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Douglas Andrews / May 18, 2022

Democrats Bludgeon Republicans With ‘Replacement’

Color us shocked to learn that the Party of Joe Biden is using race to divide the American people.

Watch out, Whitey. You’re being replaced, uh, demographied.

Last week, we noted that the Left is wrecking the English language by inventing idiotic terms such as “pregnant people” and “people seeking an abortion,” and then trying to cancel anyone who dares to use biologically accurate and millennia-old terms like “pregnant women” and “women seeking an abortion.”

This week, in the wake of a massacre in Buffalo, we see that another term has fallen out of favor on the Left: replacement, as in replacement theory — which is the theory that explains why white people commit acts of violence against non-whites. Thus, if you’re a white person and you happen to observe that, as a percentage of the U.S. population, whites are being replaced by non-whites, you’re a racist. But if you make the exact same point by using a euphemism such as “shifting demography,” well, you’re enlightened.

First, we should note the empirical fact that, as researcher Heather Mac Donald has pointed out, white people are mere pikers when it comes to interracial crime:

Far from destroying the black body, whites are the overwhelming target of interracial violence. Between 2012 and 2015, blacks committed 85.5 percent of all black-white interracial violent victimizations (excluding interracial homicide, which is also disproportionately black-on-white). That works out to 540,360 felonious assaults on whites. Whites committed 14.4 percent of all interracial violent victimization, or 91,470 felonious assaults on blacks. Blacks are less than 13 percent of the national population.

Our own Mark Alexander likewise analyzes this reality today.

Of course, none of this excuses the unspeakable violence of the Buffalo mass murderer, but race-obsessed Democrats would do us all a service if they kept such things in perspective.

According to his 180-page manifesto, the Buffalo assailant was intent on killing “as many blacks as possible,” an intent that allegedly came from his belief in “great replacement theory,” a conspiracy theory that elites in society are banding together to replace white people with non-white people, and also, naturally, the cultural influence and political power of whites. These conspiratorialists point to the decline in birth rates among whites and the mass migration of non-whites into the U.S. as proof.

It seems a few more facts are in order. As Kyle Smith at National Review points out: “Old white people who vote heavily Republican are dying out. No one disputes this. The birth rate among American citizens has been falling steadily and is now at the level that will lead to a shrinking population, not counting immigration. No one disputes this either. Yet America’s population continues to grow anyway because of immigrants, who are mostly non-white. No one disputes this either.”

Smith then points out the hypocrisy of, for example, The New York Times, which calls replacement theory a “racist,” “white supremacist,” “fringe conspiracy theory” but at the same time “embraces the supposedly taboo idea when it’s called ‘the power of shifting demographics.’”

What’s the difference between “replacement” and “shifting demographics”? Not a thing. And yet the one term is forbidden, and the other is approved for use.

The larger point, though, is that our changing demographics — the gradual replacement of whites by non-whites — is being used by Democrats to attack all Republicans. Take Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, for example:

Every time MAGA Republicans or pundits vilify wrongly immigrants and call them invaders, every time they falsely claim that millions of undocumented people cast ballots in our elections, and every time loud bigoted voices bemoan the disintegration of an imagined “classic” America, the subtext is clear: these hard-right MAGA Republicans argue that people of color and minority communities are somehow posing a threat — a threat — to the American way of life.

As the editors of The Wall Street Journal write, “Democrats and the mainstream media want to use ‘replacement theory’ as a stigma to smear as racist anyone who doesn’t like open borders, or critical race theory, or the Democratic Party’s hyper-race consciousness.”

What a despicable way to try to gin up votes.


Updated with a more detailed analysis of the Left’s view on the use of the term “replacement.”

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