Congressman Steve King’s Bigotry

Here is a sitting GOP congressman, on national TV, asking what minorities (by which he means non-whites) have done for civilization?

This has got to be the most arrogant and blatant racism I have ever heard from an elected official. He really believes this stuff?

First, whites are only about 17% of the world’s population, with 14% black and 60% Asian. Perhaps whites have built more tanks and rockets than other races, but they have also done their share of harm to the world (Hitler and Stalin come to mind).

Maybe King needs to travel more:

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrowmindedness … and many of our people need it solely on these accounts.

— Mark Twain

But justifying current discriminatory actions and outright racism based on made-up historic facts and subjective evaluation of the values of “contribution” to civilization is very despicable racism. It’s exactly what Hitler did to justify his deeds.

Way to go, GOP, way to go!