The Great Replacement

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The Great Replacement

Post by Apollonius » Thu Dec 16, 2021 6:55 am

Unprecedented - Michael Anton, The New Criterion, December 2021
https://newcriterion.com/issues/2021/12/unprecedented

... That which cannot be said


The “Great Replacement” is happening, not just in America but throughout the West. Elites both deny and affirm it. When they write op-eds in The New York Times entitled “We Can Replace Them,” that’s a good thing and the phenomenon under discussion is absolutely right and just. When you notice and express the mildest wish not to be replaced, it’s a racist conspiracy theory that you are evil for even mentioning—your evil being further proof that you deserve to be replaced. They get to say it; you’re required not merely to pretend that you didn’t hear it but also to insist that they never said it. No majority stock in any nation has ever deliberately sought its own replacement, much less insisted that those who might have misgivings lie to themselves that it’s not happening.

The “Great Replacement” is not just happening; under the Biden-Harris regime, it is accelerating. Among the few promises Biden has kept are those not to build a single new inch of the border wall or to enforce immigration laws. As a result, illegal migrants are pouring across the southern border at an unprecedented rate. The ridiculous former practice of “catch-and-release”—catch an illegal immigrant, release him on American soil—has been replaced by “catch-and-bus” or even “catch-and-airlift.” The U.S. government places illegal border-crossers on buses and planes and distributes them throughout the heartland, unannounced, often followed by official denials. Naturally, none of these people is vetted in any way—not for covid, which has the rest of us in semi-permanent lockdown, nor for criminal records or anything else. Couple this with the regime’s policy to settle throughout middle America as many unvetted Afghans as possible—some of whom are likely terrorists, several of whom have already committed sex crimes—and it is fair to describe current practice as demographic warfare. The concept is not exactly new; tyrants have been known from time immemorial to move populations around so as to hold conquests more securely. What’s unprecedented is a regime importing foreigners to harm its own people.

The question of immigration is inseparable from that of race. “Critical Race Theory,” much in the news lately, is but the latest iteration of intellectual and academic anti-whiteness that has been central to leftist ideology since the mid-1960s. The ur-specimen is Susan Sontag’s 1967 belch that “the white race is the cancer of human history.” Examples are so numerous today that cataloguing them all would be a full-time job for an entire think tank—but a pointless one, since the Left will in the same breath deny and affirm their own words quoted back to them: “We didn’t say that, and it’s good that we did.” Many whites, apparently, believe they deserve to be replaced because their race makes them uniquely, and irredeemably, evil. While cultural self-loathing is hardly unknown to history, I know of none so explicitly race-based or widespread—or so eager to pursue self-abnegation all the way to the end.

This hatred of the core stock of the nation, by other members of that same stock, also appears to be unprecedented. Examples can be found of a new elite rising to preeminence above an older one, which it then displaces with prejudice. But of a ruling class coming to despise its own (broadly speaking) ethnic group and seeking ways to rob their fellow co-ethnics of power, standing, and influence? I can’t think of any other such cases.

The matter becomes even more complicated when one reflects that this is mostly an intra-white civil war. One group of whites pronounces the entire white race evil, seeks policies to hurt it, but somehow exempts itself. So far, these upper-caste whites have found ways to protect their own privilege but haven’t developed consistent rhetoric to defend that privilege. They appear to believe that no matter how much anti-white poison they vomit or how many destructive policies they enact, none will ever blow back on them. In particular, they seem to believe that the “allies” in whom they stir up anti-white hatred will never turn and bite them; at least, they appear not to have seriously considered the possibility. This situation, too, is unprecedented.


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Re: The Great Replacement

Post by Apollonius » Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:05 am

The Great Replacement (French: Grand Remplacement), also known as the replacement theory,[1][2] is a white nationalist[3] conspiracy theory,[4][5][6] disseminated by the French author Renaud Camus. It states that, with the complicity or cooperation of "replacist" elites,[a][4][7] the white French population—as well as white European populations at large—is being demographically and culturally replaced with non-European peoples—specifically Arab, Berber, Turkish and sub-Saharan Muslim populations—through mass migration, demographic growth and a European drop in the birth rate.[4][8][9]

While similar themes have characterized various far-right theories since the late 19th century, the particular term was popularized by Camus in his 2011 book Le Grand Remplacement. It specifically associated the presence of Muslims in France with potential danger and destruction of French culture and civilization. Camus and other conspiracy theorists attribute this process to intentional policies advanced by global and liberal elites (i.e., the "replacists") from within the Government of France, the European Union, or the United Nations, and describe it as a "genocide by substitution".[4]

The theory is popular among anti-migrant far-right movements in the West.[10] It aligns with, and is a part of, the larger white genocide conspiracy theory except in the strategic replacement of antisemitic canards with Islamophobia.[12][11] This replacement, along with a use of simple catch-all slogans, have been cited as reasons for its broader appeal in pan-European context.[12][13][14]

Scholars have dismissed these claims as being rooted in an exaggerated reading of immigration statistics and unscientific, racist views.[15][16]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Replacement


Reading this entry in Wikipedia should alert people to why so many of us consider that site to be not just somewhat 'liberal' or progressive in orientation, but most definitely far left (in particular in the 'cultural Marxist' sense). Very far left, and so far from being unbiased and evenhanded on this subject that it offers a paradigmatic example of why I find Wikipedia to be next to useless for anything beyond a few spellings and dates. If you want a story, go to Perrault or Grimm. If you want an explanation, you might just as well consult your astrologer.


No, the Great Replacement is not a 'conspiracy theory'. It's a theory. It's undoubtedly a better theory than the theory that you can spend twenty years bombing a country, expect them to copy your culture and form of governance, and then when that doesn't work out pay them to settle somewhere in America or Europe (just as long as it's not anywhere close to where a Wikipedia editor or their sponsors makes their home) and tell us that we brought them here because our culture and mode of governance is rotten to the core and we need them to help us improve it.

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Re: The Great Replacement

Post by SteveFoerster » Thu Dec 16, 2021 9:29 am

tl;dr: "Oh no, brown neighbours!"
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Re: The Great Replacement

Post by Apollonius » Thu Dec 16, 2021 9:42 am

Actually, Afghans are Caucasians. Dress them in Western attire and most would be indistinguishable from Europeans or Americans of European ancestry.

It's their language, religion, and customs that set them apart.

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Re: The Great Replacement

Post by SteveFoerster » Thu Dec 16, 2021 9:58 am

Apollonius wrote:
Thu Dec 16, 2021 9:42 am
Actually, Afghans are Caucasians. Dress them in Western attire and most would be indistinguishable from Europeans or Americans of European ancestry.

It's their language, religion, and customs that set them apart.
Proponents of these sorts of theories didn't start with Afghan refugees, that's just the latest in a long list of specious complaints about immigrants.
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Re: The Great Replacement

Post by Apollonius » Thu Dec 16, 2021 10:23 am

It's not immigrants as such that are a problem. It's uncontrolled mass migration against the wishes of communities to which they are being bused and airlifted.

Mass migration creates all sorts of terrible problems which anyone with even a basic understanding of history would be able to grasp, but instead people like you want to hurl the accusation of last resort.

Steve, you can just stuff it.

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Re: The Great Replacement

Post by Apollonius » Thu Dec 16, 2021 10:29 am

I'd also like to hear a response to my denunciation of Wikipedia. As I stated earlier, it's crap. It's written by people who have an agenda.

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Re: The Great Replacement

Post by SteveFoerster » Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:14 am

Uncontrolled mass migration is a big part of why the U.S. went from being helpless while its capital city was sacked to being the dominant power in the world in just a single century. And all the while, people like those who believe in this ridiculous theory were saying "Too many Irish!" and then "Too many Italians!" and then "Too many Jews!" and then "Too many Mexicans!" and now "Too many Afghans!"

So stuff it yourself.
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Re: The Great Replacement

Post by Sertorio » Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:28 am

SteveFoerster wrote:
Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:14 am
Uncontrolled mass migration is a big part of why the U.S. went from being helpless while its capital city was sacked to being the dominant power in the world in just a single century. And all the while, people like those who believe in this ridiculous theory were saying "Too many Irish!" and then "Too many Italians!" and then "Too many Jews!" and then "Too many Mexicans!" and now "Too many Afghans!"

So stuff it yourself.
The good thing about it is that there will be fewer Anglos... :lol:

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Re: The Great Replacement

Post by SteveFoerster » Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:38 am

Sertorio wrote:
Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:28 am
SteveFoerster wrote:
Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:14 am
Uncontrolled mass migration is a big part of why the U.S. went from being helpless while its capital city was sacked to being the dominant power in the world in just a single century. And all the while, people like those who believe in this ridiculous theory were saying "Too many Irish!" and then "Too many Italians!" and then "Too many Jews!" and then "Too many Mexicans!" and now "Too many Afghans!"

So stuff it yourself.
The good thing about it is that there will be fewer Anglos... :lol:
Hateful and wrong at the same time, well done. :roll:
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