Steve King watch

He simply doesn’t know when to shut up. He was interviewed about his previous racist comments, and guess what he babbled about? The coming Race War.

Iowa Rep. Steve King said Monday that blacks and Hispanics will be fighting each other before overtaking whites in the US population.

King, a Republican, was on the radio responding to a question about Univision anchor Jorge Ramos’ comment to Tucker Carlson on Fox News that whites would become a majority-minority demographic in America by 2044, a point Ramos used to make the argument that it is a multiracial country.

Jorge Ramos’ stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race, King told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson on 1040 WHO. 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.

Because white people have always been innocent bystanders. No, sir, white Americans never tried to commit genocide, or enslave and torture black people, or or carry out wars of conquest in Latin America — that was just all those people fighting with each other.


You won’t believe his source for this prediction.

King concluded the interview by recommending that listeners read the novel, “The Camp of the Saints,” by French author Jean Raspail, a book about Europe being overcome by immigrants which has also frequently been referenced by top Trump advisers Steve Bannon. The book has been criticized as presenting a racist view of immigration.

Yep. A work of fiction, written by a racist, about a South Asian armada full of impoverished people preparing to invade Europe.

Only white Europeans like Calgues are portrayed as truly human in The Camp of the Saints. The Indian armada brings thousands of wretched creatures whose very bodies arouse disgust: Scraggy branches, brown and black … All bare, those fleshless Gandhi-arms. Poor brown children are spoiled fruit starting to rot, all wormy inside, or turned so you can’t see the mold.

The ship’s inhabitants are also sexual deviants who turn the voyage into a grotesque orgy. Everywhere, rivers of sperm, Raspail writes. Streaming over bodies, oozing between breasts, and buttocks, and thighs, and lips, and fingers.

This is what Steve King reads in his spare time? It’s what he recommends to journalists?


  1. gmacs says

    The writing sounds like a horrifying and strange mix of Ayn Rand, The Turner Diaries, and Neutral Milk Hotel.

    Okay, so I haven’t actually read The Turner Diaries and have absolutely no desire to, but the point stands.

  2. chigau (違う) says

    I will predict that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before that happens.
    Wishful thinking. He is terrified.

  3. says

    Note that the rest of the Republicans in congress have either been silent about this, or evasive. Paul Ryan said he didn’t know the context but he thought King didn’t really mean it the way it sounded. If the Republicans lose the racist vote, the party is done for.

  4. anchor says

    I think the fans of that shit get aroused by it. They get all excited whenever their hate-spots are stimulated.

  5. says

    The Des Moines Register is calling on Republicans to oppose King’s candidacy in 2018:

    King’s words are predictable, but they carry weight only because he is a congressman. And he’s a congressman because, after Republican Party leaders repeatedly denounce his words in an attempt to claim the moral high ground, they then wallow in the mud by supporting King’s bids for re-election.

    Reynolds, our governor-in-waiting, endorsed King in the 2016 primary, calling him an “effective advocate for his district and for Iowans.” King also was endorsed by Sen. Joni Ernst, who said King “stands strong for life and liberty.” Sen. Charles Grassley and Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey also endorsed King in 2016.

    If King’s world view truly doesn’t match that of the Republican Party, then party leaders at both the state and national level need to stand together in supporting an opposing candidate in the 2018 Republican primary. Given King’s longstanding record as one of the least effective members of Congress, the GOP should have no difficulty finding a more thoughtful and qualified individual to represent the people of Iowa’s 4th District.

    The only question is whether these party leaders have the courage of their alleged convictions.

  6. militantagnostic says

    “Everywhere, rivers of sperm”

    Dibs on band name


    They are plenty of people who seem to forget that Atlas Shrugged is a work of fiction written by someone who had no clue how anything worked.

  7. says

    All the Nazis are loving on “King Steve“. Jumping with bloody joy. Duke is already calling him Trump’s successor, and urging people (Nazis) to move to Iowa in droves.

    D’ya suppose any of these gits realize that they are adherents of Charles Manson? I guess that wouldn’t bother them much.

  8. says

    “Everywhere, rivers of sperm,” Raspail writes.

    The deepest fear of white, male bigots everywhere, that somewhere, somehow, that brown sperm is a comin’ for the white wimmin!

  9. Dunc says

    Duke is already […] urging people (Nazis) to move to Iowa in droves.

    I feel bad for (some of*) the people already there, but this might not be the worst idea… At least they’d be contained.

    (*Not the ones that voted for King, obviously.)

  10. Saad says

    For every Steve King, there are hundreds of thousands of people wanting him to lead them.

  11. numerobis says

    Oh, there’s a translation?

    I recognize the book about as well as the protocols of Zion, from French racism. It rears its ugly head once in a while in Quebec or French politics.

  12. johnson catman says

    SC @6:
    Don’t forget that the republicans got behind a “christian” for president whose own words disqualify him from everything they purport to believe. The only thing that matters to these shitholes is the “R” on the ballot.

  13. says

    A follow-up to Caine’s comment 38.

    White nationalists are praising Steve King.

    From the Daily Stormer:

    Steve King is basically an open white nationalist at this point. […]

    He is saying the country is white, it is our country and we shouldn’t be raising other people’s kids.

    King famously declared the supremacy of the white race at the RNC in an MSNBC interview. It was awesome. […]

    When asked to apologize, he doubled down. […]

    He is /ourguy/. […]

    It’s time for KING STEVE to take his place below the throne of the GOD EMPEROR [President Donald Trump]. […] [The Daily Stormer, 3/13/17]

    From Infostormer:

    Congressman Steve King is openly endorsing White nationalism for America. In a tweet referencing Geert Wilders, King states the obvious fact that we can’t restore our civilization with babies from foreign countries. […]

    He’s 100 percent right. Race, demographics and culture are all linked. Western civilization will be destroyed if these third world populations are allowed to continue migrating into our lands.

    People are already crying about his tweet.

    The closet faggot Evan McMullin called King’s statement un-American. […]

    Whites built America Evan so there is nothing un-American about what King said. What’s un-American is unlimited immigration, multiculturalism and this Jewish agenda that has destroyed the original intent of what America was supposed to be. [Infostormer, 3/12/17]

  14. says


    [blockquote]Okay, so I haven’t actually read The Turner Diaries and have absolutely no desire to, but the point stands.[/blockquote]

    I have.

    It’s… It’s pretty fucking heinous. There is little to no redeeming qualities about the white supremacist mastubatorial fantasy of the KKK taking over the world, lynching the race traitors, nuking the east coast, Moscow (because they’re jews), the middle east, and China into glass.

  15. says

    It’s what he recommends to journalists?

    Jan Mickelson is not a journalist, so no. My understanding is he is a far-right loon, much like King. I thought PZ knew this. (Searching for “Jan Mickelson,” I only find this post. I may be thinking of Ed Brayton’s blog. Mickelson has probably made regular “appearances” there.)

  16. anbheal says

    Oh c’mon, I complained abut this here in October, and I complained about it on Salon and in The Daily Kos and a half dozen other spaces. Democrats work the online outrage machine, but you NEVER mentioned Kim Weaver once!!! She was his opponent. She’ll probably be his opponent in 2018.

    The online Democrat S-O-P is to say, oooooh, look what Baddy McBad said today, Baitclick! So and so said something about bathrooms or Mexicans, baitclick. Since Tip O’Neill you haven’t been able to turn a social movement into a political movement. So there’s gay marriage in a bunch of states now, and legal pot. Does every goddamn gay married person and every goddamn potsmoker show up at the polls to vote Democrat? Every woman using birth control, every woman who’s ever had an abortion, every worker who enjoys weekends off and health insurance? Every parent with a kid in public schools, every 18-year-old new voter who wasn’t worked to death in the mines?

    It’s patently ridiculous that Pharyngula and Salon and Kos and all the rest of the liberal blogs make their money off whay Louis Gohmert and Michelle Bachmann and Steve King said yesterday, but make no effort to actually defeat them at the polls. If you don’t like Steve King, then voter registration in Iowa is how to respond. Getting students at Iowa State to the polls. Getting the Latinos working the CAFOs to register and vote. Once their ALEC governor and legislature pass restrictive Voter ID laws, getting those voter IDs for everyone who needs them. And telling people about the alternative (Kim Weaver, probably).

    Otherwise, wringing your hands over what Steve King said yesterday is just clickbait masturbation. I begged you a half dozen times last Fall to mention Kim Weaver and you never did. Not once. Now you’re complaining about Steve King. Shame on you, PZ!!! This isn’t entertainment, it’s real life!

  17. says

    I am so sick of this shit. Seriously – and speaking as an ageing white guy – I do not understand why all the native americans, black people, hispanics, and pissed off women (which ought to be about: most of them) do not rise up and kill us. I wouldn’t blame them at all. I’ll even take a bullet quietly and with dignity, if it means that all the white supremacist douchebags get a bullet too.

    C’mon, let’s do this thing. Get it over with. White male america delenda est.

  18. Saganite, a haunter of demons says

    That sounds so awful it actually makes me kind of curious, like watching a train wreck. :-\

  19. happyrabo says

    @anbheal, #18:

    Daily Kos is a site for political advocacy, and they have plenty of posts from last October and before urging people to help Kim Weaver defeat Steve King. Where do you get off saying that Daily Kos makes no effort to actually defeat him at the polls?

    Here’s a small sampling I turned up in two seconds flat:

    Pharyngula is PZ’s personal blog, and not a site dedicated to political advocacy. PZ talks about what he chooses to talk about. Where do you get off dictating to him the content he should be putting on his blog?

    I assume that you have your own web site that demonstrates the proper way to do these things, and your approach has been demonstrated to be so profoundly effective that it is from this high perch you feel comfortable deriding efforts that are not as effective as hoped as if they are not even trying? Don’t keep us in suspense…

  20. gijoel says

    Steve King or Steven King? One has depraved, fever dreams of sex and violence, the other is a writer from Maine.

  21. thirdmill says

    You know, about ten years ago Trent Lott lost his Senate leadership position, and left the Senate shortly thereafter, for having made a single positive comment about Strom Thurmond. King’s comments are far, far worse and the GOP has been completely silent. It’s scary how much worse the Republican Party has become in ten years.

  22. Azkyroth, B*Cos[F(u)]==Y says

    The ship’s inhabitants are also sexual deviants who turn the voyage into a grotesque orgy. “Everywhere, rivers of sperm,” Raspail writes. “Streaming over bodies, oozing between breasts, and buttocks, and thighs, and lips, and fingers.”


    Well, I for one feel quite cheated. o.o

  23. rietpluim says

    Notice how POC are always fighting each other where, when two white guys fight, two guys are merely fighting.

  24. zenlike says

    Ah, the favorite book of the European “Nouvelle Droite” (read: neo-nazis in suits).

    They don’t even try to pretend they aren’t white supremacists, aren’t they?

  25. kayden says

    “I will predict that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before that happens.”

    Naw. Blacks and Latinos aren’t mutually exclusive terms. There are Blacks who are Latino and Latinos who are Black. But a racist like King would never know that because we’re all just non-White trash to him and his ilk.