So it’s all part of a plan build upon paranoia and figments of facts emulsified with tons of fraud and lies, bought and paid for by certain extremist masters of the universe sociopaths. Be careful what you wish for.
Analysis by Philip Bump - National columnist - May 9, 2022
It was about a year ago when Fox News’s Tucker Carlson first eagerly ripped off the mask.
“I know that the left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement,’ if you suggest for the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate, the voters now casting ballots, with new people, more obedient voters from the Third World,” he said in April 2021. “But they become hysterical because that’s what’s happening, actually.”
This was an explicit evocation of a line of argument, once confined to the right-wing, white nationalist fringe, called “great replacement theory.” The idea, as Carlson makes clear, is not simply that immigration to the United States could reshape American politics but that some cadre of elites is intentionally encouraging that to happen. That there was a sinister plan to literally “replace” native-born Americans with immigrants …
@smithinamerica - May 22, 2022
The “great replacement” theory describes a supposed elite conspiracy to change the demographics of America, replacing and disempowering white people – and their influence – with people of color, immigrants and Muslims. In recent years the lie has gone from far-right fringe to Republican party mainstream.
But anyone hoping that Buffalo would break the fever looks set to be disappointed. On the contrary, critics say, Republicans will probably intensify their racist rhetoric to prey on fears and energise supporters for the midterm elections, increasing the likelihood of more Buffalo-style violence.
By Cameron Joseph - WASHINGTON, US - April 13, 2023
As Nebraska Republicans moved to ban most abortions in their state on Wednesday, one used arguments straight from the racist “great replacement” conspiracy theory to push for the bill’s passage.
Nebraska Sen. Steve Erdman argued that abortion had caused slow population growth in the state over the last half-century—and argued that it had hurt Nebraska economically.
“Our state population has not grown except by those foreigners who have moved here or refugees who have been placed here. Why is that? It’s because we’ve killed 200,000 people. These are people we’ve killed,” Erdman [said] (https://twitter.com/HeartlandSignal/status/1646176955488673794) during debate, after lamenting that if abortion had been illegal that would have resulted in more people who “could be working and filling some of those positions that we have vacancies.” …
Incidentally, for what it’s worth - a human fetus doesn’t take on the mantle of “personhood” until after it’s born and air is pumping through it’s lung and infusing it’s veins and arteries.
And the tragedy of a woman facing a crisis and having to weigh the abortion option should not be allowed to be turned into a baby making factors for producing more fodder the masters of universe convenience!
One year later, and here we are.
May 8, 2023 #msnbc #republicans #rightwing
Rachel Maddow, joined by Kathleen Belew, an expert on the white power movement in the United States, looks at the interconnectedness of radical, right-wing mass killings and Republican politics under Donald Trump that has embraced some of the same ideology.