It has been well over a week since an email dump conclusively established that Stephen Miller is not only a racist white nationalist, but a proud one, a proud one who does all he can to encourage others to join him in his faux racial pride and hatred of others. It is fairly easy to mock Stephen Miller as a hopeless, despicable dweeb, because he most certainly is a hopeless, despicable … But he is also one of the few White House advisors to have endured the administration to this point. Stephen Miller works for a president willing to act impulsively upon the advice of whichever advisor last spoke to him, and that makes Stephen Miller one of the most powerful people in the country. And he is still employed. As always @iamsambee right on point! What are we waiting for seriously he should have been forced to resign the day the emails came out. #FireStephenMiller #SundayThoughts pic.twitter.com/X2wO4LyBKx — Skyleigh #GlovesOff????⏰⚖️ (@Sky_Lee_1) November 24, 2019 This is so damned symbolic of everything ailing this nation right now. Stephen Miller has not been forced out of the White House because Donald Trump likes Stephen Miller. Moreover, Donald Trump is at a point in his presidency where he doesn’t want to “pretend” to care what people outside his base think. Because Donald Trump doesn’t care about Miller’s racism, he isn’t going to pretend to care about it. Not a single person within Trump’s base is going to penalize Trump for keeping Stephen Miller on the team. This is not because all of Trump’s supporters are avowed racists, they are not. But every Trump supporter is willing to support whatever Trump thinks or does on any given subject, absolutely. If Trump says something, or believes something, his supporters will back him up on it, god-like. Period. Bear witness, Trump supporters will defend anything Trump does, even stuff done by someone else, but attributed to Trump: Trump supporters have all the traditional characteristics associated with cults, but they also possess an even stronger tribal instinct due to the unbreakable hold social media places upon their critical thinking skills. So, lets apply the problem to Stephen Miller. Just to throw out numbers for arguments sake, let’s say that 50% of Trump’s base supports Stephen Miller’s racist views. They are avowed racists themselves and are damned glad that it is finally okay to be a racist again. And now let’s say that the other half of Trump supporters are “uncomfortable” with express racism. They don’t like it, and were it anyone else, they would demand a resignation. That half, the “non-racist” half, will not punish Donald Trump for keeping Stephen Miller because of the cult-like hold Trump has upon them. They will forgive anything Trump does, including rationalizing keeping Stephen Miller. See the video above, they’ll justify it somehow, even if it makes no sense at all. Trump knows he has this cult hold over his “base.” He now knows that he has permission – granted by his base – to do whatever he pleases, and Trump isn’t going to pretend that he cares about racism. Indeed, he is much more likely thrilled to have a chance to flaunt that the rules no longer apply to him. This is what makes the Stephen Miller situation so dangerous, […]
Look, we’re all Americans, right? Not only that, but we’re proud to be Americans. Hot damn, are we proud! We wear American flags on our clothes and our hats, we fly Old Glory from our porches, we stand for the national anthem, and once a year, we all take the day off, eat tube steaks, drink a lot of beer, and scream ourselves silly at exploding cardboard tubes. Patriotism and pride we got down pat. So, if we’re all so damn proud, please explain to me how we’ve spawned a multi million annual dollar cottage industry based on having somebody look real closely at our spit just so they can tell us where we originally came from? we’re all Americans, but that doesn’t stop us form wanting to know more about our original ethnicity. For the simple reason that unless your ancestors used bows and arrows, none of us came from here! And as proud as we are of being Americans, we’re just as proud of our ethnic ancestry. And we show it in the most obvious way possible. We’re Polish-Americans, and Jewish-Americans, and African-Americans, and Irish-Americans. We’re so proud of our ancestral ethnicity that we put it right up there in front of our adoptive ancestry. Which is exactly why we simply must stop using the destructive term The Homeland to describe the United States of America. None of us are originally from here! And we freely admit it by our use of a co-ethnicity description of ourselves. George Washington never called the US the homeland. Neither did Abraham Lincoln. Nor did FDR or Eisenhower during World War Two. During the Cuban missile crisis, it was the US mainland that was threatened, not the friggin’ homeland! The very word “homeland” is itself dangerous, simply because it is exclusionary by nature. The word homeland is possessive, as in “Hey! This is my homeland, so get the fuck out, you filthy foreigner!” As far as I can tell, the word homeland is a post 9/11 product of the Bush administration, a cheap gimmick to try to bind us together, as if that were necessary in the days following 9/11. In the last 15 years, the word “homeland” has become the most common catch phrase word for describing the United States, and is it any wonder that for those 15 years, racial religious, and ethnic hate crimes have been on the rise? The word homeland is music to the ears of a neo-Nazi, immediately evoking images of the ethnically pure and mighty “Fatherland” of Nazi Germany. What a recruitment boon for our own government to make such common use of a phrase that can be easily correlated to a much more sinister word from a dark time long past. But the word especially seems to send thrills down the spines of all of the Casper The Ghost wannabees in their K-Mart bed sheets out there. Which is insane. The white supremacists like to define the United States culturally as a :European white, Christian” country. The simple fact that they proudly point to their European ancestry in claiming exclusive ownership of American heritage just goes to show that apparently they don’t teach “Irony 101” at Racist U. So, it is far past time to wipe the word homeland from our national discourse when referring to ourselves. We are too wide and diverse a people, with too much pride in […]
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