Thomas.” A boy at the war front. Another Red lost to a useless war. My first real friend, Maven told me once. I realize now the spaces between the words. The things unsaid. He loved that boy as he claims to love me.
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King appeared to publicly endorse the supremacy of white Western cultures, over those of non-white immigrants — again.
Responding to a tweet from a European right-wing Twitter account about “Islamists” in the Netherlands, King praised far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders and said, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”
Since King is an American politician who does not live in the Netherlands it’s hard to see how “our civilization” could mean anything other than white people in that context.
On Monday King doubled down on his comments to CNN, telling them he meant “exactly what he said.” Read more (3/13/17 11:20 AM)
Saw an article saying people are “cancelling their vacations to Iowa” over Rep. Steve King’s racism—-and as someone who lives in a state bordering Iowa that’s gotta be the funniest shit I’ve ever heard. Who is vacationing in Iowa. There is LITERALLY NOTHING THERE. JUST A FLAT VOID. WITH CORN.
Unless you watch a lot of gaming videos on YouTube, you probably haven’t
heard of JonTron, the boyish comedy vlogger who’s ignited the internet
with an extended display of public racism — but you will soon.
Jon “JonTron” Jafari is a popular gaming YouTuber —
he boasts 3 million followers — who has been making content since 2010.
More recently, however, JonTron has been getting attention online for a different reason. After Iowa Rep. Steve King received backlash for a xenophobic tweet that
essentially called all nonwhite Americans “somebody else’s babies,”
JonTron jumped in with a racist tweet of his own to defend him.
JonTron’s racist tweet was one thing, but his live debate made it so much worse. Read more (3/16/17 4:09 PM)
“Our English language is a big part of it. It’s a carrier of freedom. Wherever the English language has gone, globally, freedom went with it,” Rep. Steve King said on CNN on Monday
The idea that freedom accompanies English everywhere is demonstrably false, as former subjects of the British Empire can attest. In fact, a bulk of modern history was shaped by the cultural and military violence and slavery that followed the English language as it traversed the globe — from brutal British colonial rule in Africa and Asia, to the trans-Atlantic slave trade, to slavery in the U.S. and the massacre and forced assimilation of Native Americans.
“Scientific racism” is on the rise on the right. But it’s been lurking there for years.
“[Geert] Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny,” Iowa Rep. Steve King tweeted earlier this month, referring to the far-right Dutch nationalist. Given the stark white nationalism on display in the message, it’s tempting to lump King in with his most vocal supporters — folks like alt-right leader Richard Spencer and Klansman David Duke — and dismiss his theories as part of the fringiest fringe. While his comments have drawn condemnation from some fellow congressional Republicans, they fit right in down the street at the White House, where top aides Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller serve as sentries against multiculturalism, shaping policies that have included the “Muslim ban” and immigration restriction. Read more
In a Monday appearance on MSNBC, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said that no other group has contributed more to civilization than white people. Host Chris Hayes, shocked at King’s remark, sought to clarify the comment. King then got even more specific and named the three regions he thinks have contributed th most.
Iowa congressman Steve King, who laughably believes white people contributed the most to civilization, went after Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday by claiming the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s activism is “sympathetic” to ISIS. How did he make that mental leap? By stereotyping Kaepernick’s girlfriend.