From the New York Times op-ed page:
We Can Replace Them
In Georgia, a chance to rebuke white nationalism.
By Michelle Goldberg, Opinion Columnist, Oct. 29, 2018
… Right now America is tearing itself apart as an embittered white conservative minority clings to power, terrified at being swamped by a new multiracial polyglot majority. The divide feels especially stark in Georgia, where the midterm election is a battle between Trumpist reaction and the multicultural America whose emergence the right is trying, at all costs, to forestall. …
Kemp is the candidate of aggrieved whiteness.
How dare whites feel aggrieved about being replaced? Those bastards, letting themselves get resentful over us replacing them. They deserve what they have coming. We’re not replacing whites because we love power, we are replacing whites because they are hateful. We know they are hateful because of how much they make us hate-filled toward them. If they didn’t flat-out deserve to be hated, we wouldn’t hate them so much. Our boots stamping on their inhuman faces forever is for their own good.
… In a week, American voters can do to white nationalists what they fear most. Show them they’re being replaced.
In other words, a New York Times columnist is saying, “Screw the optics. I’m going in.”
Seriously, is this wise?
This is a good example of why the conspiracy theorists are so often so wrong. You can tell that there are very few grand conspiracies in this world — that instead there are just people doing whatever the hell seems like a good idea to them at the moment — because nobody important ordered Michelle Goldberg to ix-nay on her “We Can Replace Them” rant: “Damn it, Michelle, the Secret Replacement Master Plan is supposed to be secret, at least until after the November election! Why are you printing it in the New York Times in October? Are you crazy?”
Even more seriously, the Immigration Weapon needs to be driven out of American politics. It’s way too tempting to try to use immigration to elect a new people, which in turn sets off a psychologically inevitable chain of thought about how the old people deserve their replacement. Allowing one side to try to win elections through altering the electorate via immigration is like allowing a football team to bring brass knuckles, razor blades, and guns onto the field. We need a national understanding that using immigration to try to win without having to persuade the current voters is not some sacred rite, it’s incredibly destructive to democracy and it should be shunned by all.
At this point, everybody needs to take a breath and calm down.
I admire Bernie Sanders because he got to be about 75 years old seemingly without it occurring to him that morality demands that he win by replacing the electorate with more Bernie-friendly voters.
Bernie always seemed to assume that the right way to win was by persuading the existing electorate that he was right and the other side was wrong.
What a dinosaur! That’s not democracy. Everybody knows nowadays that democracy instead is the Democrats winning by rigging the election by importing a new electorate.