Is It Wrong to Want to Protect Western Civilization and the Interests of White People? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE

By: Paul Murano – Sept. 2016

It’s a provocative question in today’s cultural climate, but for those familiar with this column and my radio show, you know that going beneath the surface means abandoning all intimidation to political correctness. In today’s highly sensitized world where many are hiding from themselves and the light that could expose them, digging for truth amidst the layers of false narrative constructed by the Left almost invariably offends someone. We’re into our second generation of people formed in it. Although offending people is never the goal, truth is too precious to ignore or deny. Is it legitimate at least to ask the question highlighted in this column’s title? To explore the answer, let us delve beneath the surface by asking other related questions.

Are there legitimate “white” interests? Do European Americans have a right to protect the culture and civilization that built Europe, the United States, and other “first-world” nations? Or is it appropriate to continue to allow the multi-cultural movement to break down and gradually eradicate it from the earth?

Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump and his supporters of being part of a new “alt-right” movement that is covertly racist, sexist, xenophobic, and anti-“gay”. But is this movement essentially an innocuous reaction to all the imbalanced attacks on western civilization, which has included radical feminism, gender ideology, homosexual fascism, and restrictions on speech that disallow “offensive” language directed at every ethnic and religious group other than white people and Christians? At what point is it legitimate for the heirs of Western culture (which happens to include all of us) to speak up and defend a heritage whose creativity and innovation brought true human progress to the world, a progress never previously imagined?

More specifically, why is it unacceptable to defend our once top-notch universities from the rampant debauchery of alcohol and premarital sex and from ‘safe zones’ that protect students from free (politically incorrect) speech? Why is it wrong to protect our once-great hospitals and physicians from becoming centers of death rather than healers of life, from providing abortion and euthanasia to their patients rather than sticking to their Hippocratic mandate to heal and preserve life? Why is it unreasonable to stand up for nuns and other Catholic workers to practice charity freely in accordance with their consciences instead of sitting passively by while they are forced to provide contraceptives and abortifacients to their employees? Why is it bigoted to expect customer service outlets serving Americans to speak English, or for society in general to encourage everyone to learn the common language of the people? Why is it surprising that so many believe the law should be followed and that people should not break into our country illegally? And why has it become unwise to point out that the media and government’s blatant discrimination against white males and Christians has not raised the dignity of minority Americans or healed race relations; but instead has had the adverse effect? Why is it deemed unethical even to raise these and other related questions in what has become the all-encompassing “safe-zone” of contemporary America?

Let’s look at history. Mankind has been saddled with injustice since his primordial removal from Eden, and no human society this side of heaven has ever been, or will ever be, a paradise. Western civilization is imperfect because people are imperfect. But it is indisputable that European-American culture has assisted countless people out of barbarity into certain degrees of freedom, justice and prosperity never seen previously in human history. No culture has ever respected the dignity of the human person as Christian cultures have, despite their lack of perfection in doing it. This is because no other world culture has recognized each man, woman, and child (pre-born and post-born) as a living image of God on earth whose interior subjectivity and personhood is invaluable and whose right to life is inalienable – despite class, sex, ethnicity, handicap, or general ‘usefulness’. The influence on the world western culture has had is immeasurable. Indeed, before the west lost much of its moral authority by embracing the sexual revolution and subsequent culture of death, before we began exporting pornography and social engineering to the rest of the unwilling world, we were a beacon of hope.

Most people who support the movement Donald Trump now visibly leads do not want to oppress anyone. There may be a few racists, but most just seek to preserve and protect the civilization that has brought mankind out of the darkness of superstition and slavery into the light of freedom and hope. They believe they finally have a candidate with the courage to put his foot down and save America from the inevitable corruption that takes root once Christ is extracted from society. Donald Trump is a very imperfect representative of this movement, with a personal history and character that contradict what these people seek to protect. And yet, despite this, he is the only one in national politics publicly willing to take a stand on many of their concerns. Perhaps the prospect of a President Hillary, who will certainly continue leading this nation toward third-world fascism, is further motivation to take a chance on Trump.

Paul Murano

Paul Murano

Dr. Paul Murano teaches philosophy at Rivier University and North Shore Community College and hosts Beneath the Surface radio show on 980 WCAP. Paul has a doctorate in marital theology, is certified in bioethics by the NCBC, and teaches adult ed. at St. Patrick's in Nashua. He is founder of Heartbeat Pregnancy Help in Burlington, and is a singer-songwriter-musician. E-mail Paul at

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