Donald Trump’s onetime White House strategist Steve Bannon has sleepwalked right into a twisted mess of “woke” and “awakened” analogies that has critics howling with laughter.
Earlier this week, Bannon touted the extremist “army of the awakened” that’s supporting the previous president and his right-wing ilk.
That startling reward adopted years of Bannon pummeling the “woke” — which means, in extremist converse, those that are delicate to different folks’s wants and rights. As anybody who follows the English language is conscious, “awakened” means the identical factor as “woke.”
This “army,” in line with Bannon, goes to brush by means of elections, he first famous earlier this month.
“Our present activities are that we are building an army of the awakened, and we are taking over precinct strategies, we are taking over election boards, canvassing boards, with volunteers called American citizens,” he stated on his “War Room” podcast.
Bannon could have tripped into the phrase tangle due to QAnon.
QAnon’s “Great Awakening” was imagined to happen on Jan. 20, 2021, when Joe Biden was sworn in as president. QAnon backers have been satisfied as a substitute that on that “Great Awakening” day, Trump would expose their imagined Satan-worshipping crew of Democratic pedophile cannibals, declare martial legislation and stay in energy.
Bannon evoked the “army of the awakened” when insisting Wednesday that his podcast could have a “starring role” in an upcoming listening to of the Jan. 6 House choose committee that’s anticipated to discover the violent actions of the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and their supporters, their weapons caches and assaults on cops in the course of the assault on the U.S. Capitol.
“J6 [the committee] is about shutting down the army of the awakened,” he insisted. It’s “shutting down Trump, but it’s also coming after you,” Bannon warned.
Bannon is battling two contempt of Congress criminal charges since he refused to adjust to a subpoena to testify within the Jan. 6 panel’s investigation.