SPLC Report: White House immigration aide Stephen Miller's "Affinity for White Nationalism" (review of 900 emails) (1 Viewer)

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This apparently will be a series of reports on Miller based on analysis of 900 emails that Miller sent to Breitbart editors from March 2015 through June 2016.

In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch.

The emails, which Miller sent to the conservative website Breitbart News in 2015 and 2016, showcase the extremist, anti-immigrant ideology that undergirds the policies he has helped create as an architect of Donald Trump’s presidency. These policies include reportedly setting arrest quotas for undocumented immigrants, an executive order effectively banning immigration from five Muslim-majority countries and a policy of family separation at refugee resettlement facilities that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General said is causing “intense trauma” in children.

In this, the first of what will be a series about those emails, Hatewatch exposes the racist source material that has influenced Miller’s visions of policy. That source material, as laid out in his emails to Breitbart, includes white nationalist websites, a “white genocide”-themed novel in which Indian men rape white women, xenophobic conspiracy theories and eugenics-era immigration laws that Adolf Hitler lauded in “Mein Kampf.”

Hatewatch reviewed more than 900 previously private emails Miller sent to Breitbart editors from March 4, 2015, to June 27, 2016. Miller does not converse along a wide range of topics in the emails. His focus is strikingly narrow – more than 80 percent of the emails Hatewatch reviewed relate to or appear on threads relating to the subjects of race or immigration. Hatewatch made multiple attempts to reach the White House for a comment from Miller about the content of his emails but did not receive any reply.
 
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Quick math - it's about 56 emails per month Miller was sending to Breitbart editors.
 

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I am shocked.

Seriously, though, doesn't come as a big surprise to anyone, does it?
 

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Anything from the Southern Poverty Law Center goes into my "review with extreme skepticism" bucket.

 

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Despite the fact the SPLC is involved, I read the links until I came to an article that suggested that Trump referred to white supremacists as "very fine people" after Charlottesville. Why make that claim when it is so easily debunked?
 

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Anything from the Southern Poverty Law Center goes into my "review with extreme skepticism" bucket.

... and anything from illinoisfamily.org goes into my "review with extreme skepticism" bucket as well.

Can you honestly tell me you don't think Stephen Miller has an affinity to white nationalism?
 
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Anything from the Southern Poverty Law Center goes into my "review with extreme skepticism" bucket.

How about the 900 emails that the Breitbart editor provided?
 

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How about the 900 emails that the Breitbart editor provided?
Oh, I'll review what they're saying when I have time.
Right now, though, the first thing that comes to mind is the SPLC listing religious organizations that oppose homosexuality as "hate groups" and using such bogus labels to generate more money because of the "rise in hate groups."
Self-generated, self-serving, self-fulfilling prophecy . . . $ $ $
 
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Despite the fact the SPLC is involved, I read the links until I came to an article that suggested that Trump referred to white supremacists as "very fine people" after Charlottesville. Why make that claim when it is so easily debunked?
what difference does that make to the content of the emails?

plus, it’s not quite as cut and dried as you make it seem, imo. The manner in which Trump speaks, a sort of stream of consciousness barrage, makes it possible he could have meant it the way most on the left took it. To me, that’s not too much of a stretch and makes just as much sense as any other interpretation.

but, that’s neither here nor there and has nothing to do with the current subject.
 

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Anything from the Southern Poverty Law Center goes into my "review with extreme skepticism" bucket.

yeah, that article is full of the kind of journalism we are taught to be wary of. Just pretty much an editorial, written in the style they used to call yellow journalism. Surely you could find a better critique of SPLC, dd?
 

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“Blacks and whites are different. When blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western civilization — any kind of civilization — disappears.”

Jared Taylor, (Intellectual white supremacist)

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Richard Bertrand Spencer (born 1978)[1] is an American neo-Nazi and white supremacist.[2] He is president of the National Policy Institute (NPI), a white supremacist think tank, as well as Washington Summit Publishers. Spencer rejects the labels "white supremacist" and "neo-Nazi", preferring to call himself a white nationalist, a white identitarian, and the equivalent of a "Zionist" for white people.[3][4][5][6] Spencer created the term "alt-right", which he considers a movement based on "white identity".[7][8][9] Spencer advocates white-European unity, a "peaceful ethnic cleansing" of nonwhites from America, and the creation of a "white racial empire," which he believes would resemble the Roman Empire.[10][11][12] Spencer has publicly engaged in Nazi rhetoric on many occasions, for which he has been criticized by the political mainstream, as well as by many fellow white nationalists.[13]


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“Obama is an anti-American radical and I’m actually sure he’s a Muslim, he certainly isn’t a Christian. He’s a pretend Christian in the same way he’s a pretend American.



“If not for the sacrifices of white soldiers and a white American president who gave his life to sign the Emancipation Proclamation, blacks in America would still be slaves … Where is the gratitude of black America and its leaders for those gifts?”


David Horowitz

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One might ask, why am I starting a post off quoting these three individuals? What do they possibly have to do with this topic? Your answer, they are all people Stephen Miller cites as mentors, evidenced as close friends, or people he has circulated the works of:



Laufer was invited by the Duke Conservative Union to debate Peter Brimelow, an anti-immigrant activist who runs a website that frequently publishes work by white supremacists and anti-Semites.
Spencer’s email was addressed to Laufer and Brimelow and contained logistical details about their campus visit for the debate.
“Dear Peters,” Spencer began, “Your day will be free tomorrow until 5:00 pm. At that time, I’ll pick up both of you at the entrance to the Washington Duke Inn.”
The email specified plans for Laufer and Brimelow and their wives to be taken to dinner at Vin Rouge, a restaurant in Durham, North Carolina.
Then, Spencer wrote: “At 6:45 Stephen Miller and I will leave early to do more set-up.”
Clearly, the two ultra-conservative Duke students worked closely together to make the immigration debate happen.
Spencer told Mother Jones in October: “It’s funny no one’s picked up on the Stephen Miller connection.”
He added, “I knew him very well when I was at Duke. But I am kind of glad no one’s talked about this because I don’t want to harm Trump.”
Though he denies being a neo-Nazi, Spencer’s ideas bear a clear resemblance to Nazi ideology. Spencer advocates for “an Aryan homeland for the supposedly dispossessed white race and calls for ‘peaceful ethnic cleansing’ to halt the ‘deconstruction’ of European culture."


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If you want to defend Stephen Miller and his position in the Trump administration, go right ahead, but there is little intellectual worth in pseudo-intellectual ad hominems weakly attacking widely available primary source material speaking to his storied and long-standing history of racism and fascist tendencies.
 
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Was the story somehow untrue until he found a source you couldn't criticize?
not at all. I just think we can do better than that first garbage that he posted. Did you even look at it? It really was an awful source. If we rely on that type of source this site will never reach its potential.

And it really should be noted that both are not really factual reporting, but are opinion pieces.
 

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