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Did Iowa Rep. Steve King Lament the Loss of White Nationalism?

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posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 10:46 AM
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If anyone set eyes on the liberal media complex last night, everyone from Colbert to Don Lemon was churning out the new talking points about Iowa Rep. Steve King.





This appeared to stem, as it often does, from a NYT hit piece, which invariably told us about the controversial things he said over the decades, but not much else.

It was, as the title suggested from the outset, an article that painted Steve King as a racist, white nationalist, anti-immigrant xenophobe, all of the evidence being derived from disparate phrases said over the course of a decade.

This statement of King’s in particular seized upon Don Lemon’s cerebral cortex, sending him in to fits of fury:

“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?”

According to King, this one sentence was plucked from a 50 minute interview and used in such a way—as these things often are—to paint him in a certain light of the author’s (and therefor, Don Lemon’s) desire.

But in a public statement, Steve King denies any such sentiment, or the angle of the hit piece in general.

Was Steve King lamenting the loss of White Nationalism, or is he the victim of a word-policing outrage machine?




edit on 12-1-2019 by Propagandalf because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: Propagandalf

If we oust every biased bigot in DC, the democrat party will have 2 people left.


This is a hit-piece.


Do we do "Purity-Thought" evaluations now?

Is this what we have become???

Basically Thought-Police are alive and well in our country.


Jezus! 19-f###ING-84!


Orwell would freak!



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I know nothing about the man except what comes from the article. And everything that comes from the article is unflattering to say the least. Has he not said or done a single, unracist thing over the course of his career?



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 10:59 AM
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If he said what was alleged, that is a really dumb terribel thing to say, and I dont blame media for calling him out on it.

However, notice that the media seems to not want to cal people out for supporting racist like farrakhan in washington.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 10:59 AM
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originally posted by: Propagandalf
If anyone set eyes on the liberal media complex last night, everyone from Colbert to Don Lemon was churning out the new talking points about Iowa Rep. Steve King. This appeared to stem, as it often does, from a NYT hit piece, which invariably told us about the controversial things he said over the decades, but not much else.

It was, as the title suggested from the outset, an article that painted Steve King as a racist, white nationalist, anti-immigrant xenophobe, all of the evidence being derived from disparate phrases said over the course of a decade.

This statement of King’s in particular seized upon Don Lemon’s cerebral cortex, sending him in to fits of fury:

“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?”

According to King, this one sentence was plucked from a 50 minute interview and used in such a way—as these things often are—to paint him in a certain light of the author’s (and therefor, Don Lemon’s) desire.

But in a public statement, Steve King denies any such sentiment, or the angle of the hit piece in general.

Was Steve King lamenting the loss of White Nationalism, or is he the victim of a word-policing outrage machine?






The left loves to take statements out of context in order to paint someone as a racist to rile up their base... this is a common tactic. It works because most leftist aren't smart enough to actually go dig up what was actually said nor actually understand context of the conversation.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: Propagandalf
a reply to: DBCowboy

I know nothing about the man except what comes from the article. And everything that comes from the article is unflattering to say the least. Has he not said or done a single, unracist thing over the course of his career?


It doesn't even matter what he said.

It's only how it is interpreted by the Thought Police.

I mean, seriously, are we going to do a purge of everyone who has ever said something or even thought something against the current fascist ideology?



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Propagandalf
a reply to: DBCowboy

I know nothing about the man except what comes from the article. And everything that comes from the article is unflattering to say the least. Has he not said or done a single, unracist thing over the course of his career?


It doesn't even matter what he said.

It's only how it is interpreted by the Thought Police.

I mean, seriously, are we going to do a purge of everyone who has ever said something or even thought something against the current fascist ideology?


That seems to be the case. It’s weird that now “journalists” now sift through old statements for past transgressions.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 11:23 AM
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I don't believe it. Every time I hear someone use the word "racist" my brain just shuts down and nothing else they say means squat.

I do believe that every time a Democrat says the word "racist," a Republican is born...

TheRedneck



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: Propagandalf

If defending Western Civilization is hate speech then I'm guilty of that thoughtcrime.

I only see 4 lights, not 5.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 11:36 AM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
I don't believe it. Every time I hear someone use the word "racist" my brain just shuts down and nothing else they say means squat.

I do believe that every time a Democrat says the word "racist," a Republican is born...

TheRedneck


That’s the worst part about it. Every time I hear the word “racist” my mind turns off. I have to remind myself that the accused might be an actual racist.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 11:42 AM
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I too am sick and tired of all the white bashing. Rep. Steve King is my hero.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 11:46 AM
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He’s a racist, pure and simple. He has a long history. Of course that probably makes him a hero to many here. a reply to: Propagandalf



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: Grambler
If he said what was alleged, that is a really dumb terribel thing to say, and I dont blame media for calling him out on it.

However, notice that the media seems to not want to cal people out for supporting racist like farrakhan in washington.

Agree. Dumb things to say in public 101.

Nationalism is a political, social, and economic ideology and movement characterized by the promotion of the interests of a particular nation,[1] especially with the aim of gaining and maintaining the nation's sovereignty (self-governance) over its homeland.
Wiki

I think most folks can get behind that sentiment. Sort of a synonym for "patriotic." However when you put a word like "white" in front of it...

hold that white people should maintain their majority in majority-white countries, maintain their political and economic dominance, and that their cultures should be foremost.[4] Many white nationalists believe that miscegenation, multiculturalism, immigration of nonwhites and low birth rates among whites are threatening the white race,[6] and some believe these things are being promoted as part of an attempted white genocide.[6]
wiki YOu open a can of worms that I want nothing to do with.

And Keep the term "white supremacist" right the heck away from me. I definitely would not want to self-identify in those terms on National TV..




posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: soundguy
He’s a racist, pure and simple. He has a long history. Of course that probably makes him a hero to many here. a reply to: Propagandalf



He has a long history of saying things you do not like, as taught to you by a slander machine, plain and simple.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: FilthyUSMonkey

I couldn't agree more.

Does this mean that rep king is a racist?

No.

But it certainly is a legitimate reason for the press to report on those comments and for him to have to explain himself.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 12:22 PM
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oh it is going to be amusing seeing anyone trying to defend him in this topic, people will get exposed



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: Propagandalf

If people want to criticize this guy, they won't be the first. He is correct saying the word Nazi is now being substituted for the word racist. Now the wall is somehow being characterized as a Nazi wall, at least by Don Lemon.

What have any Nazis ever done in respect to building walls? Hitler is not known for wall building and I don't know of any fascists famous for building walls anywhere. So if the Mexico wall is now Nazi that just proves this word substitution. No wall anywhere has ever been any kind of Nazi wall. Most ridiculous BS I've ever heard.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: Propagandalf

What I see with this is a brilliant tactic on the part of the Leftist Democrats. They are using the wall and anti-immigration attitudes as a litmus test for racist attitudes.

It may work wonders for them. It will definitely work well with their Millenial and Coastie core voters.

Pretty obvious the 2020 race will be a lot like Brexit; knuckle dragging Neo-Nazi Nationalists versus Enlightened Globalists.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 12:47 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: FilthyUSMonkey

I couldn't agree more.

Does this mean that rep king is a racist?

No.

But it certainly is a legitimate reason for the press to report on those comments and for him to have to explain himself.

I don't think I would want I person to represent me to the country who cannot understand that some comments are deeply offensive to many fellow Americans, and still not be able to understand why. Either he believes what he said, or doesn't understand the meaning of what he said.

If he believes what he said, and people vote for him based upon that understanding, what does that say about the voters who elected him?

Conversely, If he does not understand what he said, and people for him based upon that lack of understanding, what does that say about the voters who elected him?

Either way, he has been (since 2013) and is making the voters in Iowa's 4th congressional district look like less than stellar consumers when deciding who will represent them.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: TonyS

Do you think this puts an end to merit based immigration? Now it doesn't matter if people don't qualify for asylum, or if they're criminals? We should just automatically let them in because they are not white? Anything else is Nazi?

The only people impressed by this already think that way.



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