Commentary | In Defense of the Western Civilization



By Michael Greer

I was asked to represent American Freedom Alliance in January at the Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission to speak in support of the Sheriff allowing ICE to pick up illegal criminals from our jails. I explained American Freedom Alliance was concerned with the threats to Western Civilization and that unchecked illegal immigration was one of them. After I spoke a Commissioner warned that Western Civilization was a White construct and to think what that meant. I returned this month to address her comments. The following is my statement.

“Last month one of your members was offended by my saying American Freedom Alliance was concerned with the threats to Western Civilization. I spoke her after the meeting and asked if she thought Western Civilization was a dog whistle for White Supremacy. She said yes she did and that I should chose different words.

We live in dangerous times when terms and words are redefined to mean something they were never intended to mean and paint negatively all who use them.

Western Civilization created governments of the people not of the government, where all men were created equal and justice was blind. They brought more people out of poverty than any other system. They protected the liberty of the individual and allowed self determination. The liberty of individuals allowed innovations that made our lives easier and more fun. Light bulbs, cars, planes, radios, television, cell phones, computers. Is the system perfect? Does it achieve all it’s promises? No, but it aspires to and it created a system that is the fairest and freest for all who lived there regardless of race, religion or creed.

At it’s inception Western Civilization was mostly White because without planes, trains and automobiles migration wasn’t as wide spread as it is now. Western civilization may have been created by White men but it created the highest standard of living for all, even our poorest. It created a system that benefit ALL, not just White people.

It is divisive to suggest anything developed by White people is racist. Do White people seek their own self interest? Sure, as do Blacks, Latinos, Asians, etc. It is normal for people to seek what is familiar, to be more comfortable with people who share their values and culture. That is human nature, not racism. If we are ever to live peacefully with each other we need to stop demonizing human nature.

Before last month no one had ever suggested to me Western Civilization was synonymous with White Supremacy. It is not. I don’t intend to chose different words and I will never stop working to protect Western Civilization.”

Michael Greer

Michael Greer retired from the film/television industry and is the co-organizer of the Santa Monica Tea Party and the Los Angeles Tea Party, on the board of directors of the Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights and was a member of the Republican Central Committee for the 41st Assembly District.  Her website is:

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M. Greer

Really? What nations exactly did America colonize?

Sheryl Hamlin

No, Michael, it was called colonialism. Read history. The Westen nations were still in the colonization mode during WWI as the decided how to carve up the Middle East.