Iowa Congressman Steve King recently tweeted a decidedly racist comment, and then doubled down on it in the face of the furor it caused. He could be ignored were his position not so startlingly reminiscent of the German Nazi’s position in the 1930’s, and were he not a United States Congressman.
The tweet is about anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders.
Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.
10:40 AM – 23 Mar 2017 – Iowa, USA
“Somebody else’s babies.” I want you to think about that for a few moments. It’s the sort of remark you might expect to hear at a Neo-Nazi rally. But this came from a United States Congressman.
In subsequent interviews, Congressman King expanded on a position that he has long held. Among other things, he said he wants “an America that is so homogenous that we look a lot the same…” He means a white America.
Even a cursor reading of his remarks over the last few days — and over the last few years, for that matter — leads one to the difficult-to-avoid conclusion that Congressman King believes that the white race is the Superior Race, and that we should not allow our American civilization to be watered down by absorbing people from other races and cultures.
Congressman King’s views are in direct conflict with America’s most cherished values, and represent a rejection of the most fundamental principles upon which American democracy stands. The Declaration of Independence, one of our nation’s founding documents, makes the astonishingly radical assertion: “… that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” It is this assertion that makes America the unique and great nation that it is. Congressman King’s words leave little doubt that he does not believe these words.
By the way, this is not about immigration, although Congressman King often offers it up as part of his anti-immigration argument. This is about what it means to be an American. This is about a specific vision for a White America.
If you do not see the similarity between Congressman King’s call for a “white America” and the German Nazi’s call for an “Arian Germany” in the 1930’s, you need to get your vision checked.
If we take him at his word, Congressman King appears to be an unabashedly xenophobic racist. But it goes further than that. This is a man of whom Donald Trump said during a campaign rally in 2014, “has right views on almost everything.” It is also noteworthy that Republicans in Congress have been muted at best on Congressman King’s most recent outburst. The most disturbing thing about Congressman King’s views is that they are an extreme reflection of the general tenor of the current Republican Party and of the current President.
Mr. President, you should immediately condemn, in no uncertain terms, the words of this man.
Speaker Ryan, you should immediately condemn, in no uncertain terms, the words of this man.
Congressman King, you owe your constituents in Iowa an apology. You owe the American people an apology. And you should resign, because you are not worthy of the office that you hold.
*As a side note, the image I included comes from the Infowars website, which makes the claim that Democrats have already made us an Nazi nation. Infowars is so far out in right field that they aren’t even in the ball park.
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