Author, polemicist, anti-liberal philosopher, and potential 2022 presidential candidate Eric Zemmour is once again sounding the alarm over the unprecedented demographic shift taking place in France. He is even going so far as to say that French people are being ‘expropriated’ from their country.
In a recent television segment on the French news channel CNews, Zemmour, who has become a nightly fixture on the political talk show for his incisive commentary and fiery rhetoric, examined the features of France’s ‘Great Replacement,’ drawing on a recent study which delved into the rapidly changing socio-demographic composition of French cities.
Among other things, the study, which was published last year by the state-run research institution France Stratégie, looked at the number of children under 18-years-old who have at least one foreign, non-European parent across 55 cities.
The study “shows that areas with Maghrebian and African immigration, where there was a significant migration since the 60s and 70s, have become uniformly or will become uniformly Maghrebian and African, with the large Islamic majority,” Zemmour began, noting that the department of Seine-Sant-Denis – home to 1.6 million people – has 55 percent of children being born to foreign, non-European parents, which in most cases are Muslim.
“And when you dig deeper, you have cities like Aubervilliers, which has 75 percent,” Zemmour continued, adding that “regions with a very high level of immigration over the last forty years have now become uniformly the product of this non-European immigration.”
“If we are at 75 percent, you see, it means this is the very definition of the Great Replacement.”
When asked by the show host whether the replacement is just a demographic upheaval, Zemmour replied:
No, because it’s more than an upheaval. It’s a genuine replacement. Meaning, you have a population which is French, White, Christian, of Greco-Roman culture, borrowing the famous terminology again from General De Gaulle, and after forty years, that is replaced by a population who are Maghrebian, African, and for the most part Muslim.
“That is what you call a replacement. A population is eradicated from the civilization and replaced by another civilization,” he said.
Later in the interview, one of the hosts asked Zemmour why he believed that issues surrounding ‘The Great Replacement’ have resulted in such a stark political divide. He responded, saying:
You know, it’s normal that this topic isn’t approached in a calm way, because it’s about the destiny of the people, the destiny of the nation, the French people are being expropriated from this territory and from their country. That’s significant, so it’s quite normal that no one is calm about this phenomenon.
Watch the following video excerpt of Eric Zemmour on CNews exclusively translated by RAIR Foundation USA,
The term ‘The Great Replacement’ was first coined by French author Renaud Camus in his 2010 book ‘The Great Replacement .’ He argues that people from civilizations alien to Europe are demographically replacing the indigenous French population.
The trend, which raw demographic data supports, isn’t just taking place in France but can be seen throughout most of the western world.
In the United States, which tracks demographic data related to ethnicity, mass immigration combined with falling birth rates and increased death rates in the European-American population have resulted in a drastic shift in the country’s demographic composition. In 1960, those who regarded themselves as European-Americans made up nearly 90 percent of the population. Now, they comprise under 60 percent of the United States’ total population, having fallen by 8.6 percent in the last ten years alone.
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During my vacation, from which I just returned from at end of August, I saw that a study was unearthed by Causeur.fr and posted with maps. This study was published last year, in 2020 by France Stratégie, an official public organization, which is connected to the Prime Minister, which includes figures from Insee, one of the most official institutions and the least controversial. Unquestionably. —Exactly. First of all that, then secondly, preparing for this program, I realized that we were going to talk about 1) the maps from France Stratégie on immigration. 2) We’re going to talk, I’m going to talk, about Marseilles and I said to myself, my critics are still going to say, “Ah. he’s obsessed with immigration” and so on. In fact, it amused me, because I see that it’s now the news that is obsessed with immigration. The maps from France Stratégie, Macron going to Marseille, and Mélenchon just talks about that The right, each candidate in the primaries making a little effort by pointing out what they haven’t done for the last thirty years. So, I was amused during my preparation for the show. Observing this effervescence, a subject at a boiling point which we aren’t normally allowed to talk about. So that’s my preamble. As for France Stratégie, I was also struck by the reactions to this study posted on Causeur.fr You noticed that when Causeur.fr published this study, all the press, in general, most of the newspapers, in particular, the left-wing newspapers, but all the weeklies, etc., they said: “This is scandalous; it’s an old study. They used it as exploitation, and moreover those weren’t the only data on immigration, there were other data,” etc. And I made a tiny remark that journalism had become French journalism They suffocated the subject, and then when in spite of that, the subject is exhumed, they say it’s scandalous, it’s a manipulation. It’s an exploitation. I was really amused by reading the comments from all the newspapers. I had the time during my vacation. So that allows me to talk about it. Well, now let’s go to the substance. Why is this map so breathtakingly edifying and confirming the most apocalyptic intuitions? They took, among other things, I’m not saying these are the only figures, but it’s these figures that really speak for themselves. They took the number of children aged 0 to 18, who have at least one foreign, non-European parent. And they went to, I think, 55 cities and so on. And this proves two things First, it shows that the areas with Maghrebian and African immigration, where there was a significant migration since the ’60s and ’70s, have become uniformly or will become uniformly Maghrebian and African, with a large Islamist majority, excuse me, an Islamic majority. Take the figure, for example, from Seine-Saint-Denis. So at the moment, Seine-Saint-Denis has, I think, 55% of children being born to foreign, non-European parents. And when you dig deeper, you have cities like Aubervilliers, which has 75%. Nothing in the study indicates religion. —No, no, of course, but when you say, non-European, that means North Africans or Africans, some Asians, but there are not many. So we know that it means mostly Muslims, but you’re right. There are Africans who are not Muslims. Yes, there are some who are Christians. —Absolutely. You are absolutely right. So first, there’s that. Regions with a very high level of immigration over the last forty years have now become uniformly the product of this non-European immigration. If we are at 75%, you see, it means, this is the very definition of the Great Replacement. That means that cities, like where I grew up in Drancy, and when I was a child there was an enormous European majority… —Just to touch on the Great Replacement, you know very well, you and I both… —Yes, of course. —Usually it is an ideological notion with a certain intention, even Marine Le Pen had to hold back her words Marine Le Pen would not use these terms; that’s her problem, but it’s not bad. That’s my assumption. Forgive me, if I may continue…? —Please do. —Isn’t the replacement just a demographic upheaval? No, because it’s more than an upheaval. It’s a genuine replacement. Meaning, you have a population which is French, white, Christian, of Greco-Roman culture, borrowing again the famous terminology from General De Gaulle, and after forty years, that is replaced by a population who are Maghrebian, African and for the most part Muslim That’s what you call a replacement. A population is eradicated from the civilization and replaced by another civilization. You could say, as you did, for example, World War I, as you said, Christine, we call it the Great War. And now we have the Great Replacement. It’s a fact, and it is a process; how shall I explain it to you? It can be justifiably assumed according to these maps, that… —An evolution. —It’s a process. Or a great evolution. —It is a process, a process. It’s the same as saying the Great Plague, the Great Depression, from 1929, see it’s not, there isn’t a… Because I would like to understand what’s behind the concept of the Great Replacement, which was introduced by Renaud Camus. Renaud Camus coined the term. —He coined it, but it already existed since… —It’s the UN that talks about population replacement and then… Isn’t there an intention behind all this? I don’t attribute; I don’t say that the Western elites want to replace their people with another people. I don’t say that. I say they submit to it and that they accept it, and some, as we’ll see, like Mélenchon, they glorify it. I’m not saying that they said to themselves forty years ago, “Hey, let’s replace them.” No, I’m not saying that. I’m not saying that Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, when he introduced family reunification, said to himself, “Ah, I’m going to replace Christian whites with blacks and Muslims from the Maghreb.” I never said that. I don’t even think that, either, but on the other hand, I think there are some who submit to it and some have theories about it and say that it’s great, that it’s diversity, etc. Yes, but we’re going to talk about all that. So, first of all, as I was saying, the neighborhoods and cities that have experienced much of the North African and African immigration in the last forty years have been taken over. There are hardly any native French people left. The second lesson is that in cities and regions such as Brittany or in cities that are somewhat removed from the major economic areas, like Limoges, the study includes Limoges as an example, these regions and cities which until recently had known almost no immigration, there was a strong increase. It went roughly from 1% to 15% in Rennes, from 5% to 20%, in Nantes, and we’ve known that for several years now, we have seen the consequences with an explosion of delinquency. There are two phenomena. 1) The concretization of the Great Replacement. Meaning that we have neighborhoods and cities where there are almost only children from the Maghreb and African immigrants, and secondly this phenomenon is spreading throughout the country. It is becoming a national phenomenon, even cities that previously did not experience this, now do. Isn’t a just a question of, excuse me… —Please go ahead. Isn’t it just a question of geographical regrouping? Couldn’t that be a way to understand the goal behind it? —This question makes me smile, because this is the argument we’ve been using for forty years. That means, you know, every time, what I call the people of the denial, find us arguments. Even forty years ago there were in fact as many foreigners as in the ’30s. That’s something Dimitri didn’t know was the argument in the ’80s. Now there are just as many foreigners. We had 6-7% and then we understood that we have as many foreigners as in the ’30s, so we simply naturalized massively. So obviously even if we took 100 million Africans and gave them all a national identity card, there would still be the same quota of foreigners. So we have people in denial today? —Yes. The denial today is twofold. It is as you said, ah, but maybe it’s because they are badly distributed. They aren’t badly distributed; they advance little by little. That means, in the districts where they are important, the French flee and so there are just these people. That’s Seine-Saint-Denis. Cities we mentioned, in Marseille, which we’ll see later on, etc., and then in the cities and regions where there were none, well, they continue to advance and so in Lille we’re at 20%, so that means that in 20 years time, in Nantes and in Limoges, there will be 50% of North African and African immigrants. That’s logical. So you go along with the authors of the concept of creolization. Let’s say between the concept of creolization carried by a part of the left and the theory of the Great Replacement followed by part of the right on the subject of the demographic evolution, which creates continual controversy. It’s clear to see. So why, Eric Zemmour, can’t this debate be approached calmly? Why is it concretely manifesting in this political divide? You know, it’s normal that this topic isn’t approached in a calm way, because it’s about the destiny of the people, the destiny of the nation, the French people are being expropriated from this territory and from their country, That’s significant, so it’s quite normal that no one is calm about this phenomenon. —Expropriated is somewhat of a strong word, isn’t it? —Take a look around in Seine-Saint-Denis when you go down to Aubervilliers. In certain locations. —In certain locations. As I said, it’s a movement that advances. Allow me to resume my previous argument, so what is happening? The Great Replacement and the creolization for me are synonymous terms. Simply, it is the same phenomenon that is being described. Simply put, the first group say it is a catastrophe and for the second group it’s magnificent, but it is the same thing.