The Media’s Big Lie About the ‘Great Replacement Theory’ and Conservatism

At a Buffalo, New York supermarket, a mass shooting occurred this week. The gunman was a racist and killed 10 people. White supremacist, the shooter’s hateful 180-page account of his motives for the attack was full of neo Nazi sentiments. Shooter said he needed to murder innocent black Americans so that the United States’ white population wouldn’t be overcrowded. “We are experiencing an invasion on a level never seen before in history,” wrote the perverse murderer. “This is ethnic replacement. This is cultural substitution. This is the replacement of racial groups. This is WHITE GENOCIDE.” 

The shooter’s theory, generally called the “great replacement theory,” suggests that a shadowy cabal of elites, mainly Jewish, have deliberately undermined the racial purity of European countries by facilitating mass immigration and race-mixing. The shooter deliberately quoted the neo-Nazi slogan — the so-called 14 Words — “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” He called himself a white supremacist, a neo-Nazi and an antisemite. The shooter listed many internet sources as sources of his morally unhealthy belief system. This includes other mass shootings that released similar manifestoes. He did not mention Fox News; he did not mention any mainstream conservative, instead stating, “conservatism is corporatism in disguise, I want no part of it.”

This was irrelevant to the Left-wing press which instantly determined that the entire conservative group was responsible for the mass shooting. The New York Times headlined, “Republicans Play on Fears of ‘Great Replacement’ in Bid for Base Voters.” The Washington Post accused Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., of “echo(ing) racist theory allegedly espoused by Buffalo suspect.” The New Republic headlined, “The Great Replacement Theory Is Just Republican Orthodoxy Now.” 

The media did not provide any evidence to show that conservatism, in general, believed the Great Replacement Theory. The belief that conservatives are generally open to loose immigration is cited by them. This would allow the country to progress in a positive manner. Philip Bump The Washington Post stated that nearly half of Republicans believed in the great replacement theory, citing a Pew poll that found that almost half of Republicans (and more than one in five Democrats) believed that “there is a group of people in this country who are trying to replace native-born Americans with immigrants who agree with their political views.”

This is not the Great Replacement Theory. Instead, it focuses more on racial purity than on the possibility that changes in demographics will have an impact upon political orientation. For decades, the Left has taken this premise for granted (even though it is often flawed as demonstrated by changes in Hispanic voting patterns). In fact, the Left has often argued in favor of demographic change turning the country bluer: in 2003, John Judis and Ruy Teixeira wrote a book titled “The Emerging Democratic Majority,” in which they argued that Democrats were building a new electoral coalition “in which white America is supplanted by multiracial, multiethnic America”; in 2012, Greg Sargent of The Washington Post observed, “The story of this election will be all about demographics… Rather than reverting to the older, whiter, more male version (of America’s electorate) Republicans had hoped for, it continues to be defined by what Ron Brownstein has called the ‘coalition of the ascendant’ — minorities, young voters, and college educated whites, particularly women”; in 2013, the Center for American Progress stated, “Supporting real immigration reform that contains a pathway to citizenship for our nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants is the only way to maintain electoral strength in the future.”

It is clear that the goal of this campaign is to remove votes from Republicans by combining their positions with white supremacy. It is poisonous politics. And it also happens to be false. However, truth has little to no importance when it comes down to Left-wing political parties. These are deeply rooted in the notion that all those opposing their preferred policies must be defeated with whatever tool they have at hand.

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