One of the most effective methods of direct action that ordinary citizens can take to resist the Trump administration is to ensure that the remorseless ghouls who run it can never step foot in public without being called out for their crimes.
This is especially important when they seemingly ask for it, like the bizarre decision of not one but TWO of the primary perpetrators of Trump’s ethnic cleansing operation against Hispanics, Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen and Stephen Miller, to go out to eat Mexican food this week after tearing away almost 2,000 Hispanic children away from their mothers and scattered around the country in detention facilities, many never to see their parents again.
On Sunday, Stephen Miller thought he’d stop for a hearty meal at swanky D.C. restaurant Espita Mezcaleria – and received a rude surprise from a patron, who yelled “Hey look guys, whoever thought we’d be in a restaurant with a real-life fascist begging [for] money for new cages?” at him.
Miller had the gall to ignore him and keep on eating – though things didn’t turn out so well for Nielsen, who was interrupted by members of the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America chapter and successfully driven from the restaurant.
The rallying cry of the anti-Trump resistance needs to be “Make Racists Afraid Again.” These people, who are directly responsible for the suffering of thousands of people, should never be allowed to appear in public without facing the consequences of their actions. While we may not have much legal recourse against them, making sure they can’t eat dinner without having their crimes thrown in their face is the absolute least we can do – and doing so is our moral imperative.