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ORLANDO, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Matt Schlapp, Moderator, American Conservative Union Chairman, and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Minority Leader, participate in a discussion titled 'Winning Back America' du... ORLANDO, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Matt Schlapp, Moderator, American Conservative Union Chairman, and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Minority Leader, participate in a discussion titled 'Winning Back America' during the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 27, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Begun in 1974, CPAC brings together conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders to discuss issues important to them. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 20, 2022 1:05 p.m.

The racist mass shooting in Buffalo seems to have brought us to something of a turning point in the American right’s embrace of “Great Replacement” theory as an operating framework of politics. Rather than running away from Great Replacement thinking, they’ve essentially said, “But it’s true. We can’t help that this one guy took things too far.” Indeed as you can see from our headline piece, Matt Schlapp of CPAC is now suggesting ways to limit political violence within the framework of Great Replacement politics. If you’re worried about immigrants “replacing us” the best strategy is to make more of “us,” by which he means ban abortion and thus increase the birth rate of “us.” Sort of a kinder gentler Great Replacement theory, though possibly not that kind or gentle if you have an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy.

Schlapp didn’t explicitly refer to white babies and brown babies. But I’m not sure he really had to.

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