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What is The Great Replacement?

“The Great Replacement” is a phrase coined by the French writer Renaud Camus. In an interview for American Renaissance, Mr. Camus explained it this way:

Genocide by substitution, or Great Replacement, or change of people and civilization, in short the destruction of the Europeans of Europe, is the XXI century’s crime against humanity.

Of his critics, Mr. Camus said this:

[H]ate has absolutely nothing to do with it. There are no expressions of hatred in my writings, nor any attacks on people. But hatred is the very effective name that the replacist power has chosen to give to any opposition to genocide by substitution, to any resistance to the Great Replacement, to the slightest objection to the change of people and civilization. By the way, beware when people start to speak of your hatred: It usually means that they want to kill you, or at least to finish you off, to silence you.

Is The Great Replacement a right-wing concept?

No. Mr. Camus is an irreligious homosexual and an environmentalist. Moreover, though they did not use the term, leftists talked about the phenomenon well before his book Le Grand Remplacement (The Great Replacement) was published in 2011. In 1997, President Bill Clinton said this at the University of California, San Diego:

Within the next three years, here in California no single race or ethnic group will make up a majority of the State’s population. Already, five of our largest school districts draw students from over 100 different racial and ethnic groups. At this campus, 12 Nobel Prize winners have taught or studied from nine different countries. A half-century from now, when your own grandchildren are in college, there will be no majority race in America.

Liberals have written many books about replacement, many before 2011. The most famous is The Emerging Democratic Majority by John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira, published in 2004. Academics have written about population in non-partisan ways. An example is Barren States: The Population ‘Implosion’ in Europe, which was published in 2005. This is from Amazon’s description:

Globally, over sixty-four countries have fallen below generation replacement levels and countries in eastern and southern Europe are registering the lowest birth rates in the history of humanity. Demographers emphasize that these developments could have serious repercussions for society and public policy.

Whites are not only becoming a smaller share of America, whites are declining in absolute numbers as well. The 2020 census found that in the previous 10 years, the Asian population in the United States had grown by 35 percent, Hispanics by 23 percent, and blacks by 5.6 percent, while the number of whites declined by 8.6 percent.

For a list of books about The Great Replacement from varying political perspectives, see my blog post here.

Is belief in The Great Replacement “fringe”?

No. The Great Replacement is discussed by every major news outlet, many prominent commentators, and not a few politicians. Some examples:

Gregory Hood has written about how often the Left talks about The Great Replacement:

Are whites the only victims of replacement?

No. The Great Replacement affects whites more than any other group, but demographic change can dispossess other groups. In the United States, blacks have been pushed out of many cities and replaced by Hispanics. Here are figures for Los Angeles:

Year Percent Black Percent Hispanic
1990 11.20 37.81
2000 9.78 44.56
2010 8.73 47.74
2020 7.93 47.98

From 2000 to 2010, Chicago’s black population decreased by 17 percent in the face of gains by Asians and Hispanics.

Is there anything else I should know about The Great Replacement?

I recommend these two videos:

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(Republished from American Renaissance by permission of author or representative)
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  1. Dr. Doom says:

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  2. Whites are not only becoming a smaller share of America, whites are declining in absolute numbers as well.

    No. The Great Replacement is discussed by every major news outlet, many prominent commentators, and not a few politicians. Some examples:

    The more accurate term you’re looking for is ‘The Great Brazilianization’ which involves a number of steps such as forcibly reducing the population of white-dominant counties, busing and creating ‘multi-cultural’ cities. It does look like a genocide program, yet its ultimate goal is different. Unlike the great replacement, the goal of the great brazilianization isn’t about destroying the ‘white race’ as you may understand it , but rather introducing the very conditions to force blacks, hispanics and whites into a permanent deadlock. Once white, hispanic and black citizens are permanently stuck in their petty fights over education, discrimination and money, our economic elites don’t have to care about them anymore and can do whatever they want. If black people act up, whites and hispanics will form a coalition against them. If whites act up, then hispanics and blacks will form a coalition etc.

  3. Christ, everyb0dy knew this back in the 50s or 60s. Everybody knew the comparative birth rates. Everybody knew it was inevitable. Just looking at birth rates, without taking into account immigration, everybody knew the future result.

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  4. Instead of calling it the Great Replacement, how about calling it White Nakba or the Palestinization?

    Long ago, when Jews first trickled into Palestine, they assured the local Arabs that they had no design of taking over. Why, such was a crazy idea! Too funny! What, Jews take over and replace the Palestinians? Haha!

    But, that was really their plan, and Jews used every means possible, by hook and by crook, to send ever more Jews to Palestine until there were enough to wage war on the Palestinians and carry out the Nakba pogroms. And of course, Jews used their influence in the West to ensure that US and Europe would back the Jews against the Arabs. And today? Palestinians lost everything and are homeless.

    Palestinians trusted Jews and lost everything.

    So, why should whites trust Jews? If Jews could so brazenly lie and pull off such stunt against Palestinians, why not against whites?

    Whites will begin to heal only when they identify with and support Palestinians. Whites will lose for sure if they keep sucking up to Jews and trust what Jews say.

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  5. Pixo says:

    The US non-hispanic white population did not decrease between 2010 and 2020. The guardian article failed to note the way the question was worded changed.

    In 2010 the US non-hispanic white population was 196,817,552.

    In 2020, it was 203,890,513.

    In 2020, unlike in 2010, the short form census explicitly told Spaniards they should consider themselves hispanic.

  6. TG says:

    Minor comment: ever since the end of the civil war, the fertility rate of American blacks has been very close to that of the rest of the American population. Why do you think that, after all this time, American blacks who can trace their ancestry pre-1965 are still hardly more than 12% of the population?

    In fact, the percent of the American population that was black used to be much higher, but declined during the mass migration of European whites from 1888 to 1929!

    So: it’s all about the third-world immigration. Without the progressive opening of the borders post-1965, the United States would still be like 85% white, give or take.

  7. @Priss Factor

    Your absolutely right. Jews showed their true nature with Palestinians.

  8. Truth says:

    Chris, with all possible respect Bro, you just don’t know how irritating it is dealing with Honkees. No matter where you go, they always startin’ trouble…

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