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What Rep. Steve King’s 'Racist' Statements Teach

Article author: 
Ilana Mercer
Article publisher: 
American Renaissance
Article date: 
March 20, 2017
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“There’s a class of people for whom no identity is permitted. They’re the people of Europe and the Anglo-sphere.”

Rep. Steve King ... had told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson that “we can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” The Republican congressman quickly reframed the comments...

More instructive than what Rep. King said or meant to say are the lessons about what we’re not supposed to say.

We dare not suggest that a civilization created by a particular people with a particular religious and racial profile, may well perish once those people are replaced or have engineered their own replacement.

America’s historical majority may not entertain or express a natural affinity for its own. A connection to kith, kin and culture, when expressed by whites, is considered inauthentic, xenophobic, and certainly racist.

In other words, there’s a class of people for whom no identity is permitted. They’re the people of Europe and the Anglo-sphere: the English, the Americans, the Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders. The unspoken rule is that only non-Occidentals be allowed to express “civilizational consciousness,” Samuel P. Huntington’s synonym for “our stock, our country, our culture, our civilization.”...

To her governing elites, America is not a nation but a notion, as Patrick J. Buchanan put it. To someone like House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is admired by Democratic and Republican progressives alike, America is a community of disparate people coalescing around an abstract, highly manipulable, state-sanctioned ideology...

Yet to Russell Kirk, the father of American conservatism, and an old-school conservative—as well as, arguably, to the founders of the nation themselves—society was a community of souls, joining the dead, the living, and those yet unborn. A society cohered through what Aristotle called friendship and what Christians call love of neighbor, facilitated by a shared language, literature, history, habits and heroes. These factors, taken together, constitute the glue that binds the nation. Once this glue is gone, the nation is gone.

By contrast, the idea of the American “creedal nation,” which is supposed to unite us all in “a common commitment to a set of ideas and ideals,” is abstract and inorganic. This creed comes from above, not from below. It’s a state religion reflexively developed to bring about compliance...

 


 

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Tancredo: Iowa’s Congressman Steve King Target of Globalist Assassins, Tom Tancredo, Breitbart, April 19, 2017:

This week Congressman Steve King of Iowa made the following comment on his Twitter account about the outcome of the Dutch election contest between nationalist candidate Geert Wilders and the incumbent socialist Prime Minister:

Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.

By the ensuing mud fight, you would think Congressman King had praised the beheading of children or “honor killings.” But, no: King had only committed a crime against “diversity” by saying American culture is different and is worth saving.

Geert Wilders’ party did not win a majority in the Dutch national parliamentary elections on March 11 – actually, no party did– but he did increase his party’s share of the popular vote by about 30 percent. That means his views are attracting growing support, and to applaud that trend that arouses anger among progressives –and yes, hatred—against Steve King. Wilders is a leader among Europeans seeking to halt unrestricted immigration by millions of Muslims fleeing the Middle East’s civil wars and terrorist violence.

Steve King Is watching the slow collapse of European civilization and suggesting that the United States follow a different course. Perhaps if his Republican critics bothered to examine the demographic assault on Europe they would not be so quick to condemn his Paul Revere-like warning.

Turkish President Erdogan tells Muslims in Europe to have “at least five children,” because, “You are the future of Europe.”  Do you think Erdogan is planning to win the 2040 World Cup—or something more “comprehensive.”  If the Muslim Brotherhood has its way, it is the future of America as well...

First to attack Congressman King were the knee-jerk slander-mongers like the Southern Policy Law Center, The New York Times, and the usual gang bangers.

But the leftist watchtowers of political correctness were soon joined by mainstream media assassins, who painted a picture of a “white nationalist” politician who deserved to be pilloried as an enemy of diversity and civil rights...

But, wait: something here does not add up. King wasn’t being attacked for advocating less immigration. He was attacked for saying our nation would be better off if we reproduced our own children and our own values—which implies—oh, my, God—implies our values might be superior to imported values!

Okay, not everyone agrees with that, but how is it “racist”?

  • Don’t American-born babies come in all colors and all races?
  • Isn’t the United States the most diverse country in the world in the number of languages and races represented in our public schools and our arts and entertainment?
  • How is proposing that all of the millions of multi-racial Americans have more babies “racist”?...

We have entered an era of pseudo-progressivism when opposition to any progressive policy – such as unrestricted migration across open borders, or unrestricted access to public welfare benefits — is pilloried and slandered as “racist.” This new high-brow censorship is hailed as “progress,” when in reality, it is a hallmark of totalitarian repression.

Steve King did not say that only white Americans should have more babies; he wants more American babies, period. Yes, that’s an example of putting “America First,” and you can either agree or disagree with it. But to slander it as racist is, well, plainly un-American...