Yeah, Yeah, I Know… Racism again

Iowa’s Congressman Steve King has come out in support of The Netherlands’ Geert Wilders. Wilders is running for office there and wants to stop and reverse the influx of military-age Muslims who have been coming into that country.

On Sunday, King retweeted a political cartoon featuring Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician whose anti-Muslim rhetoric and blown-out hairstyle have drawn plenty of comparisons to Donald Trump. The cartoon depicts Wilders, chairman of the far-right Party for Freedom and a member of the Dutch parliament, plugging a hole in the wall protecting “Western Civilization” as a flood of water bearing the star-and-crescent symbol of Islam comes crashing over the top.

“Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny,” King wrote on Twitter. “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

Yahoo News has tried to link Wilders with Donald Trump because of his hair and connects King with KKK leader David Duke. It’s a hatchet job but the left loves hatchets as much as Lizzy Borden did.

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12 Responses to Yeah, Yeah, I Know… Racism again

  1. Son of the Rabbit People says:

    Wilders is right. The left are so intent on their multi-culti dreams, they can’t see the seeds are being planted for their own destruction by their own hand.

  2. Uke says:

    Maybe he meant that we can’t rebuild our culture using committed, Shariah-supporting Muslims specifically, or people from other countries that are not trying to assimilate to us in good faith more generally.

    Those are at least defensible.

    But his actual words? His actual words make it seem like he doesn’t want me to be here.

    My parents are immigrants. Am I “someone else’s baby”?

    I served in the Army. So did my father. We’re both college educated, taxpaying Americans. We’ve been and will be net positives to this country, financially and otherwise.

    That’s the problem with overly generalized statements like King’s. He positions himself in opposition to people who are otherwise aligned with him on virtually all other issues.

  3. Uke says:

    Ronald Reagan on immigration:

    “America represents something universal in the human spirit. I received a letter not long ago from a man who said, ‘You can go to Japan to live, but you cannot become Japanese. You can go to France to live and not become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany or Turkey, and you won’t become a German or a Turk.’ But then he added, ‘Anybody from any corner of the world can come to America to live and become an American.’

    Proper assimilation is extremely important. Vital, really. People immigrating here must truly aspire to be American, such that they view themselves fully as Americans once they have integrated.

    If we can’t achieve that, we shouldn’t be bringing new people in, I guess. But if we can–and past history shows us that we can–then immigration with few barriers is a good thing for our ability to innovate and create wealth.

    • rj says:

      Exactly that, if you live, eat,work, raise a family, attend a church in a isolated enclave, that speaks Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic, Russian, etc.
      And you do not learn English, conduct your business with the state in English, conduct no private business in English speaking establishments, insist English speaking establishments cater to your non-english language, teach your children English and forbid them to speak English in your home, vote in English, do not care for the freedoms of the constitution, you are not American, you are a foreigner living in a foreign enclave in America.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        I have a living grandmother. Her husband, my grandfather, was killed in action on Okinawa in WWII.

        Her father and mother were born in Iowa. Her father served in WWI.

        Her maternal grandmother was born in Iowa. Her other three grandparents were born in what is now Germany.

        In other words, grandma is third generation American by three of her grandparents and a fourth generation by one of her grandparents.

        Grandma only spoke German when she started school.

  4. Joe says:

    I think most here are not confused by these statements and do not draw a scintilla of racism or anti legal immigration sentiments from his comments. It is not racism to suggest the organized “migration crisis” in Europe is radically reshaping western society for the worse. Evidenced by the no go zones and skyrocketing violent crime.

    I was watching some European news the other day and some the migrants were miffed because they did not receive the handouts they were supposed to receive upon entry. They were told by unnamed organizers they would receive certain benefits upon entry into Europe, money and a wife. I would love to know who the organizers are; Erdogan definitely playing his part. As Sheikh Muhammed Ayed put it, “We will give them fertility. We will breed children with them, because we shall conquer their countries.”

    Lets not pretend what is happening in Europe represents the idyllic immigration of our grandfathers.

    • Uke says:

      Lets not pretend what is happening in Europe represents the idyllic immigration of our grandfathers.

      I agree. I’d have no problem with King’s words if he said that.

      He did not, however, and made it seem like the babies of immigrants–illegal and legal–are detrimental to our culture.

      I’d humbly suggest that I, the son of an immigrant–have done my part to hold up the bargain, and to not only reinforce but also exemplify the traditional culture of America.

      And I don’t think I’m the only one. For every La Raza racist, non-assimilating Hispanic, there are Hispanic immigrants that are not only fans of becoming American, but frankly adhere to traditional American ideals better than native born Americans themselves.

      If King wanted to focus on massive importation of refugees with no desire to assimilate, he should have done so. If he’d wanted to focus on our failure to assimilate immigrants in general, he should do so.

      But he didn’t. He later clarified his statements indicating that his tweet didn’t go far enough. He strongly implied a desire to end all legal immigration outright on Tucker’s show.

      • C. L. says:

        Just my two cents. I agree that King could have phrased his message much better. I also think that immigration has gone on for a long period of time fairly unchecked, and we now have (maybe) millions of people here who have not assimilated. I think it’s a good idea to halt all or most immigration for awhile to allow time for those already here to assimilate. It’s been done before – a long pause in immigration – and I believe it helped a lot in that respect.

        I also understand that what I just said is not very popular with a large segment of the population.

        • miforest says:

          that is a brilliant idea. you are definitely out front of the pack. from your lips(well, keyboard) to gods ears.

        • Uke says:

          I believe we are generally not trying to assimilate new immigrants as well as we used to, and that we can and should do better.

          I also believe that our assimilation process of new immigrants is not as disastrous as some would have you believe, Dearbornistan and the like notwithstanding.

          I also believe that halting all immigration is an overkill solution that would generally have net negative effects.

  5. Jim22 says:

    I am a third generation American. My maternal grandparents emigrated from Denmark. My paternal grandmother from Sweden. I, however, am an American. I don’t really care how someone might be slightly offended by King’s comment. Taking offense at crap like this is self-defeating. I prefer to embrace western, and particularly American, values because they lead to Judeo-Christian values of goodness and fair play. I believe there have always been groups in the world that intend to destroy those values. They should be resisted.

    Geert Wilders sees those forces on the streets of his country every day and is correctly appalled. They are on the increase, too, as misguided politicians welcome them with open arms. He is not alone, either. Many in his country agree with him. If he takes over his country’s reins there may be hope for western civilization there.

    Congressman King, I think, understands it as well. There are those in the United States who would prefer to have the anarchy that is developing in Europe. They invent meanings to what is said by those who resist.