Democrats Are Massive Hypocrites on So-Called 'Great Replacement Theory'

  

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Via:  magicschoolbusdropout  •  one month ago  •  11 comments

By:    Pedro L. Gonzalez

Democrats Are Massive Hypocrites on So-Called 'Great Replacement Theory'
Democrats and progressive activists, based on their own rhetoric over the years, subscribe to "replacement theory" more than anyone else.

Hypocrits they are .... Democrats, Liberals, Progressives.....etc... !


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T he mass shooting on May 14 in Buffalo, New York, was an atrocity. The killer will pay in this life and the next one for his crime. Unfortunately, however, the Democratic Party, led by President Joe Biden and its allies in the corporate media, wasted no time weaponizing the slain victims.

The suspect left behind a  180-page document  outlining a schizophrenic worldview. "On the political compass I fall in the mild-moderate authoritarian left category," he wrote, while expressing qualified support for the "LGB (drop the t)" community. More importantly, it also described the so-called "great replacement," the idea that, as conservative commentator  Michael Knowles put it , " Democrats  are using immigration policy to change the demographics of the United States in a way that would seem to help them politically."

Biden and company latched onto that part of the murderer's incoherent screed to pin the shooting on their political opponents, from  Fox News  to the GOP. In essence, Democrats argue that  Republicans ' rhetoric and positions on immigration radicalized the shooter.

But there's a small problem: Democrats and progressive activists, based on their own rhetoric over the years, subscribe to "replacement theory" more than anyone else. As vice president,  Biden himself said  that a "constant" and "unrelenting" stream of immigration would reduce Americans of "white European stock" to an "absolute minority," and that this was "a source of our strength."

Democrats weren't always so sanguine about demographic change, though.

Recall that the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA)  assured concerned Americans  that the 1965 Hart-Celler immigration law would " not upset the ethnic mix of our society "—it would not, in other words, result in demographic change. That kind of talk from a Democrat is unimaginable today. It was also, in retrospect, simply incorrect. The Hart-Celler Act, which ended nationality quotas in immigration policy, resulted in an influx of non-European newcomers, encouraged illegal immigration and drove rapid demographic shifts. "The people who moved here after the 1965 act made the United States a truly multicultural nation," NPR  celebrated  in 2015.

Obviously, Democrats have changed their tune since Kennedy's day, abandoning their historic political bloc of white working-class (oftentimes Catholic) voters for the so-called " coalition of the ascendant ," in which immigrants are key. This is not a conspiracy theory; it "happens to be the same demographic argument Ruy Teixiera made in The Emerging Democratic Majority," as conservative commentator  Ben Shapiro noted .

Shapiro is right, but there's more to it than that.

Teixeira published  The Emerging Democratic Majority  in 2004. That book argued, in  his words , that Democrats should exploit "economic and demographic changes, including the growth of minority communities and cultural shifts among college graduates." And simply put, the "growth" of those communities has been due to policies that have facilitated mass migration. (It is worth also noting that Teixeira has said Democratic activists " bowdleriz[ed ]" his thesis as part of their efforts to coalition-build on "identity politics.")

In 2013, Politico  concluded  that amnesty for millions of illegal aliens "would produce an electoral bonanza for Democrats and cripple Republican prospects in many states they now win easily." The following year, James G. Gimpel, a professor of government at the University of Maryland, College Park,  published a study  that found the "flow of legal immigrants into the country—29.5 million from 1980 to 2012—has remade and continues to remake the nation's electorate in favor of the Democratic Party."

comprehensive report  by the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution and the Center for American Progress came to a similar conclusion in 2016: In the long run,  demography favors the Democrats . And in 2018,  CNN  host Michael Smerconish discussed with demographer Rogelio Saenz, over a chyron that read, " THE VANISHING WHITE AMERICAN ," that demographic trends connected to immigration spell doom for the GOP.

All of this was viewed as a legitimate political strategy for Democrats, and was discussed in the cold language of hard political calculus. It took a harsher turn in the era of former President  Donald Trump , who spoke to the anxieties of white working-class Americans. No group likes being told that it is the villain of history and deserving of dispossession. Trump's rise should have been a warning sign to Democrats and progressives to tone down the talk of demographic triumphalism. Instead, they dialed it up to eleven.

Looking back on Trump's election, New York Times opinion columnist Charles Blow reduced Trump's victory to " white extinction anxiety ." He  cheered  that the 2020 Census showed "the browning of America, the shrinking of the white population and the explosion of the nonwhite." Jennifer Rubin, an opinion columnist for The Washington Post, echoed Blow,  tweeting  that the census results heralded "a more diverse, more inclusive society. She added: "[T]his is fabulous news. [N]ow we need to prevent minority White rule." If anyone is radicalizing people in this country, it's those who have so ostentatiously declared themselves to be on the "right side of history."

Whether and how much immigration is a good thing is a secondary question to the fact of Democrats' disingenuousness about so-called "great replacement theory": "It's not happening, and it's good that it is." Political scientist Michael Anton calls this the " celebration parallax ," which states: "[T]he same fact pattern is either true and glorious or false and scurrilous depending on who states it."

Buffalo was a terrible tragedy, but it cannot be weaponized like this. No group has more openly discussed exploiting demographics and immigration for political gain than the Democratic Party, along with its liberal allies in the corporate media. So to their hypocrisy, Democrats now add an unfathomable level of gross cynicism.


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magicschoolbusdropout
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1  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout    one month ago

"Democrats and progressive activists, based on their own rhetoric over the years, subscribe to "replacement theory" more than anyone else. As vice president,  Biden himself said  that a "constant" and "unrelenting" stream of immigration would reduce Americans of "white European stock" to an "absolute minority," and that this was "a source of our strength."

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @1    one month ago

Without question, the Democrats are attempting to accelerate changes in the racial and ethnic makeup of the electorate. This is also the reason they invent false narratives about systemic racism and make ridiculous claims about the supposed threats of "White supremacy."

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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2  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout    one month ago

From Biden Himself Said "Link" in Article:

Biden, then the vice president, made the  comments at a 2015 White House summit  on “Countering Violent Extremism.” In those remarks Biden described the U.S. as a nation of immigrants and a “melting pot.”

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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3  Sean Treacy    one month ago

Very True.  They weren't shy about it, until it became politically convenient to do so. 

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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3.1  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Sean Treacy @3    one month ago

Just Another "LINK" from the article.

Immigration reform could be bonanza for Dems

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4  Tessylo    one month ago

We don't believe in things that aren't happening.  

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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4.1  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Tessylo @4    one month ago
We don't believe in things that aren't happening.  

What's ......... NOT .............Happening ?

Illegal immigrant population soars to 11.4 million

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @4.1    one month ago

You need a trustworthy source.  The Washington Examiner is not a trustworthy source.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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4.1.2  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.1    one month ago
The Washington Examiner is not a trustworthy source.

Says you !

Salt and Grain for sure.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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5  Dismayed Patriot    one month ago

"This is not a conspiracy theory; it "happens to be the same demographic argument Ruy Teixiera made in The Emerging Democratic Majority," as conservative commentator    Ben Shapiro noted  

" It took a harsher turn in the era of former President    Donald Trump   , who spoke to the anxieties of white working-class Americans."

" Trump's rise should have been a warning sign to Democrats and progressives to tone down the talk of demographic triumphalism"

So first Pedro, 'Imaginative Conservative' writer and assistant editor of 'American Greatness', claims that the shooters clear racist views and belief in the 'great replacement' theory shouldn't be focused on and those who do are just " weaponizing the slain victims".

Then he quotes another conservative who claims "Democrats are using immigration policy to change the demographics of the United States in a way that would seem to help them politically" which is at the very heart of these bigots fear and central to the 'great replacement' theory.

So we shouldn't focus on the racist 'great replacement' theory that has apparently infected many extremists brains, but according to conservatives, it's a real threat Democrats are trying to use to undermine the political power of white Christian conservatives. And further they celebrate dirty Donald proclaiming him the savior of those white working class Americans being "threatened" by diversity.

The only thing the election of Trump proved was that the right wing white conservative bigots exist in far larger number than any patriotic American had hoped. What looked like a nation quickly embracing diversity and equality since the 1960's was really just masking the seething underbelly of deep seated and generational prejudices that rose to the surface especially when a black American managed to be elected President, twice. No doubt that was the turning point for those who had been hiding their anxiety over their 'white conservative Christian culture' not controlling every facet of American society. From then on we saw huge increases in white nationalist militias, white supremacists, anti-Semitism and even increased hatred for the lgtbq community which is another bogey man of white Christian conservatives. Clearly the mass murderer regurgitating these same sentiments shared these beliefs and was motivated by right wing racist toxic ideology regardless of whether he claimed to be " mild-moderate authoritarian left". Clearly, today in America, the right wing is the home of authoritarianism while the further left you go, when you hit the extremists they seem more anarchist than authoritarian.

" In  psychology , the  right-wing authoritarian  ( RWA ) is a  personality type  that describes somebody who is highly submissive to their authority figures (all hail Trump!), acts aggressively in the name of said authorities ".

Right-wing authoritarian personality - Wikipedia

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Tacos!
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6  Tacos!    one month ago
In 2013, Politico  concluded  that amnesty for millions of illegal aliens "would produce an electoral bonanza for Democrats and cripple Republican prospects in many states they now win easily." The following year, James G. Gimpel, a professor of government at the University of Maryland, College Park,  published a study  that found the "flow of legal immigrants into the country—29.5 million from 1980 to 2012—has remade and continues to remake the nation's electorate in favor of the Democratic Party."

Yeah, I think this is a fair point. 

Now, personally, I’m not concerned with replacement or whatever. The demographics of our communities, states, and country are going to change over time. That’s just how the world - and especially, the United States - works. It’s not a thing to be feared, in my opinion. I actually find it fascinating.

And anyway, the ethnicity of my neighborhood - 100 years from now - is not my problem.

On the other hand, some Democrats have seen such change as representing a political advantage for them and they look to facilitate it for their own advantage. It’s not about embracing diversity, but winning political power. Rather than helping minorities and immigrants, their goal is to prey upon them. Thus, their sanctimonious finger-wagging over replacement paranoia is hypocritical bullshit.

 
 

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