A Notion of Immigrants 0
The Arizona Republic’s E. J. Montini dissects the deception behind the dog whistle (emphasis added).
The first time it (“replacement theory”–ed.) got any attention was when the supremacists rallying in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 chanted, “Jews will not replace us.”
They were playing off a book published in France some years earlier claiming that Europe was being overrun by immigrants (in this case, Muslim and Black immigrants) under a plan by “elites” to replace native-born Europeans.
This ugly “replacement theory” was quickly picked up by nativists here and expanded to “you will not replace us.”
Creating an honest and fair immigration system, and a secure border, is a sensible, necessary national policy. This isn’t that.
This is an attempt to use fear and deep-seeded insecurities to win elections. And it works.