The Great Replacement is a thesis embraced by most conservatives and white nationalists. It refers to the changing White demographics as whites are expelled from their habitats, replacing them with mainly blacks as well as sometimes browns and to a lesser extent with Asians, but also through islamization. The goal of this replacement is not just a "freely chosen" white flight but the obliteration of white European ethnic and cultural identity.
Leftist politics and anti-white media of the 21st century thrive to categorize and to degrade this racist tragedy, albeit based on statistical facts, as a "conspiracy theory". Jean Renaud Gabriel Camus's "Great Replacement" thesis has been translated from French and adopted by conservative thinkers as a scientific basis for the the white genocide or replacement theory (German: Umvolkung), the belief that White people in North America and Europe are victims of a genocidal plan to reduce their populations via non-White immigration and race-mixing (multiculturalism) and serving as the foundation for decivilization (Camus: décivilisation). Some of has it's origins in the academic expertise of Dominique Venner.
- British historian Arnold J. Toynbee in his twelve volume A Study of History, (1934–1961), on the rise and decline of twenty-three civilizations, depicted the Jews as a "fossil" civilization. Toynbee presented history as the rise and fall of civilizations, rather than the history of nation-states or of ethnic groups. He identified his civilizations according to cultural rather than national criteria. With the civilizations as units identified, he presented the history of each in terms of challenge-and-response. Civilizations arose in response to some set of challenges of extreme difficulty, when "creative minorities" devised solutions that reoriented their entire society. When a civilization responds to challenges, it grows. When it fails to respond to a challenge, it enters its period of decline. Toynbee argued that "Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder."
According to Toynbee, civilizations start to decay when they lose their moral fiber and the cultural elite turns parasitic, exploiting the masses and creating an internal and external proletariat.In contrast to Oswald Spengler, who thought that the rise and fall of civilizations was inevitable, Toynbee maintained that the fate of civilizations is determined by their response to the challenges facing them. Civilizations collapse not from an outside attack but are wiped out by internal collapse.
- „That’s what the war’s about: our lack of civilizational confidence. As a famous Arnold Toynbee quote puts it: “Civilizations die from suicide, not murder”—as can be seen throughout much of “the western world” right now. The progressive agenda —lavish social welfare, abortion, secularism, multiculturalism—is collectively the real suicide bomb. Take multiculturalism: the great thing about multiculturalism is that it doesn’t involve knowing anything about other cultures—the capital of Bhutan, the principal exports of Malawi, who cares? All it requires is feeling good about other cultures. It’s fundamentally a fraud, and I would argue was subliminally accepted on that basis. Most adherents to the idea that all cultures are equal don’t want to live in anything but an advanced western society: Multiculturalism means your kid has to learn some wretched native dirge for the school holiday concert instead of getting to sing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” or that your holistic masseuse uses techniques developed from Native American spirituality, but not that you or anyone you care about should have to live in an African or Native-American society. It’s a quintessential piece of progressive humbug. [...] Europe by the end of this century will be a continent after the neutron bomb; the grand buildings will still be standing, but the people who built them will be gone. We are living through a remarkable period: the self-extinction of the race who, for good or ill, shaped the modern world. [...] Permanence is the illusion of every age. In 1913, no one thought the Russian, Austrian, German, and Turkish empires would be gone within half a decade. Seventy years on, all those fellows who dismissed Reagan as an “amiable dunce” (in Clark Clifford’s phrase) assured us the Soviet Union was likewise here to stay. The CIA analysts’ position was that East Germany was the ninth biggest economic power in the world. In 1987 there was no rash of experts predicting the imminent fall of the Berlin Wall, the Warsaw Pact, and the USSR itself.“ – Mark Steyn, Canadian author and conservative political commentator, in: It's the Demography, Stupid' – Ethnic Change and Opposition to Immigration ("New Criterion" 24, 2006)
When Islamist terrorists launched a series of attacks in Paris in 2015, the historian Niall Ferguson wrote a Boston Globe op-ed titled ‘Paris and the Fall of Rome’. Claiming that Gibbon’s writing on the Goths’ sack of Rome perfectly anticipated the decline of the modern West, Ferguson lamented that our society had ‘grown decadent in its shopping malls and sports stadiums’ while opening its gates to outsiders who ‘coveted its wealth without renouncing their ancestral faith’.
The term demographic genocide is sometimes used to describe the demographic consequences. While mass migration, race mixing, and population replacement may not cause a genocide in the sense of murdering a group, genocide has been described as a more general concept:
- "Generally speaking, genocide… is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups… Genocide has two phases: one, destruction of the national pattern of the oppressed group [called: denationalization]; the other, the imposition of the national pattern of the oppressor."
Double standards regarding non-White demographic changes
One of many politically correct double standards is that politically correct sources have often condemned mass immigration and negative demographic changes when they happen, or may happen, to non-Whites, such as regarding Kurds in Syria, Muslims and Tibetans in China, and various "noble savage" groups.
Another example is Israel, with Jewish demographic concerns regarding the Palestinians becoming the majority in the future not being dismissed as a "Jewish genocide conspiracy theory".
Eurabia conspiracy theory
A similar tactic is used to dismiss concerns regarding Islamization and anti-Islamization, involving a supposed "Eurabia" conspiracy theory. See also Islamization and anti-Islamization: Eurabia.
- Competitive exclusion principle
- Deaths of despair
- Fourteen Words
- Racial genetic interests: Ethnicity and territory
- Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi
- Straw man
- Racial awareness
- White demographics
- Black Lives Matter
- Race and intelligence
- The Great Awokening – A less politically correct term for the increasing leftist radicalization, possibly related to effects and problems associated with the changing White demographics.
- Renaud Camus
- La Grande Déculturation, Fayard, 2008
- Le Grand Remplacement, David Reinharc, 2011
- The Great Replacement Is Not a Conspiracy
- Is the Great Replacement a Conspiracy Theory?
- White Replacement Isn’t a Conspiracy Theory
- ↑ Arnold J. Toynbee: A Study of History, 1934–1961
- ↑ John Fuerst. (2015). "The Nature of Race". Submitted: December 25, 2014. Published: June 18, 2015. Open Behavioral Genetics. http://openpsych.net/OBG/2015/06/the-nature-of-race/