MINOT, N.D. — The “great replacement” theory, for those of you who don’t know, is the idea that leftists are promoting the replacement of white, conservative-leaning Americans with immigrants through policies like open borders.
Some people believe this because they’re bigots and nativists who don’t like immigrants. Others come to the belief out of misguided frustration with the very real erosion of the quality of life for blue-collar workers, particularly in rural America.
You’re hearing a lot about it in the news right now because the young man who just perpetrated the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, alluded to the idea in the largely incoherent meanderings he posted online before he took to murder.
Trump-era luminaries from Tucker Carlson to ambitious New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik to embattled Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers have espoused this idea, both before and after the Buffalo massacre, and now Democrats are eschewing a serious and level-headed response to that horrible act of homicide in favor of submission to their censorious impulses.
I loathe Tucker Carlson, specifically, and Trumpism, generally, but blaming that crowd for Buffalo is just plain stupid.