Arun Gupta: Seeing Through The Great Replacement (Conspiracy) Theory


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This is a segment of episode 322 of Last Born In The Wilderness “A Very Corporeal Ideology: Seeing Through The Great Replacement (Conspiracy) Theory w/ Arun Gupta.” Listen to the full episode: Read ‘The Replacement Killers: How Trump and Tucker spawned a new breed of terrorists’ and ‘Banning abortion is key to Trump’s fascist agenda’ at Raw Story: / Journalist Arun Gupta returns to the podcast to discuss the "very corporeal ideology" of fascism, the so-called "Great Replacement Theory,” the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, and how each of these subjects tie into the broader sociopolitical project of the far right in the United States. The ideological and conspiratorial framework of the “Great Replacement Theory” has motivated numerous individuals to commit racist mass violence over the years, with one of the most prominent examples being the recent massacre in Buffalo, New York by an 18-year-old white man on May 14th. It also, as Gupta lucidly articulates in this interview, informs the underlying white grievance politics and goals of the conservative right in the United States, informing the rhetoric of the most popular political commentators in the country, namely Fox News star pundit Tucker Carlson. With the stated aims and motivations laid bare in the manifesto of the mass shooter in Buffalo, and Carlson mainstreaming these ideas in more digestible and politically friendly terms to millions of regular viewers, fascism is alive and well in the United States. Arun Gupta is a journalist who has written for the Washington Post, The Nation, Raw Story, The Guardian, and Jacobin. He is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York and author of the upcoming ‘Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk Food-Loving Chef’s Inquiry Into Taste’ (The New Press). WEBSITE: PATREON: DONATE: / BOOK LIST: EPISODE 300: BOOK: ATTACK & DETHRONE: DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or EVERYTHING ELSE:

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