In simple terms, “replacement theory” holds that welcoming immigration policies are part of a plan designed to undermine or “replace” the political power of conservatives in the U.S. Make no mistake: replacement theory is real — and the Democrat Party blatantly continues to embrace it at the southern border.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has in the past been all but burned at the stake by the rabid left for daring to discuss replacement theory on his program, including by Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which laughably describes itself as an “anti-hate” group, went after Carlson in early 2021:
In the days following Tucker Carlson’s vitriolic, xenophobic commentary about demographic change, most white supremacist reactions were supportive of the Fox News personality and praised him for railing against “white genocide.” Some suggested that Carlson is finally showing his true colors and fully embracing white nationalism.
Not to be outdone, CNN in April 2021 declared: “Racist ‘replacement theory’ has it all backward.”
White supremacist groups, conservative media personalities, and now Republicans in Congress are trying to inflame nativist feelings among conservative Whites by warning that liberals want immigrants to “replace” native-born Americans in the nation’s culture and the electorate.
But that racist “replacement theory” inverts the real consequence of immigration for its target audience of Whites uneasy about social and racial change: Many of the Whites most drawn to the far-right argument that new arrivals are displacing “real Americans” are among those with the most to lose if the nation reduces, much less eliminates, immigration in the decades ahead.
The verdict: Carlson was right, and “shockingly,” the left is lying.
Recent data from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) proves it, beginning with the Democrat argument that increased importation of “migrants” is necessary because arrivals slowed during the pandemic and immigrant workers are now “missing” from the labor market, creating a “shortfall” for the economy. Nonsense, via the CIS:
In November 2022, there were 29.6 million immigrants (legal and illegal together) working in the United States — 1.9 million more than in November 2019, before the pandemic.
The 29.6 million immigrant workers in November of this year was one million above the long-term trend in the pre-Covid growth rate of immigrant workers — [so] immigrant workers are not “missing”.
In contrast to immigrants, there were 2.1 million fewer U.S.-born Americans working in November 2022 than in November 2019, before the pandemic.
In November of this year, there were 44.9 million working-age U.S.-born Americans not in the labor force — nearly 10 million more than in 2000.
CIS Report Director Steven Camarota put it bluntly in a December 21 report:
The availability of immigrant labor allows us as a society to ignore the plight of all those [Americans] on the economic sidelines.
Think about it from the perspective of the Democrat Party, whose every move can be connected to the ballot box with no more than two dots:
Replacing older (White) workers with younger migrant workers, whom the Democrats incorrectly believe can be programmed to vote Democrat for years to come, looks like a great idea on paper.
There are all kinds of Americans who were working just until two years ago, that are sitting on the sidelines now. … Some of them are young, and they’ve just been out for a little bit. Some have been out for a long time and will never get back.
For men, we’re not likely to get back to the labor-force participation rate of the 1960s or even the 1980s. But if it returned to what it was in in the 2000s, that would be six million more workers.
And there it is. Yet another big fat Democrat lie, I mean.
Finally, Camarota went bottom-line:
The left wing has made the word ‘replacement’ a bad word. All these people that are calling for more immigration are saying, in effect, ‘Look, we need to replace these American workers who are not in the labor force.’
Lemme fix that first statement: “The left wing has made the word ‘replacement’ a racist word.”
Democrat elites might be a lot of unsavory things, but “stupid” isn’t one of them. I’ve written the following illustration, multiple times, to demonstrate the left’s hypocrisy:
If reputable pollsters stood along the southern border and asked illegal aliens streaming across the border which party they’d support if ultimately given the right to vote and 75 percent of respondents said ‘Republican,’ Nancy Pelosi, Chucky Schumer, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the entire Democrat Party would race to the border and lock arms in a human chain stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, in a “Custer’s Last Stand” effort to keep illegals the hell out of the country.
Democrats give less of a damn about “welcoming undocumented migrants” to America than about the ballot box — and the Democrat Party remains the most dishonest and hypocritical organization on the planet.