The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

The Right and Their Billionaires

Nov 25, 2019

In November, more than 900 emails of Stephen Miller’s were leaked. He is Trump’s senior advisor on immigration. In them, Miller promoted white supremacist ideas, including banning immigration of non-white people. Miller spread conspiracy theories that claimed refugees would rule over white people, and he lied and manipulated facts to promote his racist ideas.

As part of the administration, Miller suppressed a report that showed immigrants lead to a net income for the U.S. economy, instead publishing a report that refugees only “cost” the U.S. government a loss of income. Then Miller sent his poisonous messages by e-mail to Breitbart News, a right-wing online network that promotes these ideas.

And where does Breitbart News get part of its funding? From multi-millionaires, or even billionaires—like Robert Mercer. Mercer made his money speculating on the stock market. And Mercer didn’t need Breitbart to find racist views. He has plenty of his own. He claims that white racists no longer exist in the U.S.—only black racists.

Mercer and Miller are not the only people promoting the idea that human beings have no value unless they are white and worth millions of dollars. They use their millions and billions to push their racist ideas out to the public, setting one group of workers against another.

These views divide working people. They are spread by our enemies.