He foresees a white nationalist empire running from North America across Europe into Russia. His reasoning is to create new, strange-bedfellow alliances between old enemies, in order to combat the migration of brown people who are fleeing their countries due to political upheaval, and the effects of climate change, where water and crops are increasingly difficult to manage.
Bannons favorite book reveals his true nature: a lurid, extremely racist 1973 French novel, Camp of the Saints, by Jean Raspail, which presents the following scenario, per Sarah Jones in New Republic, 02/02/18:
Raspails enemy is the entire non-white world. It tramples monks and white saviors alike in its invasion of France. His refugees are nameless caricatures, with no inner lives. He ascribes to them an almost supernatural combination of obstinance and depravity. The smell of death is the first sign their rickety ships are about to land, because they dump their corpses in the sea. They are savages, led by a literal shit-eater, and they foist their poison dead upon the shores of Europe before their feet touch earth.
And here is a telling portion of a reader review on Amazon, where the book has 308 reviews and a disturbing 4.5-star rating:
The truth people do not face
This ill-reputed narrative of the invasion of France by filthy outcaste masses from India has been reprinted several times since its publication in 1973 and seems to be going stronger than ever. Recently Steve Bannon called the recent migrations from Middle Eastern countries a Camp of Saints type of thing. Commonly ragarded as a racist tract, this book is actually rich in ideas and says more about the West than the East.I had no idea this Steve, eh, Bannon existed at all, the author said recently in an interview with Tablet magazine. ... a French journalist had me listen to what Bannon said about me the other day. I must say I was stunned. ... I dont know this character and he has understood The Camp of the Saints. He has said that reading it made him see what should be done. Isnt it extraordinary?
Alt-Right Bible Camp of The Saints Proves Everyones Still Insane
By Michael Malice 05/02/18
Yet for members of the alt-right, these arent headlines so much as a prophecy made 45 years ago. In 1973, French author Jean Raspail published Le Camp des Saints, translated into English as The Camp of the Saints. Steve Bannon has repeatedly made reference to the text, using it as a shorthand for the worst-case-scenarios of immigration. Richard Spencers Radix declared it highly original and decreed that Raspails narrative, howsoever exaggerated for effect, was a distillation and condensation of observable reality.
The plot of the book is the same as todays stories: Does the West have the will to repel Third-World migration? Though the novelmore a fable than anything elseis largely unknown to the general population, for the demographics is destiny crowd it approximates the same place that Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged does for libertarians.