Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Must not suggest that some groups are less civilized than others

Rep. King tweeted: "Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies"

Representative Steve King, a Republican from Iowa who has a history of making inflammatory statements viewed by many as insensitive or outright racist, was roundly criticized on Sunday for his apparent endorsement of white nationalism.

Mr. King made the remark on Twitter when he shared a story by the Voice of Europe website about the far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who wants to end Muslim immigration and ban the Quran and who has called Moroccan immigrants “scum.”

Critics said that Mr. King echoed the principles of white nationalism, the belief that national identity is linked to the white race and its superiority to other races. Self-proclaimed white nationalists emerged as a small but vocal group during the candidacy of Donald J. Trump, celebrating his promises to crack down on illegal immigration and ban Muslims from entering the United States, as well as heralding his presidential victory as a chance to preserve white culture.

David Duke, the white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klansman who called Mr. Trump “by far the best candidate” during the campaign, celebrated Mr. King’s comments.

But many people quickly condemned Mr. King. “You, Congressman, are simply a bigot,” one person replied. Another person wrote, “You know that you were ‘somebody else’s baby’ too, right? Or do you not understand how this works?”



Anonymous said...

Some politicians are idiots.

Bird of Paradise said...

We have already seen the uncivilized thugs run loose at U.C. Berkeley and on the streets of baltimore and ferguson do we need anymore whining little snowflakes in america anymore?

Use the Name, Luke said...

It turns out that what he meant is that you can't bring in immigrants with a different culture than ours, have them raise children with their culture instead of ours, then expect them to preserver our culture. They won't. That point should be obvious.

He even explained in an interview. He said that if you took a foreign born infant, had them adopted by an American family and raised as an American in the American culture, they would be living by and preserving our culture. Their race has nothing to do with it.

Of course, the American culture of the last 60 years has already lost the American culture of the previous 250+ years. (Note to leftists and/or trolls: I'm including the culture that existed prior to, and lead to the founding of this country as an independent nation.)

Anonymous said...

Interesting King is a bigot for saying that culture is important but Muslims get a pass for advocating sharia law which is exponentially worse to other cultures than anything King is advocating. As usual the "progressives" want to make the rules of dialog.


Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Phooie on liberals their always finding something to whine about if its not fracking or big macs then its the national antheme or fireworks their always whining these pathetic little snowflakes

Anonymous said...

If you allow the practice of Islam in your country you will never get integration. You will only get a growing community pressing their values on the population in general. This has not been done by any other culture to the extent that Islam has been provided. It is time for western countries to demand integration or emigration for those that don't want to assimilate regardless of race or religion.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

When a liberal makes a tweet it sounds like a young rooster trying to crow for the very first time they sound realy funny