Uncommon Sense

August 17, 2019

He’s Right, You Know, If Only By Accident

Filed under: History,Politics — Steve Ruis @ 10:37 am
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From an article in The Guardian:

“The party of “family values” is at it again. On Wednesday, Republican congressman Steve King, tried to justify banning abortions even in cases of incest and rape by arguing that rape and incest are good, actually. Without them humans would go extinct!

“’What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape and incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?’ he opined at a breakfast meeting in Iowa. ‘Considering all the wars and all the rape and pillage that has taken place … I know I can’t certify that I was not a part of a product of that.’”

He’s right, you know.

If we were actually to go back in time and prune everybody’s family trees to exclude all those born of rape and incest, we might just eliminate the human species.

This is a statement of the widespread nature of sexual rape and incest throughout our history. But, it is not and should not be an endorsement of those activities, except possibly in the fevered mind of Representative King. We also have had innumerable sufferers from a wide variety of diseases. Does that make those diseases good? I mean where would we be if it had not been for smallpox or the bubonic plague? Shouldn’t we be trying to eliminate these poxes?

Representative King is known for making incredibly stupid statements. I can only hope that, in this case, he was using this one as a coded signal to his “support base” of rapists and incestuous men.

And, btw, he is being, you know, counterproductive (see my next post).


  1. The human race also had plenty of successful genocides that resulted in the human population being as it is now – I would not be surprised if everyone’s ancestors participated in multiple successful genocides. Not sure if Representative King wants to continue his our-ancestors-did-it-so-I’m-not-sure-what’s-the-big-deal-is-here logic as it comes to genocides.


    Comment by List of X — August 19, 2019 @ 3:44 pm | Reply

    • I do not think that thinking is his strong suit.

      On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 3:44 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — August 20, 2019 @ 10:39 am | Reply

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