So what can we expect from Bannon?
How about this on Breitbart, of which Bannon is executive chairman:
The Confederacy was not a callous conspiracy to enforce slavery, but a patriotic and idealistic cause for which 490,000 men were killed, wounded or taken captive. The Civil War was not fought over slavery, but in defence of states’ rights.
...Every tree, every rooftop, every picket fence, every telegraph pole in the South should be festooned with the Confederate battle flag. Hoist it high and fly it with pride, it proclaims a glorious heritage.
[source : Hoist It High And Proud: The Confederate Flag Proclaims A Glorious Heritage, Breitbart, http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/01/hoist-it-high-and-proud-the-confederate-flag-proclaims-a-glorious-heritage/, 1st July 2015]
This is neo-Confederate bullshit. Just the sort of neo-Confederate bullshit pushed by Infowhores because Alex Jones' family is descended from Confederate generals and colonels, and half of them now are or were CIA. And he attends "bad blood drinking rituals of the dark side". So if you want to know why Jones is still alive proclaiming to be the leader of the resistance, while many anti-NWO researchers are dead, that's why.
But what neo-Confederates are trying to do is whitewash (pun intended) the Confederates by blaming the war on Lincoln and a tariff.
But what did the Vice-President of the Confederate States of America, Alexander Stephens, state was the reason for the US Civil War? In his Cornerstone Speech, Stephens stated that slavery was the cornerstone (hence the name) of the Confederacy and that slavery was the prime reason for the war!
The Cornerstone Speech is one of the most racist speeches you will ever come across:
...But not to be tedious in enumerating the numerous changes for the better, allow me to allude to one other -- though last, not least. The new constitution has put at rest, forever, all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institution -- African slavery as it exists amongst us -- the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution.
...Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests upon the great truth, that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery -- subordination to the superior race -- is his natural and normal condition.
...With us, all of the white race, however high or low, rich or poor, are equal in the eye of the law. Not so with the negro. Subordination is his place. He, by nature, or by the curse against Canaan, is fitted for that condition which he occupies in our system.
[source : Cornerstone Speech by Alexander Stephens, http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~ras2777/amgov/stephens.html]