“Everyone who wants to know what will happen ought to examine what has happened: everything in this world in any epoch has their replicas in antiquity.”
It makes sense they would go after Steve Bannon. Why wouldn’t they? He’s a shlubby old boomer with nothing but three divorces, a forgotten dissident media company, enemies, and regrets.
If you have a swelling sore of rebellion and dissidence, that only gets worse by the day, you either dissolve your government and resign, or do what any self-recognized sovereign does — take charge, reprimand easy targets that will maintain fear, while not instigating so much as to boil the blood of the real targets.
Even Trump didn’t have great things to say about him when he fired Bannon seven months into his job as the White House Chief Strategist; subsequently being a forshadowing of the Soros-esque obsessive compulsiveness of Trump firing his staff, old and new, from jobs they probably thought were guaranteed. Meanwhile, in Trump’s swagger-like fashion of completely changing his opinion about someone in the drop of the hat because they did something slightly different from what he preferred. It’s a good way to make enemies, but it is also a good way to let everyone know who is actually boss — that you aren’t controlled (well, for the most part, I guess.)
This is how a regime, as Machiavellian as they come, cements themselves as the ones in charge. When there is a narrative that is losing ground, they thrash (YouTube getting rid of the dislike button) and spew bile (strawman and dehumanize their enemies), and when they have high-profile targets that aren’t even genuinely liked by their foes, they can take them down in a jiff. And see, for something like contempt of congress, where Bannon might face a year or two in jail with a couple-hundred thousand dollar fine, on paper it doesn’t seem that morally atrocious. Besides, who cares about Bannon?
The way law is written in this country these days, it is there to favor those who can manipulate the null hypothesis in their favor; AKA utilize the story to promote their narrative, and demonize alternatives. That means, it doesn’t matter how right you are, when the law is ruled by men, and not principle or some understanding of the transcendent and spiritual, the only way you get out of the jaws of a frightened and threatened government is deep pockets and good friends. Sometimes, in situations like with the Kyle Rittenhouse case (hopefully), you get a good judge and especially embarrassing prosecution. In this situation, Bannon might be left for dead and left to take a bit of a hit to his bank account, but ultimately does it matter when he isn’t much of an interesting name past his shady history and constant rabblerousing that got him in trouble numerous times? And he never had that same likeable charisma that Alex Jones has. He just has those three-times-divorced, pale, sad boomer vibes.
And it all comes down to what? Why was Breitbart’s successor repo’d? Well, yeah… January 6th is why. That old chestnut. What specifically about that unimportant date that is the anniversary of an even more-so unimportant event? He has nebulous documents! I’ll be darned. So, an unlikeable rabblerouser, with nothing to lose, who loves the negative attention is not complying to appear in congress for what is probably the most underwhelming evidence against a non-crime that has been used as a Reichstag Fire-lite event to demonize the state’s enemy? What a perfect way to sew seeds of dismay in the state’s chosen periphery groups that will keep those damned right-wing crazies in line! Is it really a surprise?
You see, the regime wants us to think that we are targets who can just be silenced in a heartbeat, and have our voice taken away, because some low IQ FBI agents with hundred dollar aviators donned (I’ve dealt with these types before, they are really not that smart) are trying to scare us into submission. Newsflash guys, there’s no one running the show. They picked Bannon because he’s convenient. I guarantee you they could catch Trump on a million things and handcuff him, but guess what would happen? The largest boomer riot mankind has ever seen. Likewise, they can’t put any important media figure (even Alex Jones) in custody. This is how they keep the narrative in-tact while not doing really anything of consequence that will cause a ruckus, because if they want a ruckus, plenty of well-armed, angry, concerned citizens will peaceably, but firmly, provide pushback and legal disputes at every chance they get.
It will be the same with parents standing against schools brainwashing their children. While I can make the argument, the government has been doing that for several decades, it still doesn’t change that when the FBI, or whoever, comes around and arrests a few angry dads, and labels all parents terrorists, it will only be a fear tactic. It won’t be huge, and those dads might get a weekend in the drunk den, or something. It won’t be big, because it can’t be.
It is all about maintaining a narrative, and they seem to shoot themselves in the foot. Right now, their feet must be a puddle of mush; they can barely move. Really, Bannon is all you can go after? The regime has no balls.
“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”