Posted on October 14, 2019

Elites Denounce ‘Demographic Re-engineering’ in Syria

Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, October 14, 2019

Now that the United States has withdrawn troops from northern Syria, the Foreign Policy Institute’s Elizabeth Tsurkov is worried about “demographic re-engineering:”

In the Forward, she wrote that Kurdish homes were taken over by Arabs following “demographic change,” and suggested worse to come. Refugees are a threat. “Most of these refugees are Arab,” she wrote of migrants being relocated by Turkey, “and thus even the official operation raises fears of demographic re-engineering.”

Of course, on the eve of the 2016 elections she celebrated “demographic re-engineering” in the United States.

In August, Jared Taylor noted that reporters understand the danger of population replacement if it’s happening in non-white countries. However, when it comes to white countries, these same journalists tell us it is either not happening or that it is good.

Fortunately for the Kurds in northern Syria, they’re not white.

Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch has written in The Washington Post and the New York Review of Books against any American attempt to limit immigration. Yet today he approvingly promoted an article warning about Turkey’s supposed plan to “remake northeast Syria’s demographics.”

Just hours later, he downplayed European fears about mass immigration.

The Guardian worries that Turkey’s plan to set up a safe zone for Syrian refugees “would amount to demographic engineering,” according to “international observers and the [Kurdish-led] SDF [Syrian Democratic Forces].”

Two months ago, The Guardian published an article claiming “The ‘white replacement theory’ motivates alt-right killers the world over.” Author Rosa Schwartzburg mocked the idea that “’western’ [scare quotes hers] identity is under siege by massive waves of immigration from non-European/nonwhite countries, resulting in a replacement of white European individuals via demographics.”

Haaretz also plays both sides of the fence. On October 10, it declared that “Trump is complicit in Erdogan’s Ethnic Cleansing.” Author Simon Waldman alleged Turkey’s plan to help refugees had sinister motives.

[T]he vast majority of Syrian refugees in Turkey are Sunni Arabs and not originally from the area of the planned resettlement, which is mainly Kurdish. In other words, what’s being planned is the forced exchange of one ethnic population for another. That’s Ethnic Cleansing 101.

On October 14, Haaretz published an article called “The Far Right’s Murderous Bible,” linking fears of replacement migration with The Turner Diaries. Author Tomer Persico also cited The Great Gatsby’s thinly veiled reference to Lothrop Stoddard’s The Rising Tide of Color and Stoddard’s “concern that ineluctable demographic trends will transform the world’s whites into an oppressed minority.” Mr. Persico called this “a ludicrous cocktail of prejudices, anxiety, and self-victimization.”

Syria is witnessing a violent demographic re-engineering,” proclaimed the Financial Times on October 2. “The aim is to change the demography and dilute the Kurds with a big influx of Sunni Arabs,” writes David Gardner. He adds that President Assad is also using demographics to stay in power.

The same rules don’t apply to America. “At some stage during this century, perhaps near its midpoint, white people might no longer amount to an absolute majority of the US population,” wrote Janan Ganesh in the FT in August. However, Americans shouldn’t worry because the “transition to a ‘majority-minority’ status need not be such a defining event, nor one attended by terrible social rupture.”

Tell that to the Kurds.

What’s most striking about the Kurdish situation is that the Sunni Arabs coming in are refugees, the same people many journalists tell us we should welcome. Academics and journalists now suddenly understand that refugees pose a cultural and political threat.

Turkish President Erdogan knows this too. He uses refugees against Europe as if they were a biological weapon: “We will open the gates and send 3.6 million refugees your way,” he threatened last week.

Why is this a “threat” if refugees are a strength?

Strangely, Western leaders and journalists now admit that these refugees are a threat. “Turkish threats to send millions of Syrian refugees to Europe’s doorstep if sanctioned or condemned for its military intervention in northeast Syria are credible, European and Turkish security officials told Business Insider Friday.”

European Commission President Donald Tusk said the Continent would never “accept that refugees are weaponized and used to blackmail us,” and denounced President Erdogan’s “threats.”

If EU leaders and most journalists and academics believed their own multi-culti propaganda, they would be thanking President Erdogan for this promised boon. Instead, they suddenly sound like race realists.

Demography is destiny. Journalists, academics, and politicians know this when change threatens non-white countries. Yet they think we’re too stupid to recognize that the same rules apply to us.

Worry all you like about what Arab refugees might do to the Kurds. But don’t forget what they are doing now to Europeans. To borrow from Haaretz, it’s “Ethnic Cleansing 101.”