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Sat Jun 23, 2018, 10:10 AM

Stephen Miller: What Can He Be Thinking?

The key point that I wish to make is that Stephen Miller is Jewish. He has been compared with Joseph Goebbels with eerie accuracy; but the fact remains.

Many of Israel's current policies and actions towards the Palestinians in their midst are questionable. Despite my concerns, I can understand, on some level, the motivation behind them. The fear of being vulnerable as a minority people in the larger world who need a national homeland to ensure their continued existence is deeply seated in their collective psyche. It does not justify their injustices, but the thought processes that inform their actions are fathomable.

Stephen Miller's thought processes are not. He has obliquely allied himself with alt-right marchers who shout "Jews will not replace us." while carrying Nazi flags. What could possibly be the desired end-game for a person in his position?

A lack of heart and empathy for those outside of one's own in-group has some logic behind it. It it short-sighted and incomplete, but not without some immediate value in regards to survival, if not morality. Miller's lack of empathy seems almost unselective. Who or what does he care about? In his indifference to the plight of others, what does he seek to gain? What, precisely, is his vision of the "proper" state of this country, and the world?

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2018, 10:15 AM

1. Self-hatred at what one perceives as unacceptable is not a rare phenomenon...

Examples (unfortunately) abound in those who would persecute LGBT community, women, POC, among those who are actually "members" of those communities, even "secretly".

Beyond that? I guess the psychiatric community needs to weigh in, but I'm guessing a tremendous sense of insecurity, and overwhelming need to be "accepted" by the larger "group" with power.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 23, 2018, 10:37 AM

6. The many examples. . .

. . .of sexual assault by supposedly straight males against gay men would confirm your point. In the Nazi era, the sexual torture of homosexuals at the hands of their captors berating them for their perversion would also make that point.

But the detachment the Miller seems to affect towards the suffering of others seems to go pretty deep. And has he ever addressed the anti-semitism of some of his allies?

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Response to Collimator (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 23, 2018, 11:19 AM

10. There have been some articles about him lately... His best friend as young child was Latino

He wrote him off, even in elementary school..

He is a sociopath and addicted to notoriety.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2018, 10:16 AM

2. Miller is a Monster-It Doesn't Matter What He Thinks-He Belongs in Prison

There are some people who are so vile and twisted they are an ongoing public safety hazard. Logic and reason are wasted on them.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2018, 10:18 AM

3. both parents Jewish and liberal . Had a friend in CA who was Hispainc After reading a book from NRA

told him he can not mix with him. I want to say it was written by the head guy whose name escapes me,...
His own uncle reminded him, via a newspaper ltte printed, that his mothers family would have been refused US entry under Millers policies and would have been killed back in her country if returned

He was not raised among the conservative faction that exists in the US and does not seem to align with them
Mnuchin. treasurer, seems to be more entwined on that front

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2018, 10:19 AM

4. He's a provocateur at his core and above all else.

You can just sense he takes exceptional glee in being a contrarian. A sick need to rile people up. Very needy and attention grabbing.

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Response to NCDem47 (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 23, 2018, 10:28 AM

5. Sick, I agree with.

But attention grabbing isn't the concept that strikes me when I see his photos or hear him speak. I don't even sense glee in him from taking an opposing point of few.

There is a cold satisfaction about him in his attempts to shut others down. I don't think that he thrives on chaos the way that Trump does, but stripping others of their value seems to fill him with a self-righteous affirmation.

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Response to NCDem47 (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 23, 2018, 11:23 AM

11. --i.e., a troll. nt

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2018, 10:56 AM

7. It's not that complex. He's a white supremacist a-hole who sides...

with those he perceives as having the upper hand in society despite the history of how his own people have been treated by them.

When karma bites his racist ass I will break out my popcorn.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2018, 11:07 AM

8. All the hate groups overlook him.

Still it's in his blood, unless he had it all changed. His grandmother came here seeking asylum from Russian persecution of Jews in Belarus. . How's that for irony? This guy is a fucking idiot.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2018, 11:10 AM

9. The first mistake is looking for consistency from these clowns.

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