F#@k Stephen Miller

[Content Note: Nativism; anti-semitism.]

On the first day of this month, writing about yet another planned reduction in refugee admittance to the U.S., I said of chief White House ghoul Stephen Miller, "I'm so goddamned tired of Stephen Miller. Fuck that guy."

I am hardly the only person who has had it with Miller, a protégé of hardline anti-immigrationists Jeff Sessions and Steve Bannon, and his aggressively despicable nativist scheming on behalf of the Trump Regime.

At Politico, his own uncle, Dr. David S. Glosser, has written an unforgiving and satisfying rebuke of his deplorable nephew. I encourage you to read the entire thing, but here is just an excerpt:
I have watched with dismay and increasing horror as my nephew, who is an educated man and well aware of his heritage, has become the architect of immigration policies that repudiate the very foundation of our family's life in this country.

I shudder at the thought of what would have become of the Glossers had the same policies Stephen so coolly espouses — the travel ban, the radical decrease in refugees, the separation of children from their parents, and even talk of limiting citizenship for legal immigrants — been in effect when Wolf-Leib made his desperate bid for freedom. The Glossers came to the U.S. just a few years before the fear and prejudice of the "America First" nativists of the day closed U.S. borders to Jewish refugees. Had Wolf-Leib waited, his family would likely have been murdered by the Nazis along with all but seven of the 2,000 Jews who remained in Antopol. I would encourage Stephen to ask himself if the chanting, torch-bearing Nazis of Charlottesville, whose support his boss seems to court so cavalierly, do not envision a similar fate for him.

...Laws bereft of justice are the gateway to tyranny. Today others may be the target, but tomorrow it might just as easily be you or me. History will be the judge, but in the meanwhile the normalization of these policies is rapidly eroding the collective conscience of America.
Having had the misfortune of encountering men like Miller on occasion during my lifetime, I suspect that Dr. Glosser's condemnation will be received by his nephew with the arrogant laughter of indecent men implored to view themselves in a mirror.

And I imagine Dr. Glosser knows this. Stephen Miller is already lost. Dr. Glosser's compelling words are for the rest of us who are not.

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