So last week I explained that Oklahoma lawmaker John Bennett just wants to know if all Muslims beat their wives.
I mean come on, folks. Is that such an unreasonable request? If someone from another faith wanted to visit you in your office, wouldn’t your first order of business be to use a strict interpretation of their holy text to form a questionnaire so you could determine, prior to them sitting in front of your desk, if they likely assaulted their spouse earlier in the day? Sure it would. Never mind the fact that if you used a strict interpretation of your own holy text, the questionnaire you would get were the tables turned, would be equally offensive.
Along these same lines, you can understand why U.S. Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican, really, really seems to think that America would be a lot better off with a healthy dose of ethnic cleansing. Here’s what King told CNN:
Rep. Steve King: "I'd like to see an America that's just so homogenous that we look a lot the same" https://t.co/9nnRwDEbMW
— CNN (@CNN) March 13, 2017
Again, what’s the big f*cking deal? King just thinks that maybe it would be better if we tried a little harder when it comes to creating an American master race.
Oh, and just to connect the dots for anyone out there who might still believe that I’m overplaying the extent to which Steve Bannon, Marine Le Pen, Frauke Petry, and Geert Wilders are all connected and do indeed represent an existential threat, just have a look at what the above-mentioned King tweeted on Sunday:
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
A bit more courtesy of GQ