Here we go again! Every now and then some white elected official becomes emboldened enough to expose their own personal brand of idioticy. Their opinions are usually very racist, extremely stupid, and based on nothing but paranoia.
Iowa Rep. Steve King said Monday that blacks and Hispanics "will be fighting each other" before overtaking whites in the
population. The most disturbing aspect of this statement is the fact that he thinks that he is an authority on how Blacks and Hispanics behave. US
King, a Republican, obviously, was on the radio responding to a question about Univision anchor Jorge Ramos' comment to Tucker Carlson on Fox News that whites would become a majority-minority demographic in
by 2044, a point Ramos used to make the argument that it is a multiracial country. America
"Jorge Ramos' stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race," King told
radio host Jan Mickelson on 1040 WHO. "Race and ethnicity, I should say to be more correct. When you start accentuating the differences, then you start ending up with people that are at each other's throats. Iowa
It is easy to talk about the dangers of “accentuating the differences” when you belong to a demographic that is in jeopardy of loses it’s strangle hold on society.
King then goes on to say. “And he's adding up Hispanics and blacks into what he predicts will be in greater number than whites in
. I will predict that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before that happens." America
King's prediction comes on the heels of a controversy the
congressman spurred when he tweeted Sunday, "We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies." Iowa
Those comments were praised by white nationalist and former KKK grand wizard David Duke and condemned by civil rights icon, Rep. John Lewis, as "bigoted and racist."
In the interview on
radio, King reiterated comments he made Monday to Chris Cuomo on CNN's "New Day," saying, "This isn't about race." Even though he made a racist comment. Iowa
He said his comments were instead, about "our stock, our country, our culture, our civilization," and that "we need to have enough babies to replace ourselves." Notice, King uses the word our 4 times in his statement. Exactly who is he referring to? I don't get the impression that the "our" is all inclusive. More like all elusive with the exception of a selected few.
But King decided to shift the blame on others, such as Ramos, arguing that they were "celebrating" the success of a plan to make whites a majority-minority. Because, of course that would be the absolute worse thing in the world........
"Their effort here is to be celebrating because the
is moving towards becoming, the whites becoming a minority, a majority-minority within the country according to what their plan is," he said. United States
King concluded the interview by recommending that listeners read the novel, "The Camp of the Saints," by French author Jean Raspail, a book about
Europe being overcome by immigrants which has also frequently been referenced by top Trump adviser Steve Bannon. The book has been criticized as presenting a racist view of immigration.
What King and those of his ilk often choose to ignore is the fact that most of the U.S. population is made up of people whose ancestors came here from other countries. Some were kidnapped, and brought here in chains, and others were immigrants. But the fact of the matter is, none of us are really Native American's, and no matter how often King and people like him seek to confuse the American people with alternative facts, the truth is still the truth.