So the headlines surrounding White House aide Steven Bannon all seem to be saying that he, at one time, was trying to make a movie about Nazis and eugenics and Hitler and stuff. That proves he’s a Nazi, right? Or at least insane! And he met with Mel Gibson so definitely anti-Semitic.
That’s what you’d get from these headlines:
“Stephen Bannon once tried to make a documentary about eugenics, Hitler, and clones.”
“Bannon ‘wanted to make Nazi movie with Mel Gibson'”
“Steve Bannon Allegedly Met With Mel Gibson About Making A Really Weird Movie Involving Nazis And Mutants.”
“Steve Bannon tried to make a movie about “blood purity” and wanted Mel Gibson to fund it.”
Now what you wouldn’t understand from those headlines is that Bannon was interested in making a documentary critical of eugenics from a Christian perspective.
The 11-page outline for The Singularity: Resistance Is Futile (as the project was naturally called) credits Bannon as writer, producer, and director, although Bannon reportedly met with filmmaker Mel Gibson about getting the picture off the ground. “Essentially, Bannon’s is a Christian right-friendly story of arrogant scientists trying to perfect the human race at the expense of the natural order and God’s vision of humanity,” The Daily Beast writes of the 2005 project.
The Singularity is divided into 22 segments, including “The Religion of Technology,” which begins by talking about “the garden of the new Eden, fruit of the forbidden tree: clones, mutants, and designer humans.” Other sections touch on the “subjugation of race and class throughout time,” the genocides in Rwanda and Bosnia, “the survival of the fittest,” the “Aryan Elite,” and “the Commercial Eugenics Civilization,” which discusses “the perfectibility of life through a human-controlled elite race that will bring about a better world.”
That actually sounds like something I’d be interested in.