Is Stephen Miller A White Nationalist? A Head-Scratcher For The Ages!
The Southern Poverty Law Center published what it promises will be the first in a multi-part series of articles examining emails Stephen Miller sent to Dead Breitbart's Home For Plausibly Deniable White Supremacy in 2015 and 2016, when Miller was working for then-Sen. Jeff Sessions and later the Trump campaign. In the emails, Miller pitched story ideas about how dangerous immigrants and minorities are and touted articles from white supremacist websites. He also urged the site to write about In the Camp of the Saints, a notoriously racist 1973 novel that's become hugely popular with white nationalists. (Steve Bannon thought it was much better than Cats, and read it again and again!)
Pope Francis made Miller think of that novel, which depicts Europe being literally invaded by hordes of filthy browns (who in one scene rape a white woman to death). While visiting the US in 2015, Francis called on Congress to treat immigrants with decency. So Miller asked his contact at Breitbart, "[Did] you see the Pope saying west must, in effect, get rid of borders. Someone should point out the parallels to Camp of the Saints." Fact check: Pope Francis never called for the elimination of national borders. But Breitbart published a story (archive link, so as not to pollute your computer) on the eerie parallels between Francis's views and the novel. That author, Julia Hahn, is now an aide to Donald Trump.
The emails were given to the SPLC by former Breitbart writer and editor Katie McHugh, who was shitcanned by Dead Breitbart in 2017 after she sent an anti-Muslim tweet that sounded exactly like 97.4 percent of Breitbart comments. The SPLC says McHugh "has since renounced the far right" (more on that in this Buzzfeed piece), and gosh, we sure hope she's managed to sign up for Obamacare, too. It appears McHugh kept receipts from her time at Breitbart, and shared with the SPLC over 900 Miller emails, sent to her and others at the outlet.
So here's the shocking surprise: Stephen Miller writes like a racist dickhead, and a number of issues that animated his emails have translated into Trump administration policy. The vile stuff Miller said in those emails is already being dismissed by those on the Right, because while it's soaked in white nationalist themes, he never actually uses the n-word, and also he can't be a white nationalist because he's Jewish, didn't you know that? So let's take a look at all the article's evidence showing Stephen Miller can't be a white nationalist, shall we?
Would A White Nationalist Pitch Articles from A White Nationalist Blog?
McHugh says Breitbart editors introduced her to Miller in 2015 so the ambulatory big toe could offer her guidance on stories. And golly, did he ever help her reporting! In October 2015, he pitched her a story from the white power website VDARE, which regularly pushes the racist trope that minorities and nonwhite immigrants are "replacing" white people through "white genocide" (and probably the degenerate jungle rhythms of rock music, too).
McHugh wrote to Miller, wondering if Hurricane Patricia, which was headed for Mexico and Central America, might lead to an influx of tempest-tos't refugees from Mexico. Miller said the likelihood was "100 percent," and that the larger threat was that the brown hordes would be granted Temporary Protected Status, allowing them to stay in the US: "And they will all get TPS. And all the ones here will get TPS too. That needs to be the weekend's BIG story. TPS is everything."
Miller also helpfully sent along a link to a VDARE story (archive link) by Steve Sailer, predicting Barack Obama would use the hurricane as an excuse to fill America with more Mexicans by giving them a TPS cover sheet, and griping that immigrants allowed to stay in the US after previous disasters had all made anchor babies so they'd never go back where they belong. Nobody actually was granted TPS after Hurricane Patricia, but the animus against TPS certainly became an official Trump policy, with the administration seeking to end most existing TPS for nationals of any countries not in the middle of an active civil war.
And what a surprise: After Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas just this August, the administration quickly announcedit wouldn't be granting TPS to Bahamians, who are all criminals, don't you know. Cue the standard Trump dialogue track on all foreigns who aren't from Norway!
We have to be very careful. Everybody needs totally proper documentation because the Bahamas had some tremendous problems with people going to the Bahamas that weren't supposed to be there. I don't want to allow people that weren't supposed to be in the Bahamas to come into the United States, including some very bad people and some very bad gang members and some very, very bad drug dealers.
That's a lot of syllables to say "black people."
Would A White Nationalist Push White Nationalist Obsessions Like Minority Criming?
In other emails, Miller hit any number of favorite topics for white nationalists, like insisting minorities and immigrants are essentially criminal in nature. He flogged a story from "American Renaissance," in which white supremacist Jared Taylor was over the moon about a Justice Department crime report that included separate crime stats for Hispanics, "rather than lumping them in with whites." Miller called it to the attention of McHugh, as well as to editor Matthew Boyle and Steve Bannon, who at the time was still the Breitbart CEO. Miller thought Taylor's observation important enough to merit the subject line, "A data point worth adding to any coverage of the crime issue," and returned to the idea in several follow-up conversations with McHugh.
Would A White Nationalist Have An Unhealthy Obsession With Confederate Tchotchkes?
Miller also got very upset about the move to remove Confederate flags and monuments from Southern cities following the 2015 massacre of nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina, because what about HISTORY? He was especially upset that a lot of retailers were pressured to stop selling Confederate-flag crap.
In one email, Miller cited a true history statistic to explain why no one should be kept from buying all the Confederate-flag belt buckles they want: "22.6 percent of Southern men who were between the ages of 20 and 24 in 1860 lost their lives because of the war." He suggested that McHugh address the horror of American heroes being erased like that, even as Amazon sells communist kitsch that could actually kill America:
Miller: Have you thought about going to Amazon and finding the commie flags and then doing a story on that? I think you've hit on something potentially profound.
McHugh: Yes, definitely. There's all kinds of hammer and sickle merchandise, Che shirts, Stalin shirts… the list goes on and on.
Miller: I think that would be a very big story. Reveals just the stunning corporate hypocrisy that defines our modern culture.
McHugh recalled a 2014 article about former Obama press secretary Jay Carney that was still apparently worth being mad about forever, because Carney had an old Rooshian propaganda poster in his kitchen, and Miller replied, "This would be the perfect time to resurrect that fact. Brilliant."
McHugh was really getting into the topic, because if you can't find authentic The South Will Rise Again shot glasses at Walmart, America is over:
I'm going to go full Info Wars here: It's not a coincidence that in the midst of pushing the US-ending trade deal, we're seeing a historic artifact of real America be demonized and destroyed.
She wrote a story about the horror of it all (archive again), which mentioned that some people had even vandalized memorials to the Lost Cause. Miller was incensed, and emailed McHugh,
what do the vandals say to the people fighting and dying overseas in uniform right now who are carrying on a seventh or eighth generation of military service in their families, stretching back to our founding?
We've never vandalized a Confederate monument, but we suppose one reply might be "Why are you identifying with a defunct country that lost a war to the United States of America in 1865?" But then, we write for a blog which has commie iconography all over it.
Would A White Nationalist Share Adolf Hitler's Admiration For Racist Immigration Laws?
There's a lot more, like Miller's emails expressing admiration for the Immigration Act of 1924, signed by Calvin Coolidge -- explicitly racist legislation aimed at keeping nonwhite immigrants out of the US. Hitler thought it was pretty nifty legislation for Aryans, and praised it in Mein Kampf. Not incidentally, that law later made America inaccessible to most Jews trying to escape Nazi Germany. To Miller, the 1924 law is nothing to be ashamed of, but a model for what America needs to do to be great again. And now he's at the center of creating an immigration policy aimed at ending asylum and strictly limiting refugees! Only in America!
So Is Stephen Miller A White Nationalist?
As we like to say, go read the whole thing. It's not like anyone should be surprised, except possibly people who want to yell at Ilhan Omar for calling Miller, the white nationalist, a "white nationalist." And those people will justify Miller's racist shit anyway, as Breitbart did when asked for comment. You see, Katie McHugh was fired for saying terrible things about Muslims, and besides, this was all a long time ago, and you SPLC liberals are blind to the very real threat posed by the Alien Invaders. Miller is pretty much dismissed as just another political aide. Stephen who?
The SPLC claims to have three- to four-year-old emails, many previously reported on, involving an individual whom we fired years ago for a multitude of reasons, and you now have an even better idea why we fired her. Having said that, it is not exactly a newsflash that political staffers pitch stories to journalists – sometimes those pitches are successful, sometimes not.
It is no surprise to us that the SPLC opposes news coverage of illegal-immigrant crime and believes such coverage is disproportionate, especially when compared to the rest of the media, which often refuse to cover such crimes.
As for The Camp of the Saints, the Breitbart flack insisted that "No one in our senior management has read the book," which is probably true, since Steve Bannon is off trying to overthrow the Pope these days, and Julia Hahn is working in the White House.
But from what they read in the New York Times, it's merely a "cautionary tale," and also the National Review excused its depictions of wild oversexed dusky masses who literally eat shit by insisting "the central issue of the novel is not race but culture and political principles." So what are you liberals crying about anyway? (To be scrupulous: The bulk of Breitbart invocations of Camp of the Saints we found in a quick search are from 214-2016, when the site was at Peak Bannon.)
In conclusion, it's as ridiculous to suggest that Stephen Miller is a white nationalist as it is to say Tucker Carlson is one. Neither of them has a membership in the White Nationalists of America, after all.
If the SPLC had been trying to paint Stephen Miller as some kind of white nationalist, it sure didn't come up with any evidence apart from all the things he wrote, the end.
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