In a sense, I agree with Talia Lavin.
If you are worried about the Great Replacement, you can hear your concerns echoed on FOX News. There are U.S. Senate candidates who are running for office on opposing the Great Replacement. There are congressmen and state legislators who are championing the issue. The cause has hit a critical mass in the populist wing of the GOP and we are no longer frozen out of mainstream politics.
“Such was the case on Saturday, when a teenaged white supremacist named Payton Gendron opened fire in a supermarket in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people, while livestreaming the carnage on the live-video site Twitch. Prior to the shooting, he had posted a 180-page manifesto in which he laid out his rationale clearly: He was an adherent of what is called Great Replacement Theory, the idea that white people, in the United States and white-majority countries around the world, are being systematically, deliberately outbred and “replaced” by immigrants and ethnic minorities, in a deliberate attempt to rid the world of whiteness. It’s a conspiracy theory that has inspired terror attacks in New Zealand and Pittsburgh, San Diego, and El Paso – an ideology that marries demographic panic with the idea of a cunning, nefarious plot. Reading through the document, what struck me hardest, however, was how very close the killer’s ideas were to the American mainstream – the white-hot core of American politics. …”
Once upon a time, the pro-life movement also had a problem with a violent fringe of vanguardists who bombed abortion clinics and who assassinated abortionists, but the cause went on to hit a critical mass and was simply absorbed into mainstream politics. Dr. David Gunn, for example, used to be based in my hometown before he was assassinated in Pensacola, FL in 1993. The vast majority of people who were involved in the pro-life movement are also non-violent, but some people who were passionate and shared the same grievance and had a greater sense of urgency about ending abortion turned to violence.
There was a timely AP poll about the Great Replacement which came out shortly before the mass shooting in Buffalo which showed that around 45% of Republican voters agree that it is happening.
“Last December, the Associated Press and NORC conducted a large national poll examining conspiratorial ideas including this one. They found that nearly half of Republicans agree to at least some extent with the idea that there’s a deliberate intent to “replace” native-born Americans with immigrants.
About 3 in 10 Americans overall agreed with the idea that intentional replacement was occurring or that native-born Americans were losing influence. About 1 in 5 agreed that the election system discriminated against Whites. In each case, though, Republicans were more likely than Democrats to express agreement or concern. …”
We don’t need mass shooters like Payton Gendron or Alt-Right eceleb rodeo clowns like Baked Alaska anymore. Calm persuasion is working and millions of people are coming around. We are currently in a transition phase between being a fringe movement for decades and mainstream acceptance.
It goes without saying that mass shootings are immoral, antisocial and criminal and should be condemned on those grounds alone. We should also distance ourselves from these people though for political reasons. The pro-life movement also distanced itself from its violent fringe.
BTW, it is worth noting who supports nationalism and populism in the Republican Party. It is White people who live in rural areas and small towns. The polls show there is a great degree of overlap between people who are pro-life and anti-cultural degeneration and who oppose open borders and who are concerned about the Great Replacement and the spread of Wokeism.
“In each of those coalitions, attitudes about abortion are highly correlated with views about the other fundamental changes remaking 21st-century American life. “We think that abortion views are about life and when life begins and about the treatment of the unborn and all of that,” Undem told me. “What is less talked about is that beliefs about abortion are very linked to your beliefs about women and gender and power.”
In Undem’s polling, Americans who want to make abortion illegal in all or most cases consistently express much more skepticism than abortion-rights supporters about changing gender roles. She has found, for instance, that more than three-fourths of abortion-rights opponents say most women interpret “innocent remarks or acts as being sexist.” (Only about two-fifths of abortion-rights supporters agree.) Those who want to ban abortion are far less likely than those who support its legal status to believe that the United States would be “better off” if more women held political office; to express positive views toward the #MeToo movement; or to agree that “systems in society were set up to give men more opportunities than women.” Most anti-abortion women agree with those propositions as well.
This abortion-linked divide extends through other dimensions. In Undem’s polling, more than four-fifths of abortion-rights opponents believe discrimination against white Americans is now as big a problem as bias against minorities. Likewise, 2021 PRRI polling found that abortion-rights opponents are far more likely than supporters to say that the growing number of immigrants in this country threatens American society. And though nearly three-fifths of abortion-rights opponents agreed that “things have changed so much that I often feel like a stranger in my own country,” more than two-thirds of abortion-rights supporters disagreed. …”
I don’t have any problem being pro-life and pro-White.
I’m pro-White because I care about my community and posterity. I don’t think society is composed of sovereign autonomous individuals who have no obligations to each other. I value my ancestors. I think blood ties are meaningful. I derive my sense of identity, not from self-absorption, but on how I am related to other people. I want a society that is built on organic bonds, not on liberal abstractions.
The nation is an extension of the family. The mother-child bond which is at the heart of the family is the strongest of all organic bonds. Being pro-White means giving a damn about future generations in a liberal social order in which most people don’t because they only care about themselves. As a nationalist, the thought that a mother would butcher her own child and dispose of its body in a garbage bag and celebrate such a barbarous act as a “choice” is deeply repulsive to me. It reflects the sort of values and mindset that I am naturally opposed to on dozens of other issues. Blood either matters or it doesn’t.
If you think blood matters and life matters and that parents have a duty to care for their offspring, you have healthy instincts. You are already probably suspicious of liberalism. Nationalism also runs against the grain of liberalism because it is an extension of a worldview that centers the family, not the individual. Conservatives are correct to support the family. Nationalists only insist that families are related to each other through blood, cultural ties and a shared history and future.