With the Republican convention under way there are tons of speeches from the podium to pick apart–not least of which is
Michelle Obabm’s Melania Trump’s opening night speech. With all that political rhetoric it can be hard to know what the party really thinks. But Congressman Steve King wants to lay it out plainly for you: Whites rule, the rest of you subhumans drool.
Just in case the shock was too much to hear it all, it went a little like this:
King: This whole “white people business” does get a little tired, Charlie. I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these categories of people you’re talking about . Where did any sub group of people contribute more to civilization?
Hayes: Than white people?
King: Than western civilization itself that’s rooted in Western Europe Eastern Europe and the United States of America and everyplace where the footprint of christianity settled the world.
Look, if you have an old drunk uncle that wants to spout that from a broken down recliner after Thanksgiving dinner, this kind of claptrap may be expected. Let’s be clear, though, this guy is a sitting congressman–he makes decisions about how our country will run, and he just laid out White Supremacy Theory #1 live on TV with no shame to his game. The only appropriate reaction may be this:
He seems ignorant to the fact that writing, law, math, science, architecture and all other civilization was born on the continent of Africa, and was well in evidence in the advanced civilizations of the Chinese, Egyptians, Incan, Phoenicians and others. Even the Greeks he credits with civilization were studying in the great libraries of Timbuktu in Mali before Europe was Europe.
So while the mainstream media is chewing up Melania Trump, this little gem of racism goes largely noticed by the people this man is sworn to serve. That’s a good reminder that just when you are least expecting it, if you listen close, the GOP will tell you exactly who they are.