"The Great Replacement Theory" has been a favorite talking point of Fox News superstar Tucker Carlson for several years now.
It's a liberal plot, "to change the racial mix of the country," Carlson told viewers on Sept. 22, 2021.
"To reduce the political power of people whose ancestors lived here, and dramatically increase the proportion of Americans arrived from the third world ... In political terms, this is called the policy of Great Replacement, the replacement of legacy Americans with more obedient people from far-away countries."
The term "Great Replacement" is, as Carlson modestly notes, not his own. It was coined by a French white nationalist, Renaud Camus, in a 2011 book "Le Grand Remplacement" (his specific target was French Muslims), but the idea is an old favorite in America.
An old idea
The dread of "miscegenation," a favorite hobbyhorse of Klansmen, Nazis, and like-minded people, had everything to do with the fear of being "replaced" or racially "diluted."
"A White America or a mongrel America " you must take your choice!" warned Mississippi senator Theodore Bilbo in 1947.
"Have you read 'The Rise of the Colored Empires' by this man Goddard?" asks Tom Buchanan, the wealthy oaf in "The Great Gatsby," published in 1925.
"The idea is that if we don't look out the white race will be " will be utterly submerged. It's all scientific stuff; it's been proved."
To which even the very privileged white people at Tom's tea table roll their eyes."
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