A racist conspiracy theory goes mainstream

Discussion in 'Religion' started by FryDaddyJr, Sep 29, 2021.

  1. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    A growing number of elected Republicans are openly promoting "white replacement theory," a decades-old conspiracy theory that's animated terrorist attacks, including the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

    Why it matters: This mainstreams what once was the sole provenance of white supremacists.

    What it is: "White replacement theory" posit the existence of a plot to change America's racial composition by methodically enacting policies that reduce white Americans' political power.

    • The conspiracies encompass strains of anti-Semitism as well as racism and anti-immigrant sentiment.
    Driving the news: Fox News host Tucker Carlson has for years alluded to elements of replacement theory. Former President Trump emboldened some believers, as well, including by retweeting accounts that identified themselves as believers in "white genocide."

    • Carlson's recent defiance, in the face of the Anti-Defamation League's calls for him to resign, have put these conspiracies back into the spotlight, along with the pronouncements of some high-profile elected officials.
    • Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) last week tweeted an explicit endorsement of WRT. Gaetz later tweeted that he doesn't think of replacement "solely on race/ethnicity terms," blaming "the Left" for taking him out of context.
    Other Republican officials have endorsed tenets of WRT without explicitly using the term.

    • Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick recently told Fox News' Laura Ingraham that the Biden administration's immigration policy is designed to eventually create a giant new group of Democratic voters and "every one of them [will have] two or three children."
    • Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) said during a committee hearing in April: "For many Americans, what seems to be happening, or what they believe right now is happening, is, what appears to them is, we're replacing national-born American — native-born Americans, to permanently transform the landscape of this very nation."
    Spokespeople for Fox News, Gaetz and Patrick did not respond to requests for comment for this story. Perry's office declined to comment on the record about his comments.

    Between the lines: Victims' advocates say giving credence to conspiracy theories could encourage violence.

    • In 2019, a gunman inspired by WRT killed 23 people at a Walmart in Patrick's state of Texas. A gunman inspired by WRT killed 11 people at a synagogue in Perry's state of Pennsylvania in 2018.
    How we got here: Far-right and white supremacist groups in the U.S. and Europe have latched onto several iterations of these conspiracies, accusing liberals of plotting against white people either with public policy or violence.

    • "White genocide" is believed to have been coined by the late David Lane, an American neo-Nazi who in 1984 was convicted for his role in the murder of Jewish radio host Alan Berg.
    • Lane was part of a domestic terrorist group called The Order, named after a fictional terrorist group in a racist book called The Turner Diaries, which inspired Timothy McVeigh and other mass murderers.
    • The Turner Diaries and another WRT novel called The Camp of the Saints recently saw their online values surge.
    A "reconquista" theory, similar to WRT, spread for years in the American Southwest. Some conservatives promoted claims about Mexican Americans wanting California, New Mexico and other swaths of the region to be given to Mexico.

    • Lou Dobbs in 2006 drew charges of racism from Latino academics and activists after telling viewers about such supposed designs.
    "Replacement theory" or the "great replacement" was popularized in Europe in the 2000s, as believers argued that native white Europeans were being systematically supplanted by non-white immigrants.

    • In the U.S., the "replacement theory" and "white genocide" rhetoric and movements seemed to merge as white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Va., for the "Unite the Right" rally that turned deadly in 2017.
    The bottom line: WRT is racist. And some U.S. politicians and highly rated TV pundits are saying the quiet part out loud.

    https://www.axios.com/white-replace...ic&utm_medium=socialshare&utm_source=facebook
     
  2. StankyBoy

    StankyBoy Well-Known Member

    OK- but do they teach it to your kids?
    Theres a different type of racism infecting mostly cities, but ruralities also. It also has a catchy acronym... more catchy than this one.
     
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  3. StankyBoy

    StankyBoy Well-Known Member

    Also, WRT has nothing to do with bringing in immigrants merely so they vote democrat and skew elections. Not supporting that type of game doesn't make someone a racist.
     
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  4. Profiler
    Inspired

    Profiler Well-Known Member

    Interesting, never heard of “white replacement theory”. This is obviously the lefts Alinsky response to distract from CRT.
     
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  5. yakpoo
    Cynical

    yakpoo Well-Known Member

    Another attempt to conflate Capitalism and Christian ethics with racial terrorism
     
  6. Enough!

    Enough! New Member

    Let me see if I understand "White Replacement Theory". Some descendants of white European immigrants are afraid that non-white immigrants and their descendants are replacing them in the higher echelons of all aspects of society, ignoring that positions of authority or power are and have been disproportionately dominated by whites, and acting like this is some nefarious plot rather than the way a representative democracy should work.

    Yup, that sounds about right.
     
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  7. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    You got it on the first try. Good job!

    We need some more Ideology of Division contributors, in our Federal Republic. That'll straighten things out!!
     
  8. StankyBoy

    StankyBoy Well-Known Member

    Nope. Not like that

    it’s a skinhead belief, that like all three of the surviving skinheads swear by. They think that interracial relationships are wrong because your bloodline could never be truly white. It’s a racist ideal.

    Zero people have issue with black or Hispanic people getting in positions of power besides the three loonies still living in the forest somewhere.

    Of course, the left will try to call this mainstream even though I know not a single person who agrees.

    let’s count all of the White Replacement Theory people, and then count all of the BLM Marxist racial essentialists. I wonder who would possibly be the larger group :rolleyes:… lmao!
     
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  9. StankyBoy

    StankyBoy Well-Known Member

    What about the pride flag with BLM stripes flying at a public university? Who has the institutional power? Certainly not the tiny group of racists.
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  10. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    trump's base are a bunch of white supremacists
     
  11. StankyBoy

    StankyBoy Well-Known Member

    At least drop bait that actually has a CHANCE of working
     
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  12. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member


    are you trump's base? do you go to trump rallies and fly trump flags?
     
  13. Enough!

    Enough! New Member


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  14. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    What then is the right thing to do? Allow those that apply themselves to their trade to earn the position? Or do we divvy those positions out based on race? Mind you, I lost an early promotion when I was in the Army to a black soldier for no other reason than it was mandated that we have the proper number of black NCO’s. I was far more qualified at the time though I didn’t care, I was young and got my promotion the next quarter….. But think about that. It was a peacetime Army so no harm, no foul. Suppose that it was a wartime Army and your son was serving under the lesser qualified man under fire. Doesn’t sound quite as “fair and equitable” now, does it?
     
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  15. Enough!

    Enough! New Member

    Sorry for the late reply. I don't come here often... too annoying :D

    As you know from personal experience, that doesn't work. The problem has to be addressed at a much earlier level. A good start would be changing the way schools are funded so the quality of a child's education does not depend so heavily on the wealth and address of the parents.
     
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  16. toughcoins

    toughcoins Rarely is the liberal viewpoint tainted by realism

    Affirmative action is not the solution to what stands in the way of black ascension. It is the promulgated notion that what they are doing already is good enough, that they need do no more, yet be given more for it.

    There are plenty of blacks who have separated themselves from the herd, excelled, and attained elevated social and / or financial status in this country because of the extra quantity and / or quality of their work . . . Writers, actors, musicians, doctors, lawyers, educators, engineers, etc. Though, admittedly, there are more who have not done so.

    Similarly, there are plenty of whites who have separated themselves from the herd, excelled, and attained elevated social and / or financial status in this country because of the extra quantity and / or quality of their work . . . Writers, actors, musicians, doctors, lawyers, educators, engineers, etc. Though, admittedly, there are more who have not done so.

    The sheer numbers of underprivileged whites, Hillary's "deplorables", never even get the time of day from the Democrat Party . . .

    Of what benefit then is Affirmative Action, if not solely to curry favor with the black community to gain political power for the Democratic Party?
     
  17. yakpoo
    Cynical

    yakpoo Well-Known Member

    I do! ;)

    This has nothing to do with race. It has everything to do with Marxists using race division to achieve un-Constitutional objectives. Here's the Archdiocese of Denver's take on Saul Alinsky and his disciples (Clinton and Obama)...

    "Gradual infiltration of ideas so as to shape culture without its members even realizing it: This is what one man in the 20th century set out to do — and at the time, he even did it with the initial help of the Catholic Church.

    The man was Saul Alinsky, a Chicago man born as a Jew who later became agnostic. He studied criminology at the University of Chicago, where he got involved with the mafia. He went on to become the founder of modern community organizing, and began that work with a vision of care for the poor, implementing his strategies in the Diocese of Chicago. His ideologies and community organizing strategies would go on to influence the social and political movements of today."

    “He was really central to the profound upheavals within the Church in the care of the poor,” said Richard. “His whole vision of reality breaks the fundamental principles of Catholic moral teaching, which is that the end does not justify the means.”

    “The Church in Chicago bought into that and supported his work and it had a profound impact in the 1960s on the Church’s project for the poor. He had developed nation-wide affiliates and community organizers,” Richard said.

    “He had great influence on organizations,” Stephen said. “[Many modern movements] are funded by Alinskian-trained individuals, people who stoke the flames of violence…it stokes anxiety and frustration in poorer communities.”

    “Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, they studied Alinksy. She knew him and she thought he didn’t go far enough. The tentacles [of Alinsky] are quite vast,” he added.

    https://ccdenver.org/denver-catholic-who-is-saul-alinsky/
     
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  18. yakpoo
    Cynical

    yakpoo Well-Known Member

    The only thing that protects the disenfranchised in America is the Constitution. The Constitution ensures that every Man, Woman, and Child is treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. If we let these Fabian Socialists remake America in their image, the disenfranchised will have no protection at all. The only time Marxists care about the poor is when they have to.

    Racism is the shield of the modern American Marxist. People are so terrified of being labeled a "Racist" that they will do or say anything to be "cleansed". Since it's the past that marks them as racist, only continual repentance can assuage their guilt. Whenever a Marxist is losing an argument, they just drop an R-Bomb to regain control. It doesn't matter how irrelevant...

    JN: "So...what flavor of ice cream shall we get?
    FD: "I like Vanilla."
    JN: "That is soooo racist!"
    FD: "Ouch! ...my bad. Let's go with the Neapolitan, instead."
    JN: :cool:
     
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  19. yakpoo
    Cynical

    yakpoo Well-Known Member

    For anyone interested, here's the opening to the GUTFELD! show this past Friday. He made some really good points worth seeing...(click "Watch on YouTube").

     
  20. John Kamps
    Busy

    John Kamps Well-Known Member

    I met a guy running for our NDP Party/ they are on left side of spectrum. I asked him if he was offended when people called him a "leftie" He exclaimed, its my badge of honour/ that the world would be better ruled by leftwing heads of state.
    I then told him, so you condone that the Marxist ideaology has caused more suffering/ death/ destruction then all others + all wars. He then did a google search on his labtop and was shocked to learn that I was not exaggerating the truth. Yet, in this Country they believe the Confederate Flag is more hideous to show then the "Hammer and Sickle"
    People should learn their history, before spouting nonsense.
     
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