Thoughts and commentary by James Dunn
James Dunn is a Dallas area activist, writer, author and contributor to SoMetro News. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of James Dunn and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SoMetro News.
January 18, 2019
I woke up this morning and had the strangest thing happen. I discovered, just this morning, five little growths at the end of each of my feet. I have been alive for at least 22,265 days, so one would think that I has seen the ten growths before. One would be wrong. These things wiggle at will and have one piece on top that is hard like plastic. Amazing what one discovers that others think is just obvious. My neighbor told me these things are called “toes.”
Oh, and I just read that Republicans have just discovered that Iowa congressman Steve King is a racist. Oh my! Who’d a thunk it? They came to this conclusion when King lamented in a recent interview why terms that he thought were innocent such as “white nationalist” and “white supremacy” have become offensive. His celebration of white supremacy is the straw that finally broke the elephant’s back.
Funny, I didn’t hear any condemnation when King traveled to Austria on a trip financed by a group with Nazi ties. He spoke to a group and said that Western civilization was on the decline and he feared that other races would overrun the majority white people of the world.
I didn’t hear any condemnation when King tweeted to endorse white supremacist Faith Goldy, an avowed white supremacist, for mayor of Toronto, Canada.
I didn’t hear any condemnation when King attempted to slap our immigrants in the face by sponsoring a bill to make English the official language.
I didn’t hear and condemnation when he sued the Iowa Secretary of State for posting voting information on and official web site in Spanish, Laotian, Bosnian and Vietnamese.
He claimed that Mexican immigrants kill 25 Americans per day. A big lie that he made up just to demean another innocent minority. Nobody said peep.
He asked police officers to racially profile brown people to weed out illegal. He made this request from the house floor. No condemnation.
He said that ALL the people coming over from Mexico are running drugs and have ankles the size of cantaloupes. No repudiation from fellow congressmen.
He invites far right Dutch politician, Geert Wilders to Washington and appears with him at the Capitol. Mr. Wilders is a very vocal anti-Islamists. Wilders has said that the Quran is worse than Mein Kampf.
King says that nonwhites contribute nothing to the culture of Western civilization.
King says, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies,” when hinting that people of color are becoming too populous in the world.
Mr. King recommends “The Camp of Saints,” a racist novel from 1973 about an invasion of Europe by nonwhite immigrants.
King tweets that “Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.”
To the Republican party King’s remarks have been like the tree that fell in the forest, if there was no one around to hear the tree fall, did it make a sound? Seems no one in the Republican party heard King and his bigoted self until the nation’s only Black Republican senator, Tim Scott, wrote an op-ed that appeared in newspapers nationwide. After that op-ed, suddenly other members of congress “noticed” Steve King’s bigotry. Amazing. They noticed something that was screaming “look at me” for years now. Maybe they will discover that the number one goal of the Republican party is to have a place where racist unite. Wow, what a discovery.
Oh my God, I’ve just discovered these five growths at the end of each of my hands. They look kinda like those toe things I discovered this morning. They are wiggly and have that plastic thing on top just like the toes. Wow, how long have those things been there? .