“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Mr. King said. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”I fuckin' told you. And I'm being like this because I got all kinds of messages on Tumblr asking me "what's wrong with nationalism?" And maybe outside of the U.S. they aren't taught through their entire childhood via education and media that nationalism is bad because in the U.S. it has always led to deadly racist violence, but even if you don't live here, it can't take that much thought to figure out that Donald Trump + nationalism = bad.
But a lot of those people went on to defend nationalism in a way that made it clear they're white nationalists, and the sheer amount of them was alarming as all hell. Seriously, this problem is almost certainly worse than you think it is.
Now, predictably, America's most white nationalist congressman is like "what's wrong with being a white supremacist?" Yeah, right, Steve. What's wrong with the KKK and nazis and lynchings and genocide, right?
And it's not just that. The second half of his quote is just as bad. He's saying that "the merits of our history" are all white people shit and our civilization is a result of and belongs to white people. This is absolutely and 100% the opinion of white supremacists. It's the basis of their ideology. We white people created everything that's good and people of color have done nothing. It's absolute bullshit, of course, but reality doesn't matter to people so fragile that they have to convince themselves that they're better than others because they're white.
This is where we're at. And the reason Steve King feels comfortable saying this to the New York Times is because we have a president actively spouting racist, dehumanizing propaganda because his wall is a metaphor for his penis.
This keeps getting worse and worse. Things have already happened that can't be undone. People have already died. Mueller better pounce soon.