Donald Trump was able to win the White House in 2016 by tapping into large reservoirs of white resentment. Just six months after he took office, white supremacists marched through the streets, chanting, “The Jews will not replace us.”
Tucker Carlson frequently brings up great substitution theory in his show. And this weekend, a serial gunman, who frequently writes about the theory, killed several black Americans at a Buffalo supermarket. In a recent broadcast, right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro stated that the Great Alternative Theory has little to do with the Conservative Party.
Shapiro began, “Now, the bottom line they’re trying to put on a hat here is the fact that this guy is a follower of the so-called great alternative theory. Now, what the left is trying to do is expand the term great alternative theory to include any kind of normal concern about illegal immigration, any proposal that shows patterns Voting demographics make a difference – of course, everyone on the left and right knows that they do.”
The Conservative presenter continued:
“In fact, the racial essentialism of the great alternative theory looks more like soberism than fundamentalist conservatism or fundamentalism. Neither of the major democrats believes that simply because you are of a particular race means that you are genetically engineered to vote in a particular way. That’s relegated to the leftist wake-upist and it’s relegated to the white supremacist who, sort of, joins hands in the belief that we can look at the race of you and already know how you will vote and how your children will vote and how your grandchildren will vote. “
https://hillreporter.com/watch-ben-shapiro-argues-that-the-great-replacement-theory-isnt-a-conservative-talking-point-131598 Ben Shapiro Argues That the Great Replacement Theory Isn’t a Conservative Talking Point