TURES COLUMN: Why ‘Replacement Theory’ badly needs to be replaced

Published 10:30 am Saturday, May 21, 2022

Replacement theory has allegedly been used as a motive for killing Hispanics at a Wal-Mart in El Paso, Jewish worshippers at a Pittsburgh Synagogue, or African-American shoppers, store workers and a police officer at a Buffalo supermarket, along with many other similar acts of terrorism. Critics have battled with supporters over how evil the theory is. What we’ve missed is exactly how replacement theory targets capitalism, our republic, our churches, and even most whites in America as well as non-whites. No wonder Nazis love it.

Replacement Theorists contend that the percentage of non-whites is growing in America, and in Europe, and massive deportations of immigrants won’t change that. So? How’s that so bad?

Replacement theorists then move into conjecture. The Jewish publication The Forward reported that Tucker Carlson claimed “This is a voting rights question,” Carlson said. “I have less political power because they’re importing a brand-new electorate. Why should I sit back and take that? The power that I have as an American guaranteed at birth is one man, one vote and they’re diluting it. No, they are not allowed to do that. Why are we putting up with this?”

Unless Carlson’s family was on the Mayflower or Independence Hall in Philadelphia in September of 1787, those who have come from other countries have been “diluting” the Carlson vote for decades. These include Italian-Americans, Irish-Americans, German-Americans, East Europeans who came to America, …my ancestors. So unless you’re the “right sort” of white, you’re diluting Tucker’s vote.  And our Constitution, which has been amended several times to “dilute” Tucker’s vote, must also an enemy of Replacement Theory.

Maybe it is a racial question. A “brand-new electorate” could be a code word for “non-white.”  But this repulsive racist rant is actually countered by even conservatives who are arguing that Republicans are making in-roads with African-Americans and Hispanics. One of my students who is conservative had her paper make the finals of a statewide conference, showing evidence that non-whites moved closer to Trump between the 2016 and 2020 elections. I’ve written about plenty of evidence showing that non-whites are on average as socially conservative, if not more socially conservative, than the white population. Is having this country populated with more conservative Christians really so bad? Or is it really about the skin-color thing?

At the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, marchers allegedly chanted “Jews will not replace us.” Why would Jewish people want to “dilute” their numbers in America?  RT-ers don’t say.                                                                                                                                            

Replacement theorists aren’t done, though it’s ironic that the theory was imported from abroad.  The alleged Buffalo killer allegedly posted a manifesto that allegedly claimed “Millions of people pouring across our borders, legally. Invited by the state and corporate entities to replace the White people who have failed to reproduce, failed to create the cheap labor, failed to create new consumers and tax base that the corporations and states need to have to thrive.”  So now replacement theory opposes free markets and capitalism? Now I see why National Socialists (Nazis) like the theory so much. CNN also notes that such immigration also creates enough of a base to fund pensions for the older (ironically whiter) retirement population.

Is there where I show that they Biden Administration has been running ads in Latin America, encouraging people not to migrate to the USA? Replacement theory has that wrong too. Replacement theory is about replacing our Constitution, our capitalism, our churches, nonwhites, and most whites in America.  But this French theory is the only thing in need of replacement.