The progressive elites and the mainstream media expended massive black ink, hot air, and billions of scarce pixels defaming Trump campaign CEO, now White House strategist, Steve Bannon. A fascinating presentation to a 2014 Vatican gathering puts Bannon in an entirely different light.
Bannon’s presentation recently was transcribed and published by BuzzFeed (and recently, also, noted in passing and quoted in part by The Washington Post). Bannon’s own words show him to be an eloquent and learned humanitarian with deep compassion for working people.
His virulent detractors owe their readers a correction and Bannon an apology.
[Bannon’s] remarks — beamed into a small conference room in a 15th-century marble palace in a secluded corner of the Vatican — were part of a 50-minute Q&A during a conference focused on poverty hosted by the Human Dignity Institute, which BuzzFeed News attended as part of its coverage of the rise of Europe’s religious right. The group was founded by Benjamin Harnwell, a longtime aide to Conservative member of the European Parliament Nirj Deva to promote a “Christian voice” in European politics. The group has ties to some of the most conservative factions inside the Catholic Church….
Bannon prefaced his remarks:
I want to talk about wealth creation and what wealth creation really can achieve and maybe take it in a slightly different direction, because I believe the world, and particularly the Judeo-Christian west, is in a crisis.