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From a Fringe to a US Presidency - White Supremacy

by Oui Sat Feb 22nd, 2020 at 01:02:22 PM EST

As I have written, a direct link with the British Empire, Colonization and the scourge of Brexit: rightwing Conservatives today.

An excellent long-read in The New Yorker ... astonishing to say the least! Lawlessness in an immigration country build on the lives of too many "savages" of the indigenous tribes, Native Americans, and the import of slaves from the Dark African continent.

General Wayne signs a peace treaty with the Indians at Fort Greenville, Ohio in 1795

More below the fold ...

[Most links added in article are mine - Oui]

How Stephen Miller Manipulates Donald Trump to Further His Immigration Obsession | The New Yorker |



After graduation, in 2008, he was offered a job as press secretary for Michele Bachmann, a Republican representative from Minnesota, who gained national attention after an undocumented immigrant near her district crashed her car into a school bus, killing four children. Miller pushed Bachmann to go on television. On Fox News, she described the tragedy as an example of "anarchy versus the rule of law," and, in a later campaign stop, blamed immigrants for "bringing in diseases, bringing in drugs, bringing in violence." The following fall, after Bachmann was reëlected, Miller left his post, and took a communications job in the office of Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, then the Senate's staunchest opponent of immigration.

Sessions introduced Miller to such think tanks as NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies, which produced data-laden reports on the societal costs of immigration. Soon Miller was attending weekly meetings at the Heritage Foundation, the conservative-policy institute, with a small group of congressional staff. "He'd arrive with these policy notions he'd just conjure up," a participant told me. "He came across as super smart, but super right wing."

Putting theory into practise

In January, 2015, when Republicans took control of the Senate, Miller and Sessions published a rebuttal to the Party's 2012 postmortem, called "Immigration Handbook for the New Republican Majority." They wrote, "On no issue is there a greater separation between the everyday citizen and the political elite than on the issue of immigration."

Five months later, Trump declared his candidacy, and, in January, 2016, Miller took a leave from Sessions's office to join the campaign. Sessions, who considered Trump an ally on immigration, had doubts about his electability, but in February Steve Bannon convinced him that Trump could win.

    In August, 2016, at a rally in Phoenix, Trump delivered a policy speech on immigration, written by Miller. It was typically raucous and aggressive, full of racist fearmongering, but it also contained a detailed blueprint. "Our immigration system is worse than anyone realizes," Trump began. "Countless Americans who have died in recent years would be alive today if not for the open-border policies of this Administration." A ten-point list of desired policies followed: among them were an "end to catch and release," "zero tolerance for criminal aliens," penalties for sanctuary cities, a vow to reverse Obama's executive orders, and a "big-picture" vision for reforming the immigration system "to serve the best interests of America and its workers." Miller told the Washington Post that it was "as though everything that I felt at the deepest levels of my heart were now being expressed by a candidate for our nation's highest office."

In the days leading up to Trump's Inauguration, Miller and a close associate named Gene Hamilton, another former Sessions staffer in his mid-thirties, drafted an executive order called "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States"--the travel ban.


Miller has survived the upheavals in Trump's inner circle by representing himself as a member of the supporting cast. This strategy was reinforced by the demise of Steve Bannon, who, a few months before being fired, in August, 2017, appeared on the cover of Time, next to the headline "The Great Manipulator." Sessions was forced out in November, 2018, after having recused himself from the Russia probe. Trump continued to mock him, often in front of Miller. According to someone who witnessed the exchanges, Miller never spoke up to defend his mentor. He was "part of the family now," a White House official told me.

By the end of November, Miller was back in the news, though not by choice. The Southern Poverty Law Center acquired and published hundreds of e-mails that Miller had exchanged, between 2015 and 2016, with editors at Breitbart. They included links to articles on the white-supremacist Web site VDare, as well as an enthusiastic reference to "The Camp of Saints," a racist French novel about the ravages of immigration. In one e-mail, Miller approvingly forwarded an article arguing that the U.S. should deport immigrants on trains "to scare out the people who want to undo our country." In Congress, there were calls for his resignation, but only from Democrats.

In wake of 9/11 a bipartisan DHS ministry

In a cast of exceptionally polarizing officials, he has embraced the role of archvillain. Miller can be found shouting over interviewers on the weekend news shows or berating reporters in the White House briefing room; he has also vowed to quell a "deep state" conspiracy against Trump. When he's not accusing journalists of harboring a "cosmopolitan bias" or denying that the Statue of Liberty symbolizes America's identity as a nation of immigrants, he is shaping policy and provoking the President's most combative impulses.

Jeh Johnson [NY Times], who headed the Department of Homeland Security under Barack Obama, told me, "D.H.S. was born of bipartisan parents in Congress, in the aftermath of 9/11, when there was support for a large Cabinet-level department to consolidate control of all the different ways someone can enter this country." D.H.S. is the third-largest federal department, with a fifty-billion-dollar budget and a staff of some two hundred thousand employees, spanning the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. From its founding, in 2002, to the end of Obama's Presidency, the department had five secretaries; under Trump, it has had five more. "Immigration is overheated and over-politicized, and it has overwhelmed D.H.S.," Johnson said.

Debate before 9/11 attacks that changed America and Western Europe for decades ...

Alien Nation: Race and Culture | First Things - 1995 |

Related reading ...

New Fascist Pariah States America and Israel Lashing Out
Black-Ops Mercenaries On the Internet
Jews Should Disown Stephen Miller, Trump's Architect

    Posted @BooMan ... check-out the comments.


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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Feb 22nd, 2020 at 02:51:35 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Feb 22nd, 2020 at 06:00:51 PM EST
Pompeo wanted the Iranians to decide ...

A murderous pact ...

Saudi Arabia Fears Being Drawn Into US-Iran Conflict | NPR |

Saudi Arabia vs Iran: The Cold War of the Middle East

Foreign Minister of The Netherlands visits counterpart in Teheran

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Feb 22nd, 2020 at 07:11:27 PM EST
I'm sure many Saudi princelings are ready to lay down their lives protecting America.
by Andhakari on Sun Feb 23rd, 2020 at 09:00:00 PM EST
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Nothing happens in Iran that the Guardian Council (i.e. Khamenei) don't explicitly approve. 7000 candidacies have been blocked.

Elections? Are we really calling it that?

I think it's a bit of hubris from westerners to think we have any influence there.

by Number 6 on Tue Feb 25th, 2020 at 04:00:51 PM EST
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Do you plan on watching the Democratic Party "debate"? Instructions follow.
How to Watch, What to Know As Candidates Take the Stage Ahead of Primary
Tuesday night will be the first time that BOTH billionaires in the race--Bloomberg and Steyer--will face each other on the debate stage. Both have recently been accused by their rivals of trying to buy the election through their self-funded campaigns.

The debate will kick off at 8 p.m. Eastern time and is going to be co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute in Charleston, South Carolina. The two main moderators will be CBS anchors Gayle King [BWAH!] and Norah O'Donnell. They'll be joined for questioning by Margaret Brennan [BWAH!] , Major Garrett and Bill Whitaker.

by Cat on Wed Feb 26th, 2020 at 12:16:48 AM EST
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I'm not being facetious when I say Queen Latifa was an excellent moderator way back when. Easily more dignified that most the people Fox or CNN hire.
by Number 6 on Wed Feb 26th, 2020 at 10:16:27 AM EST
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Saudi Arabia detains king's brother, nephew in crackdown: Reports | Al Jazeera |

The Wall Street Journal reported the detentions of the two royals on Friday and said they related to an alleged coup attempt. The publication has since reported that the sweep widened to include dozens of interior ministry officials, senior army officers and others suspected of supporting a coup attempt.

Bloomberg also reported the detention of the two high-profile royals on Friday, quoting a source as saying that the pair were accused of "treason". Mohammed bin Nayef's younger brother, Prince Nawaf bin Nayef, had also been detained, according to the New York Times.

There was no immediate comment by Saudi authorities.

Saudi Arabia releases images of King Salman after purge of royals | The Guardian |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 8th, 2020 at 05:38:11 PM EST
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Myths, lies and the coronavirus: How Middle East tensions are being stoked

Gulf shares plunge on Opec failure to cut output to combat virus impact

Oil slides and equity markets continue to fall as Opec+ deal collapses | The National - UAE |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 8th, 2020 at 06:18:11 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Feb 22nd, 2020 at 08:14:48 PM EST

Coronavirus-stricken cruise ship passengers flown home to US against CDC advice

Trump furious

Coronavirus: The mysterious doomsday cult at the center of South Korea's 'super-spreading' event | The Independent |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Feb 22nd, 2020 at 09:00:28 PM EST
If I hadn't spent so much time over the past 60 days rifling CDC's library of "post-pandemic" (yes, that's a pseudo-scientific term) and public health  PR, I might be alarmed by innerboob propagandists.

The press corpse standard of political or statistical control is a deliberately low, arbitrary benchmark of "community spread" (yes, another pseudo-scientific term circulating) by every metric trotted out to discredit Chinese gov bureaucracy: SARS (2003)?!

Who controls the narrative of geopolitical CONTAINMENT?--threats, enemies, battles, fights, George Kennan

Before SARS, MERS episodes and since several lethal/deadly/true fatality "novel coronavirus" (yes, another pseudo-scientific term) epidemics have ravished reason, intelligence worldwide only to retired as ignoble, endemic seasonally adjusted "burdens" (yes, another pseudo-scientific term circulating) on GDP growth.


Health experts sounded the alarm Friday over the worldwide threat of the [sic] coronavirus [flu], with officials warning of its "likely" community spread in the United States and the World Health Organization cautioning that "the window of opportunity is narrowing" for containing the outbreak worldwide.
Dow plunges 1,000 points as coronavirus [sic] cases outside China JUMP/SURGE/BALLOON, 24 Feb
(read: after misguided thermal screening, repatriation of foreign nationals in or near China, quarantine enforcement, contact "tracking", incubation and aerosol rationales; omitted- manufactures in China scheduled to resume, rolling capacities from 2 Mar--because unreported disease management in China)

My favorite malignant episode, apart from the ebola living lab pHARMa caper (2014-2016, 2018 to present), is The Bird Flu (2009) a threat originating in the USA that killed in one year 151,700-575,400 people worldwide (12,469 USA), and rapidly collapsed into a "normal" seasonal virus event. How rapid? Cynthia McKinney found this nifty visualization of progress, and COVID-19's imminent fade from trade war 2020 stage.

by Cat on Mon Feb 24th, 2020 at 08:08:48 PM EST
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Typical, invidious headline warfare
Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

truly disgusting

by Cat on Mon Feb 24th, 2020 at 10:27:44 PM EST
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White House requests $2.5 billion for coronavirus, Dems say that's 'woefully insufficient'
CDC maintains 35 or 50 confirmed cases--all repatriated in the last 3 wks--quarantined at designated army bases.
by Cat on Tue Feb 25th, 2020 at 06:28:30 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Feb 22nd, 2020 at 11:53:11 PM EST
All for the "good" of sanctions on and war with the Islamic Republic of Iran [not it's people of course] ...

Iran's Top Cancer Hospital Say Crippling Trump Sanctions Are Affecting Patients

The FRANCE 24 article, which came ahead of Iran's general elections scheduled for Friday, highlighted a Human Rights Watch report from October 2019. As HRW explained:

    Though the U.S. government has built exemptions for humanitarian imports into its sanction regime, broad U.S. sanctions against Iranian banks, coupled with aggressive rhetoric from U.S. officials, have drastically constrained Iran's ability to finance such humanitarian imports.

Related reading, articles on lobby group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) ...

Coalition of the Willing Against Iran: DOJ, Ungar, UANI and Mossad
Israel, U.S. Engage in Attack Simulations Preparing for War Against Iran | Tikun Olam |


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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Feb 23rd, 2020 at 07:21:20 AM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 24th, 2020 at 08:46:30 PM EST
Catharsis. After near impeachment, Nixon was pardoned by Ford ... a grave error in judgement.

After the Republican Senate "pardoned" the evils of Trump, the American voter will have a chance to overrule a failed U.S. Congress by voting for integrity in November 2020!

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Feb 25th, 2020 at 06:02:13 AM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 8th, 2020 at 06:02:12 PM EST

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