Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Steve King is at it again. Where does he get these ideas?
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."
"I will predict that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before that happens"? King didn't just make this up. The notion that a race war between blacks and Hispanics is inevitable -- or has already begun -- is fairly common in the racist-sphere. Here's something Jim Goad wrote for Taki's Magazine in 2015:
I can only guess that the reason you don’t hear much about black-versus-Hispanic violence in America is that you’re not supposed to hear much about it.... In the nation’s fevered movie dreams about racial violence, it’s white people (and only white people) who go about thrashing nonwhites (and only nonwhites). But in cities across the country—most notably, Los Angeles—one group of nonwhites is engaged in a prolonged, grinding, violent turf war with another group of nonwhites—and that’s something which is clearly NOT in the script....

There are too many documented cases of black-v.-Hispanic violence for a sane person to deny that the phenomenon exists:
A bulleted list ensues, with ten items covering a period of twelve years. We're supposed to be persuaded that these are battles in an incipient war and not isolated incidents.

Goad writes:
This is a classic turf war between animals who view themselves as different breeds. And it’s only natural; rather than the ethnic harmony that the salesmen keep trying to pitch us, diversity usually breeds conflict....

This silent war is happening on a scale that would ensure wall-to-wall media coverage if white people were involved in any way. But since it doesn’t fit the script, it winds up on the cutting-room floor.
Or, y'know, maybe it doesn't happen often enough to strike ordinary people as a sign of widespread, escalating conflict. A lot of this violence involves young people and gangs. Larger communities don't seem to be at war, much as Goad would like us to believe otherwise.

In 2015, VDARE's Allan Wall foresaw "The Coming Black-Hispanic Crack-Up." Again, the evidence presented is anecdotal. This time the bulleted list is three items long and focuses on politics instead of crime -- for instance, "The NAACP is fighting with Latino groups over a plan that would designate schools for non-English speakers." Two years later, that somehow hasn't led to full-scale war.

Wall seems to believe in a fantasy Hispanic population that will someday act the way white racists would like to act:
Contra the MSM, a white minority America will lead to far worse black-Hispanic race relations. Latin Americans don’t have a guilt complex over blacks. They may be sympathetic from a distance, but once they move to the United States and enter into conflict with criminally-oriented blacks, they completely change their tune.

If Hispanics take over the U.S., the African-American grievance lobby, as exemplified by Sharpton and Jackson, is going to be out of business. And a Hispanic America won’t flinch from dealing with black criminals.
Other right-wing sites just post random videos of violence between blacks and Hispanics, as if the individual incidents are representative. Here's a clip of a high school fight posted last year at the Daily Stormer. The post title is "LA: Black vs Latino Race War in Full Swing." Here's a clip of the same fight posted at conservative-headlines.com under the headline "Black/Latino Race War Explodes at LA School."

It's true that some observers outside the racist subculture have expressed concern about tensions between blacks and Hispanics, particularly in Los Angeles a decade or so ago. See, for instance, the 2007 article "Gang Rivalry Grows into Race War" by Sam Quinones, in the L.A. Times (but also see an op-ed titled The Fantasy of L.A.'s 'Race War,'" published in the Times the same month). The right-o-sphere picked up on that, of course -- see "Illegal Immigration Sparks 'Race War' in Cities, Prisons" a World Net Daily article from 2006. But what was being described wasn't a national war between Hispanics and blacks -- no evidence was presented of deep-seated enmity between the larger black and Hispanic populations.

But I'm certain Steve King keeps up on all of this. I'm sure it would delight him if relations among non-whites devolved into a full-scale war -- it would prove how violent Those People are. So of course he floats this cockamamie theory when he's given the chance.

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