Rep. Steve King (R-IA) doesn’t believe that whites will ever become the minority in the United States — because African-Americans and Latinos will be too busy killing each other for that to ever happen.
Refuting evidence that suggests whites will become a minority in the U.S. by the year 2044, King said, “I will predict that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before that happens.”
The notion that a race war will come about in the future isn’t entirely unfamiliar, though it is a concept that has some strange bedfellows. Charles Manson, leader of the notorious Manson family, made similar claims decades ago, a concept he called “Helter Skelter.” Many drew comparisons between Manson’s apocalyptic fantasy and King’s prediction.
@jbouie this is Manson-level racist delusion, the suit-wearing version of "whites dig a hole in the desert, hide, then emerge to rule."
— Robin Kimball (@RobinKimball) March 14, 2017
King’s latest comments come on the heels of a previous statement he made on Twitter earlier in the week, suggesting that “somebody else’s babies” couldn’t rebuild civilization. The comment that came under heavy scrutiny and calls for the Republican Party of Iowa to drop King during the next primary election campaign.
Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies. https://t.co/4nxLipafWO
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) March 12, 2017
Chris Walker has been writing about political issues for the past decade, including for sites such as Elite Daily, AMERICAblog, and Mic. You can follow him on Twitter @thatchriswalker.