Another King was in the news on MLK Jr.’s birthday this week: Steve King, a racist Republican congressman from Iowa.
Eradicating bigotry in the United States will take centuries as Trump’s base has procreated and passed on their hatred to the next generation.
Don’t worry Rep. King, there is plenty of room on the trash heap of racial bigotry.
Sadly, i suspect America has as much chance of ending racism as it does religion.
Both function and propagate in much the same way, and both thrive on ignorance and vulnerable egos.
Steve King is no doubt a racist and a true embarrassment to most American citizens. That being said, his election victories in NW/N Central Iowa are the result of a lot of formal hocus pocus religious homogeneity and a mash up of odd economic beliefs, converging in a rich bountiful area the size of many states.
This is where the slaughter of Native Americans by the U. S. Government, mostly Sioux, really went into overdrive. Land theft, genocide, numerous broken treaties and First Nation blood, was spilled all over this rich earth. The original European " settlers " here, then came in and bought up the land on the very cheap, and have worked very hard since. Mostly at spreading a " unique " European, Iowa and U. S. Official historical amnesia. Apparently, it has worked quite well for Steve King, as well, in reinforcing this amnesia in his particular Congressional district, anyway.
And, really, why wouldn’t European land grabbers, assorted drygulchers and religious hoodwinkers want to accept a good dose of American historical amnesia. It’s the first step in getting into an actual physical heaven for most of them. And, they do believe in that kind of stuff pretty much, too. Like holy agricultural runoff into a holy river, it all runs together, eventually.
Dr. King most likely could smell a Steve King, Mitt Romney or a Donald Trump from several miles away. That amazing gift would certainly benefit him, and anyone else, traveling through the 4th Congressional nowadays, as well. The current " settlers " there call it " the smell of gold ". Most Americans without amnesia would call it what it is; a giant holding pond of steaming shit. But, nobody is supposed to talk about Steve King and his ilks role in that, either.
Ya’ know, Manifest Destiny and all that good stuff.
… and institutionalize abuse under rigid power structures.