March 14, 2017

Babies! We Need More Babies!

Representative Steve King of Iowa posted his support for the Dutch Donald Trump, Geert Wilders (Make the Netherlands Great Again is his slogan).Wilders is

King tweeted
Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with someone else's babies. 
Someone else's babies?  Egads! Whatever could he have meant?

In a follow up interview with CNN, he clarified things for us. He's been to Europe, he said, and he's been telling anyone who will listen this same message. Take Germany - or any country with a shrinking population.
You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else's babies. You've got to keep your birth rate up and that you need to teach your children your values and in doing so, then you can grow your population and you can strengthen your culture, you can strengthen your way of life.
Chris Cuomo was, understandably, incredulous while he wondered who are somebody else's babies. King answered
Chris, we're a country here you know if you take a picture of what America looks like, you can do it at a football stadium or at a basketball court, and you'll see all kinds of different Americans there. We're pretty proud of that, of the different looking Americans that are still Americans. And there's an American culture, an American civilization, it's raised within these children in these American homes and that's one of the reasons that we require that the president of the United States be raised with an American experience,
Cuomo then challenged King, that it seemed he was saying that "you're either white or you're not right" with his comment about someone else's babies and that thinking was anathema to what we believe in America.

King responded
If you go down the road a few generations, or maybe centuries, with the inter-marriage, I'd like to see an America that is just so homogeneous that we look a lot the same, from that perspective. I think there has been far too much focus on race, especially in the last eight years and I want to see that put behind us. I gave a speech on this on Saturday and half the liberals got up and left the room.
Again, Cuomo challenged him, that his statements seem "inherently divisive" language, and again pointed it out it seemed King was saying that white babies were better. King fought back, noting that his language was 'precise' and he never said white was better.

His point, if you would just stop projecting, is that he believes in Western Civilization, and that good things follow the English language, and that non-English speaking people or people who don't resemble Americans don't contribute equally to Western Civilization. Or something like that.

Cuomo fought valiantly, but it's really not worth fighting with someone like Representative King. As he noted, he's been selling this message for a while now (this article says as far back as 2003 when he first got elected), with consistency.

For example, speaking about Dreamers and other Mexican babies:
For every one who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.  
 Or, for example (from the same article):
This whole white people business, though, does get a little tired. I'd ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you are talking about. Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?
Or, for example:
As much as I love and appreciate people from any place on the planet, this country has been made up of, is a center-right country, is Christian based, that is our morality, we believe in freedom religion but if you brought in, say, all the Muslims in the world into the United States, you know it changes the culture. 
So if it turns into a few hundred thousand every year, how long is it before the culture of American is changed? And we're willingly, we're knowingly and willingly changing the culture of America by government policies driven out of the White House and we aren't even having a national debate about how that changes our country and is it good or is it bad. I have not seen either the level of assimilation of Muslims into the broader American society, or any place in the world, for that matter. So I'd like to see that model, point to that, tell me how you want America to look, because America's being transformed because of immigration policy and I'm like Ann Coulter, I like the America we had.
Or, for example, speaking about members of the Congressional Black Caucus expressing a concern about a history of racial profiling in Ferguson, Mo:
This idea of no racial profiling. I've seen the video (of protesters after the Michael Brown shooting). It looks to me like you don't need to bother with that particular factor because they all appear to be of a single origin, I should say, a continental origin might be the way to phrase that.  I just reject race-based politics, identity politics. I think we're all God's children. We should all be held to the same standards and the same level of behavior.
Or, for example, speaking about Blacks and Hispanics becoming the majority putting whites in the minority:
When you start accentuating the differences, then you start ending up with people that are at each other's throats. And he's adding up Hispanics and blacks into what he predicts will be in greater number than whites in America. I predict that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before that happens.
No; you can neither reason with nor fight with someone like King; it's un-winnable. You'd be better off going out and making more babies, and raising them with your values, so that eventually he and others of his ilk might be outnumbered.