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Stephen Miller’s Dystopian America

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Stephen Miller’s Dystopian America | The New York Times

Language is a tool for shaping minds, and Miller knows how to weaponize it.

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Trump advisor Stephen Miller also loves putting children seeking asylum into cages.

8/28/20
Over the past week, the Republican National Convention sought to conjure a “radical left” hellscape. Speakers conflated anti-racist protesters with deranged criminals out to destroy the country. Donald Trump Jr. called Joe Biden “the Loch Ness monster,” while the conservative activist Charlie Kirk praised Donald Trump as “the bodyguard of Western civilization.” In his speech on Thursday, the president denounced “mob rule.” “Your vote will decide whether we protect law-abiding Americans, or whether we give free rein to violent anarchists and agitators, and criminals who threaten our citizens,” he said. The language at the convention comes from the “white genocide” conspiracy theory, which warns, among other things, that brown and Black people will destroy white civilization with the help of their anti-racist allies. It echoed that of the racist-dystopian novel “The Camp of the Saints,” which Stephen Miller, Mr. Trump’s senior policy adviser and speechwriter, promoted in 2015 through the right-wing website Breitbart. Language is a tool for shaping minds, and Mr. Miller knows how to weaponize it. It’s also why he inserts vivid, gory descriptions of crimes ostensibly committed by migrants into Mr. Trump’s speeches.

Mr. Trump is leaning on Mr. Miller’s dystopian vision to stoke white fear the way Mr. Miller did in 2016, when he helped his boss depict Democrats as elites seeking to “decimate” America through immigration. This time around the targets have expanded beyond Mexicans and Muslims to include Black Lives Matter protesters and their allies. The Trump campaign’s strategy is to cast the president’s opponents as an existential threat to the nation. This obsession with the supposed dangers of people of color, particularly immigrants or left-wing extremists, ignores reality. Right-wing extremists have committed the most terrorist attacks in the United States since the 1990s. As Mr. Trump increasingly adopts the playbook of white supremacists, a new solidarity is emerging among white, Black, brown and other groups as they confront the growing threat of right-wing extremism together. The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris ticket reflects this new solidarity. “Trump knows that if we find real solidarity, it’s a wrap,” said Aida Rodriguez, an Afro-Latina activist. “We’re all waking up to it, and you’re going to see it in November.” These alliances are a real-life manifestation of the mob of Mr. Miller’s nightmares. But that “mob” will not destroy America, as he imagines. It will destroy the white supremacist fantasy he and so many others live inside.

No other president would even conceive of having a bigoted fear-monger like Stephen Miller as a senior advisor.

This is the sort of rubbish that Donald Trump surrounds himself with. He is comfortable with hate. Just ask his niece.
 

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Him and Nixon.
 

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No other president would even conceive of having a bigoted fear-monger like Stephen Miller as a senior advisor.

This is the sort of rubbish that Donald Trump surrounds himself with. He is comfortable with hate. Just ask his niece.

Yes his niece obviously hates him. And/or wants to make a lot of money.

Most of us have at least one relative who hates us, and could write a book about us if we became president.

But most of Trump's family does not hate him at all. He has probably done at least as well as any of us in having a loving family.

I am not a Trump supporter, I just hate how the NYT lies by distorting and ommitting.
 

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Yes his niece obviously hates him. And/or wants to make a lot of money.

Most of us have at least one relative who hates us, and could write a book about us if we became president.

But most of Trump's family does not hate him at all. He has probably done at least as well as any of us in having a loving family.

I am not a Trump supporter, I just hate how the NYT lies by distorting and ommitting.

That's all horse****
 

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Stephen Miller’s Dystopian America | The New York Times

Language is a tool for shaping minds, and Miller knows how to weaponize it.

30Guerrero-threeByTwoSmallAt2X.jpg

Trump advisor Stephen Miller also loves putting children seeking asylum into cages.



No other president would even conceive of having a bigoted fear-monger like Stephen Miller as a senior advisor.

This is the sort of rubbish that Donald Trump surrounds himself with. He is comfortable with hate. Just ask his niece.

He is law and order? He is not when it comes to justice for George Floyd or the treatment of Kyle Rittenhouse.
 
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