Multiculturalism - not all cultures and civilizations are equal
We have been force-fed the multiculturalism mantra for the last 25 years. Yet as evident with the Islamic invasion of Europe today, not all cultures and civilizations are equal. As pointed out by Rep. Steve King, Western Civilization is the most successful civilization the world has ever seen, saying it is built upon "Mosaic law, the Greek age of reason, Roman law and the Roman order of government, and the Republican form of government."
It seems that Rep. Steve King recently tripped the triggers of political correctness. As reported in the article, Rep Steve King: ‘We Can’t Restore Our Civilization With Somebody Else’s Babies’, Chris Menahan, D.C. Clothesline, March 13, 2017:
Republican Congressman Steve King triggered a firestorm Sunday on Twitter after expressing support for leading Dutch candidate Geert Wilders, a fierce critic of the Islamization of the West.
“Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny,” King said. “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”...
King posted the comments in response to a tweet from the right-wing Voice of Europe twitter account discussing the Turkish riots in the Netherlands on Sunday: “Hundreds of Islamists shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Wilders is right for over 10 years.”...
King triggered similar outrage last year [in 2016] for defending white people’s contributions to civilization and saying: “The idea of multiculturalism, that every culture is equal — that’s not objectively true. We’ve been fed that information for the past 25 years, and we’re not going to become a greater nation if we continue to do that.”
Here's a September 10, 2016 video interview of Rep. Steve King clarifying his statements:
From the Youtube video description:
Steve Comments on White People: Not True That ‘Every Culture Is Equal’Congressman Steve King got in some hot water this week for his comments about white people’s contributions to civilization. In reaction to a fellow MSNBC panelist snarking by all the white people at the Republican National Convention, King said, “Where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about?”
He said that white people have done more for civilization than other “sub-groups,” and the DNC is already demanding an apology.
Well, today King went ahead and stood by what he said, after being confronted by The Washington Post‘s Philip Rucker. King insisted he was disturbed by how panelist Charlie Pierce was “disparaging” old white people, and asked, “Can you trade that language out by trading any other group in there as an adjective?”
And then he made this argument:
“Western civilization is the most successful civilization the world has ever seen. And some of the reasons for that is it’s borrowed from other cultures along the way, back to Mosaic law, the Greek age of reason, Roman law and the Roman order of government, and the Republican form of government, by the way, that we’re guaranteed in our constitution…
“The sum total that’s been contributed by Western civilization, it surpasses any other culture of civilization, party because we borrowed from them along the way, and we’re flexible enough to do that. And so I don’t think we should apologize for our success.”
He concluded, “The idea of multiculturalism, that every culture is equal — that’s not objectively true.”
It should be noted that while the stratification of multiculturalism tends to fall along racial lines, this stratification does not make Western Civilization inherently racist. Nor does it make any particular race inherently racist for belonging to - and for that matter, inventing - Western Civilzation.