CID1990 wrote:Well, he (and they) would be right in a sense.. obviously over the millennia there have been progeny as a result of rape and certainly incest in early Neolithic communities.
But as usual, John goes for hard fact without context. King is a troglodyte and he says troglodyte things - he's not making a profound anthropological statement, he's just minimizing rape and incest, in the same way slaveholders and their protectors in the antebellum US claimed that black slaves were better off and happier in bondage than they would be if they were still in Africa.
I'm fine with cold, hard science. In fact I think we shy away from it in many cases (which is why we may never isolate the genes that makes one genotype more physically robust than another) for political/moral reasons
But using it as a "yes but" moment to apologize for a choad politician is asinine
Having grown up in the deepest portions of the heart of King territory. Having my whole family live there still. Still living in Iowa and hearing everything fucking thing that moron says, I can promise you there was no intentional deeper meaning to anything he said.
He used a stupid ass position to try to defend his 100% anti-abortion stance, and just because there might have been some science to it 150000 years ago doesn't mean he has a valid point to it.
Keep in mind, at the same exact time he said "Why punish the child for the sins of the father or mother" - meanwhile supporting ripping children away from their parents at the border and locking them in cages not knowing when - or if - they'll see their parents again.
He's a fucking tool.
Oh and in his 17 years in public service guess how many proposed bills he's proposed have become law/passed. One. One god damn proposal. You want to know what it was? To rename a post office in Council Bluffs.
I won't be shocked if he doesn't even win the R primary in District 4. He has a challenger - from the county that has carried King with the highest percent of votes in every election - Sioux County. Even Sioux and Lyon counties (where I grew up) are getting sick of his shit - and both of them have carried him at 71+% in every election.