Monday, March 13, 2017

[Update] White nationalism in the House of Representatives


Josh Marshall at TPM also has some sharp words about Steve King:
King frequently speaks in the language of white nationalists and neo-Nazis who speak of "white genocide" and America being overrun by non-whites. 
Consider this tweet from just last September.
"Cultural suicide by demographic transformation"—This is literally the kind of talk you can read from Richard Spencer and Stormfront any day of the week. Note also that King is there with Wilders, the rightist, racist Dutch member of parliament and Frauke Petry, the rightist, nationalist leader of Germany's Alternative for Germany party. These are the parties Trump's top advisor Steve Bannon wants to help loft to power and ally with in a rightist, north Atlantic political movement. 
This isn't just one "controversial" member of Congress. King is part of American white nationalist, far-right political movement. That's not a softer way to say "racist." He's also a racist. But there are plenty of racists who have more conventional politics. He's part of a movement. So is Bannon. So is Trump
Beginning of original post: 
This is the tweet that King retweeted:
The Voice of Europe Twitter follows Steve King, and he in turn follows Voice of Europe.

Another quote from Geert Wilders on the "Voice of Europe" Facebook page:

And a quote from Marine Le Pen:

Not coincidentally, Steve King follows Le Pen on Twitter:

Another quote from Marine Le Pen on the Voice of Europe Facebook page:

And who does that remind us of?

Donald Trump on October 13, 2016.

He spoke about the "global special interests," the "global power structure," and Hillary Clinton's connection to them:
We've seen this first hand in the WikiLeaks documents, in which Hillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends and her donors.
Global special interests:
This election will determine whether we are a free nation or whether we have only the illusion of democracy, but are in fact controlled by a small handful of global special interests rigging the system, and our system is rigged.

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