Why It’s Time For Haters Like Steve King To Proudly Accept The Label: “Racists”
Congressman Steve King has been the real MVP of Iowa for enough years to confirm that state as a hub for bigots. King was born and raised in the “Middle America oasis,” and that helped him score another victory during the mid-term elections, despite the backlash that erupted, after it was revealed that he was still, in fact, a racist.
Steve King has spent his entire career uttering the most vile rhetoric as proof of his allegiance to White supremacy. The controversy during the mid-term elections in November 2018, was in reaction to an interview that King gave a left-wing outlet, where he echoed the practiced sentiments of another racist pig, Steve Bannon.
Both King and Bannon, are quite vocal about the pride that comes with being White nationalists, and how it’s vital to retain that status by thwarting the threats to White sovereignty; that’s growing more and more urgent, thanks to the influx of Black and Brown migrants, and the unfortunate mixing of races.
President Trump is also a White nationalist. We know this because he said so, without prompting, but he vehemently denied himself the privilege of explaining exactly what he meant when a Black woman reporter, Yamiche Alcindor, broached the subject during a press conference.
This is how that went down:
Interesting that a White man who publicly declared himself a White nationalist, and has demonstrated his bigotedness with his endorsement of the White supremacists who terrorized Charlottesville, and his disdain for “shithole” countries, and his cruel demonization of Muslims and migrants — is suddenly offended when questioned about his well-documented actions.
King is now back in the headlines with another controversial interview, that illustrates his continuous allegiance to Whiteness, and why his supremacy isn’t anything to be ashamed of because it’s simply a resultant of “western civilization.”
The article is overly long, but you don’t have to get very far before you stumble upon the rehearsed rhetoric that we’ve come to expect from members of the GOP:
“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”
The New York Times basically captured a snapshot of one of the well-positioned White males, who are helping to boost the inflated ego of another White male, who is working tirelessly to ensure that migrants at the border will remain gassed and tragically stationary.
The Trump administration is also quietly drafting proposals for the purpose of stalling the progress of legal immigrants who will have to wait even longer for green cards.
Once the interview went viral, online platforms were ablaze with the shared disgust of horrified readers who didn’t hold back their rage. As expected, politicians on both sides of the aisle dropped their own tweets condemning the outright bigotry of one of their own.
It was “Deja vu” when Rep. Tom Emmer, (R-Minn.), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, bravely spoke out against Steve King’s racist rant. But he quickly reminded us of his White privilege when he refused to take the bold step of announcing his party’s withdrawal of support for King’s reelection.
Emmer’s predecessor, Rep. Steve Stivers, was also forced to release a statement during the mid-term elections, when damage control was the only solution to save the GOP from the repercussions of harboring a celebrated bigot.
And just like his successor, words were all that was offered as compensation, with no action in sight. There was no attempt to expel King from Congress, as the prime example of how “standing up and against white supremacy and hate in all forms” can be duly carried out — accordingly.
Once the criticisms grew loud and furious, the embattled Congressman, who has weathered this storm enough times to know the rules of survival, once again stood before his colleagues on the House floor, in a pathetic bid to reinstate his White victimhood with accusatory remarks, and the absent apology.
King, remarkably started off by admitting that he had made “a freshman mistake.”
How does a veteran of the political landscape defend himself with the laughable excuse that he fucked up because he’s still learning shit?
How many “mistakes” does it take in order to actually learn the lessons that fit the rules of conduct and basic human decency.
“For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that — they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
“I have reserved it to commemorate the lives of more than 55 million aborted babies, ‘the chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world.’”
“I would 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 are talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”
“The Civil War was history, the Confederacy was history. There’s a symbol there that means slavery to some, but it means a historical pride in the south in others, and we should be able to look at it as history.”
That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the endless slideshow of revolting imagery, that exited the slimy mouth of a puny coward, who hides under the banner of White supremacy and the evilness of Christianity, in order to remain cleansed and gratified for the disgraceful way in which his beloved country coddles badly behaved White males.
But the absolute worst was the tweet he posted back when we had a Black president who was too Black, and too intelligent, for the comfort level of White America.
For the State of the Union address back in 2015, President Obama was planning to shine some of the spotlight on Ana Zamora, a then twenty-year-old student from Dallas, who had been invited to be a part of that administration’s “dreamers’ collective,” thanks to a 2012 executive order.
Zamora was going to be honored with prime seating next to First Lady Michelle Obama during the televised speech, and Steve King was so appalled by the whole scenario, that he unleashed this gem:
#Obama perverts ‘prosecutorial discretion’ by inviting a deportable to sit in place of honor at #SOTU w/1st Lady.” “I should sit with Alito.”
But let’s get back to the current shit. King continued his plea for justice by slamming the Times for making him out to be the villain with a fiery tongue, when in fact, he’s just merely upholding his beliefs as an “American Nationalist” who can’t help the fact that Whiteness is under attack.
“There’s nothing about my family or my history or my neighborhood that would suggest that these false allegations can be supported by any activity whatsoever. I reject that history. I reject that ideology. I defend American civilization which is an essential component of western civilization.”
Here’s the thing, it’s more than time for racists like Steve King, to proudly accept the label they’ve more than earned with words and deeds.
It’s incredibly offensive to hear “American Nationalists” like King, Bannon, and your president, freely spew out insulting summations about Black and Brown people, and then ridiculously throw tantrums when they’re given the accurate assessment of what they righteously embody.
Trump was so incensed by the direct question from a Black woman, who wanted to know more about his affiliation with White Nationalism, that he perfectly illustrated how racists operate, when Black people dare to disprove the blatant lie of how much smarter White folks are, compared to their sub-human counterparts.
When a White male with power to wield, chooses to maximize his impressive platform by questioning why terms like “White supremacist” and “White Nationalist” are considered offensive — in a country that is terminally ill from the rising incidents of hate crimes and domestic terrorism, by citizens that resemble his template — that person is most definitely a racist.
We need to dispense with the pleasantries and “call a spade a spade.”
President Trump is racist, First Lady Melania Trump is racist, Ivanka Trump is racist, Sarah Sanders is racist, Mike Pence is an idiot and a racist, Kellyanne Conway is racist, John Bolton is racist, Mike Pompeo is racist, Paul Ryan is racist, Steven Mnuchin is racist, Betsy DeVos is racist, Kirstjen Nielsen is racist, Lindsay Graham is racist, Mitch McConnell is racist and the entire GOP is racist.
We don’t need Steve King expelled from the party that loves him just the way he is — we need him to proudly take ownership of how and why he’s best defined as a RACIST.
It’s the very least he can do.
California GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy told CBS’s Face the Nation:
‘That is not the America I know, and it is most definitely not the party of Lincoln.”
White privilege is definitely the blissful existence that creates the ultimate falsehood.