Racism

Steve King Goes Full Master Race

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Iowa congressman, secret border control agent, and man who can't forget what he buried in that cornfield, Steve King, heartily agreed with anti-Muslim Dutch nationalist Geert Wilders who said we can't restore western civilization with foreign blood. King said we can't preserve our "destiny" with "somebody else's babies."

King appeared on CNN this morning where he made his position even more clear by saying Americans needs to be more racially homogeneous.

[Chris Cuomo] then argued that America is not about "white or you're not right," at which point King said, "Well, actually, if you go down the road a few generations or maybe centuries with the inter-marriage, I'd like to see an America that's so homogeneous that we look a lot the same from that perspective. I think there's far too much focus on race, especially in the last eight years. I want to see that put behind us."

Babies don't have ideology or culture, because they're babies, but they do have skin color; color that Steve King does want to see more of.

King told CNN's Cuomo that there are far too many "illegal immigrants" in the country who refuse to assimilate, but King himself explicitly tied that (non-existent) problem to skin color, as if skin color alone determines value.

This is an explicitly white supremacist message and a eugenicist one at that because King said non-white babies are undesirable or inferior.

Ironically, men like Steve King actually pose the greatest danger to white people and "Real America." People of color are not the ones preparing to kick millions of white voters off their healthcare and drastically cut drug treatment programs.

If there really was a secret plot to usurp the racial majority of America, people of color would only need to sit back and watch as white people vote to kill themselves in large numbers.

  • 1933john

    Nice tan, Steve baby!
    Emulating jesus, are we?

  • Aynwrong

    I tend to think that trying to make heads or tails out of the meandering, venomous nonsense that pop out of this particular fuck-wit’s mouth is an exercise in futility, but just for giggles… King seemed to express what I’ve always called the George Carlin theory of race relations (It’s possible Carlin never had a routine about this but I seem remember him saying something about it.), which more or less states that the best way to end racism is for people of all colors to interbreed until the whole species is essentially one color. Which I’m not necessarily opposed to, but I am perplexed as to why it would ever pop out of this particular fuck-wit’s mouth.

  • mnpollio

    It really confounds me that a piece of trash like Steve King continues to be elected to office given that he plants himself in the limelight so frequently to say the most offensive, fact-free bilge. One would think that would result in his being voted out, but no, he keeps getting re-elected. Which leads me to the conclusion that he can only be stating what a majority of Iowans are thinking since he suffers no repercussions and that the self-proclaimed American “Heartland” must be a teeming swamp of psychotic, frustrated white Christian bigots foaming at the mouth for the return of the purported good ole days when they could just stomp their detractors into submission or extinction, while pretending that they are the greatest patriots and have the market on morals cornered. Then again, not sure why I am surprised: For years Michelle Bachmann and Mike Huckabee were making well-documented speeches about their zeal in looking forward to the end times and helping usher it in, and Iowa conservatives at different times felt both of these loonies should be frontrunners for president. Maybe it is just me, but I think a zeal to end the world should be a disqualification for giving someone the codes to the nuclear arsenal, not a qualification. What the hell are they putting in that Iowa corn?

    • ninjaf

      Maybe it is just me, but I think a zeal to end the world should be a disqualification for giving someone the codes to the nuclear arsenal, not a qualification.

      Not just you. Even if my religious beliefs led me to believe these were end times, I don’t think I would want to vote for someone else who could hasten that. It would seem like cheating. Putting your finger on the scale.

  • Badgerite

    Well, I have always thought that the GOP wanted to take the country and the world back “centuries”. And now Senator Master Race has confirmed that fact. That is the stupidest shit I believe I have ever heard Lately anyway.

  • To quote another commenter (from Wonkette) regarding this story: “Oh, man, I was going to spend the day doing laundry, but I guess I need to go fuck some black guys.”

    Made me LOL in the office, which then caused a gopher response

  • muselet

    It would have been a shock if King hadn’t embraced the odious Geert Wilders. This is, after all, the same Steve King who said this at the GOP Convention last summer:

    “I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out: Where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about? Where did any other sub-group of people contribute more to civilization?”

    Juan Cole took it upon himself this morning to explain, calmly and rationally, just why King and Wilders are wrong. Cole makes a very good argument and I commend it to everyone.

    Me, I’m content to call King and Wilders bigots and ignoramuses and save the fancy argumentation for people more deserving of respectful engagement.

    –alopecia

  • I think it needs to be said that too few people actually understand how assimilation of immigrants works. Of course, plenty of people don’t care and just say whatever they think of (see the subject of the post).

    I’m a Jew, so growing up I always felt in touch with my immigrant roots. I can’t speak Yiddish and tend to eat more pasta than blintzes, but I grew up with stories about what my great-grandparents and grandparents did when they came over and how they lived. They loved America. Jewish immigrants embraced America and Americaness with a peculiar zest. America was for my ancestors not just a refuge but a home in a way the Pale of Settlement never was. The Jewish Americans celebrated Fourth of July in synagogue, added speeches and letters from the founding fathers to our prayerbooks, and they voted and voted and voted. Jews assimilated faster than other groups (but Muslims took that as a dare), but that doesn’t mean other immigrants have less zeal to be American. They come here because they’ve heard how we live, and it seems enticing.

    • OT but I’ve never heard the term “pale” used in any other context than it’s use in Ireland in the Middle Ages. So much knowledge, so little time….

    • JMAshby

      The white nationalist argument that immigrants aren’t “assimilating” quickly falls apart under scrutiny because whiteness isn’t a culture. We have Irish, Jewish, Catholic, Mexican, German etc culture. People celebrate St Patrick’s day. People observe Cinco De Mayo. Those same people celebrate Independence Day and Christmas or Hanukkah or Halloween. None of these things are exclusive to a race of people. These aren’t white holidays or cultures. America is all of these things together.

      • St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo are perfect examples of how assimilation actually works.

      • Aynwrong

        Hear, hear!!!

    • Scopedog

      Hell, I’m an actual immigrant–and man, was it fucking frustrating to hear the BS coming from people in regards to immigration itself. They had no goddamned idea. They actually thought that immigrants could just go and vote (no), that we didn’t pay taxes (yes, we do) and that we didn’t know anything about US politics (actually we knew a hell of a lot more about the US political landscape than most folks who were born here).

      Oh, and they loved to claim that immigrants didn’t care about the US. Bullshit–we care about this country, and honestly, I’m saddened to see so many people voting against their own interests by electing idiots who always screw them over.