Diversity Macht Frei
June 26, 2018
Through the ages, Counter-Semites have claimed that Jews were a force fundamentally antagonistic to the existence of white, Christian civilisation. After more than a thousand years of denial, Jews have now finally admitted that this is true.
They made this admission inadvertently while attacking Stephen Miller, the White House Jew who supports Trump’s “harsh” approach to immigration policy.
Until now, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner were the main targets of ire for the overwhelmingly liberal American-Jewish community, horrified that members of its own tribe could have contributed to the policies and tone of the Trump White House.
But this past week marked a turning point: Jewish fury is now aimed squarely at another senior Trump official from the tribe: Stephen Miller, the staunchest advocate of the widely despised family separation policy at the southern border.
There’s a sense that, somewhere in their hearts, Jared and Ivanka know better. Miller, on the other hand, wholeheartedly embraces and embodies an ideology that many American Jews see as a threat to their own well-being, given that it promotes a vision of America as a white Christian nation.
The editor of the Jewish Daily Forward has called for Stephen Miller to be ostracised from the Jewish community.
All along, he has pushed for an America that privileges white nationalism with unstinting, cheerless determination, consistently defending Trump — whom he calls a “political genius” — even when his positions are deeply unpopular. Even when his own family denounces him.
And they should know. Because the deep hypocrisy underlying Stephen Miller’s dangerous ascent is that he is willfully ignoring his own history. His mother’s family, the Glossers, fled persecution in Belarus in 1903, and built a chain of department and discount stores in Johnstown, Pennsylvania that catapulted them into the upper middle class.
As Miller’s uncle, David Glosser, posted on Facebook: His family “escaped Europe as dirt poor immigrants, joined the community, built businesses, and honestly sold goods to their fellow Johnstowners.”
“My nephew and I must both reflect long and hard on one awful truth. If in the early 20th century the USA had built a wall against poor desperate ignorant immigrants of a different religion, like the Glossers, all of us would have gone up the crematoria chimneys with the other six million kinsmen whom we can never know.”
Being a Jew is about respecting historical memory. It is about exercising responsibility to each other and, by extension, to others who require empathy and assistance. We are admonished to protect the stranger, to recognize that there is one law for residents and aliens alike, to treat others as we wish to be treated. This isn’t liberal or conservative, left wing or right. It’s foundational. These are values shared by Jews across the political spectrum, who may differ on their responses and policy proposals but still adhere to a basic respect for human dignity.
I don’t see how Stephen Miller is part of this community.
In their attacks on Stephen Miller, Jews are effectively admitting that breaking down the ethnic and religious integrity of the peoples they live among is seen as an almost sacred duty among them. Previously, this has been dismissed as a “far-right” fantasy. But Jews have now acknowledged it to be true. This is good. Once we have a shared foundation of facts to work with, we can move forward with rational debate on the Jewish Problem.
The question that Jews need to answer is this: if you see the whiteness and the Christianness of the countries you live in as a threat, a threat you feel it is your mission to counter, then why should people who are white and/or Christian not see you as their enemy?