Steve King Wants You to Read This Horribly Racist Novel

Representative Steve King Is Flagrantly Racist

Openly racist Iowa Rep. Steve King proudly posted his racism on Twitter and aired his rancid feelings during an even more horrible interview on a radio show. He also sang praises for a novel that celebrates racism. Because why keep his hate to himself when he can inflict it on innocent people? What a guy.

On Twitter, Iowa congressman Steve King recently posted in support of failed far-right Dutch candidate Geert Wilders, an avid racist. “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies”, King wrote.

 It should come as no surprise that the tweet was well received by former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke. 

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis has quite understandably slammed it as “bigoted and racist.” Because it is. King is a nasty little hamster (sorry, hamsters) who must be reveling in Trump’s presidency.

King believes there’s going to be a race war between African-Americans and Hispanics. According to CNN, he recently promoted the racist novel The Camp of The Saints, by Jean Respail,

Just to give you an idea of how racist this book is, here’s a sample quote, referencing South Asian people:

And you know what they’ll do with your goddamn shoes? They’ll probably use them to piss in. Or maybe they’ll eat them. Because they all go barefoot!

And they’ll build a fire with your big wooden door. And they’ll crap all over your terrace, and wipe their hands on your shelves full of books. And they’ll spit out your wine, and eat with their fingers from all that nice pewter hanging inside on your wall. Then they’ll squat on their heels and watch your easy cha4rs go up in smoke. And they’ll use your fancy bedsheets to pretty themselves up in. All your things will lose their meaning. Your meaning, man. What’s beautiful won’t be, what’s useful they’ll laugh at, what’s useless they won’t even bother with. Nothing’s going to be worth a thing. Except maybe a piece of string on the floor. And they’ll fight over it, and tear the whole damn place apart.

That’s only the tip of the iceberg. No wonder King loves this book.

On the radio, King referenced a comment made by Univision’s Jorge Ramos to Fox News’s Tucker Carlson. Ramos noted that whites will become a majority-minority demographic by 2044. This is because white people are dying faster than they are being born, AlJazeera America notes. 

“Jorge Ramos’ stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race. Race and ethnicity, I should say to be more correct. 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 will predict that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before that happens.”

So then Mickelson asked:

“If we don’t raise godly children to take our place … that vacuum will be filled by whatever washes up on our shore and makes a claim on our territory. Civilization has to be on purpose. Isn’t that correct, Congressman King?”

And this is where King extols his beloved racist novel, of which Trump darling Steve Bannon is also a fan.

“It has to be on purpose and I would recommend a book to your listeners, and the title of it is The Camp of The Saints.”

Then he spells out Raspail’s name, because most of Mickelson’s listeners probably aren’t bright enough to Google it.

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Talking to CNN’s Chris Cuomo on New Day, he elaborated on his comments from Mickelson’s radio show, saying “this isn’t about race.” That comment alone should indicate that King is either delusional or that at the very least he likes to promote his own lies.

Instead, he says his comments were about “our stock, our country, our culture, our civilization,” adding, “we have to have to replace ourselves.”

And he couldn’t resist another chance to attack Ramos and others who are “celebrating” their success in making whites a minority.

“Their effort here is to be celebrating because the United States is moving towards becoming, the whites becoming a minority, a majority-minority within the country according to what their plan is.”

Somehow I’ve not noticed a lot of people of color conspiring to unseat white people as a majority, but King’s imagination very much seems like it’s on overdrive. He is a man who fits right in with the nationalistic crazies otherwise known as the Trump administration.

I’d laugh at this if I didn’t find it so depressing.

(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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Megan was born and raised in Ventura, California. She has since lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Mexico, and Costa Rica. While she has always been a liberal, her travels have informed her politics. She has worked for more than 25 years as a professional journalist writing about crime, the police, local politics, feature stories, environmental issues and a variety of other topics. She now writes for Reverb Press.Megan supports Black Lives Matter and fights against racism, sexism, the corporatocracy, climate change deniers and others who continue to destroy the planet.