Rep. King Hopes We See White Supremacy As An Unparalleled Fact
William Petroski recounts how, appearing on an MSNBC panel led by Chris Hayes, Congressman Steve King and others discussed the start of the GOP’s big event, which is expected to result in the party’s nomination of Donald Trump for president. But Charles Pierce of Esquire magazine observed that the predominantly white Republican gathering was hardly a celebration of diversity.
“If you’re really optimistic, you can say that this is the last time that old white people will command the Republican Party’s attention, its platform, its public face,” Pierce said. “That hall is wired by loud, unhappy, dissatisfied white people.”
King offered a dissenting view.
“This ‘old white people’ business does get a little tired, Charlie,” King said. “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’re talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”
Hayes asked: “Than white people?”
“Than, than Western civilization itself,” King said. “It’s rooted in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the United States of America and every place where the footprint of Christianity settled the world. That’s all of Western civilization.”
Education For Congressman Steve King
I credit Michael Lwin for some of the guidance we’re able to give Steve King in his search for nonwhite, non-Christian contributions to the world. Let’s start with Christianity itself. It originated in the Levant.
Numbers were the origination of Sumerians, and he can look to the Egyptians and Babylonians for the origination of algebra. I doubt King uses nor even understands algebra so he cannot be blamed.
Agriculture developed in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East simultaneously, though Europe was influenced technique- and crop-wise by the others, so no carbs for the Congressman if not for non-whites. Farming, which at its earliest originated in the Middle East, would put an Iowa congressman in a bind as he could only eat what he could hunt and gather. Thankfully, non-white people helped Congressman King out of this bind.
Congressman King loves guns no doubt, but we would not have them without gunpowder which was invented by the Chinese. There are many other contributions, including the Nobel laureates who have saved millions of lives for antimalarial meds and other scientific innovations, but I think this is a good start for Congressman King.