The Great Gaslighting Theory
Media Wars Over Great Replacement Theory
Let me start by fully condemning the terrorist attack in Buffalo that took the lives of eight of my fellow Americans. That individual, who I will not name, should receive the maximum punishment if he is found guilty by a jury. This essay should not be considered justification in any way for his actions or any political violence, it is a repudiation of the mainstream media and Democrats who are gaslighting the country into believing that massive demographic change isn't taking place
The massacre in Buffalo by a white identitarian has led to a much different media narrative than other mass shootings. Rather than leaning in on a conversation about gun control, the media has jumped on the notion that conservatives in the media and Republican politicians have fueled the flames of white anxiety over demographic changes known as “The Great Replacement Theory (GRT).”
With origins dating back to 2010, the main idea of the theory is that native Europeans and white Americans are being demographically replaced by immigrants so that their own political power diminishes while Democrats and globalists grow.
Since the horrendous attacks on the black community in Buffalo, hundreds of media outlets have claimed that GRT is an outgrowth of Republicans like Rep. Elise Stefanik (one of the most liberal Republicans in the country who supports mass demographic changes and amnesty for illegal immigrants) to TV host Tucker Carlson have been blamed for fueling this “conspiracy theory.”
The oddest part of this entire claim that GRT is an invention of the right is that for the last two decades, Democrats could not help but scream that demographic changes through immigration were delivering them a permanent majority.
As Ann Coulter wrote in her column, Democrat consultants, politicians, and media figures talked about how immigrants were replacing whites and delivering them a permanent majority going back to 1998. Democratic consultant Patrick Reddy said, “the 1965 Immigration Reform Act promoted by President Kennedy, drafted by Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and pushed through the Senate by Ted Kennedy has resulted in a wave of immigration from the Third World that should shift the nation in a more liberal direction within a generation. It will go down as the Kennedy family’s greatest gift to the Democratic Party.”