Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Steve King Lets Us Know What Conservatives Are Really Afraid Of

And when I say "conservatives," I mean all of you. Yes, even the "socially liberal" ones.

You may have heard of Steve King's proudly racist fearmongering nationalism sent out via Twitter over the weekend. The Republican representative for Iowa said in a tweet: "We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies." And by this, he meant exactly what he said, according to Steve King.

"You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else's babies. You've got to keep your birth rate up, and that you need to teach your children your values," King said, paraphrasing remarks he said he's delivered to audiences in Europe. "In doing so, you can grow your population, you can strengthen your culture, and you can strengthen your way of life."

In other words, white people need to have more babies so that we whites can maintain control of the country rather than losing it to people of color, who will soon outnumber us. He's saying that people of color (many of whom were here first or were brought over against their will or were forced to flee here because we destroyed their country) don't actually belong here. They are "someone else." They are not a part of "our" culture and "our" way of life.

Literally go fuck yourself in a corn field, Steve King.

This is what racists/white supremacists like Steve King are afraid of. They know the say is coming when we white people are no longer the majority in the U.S. This country is becoming less white and more progressive every year, and thank god. If we make it through the Trump years, the U.S. is going to be a lot better off once it's in the hands of people who actually understand things like poverty and oppression and therefore maybe will have some actual compassion for those who suffer most in this shit country.

The only problem is that once that point comes, that fear is going to erupt into violence - and it's coming sooner than you might expect. According to NPR, by the year 2020, the majority of children will be children of color. Once that announcement is released, you can expect a spike in racist hate crimes. And then again around 2044, when we whites are officially no longer a majority here. We white people, if we want to do ally work, need to be preparing to protect people of color from this now. Make sure your children see diversity in media and in books. Schools need prepare to focus on welcoming greater diversity. Take that anti-racist training course now.

Now you have yet another reason. Protect Kids of Color 2020.

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