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King: “Than Western civilization itself. It’s rooted in western Europe, eastern Europe and the United States of America and every place where the footprint of Christianity settled the world. That’s all of Western civilization.”
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: ATSmediaPRO
Just another day in the life of a Republican. Funny how they make racist comments but cry when you call them out on it saying they're only being anti PC.
The only other cultural systems that rival it (Western civilization) are the Chinese and Jewish ones when it comes to instilling values and ethics that push the people to new and greater heights of achievement.
Other cultures have stumbled on great discoveries and had golden age periods, but they have not sustained their track records for as long as the three systems mentioned.
originally posted by: damwel
I saw that too. Finally the Republican Party is coming out as the party of racism. It's about time they admit it.
As for King, he made headlines last month after a failed attempt to block the Treasury Department from putting abolitionist and women’s suffrage advocate Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. He called the plan “divisive” and said he’d rather “keep what we have.”
"The contributions that were made by Western civilization itself, and by Americans, by Americans of all races stand far above the rest of the world. The Western civilization and the American civilization are a superior culture.
"But what we have is people who are trying to parse something, to hyperventilate about that," King told ABC News. "I’m OK if they do that because it starts the dialogue so we can open up more minds so people can think about what’s right for America."
originally posted by: Nikola014
Why is it that 99% of time, other white people are offended by something a white man had said about other culture or race? I'll never understand it.
I listened to his speech, and it wasn't racist at all. He was just stating his opinion, but I guess hillary's supporters got offended by it.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
None of those things are unique to the West in any way. I was hoping for a list with some kind of substance.
The roots of Western civ go all the way back to Greece. Obviously, you have no idea what constitutes western civilization. Plato is one the founders of Western philosophy.