Steve King Says Civilization Can’t Be Restored With ‘Somebody Else’s Babies’
By MATTHEW HAAG MARCH 12, 2017
Representative Steve King, a Republican from Iowa who has a history of making inflammatory statements viewed by many as insensitive or outright racist, was roundly criticized on Sunday for his apparent endorsement of white nationalism.
Mr. King made the remark on Twitter when he shared a story by the Voice of Europe website about the far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who wants to end Muslim immigration and ban the Quran and who has called Moroccan immigrants “scum.”
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Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies. https://twitter.com/v_of_europe/status/840724494113206272 …
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Critics said that Mr. King echoed the principles of white nationalism, the belief that national identity is linked to the white race and its superiority to other races. Self-proclaimed white nationalists emerged as a small but vocal group during the candidacy of Donald J. Trump, celebrating his promises to crack down on illegal immigration and ban Muslims from entering the United States, as well as heralding his presidential victory as a chance to preserve white culture.
But many people quickly condemned Mr. King. “You, Congressman, are simply a bigot,” one person replied. Another person wrote, “You know that you were ‘somebody else’s baby’ too, right? Or do you not understand how this works?”
For some reason, when it comes to immigration policy, non-whites are not expected to agree that somebody else’s babies are good enough. Instead, they are encouraged to demand the demographic transformation of the United States by their relatives.
“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 are talking about,” he said. “Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”
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