Just because you say “western civilization,” like it is some sort of white guy Mecca, doesn’t excuse eugenics as a political philosophy. Representative Steve King doesn’t seem to know that, as he doubled down on comments claiming that “we can’t restore our civilization with other people’s babies.” His response to being asked for clarification: he “meant exactly what [he] said.”
This must be entirely clear, just because you aren’t specifically saying that the white race is superior, dissembling to “Western Civilization” is instead, doesn’t make this less offensive or less racist. It is still the same thing; unless you look, act, and think like the blonde, blue-eyed,
white guys Westerners, you just don’t rate “equality.”
Journalist Chris Cuomo gave King several opportunities to say that “all Americans are equal,” but it really seemed that he honestly believes that only those Americans who think and believe like he does are actually worthy. Cuomo never lets up, yet King never apologizes. He also never unequivocally says all Americans are equal. King also sees no problem with believing that “Western Civilization” is inherently superior to others. Oh, and thinks liberals and Progressives are literally the ones trying to destroy that “superior civilization.”
He also claimed the English language is precise and some sort of harbinger of freedom. It appears that due to our perfectly precise language King is saying that everywhere that speaks English (most places due to colonization or being invaded) are somehow intrinsically better than places that don’t. Because, once we have forced the natives to be civilized… (sound familiar, King?)
King has previously been quoted as saying the following:
The argument that diversity is our strength has really never been backed up by logic. It’s unity is where our strength is. Our Founding Fathers understood that. Modern-day multiculturalists are defying that.
Also, he really has said in the past that if you don’t agree with him, you should be deported:
And, this is what the Anti-Defamation Leauge has to say about King (emphasis mine):
Representing Iowa in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Steve King* (RIA) has characterized immigrants – both legal and undocumented – as criminals and diseasecarriers. He has spoken alongside leaders of border vigilante groups and advocated a border “wall” topped with electrified wire to stop what he has called a “slow motion Holocaust” of undocumented immigration into the United States. King addressed the House of Representatives and asserted that undocumented immigration is “a slow-rolling, slow-motion terrorist attack on the United States.”
King plays the wounded debutante well, claiming he never said “white people,” and his comments aren’t racism. But, let’s be completely honest, most of the people who he is describing as “Western” civilized also look exactly like him. Evidenced not only by his rhetoric against Latino immigrants (who come from the Western hemisphere) just because some come here illegally, but also by his beliefe that Multiculturalism is wrong. Oh, and proved by the fact that he has said that he does not actually believe all cultures, and by extension all Americans, are equal.
“The idea of multiculturalism, that every culture is equal — that’s not objectively true.”
But, according to him he’s totally not a racist — the left is attacking him as a racist when he is clearly not one — because if another race or culture is willing to completely assimilate to his ideal then they can live here, too. As long as we don’t allow “other people’s children” to be a part of our “restored” civilization and realize that multiculturalism is basically a form of victimology (hey, he said it). Stepping away from the sarcasm, this is about as demonstrably racist as it gets.
There is nothing approaching Fourth Reich about this at all, right? It’s just eugenics, nationalism, xenophobia, anti-multiculturalism, and uber-patriotic. Nothing to see here, move along.
Watch Cuomo completely pown King’s racist rhetoric here: