I have contemplated writing about one Stephen Miller, Senior Advisor to Donald J. Trump for some time. Due to other commitments and frankly, struggling with how I wanted to present my thoughts here on the forum, I believe I have arrived at a point where I am ready to do so.
Let me be candid, I do not know Stephen Miller. I have never met the young man. Yet, based on what seems to be his fervor to stop all immigration legal an illegal by any means necessary, I consider him one of the most dangerous advisors that Trump has whispering in his ear.
I believe we should indeed be concerned that such a significant policy is in the hands of a now 33-year-old racist by the name of Stephen Miller. Calling Miller a racist may be a bit inflammatory, but, I believe his actions past and present provide me with a firm basis from which I can make the statement without needing to know what is in his heart, his actions, and words are enough proof to substantiate my contention he is a racist.
Miller is Trump’s go-to person around immigration, as indicated in this New Yorker Article by Jonathan Blitzer
But they had all been forced to compete with one influential White House official: Stephen Miller, the thirty-two-year-old former aide to Jeff Sessions who has become Trump’s top immigration adviser.
I feel comfortable appending this title to Miller, given what Cliff Sims wrote in his book Team of Vipers: My 500 extraordinary Days in the Trump White House: wrote: "I would be happy if not a single refugee foot ever again touched American soil."
This is who Trump turns to for advice and presumably counsel on a problem
that is older than Miller. The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 or as hard-right conservatives like to refer to as, the Amnesty Act. Reagan’s great sin was he granted amnesty to those immigrants already in the US illegally. Miller was still popping in his diapers when this was passed into law. Now he is Trump’s immigration whisper.
As a sovereign nation having secure borders is the right of the country. Along with a clear set of policies on who can and cannot enter the country. It is reasonable for a vast and wealthy country such as the US have immigration laws that govern the flow individual seeking to come whether it is to visit, study, or seek asylum from persecution. The latter is the case of Mr. Miller’s family which his Uncle David S. Glosser writes about in Politico. It is also a topic we will discuss in our follow on pieces.
My point, there are rules and regulations which govern who can and cannot become legal residents of the country. However, many of these R&R’s have been broken by those who circumvented them and those who aided and abided. Overstaying one’s visa, entering the country illegally is breaking the law, and usually, the system can handle those problems.
For a nation as large as the US failing to maintain this system has resulted in a rats nest of complicated immigration laws, and policies and procedures that are far too difficult than need be.
It doesn’t help with both Democratic and Republicans use immigration as a political hot button. With both parties continuing to kick the can down the road instead of actually fixing the system.
The result of this continuous abdication has become the compost for the resurgence of abject, and in your face racism, the demagogic Donald J. Trump spews with his Incubus Stephen Miller whispering in his ear how right he is to hate all people who are not white attempting to come to the United States, illegally or legally.
If at this point dear reader you have surmised my intense dislike for Trump and Miller, I accept your conclusion as correct. Having said that, I humbly ask you, to stay with me as I proffer my case for my contempt for these spawn of Mephistopheles.
First, as I have stated, both political parties have danced around the immigration problem for decades. Offering little in the way of meaningful solutions that would result in comprehensive immigration reform.
Second, the country’s continual failure in addressing this problem has provided racists like Trump, Miller, and all the MAGA malcontents who show up for Trump rallies, along with conservative talkers, like Hannity, Carlson, Ingraham, and “the president is an idiot” Coulter a new racial target. Immigration. Mind you not just illegal immigration, but, legal immigration also.
Remember the quote attributed to Miller, “I would be happy if not a single refugee foot ever again touched American soil.”
If he were willing to suppress a study that showed revenues generated by refugees would more than pay for resettling them according to the NY Times, what wouldn’t he do or say?
Third, Miller’s previous association with Richard Spencer wasn’t for naught. In the Mckay Coppins Atlantic piece, he pointed out that Spencer had been a “mentor” to Miller. According to Coppins Miller denied it, but, as the old saying goes, “you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.” Miller's, denial, rings hollow to me in light of what he has done to discount individuals of Latin heritage as he did his one-time friend, according to Coppins:
“Yet there were also signs that Miller’s persona expressed something deeper. Shortly before they started high school, Islas recalled, Miller informed him that they couldn't be friends anymore, citing Isles’ “Latino heritage” as one of several reasons.”
Keep in mind this is not something Miller acquired from his family, whose history is one steeped in immigration.
So, yes I have a strong dislike for Stephen Miller. No, let me rephrase it, I have nothing but contempt for this despicable individual.
I close this first piece with the following. Trump, Miller and former Attorney General Jeff Session whom Miller worked for before becoming Trumps’ demon spawn have done their utmost to quash immigration in all forms. They have also placed their collective thumbs on race relations scale as well.
The fact Sessions is gone does not negate Trump and Miller’s effort to stoke the fires of racial resentment.
Trump and Miller’s coin of the realm is racial discord. The current fervor around the Southern border is all about what Trump tweeted last week from the Gallup poll stating that 42 million Latin Americans want to come to the US.
This falls right into Trump’s playbook where fear of others is the central theme of his campaign messaging.
W.G and C.W Stephan are cited in the
academic paper entitled: The threat of increasing diversity: Why many White Americans support Trump in the 2016 presidential election
“Increasing diversity poses a threat to White Americans, as an increase in minorities represents a real threat to White Americans’ resources, as well as a symbolic threat to White American values. Both types of threat have been shown to lead to increased prejudice against immigrants.”
This study plays right into Trump's handbook, which is why he’s pushing so hard on the Southern Border, an claiming a fake national emergency to hijack lawfully appropriated military funds to build a wall no one wants.
Standing right by his side ready to lead the charge to champion the cause is his version of a pet dog, Stephen Miller. Salivating to be the ultimate usurper of all Civil Rights legislation along with that remotely resembles immigration reform.
Attempting to be as disruptive as possible, relishing in the role as a provocateur of injustice. But as Martin Luther King wrote,
“INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE.”
My next post: Stephen Miller the 21st Century Adolf Eichmann.
Is is me or do these two have a slight resemblance? I'm pretty sure their philosophy on non-whites is simpatico.