Remember the interview in which Bannon wanted to burn down democracy?
“I’m a Leninist,” Bannon proudly proclaimed. ...
“Lenin,” he 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.”
That makes Steve Bannon possibly the only person in Washington who’s getting exactly, exactly what he wants.
Inside the White House, Mr. Bannon said, everything is going according to plan. The “deconstruction of the administrative state” has just begun.
Sure, Trump’s “fine-tuned machine” may look to everyone else like a chaos engine. But chaos is the goal. Every cabinet appointment diametrically opposed to the agency they’re named to head, every sensible regulation tossed in the trash, everything simply done worse … is better. For Steve Bannon. Because worse is what he wants. Confusion is better than clarity. Destruction is the plan.
“Every day is going to be a fight.”
Those who still expect some reset, slow down, or glimmer of common sense are going to be disappointed.
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