In a New York supermarket, a racist mass shooter shot and killed 10 people, injuring three more. The 180-page hate-filled explanation of the shooter’s motives for the shooting was full of neo-Nazi sentiments. “This is an ethnic replacement. It is cultural substitution. It is a racial replacement. It 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. He also cited similar manifestoes from mass shooters. Fox News was not mentioned. He stated instead that “conservatism is corporatism disguised. I don’t want any of it.”
The Left-wing press concluded that all this was irrelevant and charged Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) with “echo[ing]] racist theory allegedly promoted by Buffalo suspect” in a bid for base voters. The Washington Post accused Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., of “echoing a racist theory allegedly promoted and supported by a Buffalo suspect. The New Republic headlined “The Great Replacement Theory Is Just Republican Orthodoxy Now.”
What evidence did the media provide to support the notion that conservatives have, in general, adopted the Great Replacement Theory? A Pew poll found that almost half of Republicans and over a fifth of Democrats believe that there is a group within the country that attempts to replace native-born Americans with immigrants who are compatible with their political views.
This is not the best replacement theory. It isn’t the great replacement theory. John Judis & Ruy Teixeira wrote “The Emerging Democratic Minority”, a 2003 book in which they claimed Democrats were creating a new electoral alliance in which “white America” is “supplanted by multiracial and multicultural America. Greg Sargent of The Washington Post stated in 2012 that “Supporting genuine immigration reform, which includes a pathway for citizenship for our nation’s 11 million undocumented”
This is the obvious goal: condense Republican positions with white supremacy in order to win votes away from them. They believe that any person who is opposed to their policies should be destroyed.
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