristics are covered by superficial rationality.

Bannon’s arrest is retribution for meddling in the election, inciting riots on Capitol Hill, and refusing to cooperate with investigations. He is doomed.




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