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Steve King Marks RNC Kickoff with White Supremacist Comments


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Steve King Marks RNC Kickoff with White Supremacist Comments

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

The Republican National Convention (RNC) kicked off Monday night with some controversial moments, many of which were punctuated by a seeming theme of white anger and pride—but none as explicit as a statement by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who said during a panel discussion on MSNBC that whites have contributed more to history than "any other subgroup."


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Well... it does get a little tiresome hearing minorities complain about "white people"... it's just the other side of the same dirty coin.

And just to note... when you have to go back to the invention of the "compass" and "music" to justify the current contributions of your specific genetic "sub-group", you're trying to hard.

It's not so much about race as it is about culture. Some cultures put greater emphasis on certain things (whether that be technological innovation, religion, family, war-mongering, whatever). It's not that certain people are superior to others... it's that certain cultures are more advantageous than others.

Like it or not, our current (globalized) society is based on culture that was developed in Western Europe... and it generally has done a better job of advancing the human race than those that came before it. Is it perfect...no. Can it be improved...definitely. However, this isn't accomplished by promoting a specific race's "subculture". And it's not accomplished by vilifying white people.


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Conservatives are stupid but they have the most money. Greed, violence, crime, racism, misogyny, lies, fear, lust, gluttony, sloth, wrath, envy, pollution, murder, superstition, deceit, blood, death and all atrocities distinguish Mammon's minions.


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Your ignorance of "Western civilization" is abysmal.


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When colleges started having Black Studies departments, people like Steve King asked why there weren't White Studies also. The response was: "That's the History Department."

It was an accurate summation. Historical studies largely focused on European history and ignored the rest of the globe. So King probably doesn't know that Iraq was the birthplace of math, science, writing and more.

"In the 1850s, when the first major excavations were conducted in Iraq, it was still commonly held that the cultural progenitors of western civilisation were the classical world of Greece and Rome and Judaeo-Christian religion. Though the Book of Genesis mentioned Uruk, Akkad and Babylon, it was never suspected that these much older civilisations had had a profound influence on the civilisations of the Near East and the Mediterranean world. At that time it was also not known that Mesopotamia had led the way in the invention of writing and literature; in mathematics, science, astronomy and geometry; in the invention of the wheel; and in the earliest law codes. Even today, when we count time and space in multiples of 12 and 60, we do so because of the Mesopotamians."

Steve King isn't just ignorant, it's learned ignorance. Most of our kids are still being taught the same eurocentric nonsense.


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More crud from one of the most bigoted Congressional members in the last 60 years. Steve King would be the last person I'd choose to speak on anything except hog confinement buildings. Iowans who vote for this idiot show provincial and parochial are words still used to often describe the rural areas of the state. These plow jockeys, however, do share the same zip code as Mr. King; which is EIEIO, of course.


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"Sub Group" - dog whistle for all minorities who, being non-white, are subordinate, Neanderthal knuckle-draggers. This T-Bagger is a total arse but his speech (and those of other speakers at this WS Rally in Cleveland) appeal(s) to the base of Trump followers, to be sure.

Remember the infamous assertions by Rep. King:

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) addressed the portion of the now famous Todd Akin quote in which Akin said that the female body has the ability to prevent pregnancy in cases of incest or statutory rape. In fact, "King told an Iowa reporter he’s never heard of a child getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest." Seriously.

“Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way, and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter. ”

Like Trump, a veritable "prince of a fellow...." stated with sarcasm.


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Lead sentence is an oops. Try Idaho next.:wink:


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Your comment makes no sense at all and I do not need any additional explanation. Done.


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That depends on what you mean by "advancing" the human race.


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He is ignorant and a bigot.


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Look at the photo of this racist extremist and remember his name and face well.
This is one of the barbaric thugs that are ruining our world and causing hate, strife and violence.
Republican heartland stuff.


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