By Jamal Whiteman
Former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan has come to the defense of Rep. Steve King, who recently came under fire for saying that non-whites had contributed nothing to world civilization.
“I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?” said King during an MSNBC panel discussion at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
According to Buchanan, King is being harshly judged for not being politically correct.
“Steve King should not be condemned for his pertinent question,” said Buchanan in an interview with WEHW. “But I can’t think of anything significant black people have contributed to say architecture or literature.”
However, the Egyptian pyramids, built by an African society, are still standing almost 5,000 years later. And there are plenty of examples of great black writers such as Andre Dumas, author of classics such as “The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Christo.” Dumas’ grandmother was an enslaved African woman. Other examples of great black writers include Alice Walker, Richard Wright, James Baldwin and Nobel prize winner Wole Soyinka.
Buchanan, a former CNN and MSNBC commentator, is infamous for his white supremacist world view which includes decrying America’s shrinking white population and viewing non-white cultures as inferior to Western culture.
In his book “Death of a Superpower,” Buchanan suggests mass immigration from Africa and Latin America marked the beginning of the end of America as a world power.
“When the faith dies, the culture dies, the civilization dies, the people die. That is the progression,” he wrote. “And as the faith that gave birth to the West is dying in the West, peoples of European descent from the steppes of Russia to the coast of California have begun to die out, as the Third World treks north to claim the estate. The last decade provided corroborating if not conclusive proof that we are in the Indian summer of our civilization.”