The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler


Posted on | July 20, 2016 | 63 Comments


A typically absurd three-day long “controversy”:

Rep. Steve King is still trying to explain what he meant with his comments earlier in the week in which he initially suggested that “white people” had done more for civilization than any other “subgroup” and later said he meant “Western civilization.”
The Iowa Republican, speaking at a Washington Post event on Wednesday, criticized media coverage of his remarks as lacking the proper context in which he had made them during a panel discussion on MSNBC.
Fellow panelist Charlie Pierce, of Esquire, had said on Monday: “If you’re really optimistic, you can say that this is the last time that old white people will command the Republican Party’s attention, its platform, its public face,” adding, “That hall is wired by loud, unhappy, dissatisfied white people.”
“Now, that’s disparaging a group of people, and ‘old white people’ — can you trade that language out by adding any other group in there as an adjective?” King said Wednesday. . . .
“And by the way, Charlie Pierce is not a young white guy,” King quipped.

The original spark between Pierce and King:

“This ‘old white people’ business does get a little tired, Charlie,” King said. “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’re talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”
Hayes asked: “Than white people?”
“Than, than Western civilization itself,” King said. “It’s rooted in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the United States of America and every place where the footprint of Christianity settled the world. That’s all of Western civilization.”

This is simply a fact of history. You can trace a line of Western culture through millennia from Mesopotamia to Greece to Rome, and then up to Gutenberg’s invention of movable type in the 1400s. From there, via various influences, you arrive at Philadelphia in 1776. This history is a matter of documented fact, not opinion or speculation, and Charles Pierce’s deliberately insulting sneers about “old white people” are what should be truly controversial, rather than anything King said in response.

Does “equality” mean that white people are required to ignore insults? This is the same distorted idea of “social justice” that feminists exploit to claim that they are victims of oppression. Rich girls who attend elite colleges are constantly shrieking about “male privilege” and demanding “safe spaces” to protect them against “microaggressions.”

The whole world must be tilted to one side to accommodate this victim mentality, and it’s the same way with race. Because nobody is ever allowed to say anything bad about any group other than white people, therefore everybody takes turns slagging white people (e.g., “The white race is the cancer of human history,” to quote Susan Sontag) as if no white person in the world ever did anything useful. Yet if anyone ever objects to this slander, as Congressman King did, suddenly it’s a huge controversy.

Just remember, there are 5 A’s in “RAAAAACISM!”





63 Responses to “#RNCinCLE Facts Are RAAAAACIST!”

  1. NeoWayland
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 4:04 pm


    Maybe you should.

    You do think that Western Civ has made the world better, that much is obvious.

    Why make it about who does it better?

  2. Adobe_Walls
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 8:24 pm

    You really can be a nitwit. I don’t care about colors just as I don’t about those who would tell us that all cultures and civilizations are of equal value and merit equal respect. Good on those from other cultures who want to abandon their’s to adopt ours. But those that don’t, just as those born in ours who wan’t destroy ours can all starve to death for all I care. I also don’t care if they die in some shithole in Mogadishu or under a bridge in Minneapolis.

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  4. NeoWayland
    July 23rd, 2016 @ 4:16 pm

    All I am saying is that by making it a “white” issue you’re confirming it’s a tribal issue and you won’t win.

    Too many today are swayed by tribalism and not by freedom.

    Freedom belongs to everybody.

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  6. Adobe_Walls
    July 23rd, 2016 @ 8:52 pm

    I didn’t make it a White issue you did.

  7. NeoWayland
    July 23rd, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

    ?Any rational discussion of civilization begins with the premise that White people particularly White, men have contributed the most to civilization period, full stop.?

    As I said, freedom belongs to everyone.

  8. Adobe_Walls
    July 24th, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    That doesn’t make it a White issue. Only those who attempt to deny the undeniable are making it a White issue.

  9. NeoWayland
    July 24th, 2016 @ 2:51 pm

    Neighbor, you defined it as a “white” issue. You keep defining it as such.

  10. Adobe_Walls
    July 24th, 2016 @ 6:28 pm

    No I did not I identified a historical trend immediatly followed by my assertion that Western Civilization was superior not because of whiteness but because it was inherently superior. The fact that almost all the credit goes to White people is merely a happenstance of geography and history not race.

  11. NeoWayland
    July 24th, 2016 @ 7:39 pm

    Then why keep mentioning it?

  12. Adobe_Walls
    July 24th, 2016 @ 9:15 pm

    Conversing with you is a pointless as explaining math to someone who keeps insisting you can’t have negative three apples. You simply refuse to get it.

  13. NeoWayland
    July 24th, 2016 @ 10:27 pm

    ?Peoples is peoples.?
    — Pete, The Muppets Take Manhattan