The New American
by Selwyn Duke
If those espousing the “great replacement” really are responsible for mentally unstable teen Payton Gendron’s Saturday massacre in Buffalo, then we know whom to blame: the Left.
After all, for years they’ve been touting how immigration policies they support are shrinking America’s white population and thereby expanding their power.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson made this point Tuesday evening. Stating that the Left’s demographic schemes may not turn out as planned, as many Hispanics have recently embraced the GOP, he illustrated how Democrats have often expressed what those schemes are.
The great replacement is a “Fringe Conspiracy Theory … Refashioned by the G.O.P.,” read a Sunday New York Times headline atop an article that blamed Carlson for promoting the idea. This is interesting because the paper itself ran the 2018 headline, “We Can Replace Them.”
Welcome to the fringe, Gray Lady?
In the latter article, which deals with Democrat Stacey Abrams’ 2018 Georgia gubernatorial run, Times writer Michelle Goldberg does beat around the demographic bush a bit and would likely claim she was merely referring to replacing the “white conservative minority” in power. She does conclude with, however, “In a week, American voters can do to white nationalists what they fear most. Show them they’re being replaced.”
But since “white nationalists” are actually a fringe and not actually in power, just what “replacement” was Goldberg referencing?
Yet the doubters should know, again, that leftists have beaten this drum relentlessly. As Carlson put it last night:
There is a strong political component to the Democratic Party’s immigration policy…. We know this — and we know it because they have said so.
They’ve said it again and again and again. They’ve written books on it and monographs and magazine articles. They have bragged about it endlessly. They talk about it on cable news constantly and they say out loud, “We are doing this because it helps us to win elections.”
Carlson then provided numerous examples, such as:
JULIAN CASTRO [when San Antonio mayor in 2008]: “In a couple of presidential cycles, you’ll be on election night, you’ll be announcing that we’re calling the 38 electoral votes of Texas for the Democratic nominee for president. It’s changing. It’s going to become a purple state and then a blue state because of the demographics.”
[Illinois senator] DICK DURBIN: “The demographics of America are not on the side of the Republican Party. The new voters in this country are moving away from them, and instead they’re moving to be independents or even vote on the other side.”
BIDEN: “An unrelenting stream of immigration, nonstop, nonstop. Folks like me, who are Caucasian of European descent for the first time in 2017 will be in an absolute minority in the United States of America, absolute minority. Fewer than 50% of the people in America from then on will be White European stock. That’s not a bad thing. That’s a source of our strength.”
(Note: Biden was wrong about the 2017 projection, perhaps confusing white people in general with white children.)
Here is the Biden video:
The Daily Caller provided more examples, writing:
A 1990 article in Time Magazine predicted that white Americans would soon become a minority group, due in large part to immigration, and that this change would reshape society and politics.
The liberal think tank Center for American Progress said in 2013 that “[s]upporting 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.”
Salon wrote in 2008 that New Mexico’s growing Hispanic population had helped make the state solidly blue and speculated that the growing proportion of Hispanic voters in various swing states could create a permanent Democratic majority and land a Democrat in the White House in every presidential election.
Then there was Barack Obama saying in 2015 that he was “optimistic” conservatism would be extinguished “because this country just becomes more and more of a hodgepodge of folks.”
While there are countless other examples, know that this replacement phenomenon extends beyond the United States. For example, Andrew Neather, former advisor to ex-British prime minister Tony Blair, confessed in 2009 that the massive immigration into the United Kingdom over the previous 15 years was designed to “rub the Right’s nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date.”
Yet the demographic upheaval is nowhere so profound as in the United States. For while non-Hispanic whites were close to 90 percent of our 1965 population, they’re now just about 60 percent — mainly due to (im)migration.
So you can argue about whether this is a good, bad, or neutral thing; you can debate the degree to which this transformation is an accidental or calculated thing. But it is a factual thing. And while you’re “entitled to your own opinion,” as iconic liberal senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once noted, “you are not entitled to your own facts.”
Moreover, while leftists encourage this (im)migration-fired demographic upheaval and boast about its effects, they also
- play the divide-and-conquer identity politics card;
- beat the Critical Race Theory drum, casting all whites as privileged oppressors;
- talk about “erasing whiteness”; and
- advocate “reparations.”
So is it surprising then, as Carlson also pointed out recently, that some whites (e.g., Gendron) are responding to this by embracing their own identity politics?
The moral of this story is that if the Left wants less bloodshed, they have to cease their great replacement: replacing Truth with lies.
For those interested, the Tuesday Tucker Carlson segment (well worth watching) is below.