For two years, we’ve watched trailer parks of angry honkeys pop up across North America. Most of it is in the name of freedom, which no one can seem to explain. Their answer?
“Freedom from Tyranny!. Freedom from oppression!”
It’s never qualified. They never point to any specific freedom they’ve lost because they can’t.
They are afraid of losing their white privilege. Still, cowards and racists never say that part until they write it in a manifesto-like Payton Gendron did before murdering 10 Black people in Buffalo this weekend.
When young white men are told their skin color is becoming obsolete, they get angry. Not just white men, white Christians specifically make up a massive portion of angry North American extremists bent on stopping more nonwhites from stealing the white Christian man’s place in line or “Privilege” of self-ascribed superiority.
According to his neighbors in Conklin, NY, Payton Gendron was a nice quiet boy until he went on a murderous rampage at Tops Market in Buffalo on the weekend. He drove 200 miles after identifying that specific zip code as highly populated with African Americans. He scoped it out by pretending to be a panhandler and then opened fire to rid white America of black people. He said as much in his 180-page manifesto, which isn’t worth reading. Like most militant white supremacists/Christo fascists, he was radicalized exclusively on 4chan, where they offer high scores to whites who murder in the name of something called “The Great Replacement Theory.”
On the 4chan forum where the Buffalo shooter, Payton Gendron, admitted to getting his ideas, many of his buddies are quite upset that he chose to go to a grocery store instead of a pro-choice rally.
We are heading down a disturbingly dark road. Thank your local Republican. pic.twitter.com/8eJDEMssoJ
— Kyla In The Burgh 🏴☠️🐧 (@KylaInTheBurgh) May 15, 2022
To understand the “Great Replacement Theory,” you don’t need to travel far. It’s a conspiracy theory that fits the neo-Christian ideology.
Whites will become extinct if they don’t fight the creep of immigration and promote the birth of white babies while killing/minimizing any human being of color in a country deemed “Anglo Christian.”
To whip up support for “White Victims,” faith/political leaders promote the idea white men are minimized, and it all comes from the Great Replacement Theory.
Origin Story – Anti Defamation League
- “The Great Replacement” theory has its roots in early 20th century French nationalism and books by French nationalists and author Maurice Barres. However, it was French writer and critic Renaud Camus who popularized the phrase for today’s audiences when he published an essay titled “Le Grand Remplacement,” or “the great replacement,” in 2011. Camus himself alluded to the “great replacement theory” in his earlier works and was apparently influenced by Jean Raspail’s racist novel, The Camp of the Saints.
- Camus believes that native white Europeans are being replaced in their countries by non-white immigrants from Africa and the Middle East, and the end result will be the extinction of the white race.
- Camus focused on Muslim immigration to Europe and the theory that Muslims and other non-white populations had a much higher birth rate than whites. His initial concept did not focus on Jews and was not antisemitic.
- The “great replacement” philosophy was quickly adopted and promoted by the white supremacist movement, as it fit into their conspiracy theory about the impending destruction of the white race, also know as “white genocide.” It is also a strong echo of the white supremacist rallying cry, “the 14 words:” “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”
- Since many white supremacists, particularly those in the United States, blame Jews for non-white immigration to the U.S. the replacement theory is now associated with antisemitism.
- The night before the August 2017 the Unite the Right rally, white supremacists, marching across the University of Virginia campus, shouted, “Jews will not replace us,” and “You will not replace us,” clear references to Camus’ theory.
Use By Individual Extremists
- In October 2018, white supremacist Robert Bowers killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, after writing a Gab post blaming Jews for bringing non-white immigrants and refugees to the U.S.
- In March 2019, white supremacist Brenton Tarrant lives streamed himself killing 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand. Tarrant also released a manifesto online called “The Great Replacement,” an homage to Camus’ work.
- In April 2019, white supremacist John Earnest killed one and injured three at a synagogue in Poway, CA. In a letter he released online, Earnest claimed that Jews were responsible for the genocide of “white Europeans,” and cited the influence of Bowers and Tarrant.
- In August 2019, white supremacist Patrick Crusius opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, TX, killing 23 people and wounding almost two dozen. In a manifesto, Crusius talked about a “Hispanic invasion” and made reference to the great replacement.
Use By Politicians
- In April 2019, Heinz-Christian Strache, campaigning for the Freedom Party of Austria ahead of the 2019 European Parliament election, endorsed the “great replacement” theory.
- The Identitarian movement, a white nationalist movement in Europe, has promoted the “great replacement” theory. Martin Sellner, the head of Generation Identitaire in Austria, is a particularly vocal promoter.
- Marine Le Pen, a far-right French politician, also promoted the idea of the “great replacement.”
- In March 2017, then-GOP Congressman (IA) Steve King tweeted his support for Geert Wilders a well-known anti-immigration activist from Europe. “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny,” the Congressman wrote. “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” The tweet, which won praise from white supremacists, was a clear reference to replacement theory. In August 2018, King gave an interview to a far-right magazine in Austria, in which he promoted the “great replacement” theory.
- In an interview on Fox News Justice with Judge Jeanine in July 2020, GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz claimed that an “attempted cultural genocide” was occurring in the US and that the left wanted to “replace America.”
Use by Media/Tech Personalities
In July 2017, Lauren Southern, a Canadian far-right activist, released a video titled, “The Great Replacement,” promoting Camus’ themes. That summer, Southern was involved in “Defend Europe,” a project lead by European white nationalists to block the arrival of boats carrying African immigrants. Southern’s video further popularized Camus’ theory.
In October 2018, on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle, host Laura Ingraham said, “your views on immigration will have zero impact and zero influence on a House dominated by Democrats who want to replace you, the American voters, with newly amnestied citizens and an ever increasing number of chain migrants.”
In October 2019, Jeanine Pirro was discussing Democrats’ hatred of Trump on Fox Nation’s The Todd Starnes Show. She declared, “Think about it. It is a plot to remake America, to replace American citizens with illegals that will vote for the Democrats.”
On April 8, 2021, on Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host explicitly promoted the ‘great replacement” theory. Carlson discussed “Third World” immigrants coming to the US who affiliate with the Democratic Party. He asserted, “I know that the left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement,’ if you suggest that 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, but they become hysterical because that’s what’s happening, actually. Let’s just say it. That’s true.”
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) May 16, 2022
I thought about Buffalo a lot this weekend. I also read about the Great Replacement Theory and why Payton’s manifesto sounded familiar. Then I did some math, and as a white man with privilege, The Great Replacement Theory made sense to me because we’ve watched the pre-mass shooting perspective in Canada for some time now through the lens of the Conservative party and those who support them.
The angry white male Christian movement is what Neo-Con Policitcian Pierre Poilievre is tapping into and supporting through rhetoric like freedom and hatred for those fighting for equality of opportunity in a world where the white man is being put in a cage.
If you haven't got your membership yet, get it today.
Don't delay. Take back control of your life. Make Canada the freest country on earth.
— Pierre Poilievre (@PierrePoilievre) May 15, 2022
— Teach Critical Thinking (@jsinvr) March 15, 2022
— Cattle Dog 🇺🇦 (@CattleDog22) April 21, 2022
Pierre rounds the same neo-con church groups and Christian circles, drumming up support for the same theocratic ideology represented in the Great Replacement Theory. He uses fear and fake outrage to tell white people they are not free and, therefore, a dying breed who needs to fight back. That’s why Pierre supported the trucker movement and white supremacists like Pat King.
That’s why Pierre is the odds on favorite to win the Conservative leadership.
Pierre hasn’t condemned Payton Gendron for murdering ten black people. He shares the Great Replacement theory as fact and uses it and the racist cowards who believe it for clout.
Do you know who else shares Payton Gendron’s belief system? Convoy organizer Pat King and every other triggered Canadian alt-right religious extremist.
A huge swath of angry white men in at the freedom convoy share this theory as fact. They think they are protecting dwindling white male privilege by murdering threats to their privilege. It’s a numbers game.
— Dean Blundell (@ItsDeanBlundell) May 15, 2022
Now you know why Pierre, Pat, and every other stupid fucking Christian racist can’t define freedom. It’s not freedom they are after. They are only interested in the preservation of their imaginary white privilege. Pierre believes in restoring anti-abortion laws because he wants to repopulate the country in his image, as do his supporters.
They hate brown, Black, Chinese, and Jewish Canada. They’d like to live in a European Christian Canada, code for “We hate you.”
Pierre Poilievre empowers the same ‘Great Replacement Theory’ white supremacists. If and when this happens in Canada, it will be because politicians like Pierre used these people for votes and influence. We’re a Pierre Poilievre away from this happening here. https://t.co/kbH8BwM2GZ
— Dean Blundell (@ItsDeanBlundell) May 14, 2022
It’s a matter of ‘when’ not ‘if’ this happens in Canada because the accelerant in the form of the Conservative Party of Canada is filled with extremists who truly beleive white Christians are a superior race of individuals.
So when you’re justifying this movement as an alternative opinion, remember where it comes from and who shares the same dangerous theories as fact.
Remember that the same theory used to force Christian white Canadians into the victim industry comes from a hateful lie that’s led to over 100 mass shootings in the United States since the start of the year. Then thank our gun laws and better angels that we aren’t scared to pin a murderous ideology on those who share hateful values for personal gain.
It’ll be easier to vote if you do.
Waiting for @CandiceBergenMP @PierrePoilievre @jkenney and other conservative leaders to speak out against the “great replacement” like @MichelleRempel did quickly and emphatically. https://t.co/P3wNO3M944
— Jen Stange (@JenStange1) May 16, 2022