**“I believe we’ve come partly offtrack in the years since the fall of the Soviet Union and we’re starting now in the 21st century, which I believe, strongly, is a crisis both of our church, a crisis of our faith, a crisis of the West, a crisis of capitalism.”
“And we’re at the very beginning stages of a very brutal and bloody conflict, of which if the people in this room, the people in the church, do not bind together and really form what I feel is an aspect of the church militant, to really be able to not just stand with our beliefs, but to fight for our beliefs against this new barbarity that’s starting, that will completely eradicate everything that we’ve been bequeathed over the last 2,000, 2,500 years.”**
Want to understand one of the people with a lot of influence in the Trump administration? One of the people who wrote Trump’s Inaugural speech? One of the people who helps to crafts Trump’s executive orders?
Take 10 minutes and read this transcript of Bannon’s remarks delivered by Skype to the Vatican in 2014, as his view of nationalism was rising in Europe and here. You will hear many echoes of this speech in Trump’s words and action during his first days in office.