In this, the first of what will be a series about those emails, Hatewatch exposes the racist source material that has influenced Miller’s visions of policy. That source material, as laid out in his emails to Breitbart, includes white nationalist websites, a “white genocide”-themed novel in which Indian men rape white women, xenophobic conspiracy theories and eugenics-era immigration laws that Adolf Hitler lauded in “Mein Kampf.” – SOUTHERN LAW POVERTY CENTER
THE SUBPLOT in CITIZEN KATE took me to the Southern Poverty Law Center for research. They broke the story of Stephen Miller’s “affinity” for White nationalism.
Concocting a political thriller in the era of Trump forced me to face truths, and remember the White nationalists I’ve met (or known) who wear suits, ties, and have respectable jobs, go to church, and are involved in their community in the wrong ways.
Racists have a place in the White House.
People refuse to believe it.
And where there are White nationalists you will find misogyny, sexism, and traditional blockages to equality.
CITIZEN KATE rides parallel with news events, although Trump is long gone in the pages of this thriller.
The unconstitutional craziness he set loose, however, changed the presidency.
The story takes place after the Trump era implodes. What lingers is how he made White supporters feel. How Trump played to the fears of White Americans.
Kate’s instincts have pulled her into the orbit of the new president because he can’t be trusted.
While the president’s men protect him, he’s rearranging America’s alliances, and doing damage to international norms, while lining his pockets.
Former Trump voters flocked to candidate John Jefferson Richards because of what they were told about him by Patrick Boot.
He is a special kind of political advisor. But the world he inhabits is treacherous and lethal.
Kate and Clay’s team are a rainbow coalition, so the battle lines are stark. Her plan will change history.
Or get them killed.
CITIZEN KATE is unlike any other political thriller.
… Boot also tapped the misogynist subculture that came out of the online “manosphere,” as they were nicknamed. A fraternal group of American nationalists, as Boot described them to the press. Discussion forums were a safe space for them. After the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally, citizen outrage drove nationalists underground.
Boy Believers were spawned and their founder, Patrick Boot, became the leader and role model. Unlike Brave Men, Boy Believers were White nationalists who could pass in the mainstream world of politics and business. BBelievers liked to claim they “don’t have a racist bone in my body.” The declaration made people accept them, but it was a signal to the supremacy fraternity.
Men associated with Boot’s revolutionary BBelievers were also referred to as “identitarians.” They disguised their appearance to pass as respected citizens and didn’t have tattoos in visible places. The subterfuge allowed BBelievers to initiate, gather support and implement policies inside of government to further their White nationalist goals which begin with a White ethnostate.
Both Brave Men and BBelievers were part of the alt-right birthed when Barack Hussein Obama became president. Their presence exploded in 2015. By the time Richards took office, White nationalists across the country from Virginia to Florida, Texas to Montana, Indiana to North Dakota had been reinvigorated. No state in the country was exempt from their presence.
Lane stopped in front of a bank of computers. A gigantic screen was mounted on the wall in front of them. He reached down and booted up his computer. The screen lit up.
“Wow, impressive.” Boot stared at the articles in blocks across the screen. “What’s that column there.” He pointed.
“Yeah, that’s the father load.” Lane smiled. “Our forum and all the state groups who have threads on it.” … …
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“The antidote to feminazis.”
Lane’s head went back as he clapped and laughed out loud. “Thank God for White talk radio. Militant women have destroyed the White race. Tradwives are the warriors against migrant replacement of our race.”
Boot eyed the man. Facade intact, he played the fanatics and used them for the cause, but he also realized their exposure was dangerous to all he’d accomplished through Richards’ candidacy. The president tolerated anyone who’d vote for him and bring their friends and communities to vote Republican. His campaign had focused on the electoral college. Boot depended on Brave Men like Tom Lane because they did the necessary wet work and were willing to pay the price. The addition of their wives to the fight was proof his plan had taken root. … … …