Rep. Steve King defends white nationalism, supremacy

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    • #10629
      peacecorps
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      Rep. Steve King has said he is not racist, but a recent New York Times article tied the controversial Iowa Republican to further white nationalist rhetoric.

      “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King said in an interview with the Times. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”

      The New York Times article tied President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and recent push for a border wall to King, who has advocated for similar policies — including a 12-foot wall on the U.S.-Mexico border — years before Trump was a name in politics.

      “I market-tested (Trump’s) immigration policy for 14 years, and that ought to be worth something,” he told the Times.

      https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/10/steve-king-iowa-4th-district-white-nationalism-supremacy-western-racism-nazi-freedom-trump/2535382002/

      When they put an ‘R’ behind his name it does not only stand for ‘Republican’. 🙂 After his service of ‘market-testing Trump’s immigration policy for 14 years’ one would think he should be in the cabinet now.

      The Big Lie: "Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it." AH.

      "Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect." JG

      National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.

    • #10639
      bazukhov
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      He probably thinks that burning crosses and lynching were just indicators of the superiority of Western Civilization.   And, that wearing white sheets and pointy hats are just fashion statements.

      Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites

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      jwirr
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      NW IA stands for now? And White supremacy has its roots in the slavery of the south? That is not our Iowa history either. My great grandfather fought in the Civil War with his son who was captured and spent time in a confederate prison in Texas. They were fighting against white supremacists.

      My education must have been better than yours ( Iowa Public Schools, University of Iowa in Iowa City) because I learned that Western Civilization had nothing to do with either of those other offensive terms and in no way is it related to race or color of ones skin.

      I no longer live in Iowa but I sent money to your opponent this year and hope to continue until once again I can be proud of growing up in NW Iowa. Once again I can believe that they are the Christians who raised me to be who I am today.

      jwirr

    • #11042
      Cold Mountain Trail
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      why does he think western civilization is somehow a term comparable to white nationalism ?

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