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August 21st, 2012

How To Wage A Culture War

Rep. Steve King: I’ve Never Heard Of A Girl Getting Pregnant From Statutory Rape Or Incest

Rep. Steve King, one of the most staunchly conservative members of the House, was one of the few Republicans who did not strongly condemn Rep. Todd Akin Monday for his remarks regarding pregnancy and rape. King also signaled why — he might agree with parts of Akin’s assertion.

King told an Iowa reporter he’s never heard of a child getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest.

“Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way,” King told KMEG-TV Monday, “and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter.”

A Democratic source flagged King’s praise of Akin in the KMEG interview to TPM. But potentially more controversial for King is his suggestion that pregnancies from statutory rape or incest don’t exist or happen rarely. A 1996 review by the Guttmacher Institute found “at least half of all babies born to minor women are fathered by adult men.”

And so it goes…

Don’t assume he’s merely nuts. Of course he’s heard of minor girls getting pregnant. He isn’t stupid…at least not in that sense. This is how you fight a culture war. In this discussion the only fact that matters, the only fact that is real, is that women cannot be allowed control over their own bodies. That is the prerogative of men. That is the only fact that matters.

Facts are either your soldiers or theirs. When confronted by opposing facts, you kill them. It’s war after all.

3 Responses to “How To Wage A Culture War”

  1. tavdy79 Says:

    The Stuebings, a German brother and sister, had four children.
    Josef Fritzl’s repeated rapes of his daughter resulted in eight pregnancies; all but one of the babies survived.
    And the family tree of Cleopatra VII, the last of the Ptolemies, takes incest to almost unbelievable heights (although when you consider how common incest was in ancient Egypt, perhaps not so unbelievable: Tutankhamun was the result of an incestuous marriage between his predecessor, Akhenaten, and one of Akhenaten’s five sisters. Similarly Tutankhamun’s wife, Ankhesenamun, was the daughter of Akhenaten and his great royal wife, Nefertiti, making them half-siblings, although there is no evidence that Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun ever had children.
     
    None of these are exactly poorly-known cases. Akhenaten, Tutankhamun and Cleopatra VII are amongst the most well-known monarchs of the ancient world, and the Fritzl and Stuebing cases have both made world headlines in recent years. This is yet more evidence that Steve King must be either collossally uninformed or unahamedly lying when he claims he cannot think of a single case of incestuous pregnancys. I’ve just provided several dozen examples, and it took me less than sixty seconds to think of them all.

  2. Bruce Says:

    I think it’s as I said; King is engaging in tactical syntax. Facts, like people, are either with you or against you.  If they’re against you then you fight them to the death.  He doesn’t care how idiotic that makes him look to The Enemy.

  3. One big exhale never did me no good Says:

    [...] physiology once we exclude Bible-based theories. So, you know, maybe STFU about it.”“When confronted by opposing facts, you kill them. It’s war after all.”“I’ve been trying to think of any notable cults, sects or [...]

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