cable network fired
as a commentator in February, the Beltway Right reacted
mostly on the issue of “free speech;” i.e., that the
left only wants free speech for its side, not theirs.
That is correct, of course. The American left,
controlled by anti-Christians, feminists and
homosexuals, won’t brook disagreement with its core
principles: racial politics and sodomy, fornication and
abortion on demand. Disagree with anything the left
says, and one is labeled a racist, misogynist or a
Those are faux vices Buchanan represented to the left,
and are, of course, why MSNBC canned him after he
of a Superpower:
Will American Survive to 2025,” which ventures beyond
the acceptable bounds of debate. With such chapters as
“The Death of Christian America” and “The End of White
America,” Buchanan flung down the gauntlet. The
demographic dispossession of the white Christian
majority, he believes, will spell the end for the
America in which he grew up.
But few on the right had the courage to defend Buchanan
on the grounds that he is right. Rather, they argued the
abstract principle that his freedom of speech was
abridged, pointing out the hypocrisy of the left on free
Again, they might be correct. But their argument
implicitly suggests that Buchanan’s thesis is wrong. The
Beltway Right knows Buchanan is right, but it defends
only his right to be wrong. The Beltway Right can’t seem
to grasp that the left does not believe one has a right
to be wrong.
Thus had the left won again.
The Race Business
The details of Buchanan’s departure from the network
need no repetition here. They are well known. It
suffices to say that his most recent book, along with
things he had written in the past, are not acceptable.
Professional race hustlers
took him down.
The more important subject is the meaning of the
campaign to can Buchanan. Indeed, the left’s achievement
is no small victory in its 50-year quest to delegitimize
white Christians as the founders of the American nation,
and Christianity as the religion that birthed the
culture the founders brought to an untamed land.
A fine example of what the left has done to delegitimize
the founding stock of the nation
occurred a few years ago
at the University of Delaware. As with most
universities, the school’s “residence life” program is
supposed to welcome incoming freshman and orient them on
campus. But the programmers had more in mind than just
showing the green scholars where the tanning salons,
hookah bars and microbreweries were.
Rather, they also created their now-famed hate whitey
program to combat racism and help the freshmen
understand that whites are viscerally racist. The
program’s core document read thusly:
A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and
socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist
(racist) system. The term applies to all white people
(i.e., people of European descent) living in the United
States. . . . By this definition, people of color cannot
be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system,
they do not have the power to back up their prejudices,
hostilities, or acts of discrimination. (This does not
deny the existence of such prejudices, hostilities, acts
of rage or discrimination.)
REVERSE RACISM: A term created and used by white people
to deny their white privilege. Those in denial use the
term reverse racism to refer to hostile behavior by
people of color toward whites. . . . In the U.S., there
is no such thing as ‘reverse racism.’
A NON-RACIST: A non-term. The term was created by
whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to
maintain an aura of innocence in the face of racial
oppression, and to shift responsibility for that
oppression from whites to people of color (called
‘blaming the victim’).
After the document became public, Delaware dropped the
program and ran for the bushes. Still, campuses across
the country peddle this kind of poison to their
students, the majority of whom are, of course, white.
The purpose is to create feelings of guilt and shame in
those students, and, ultimately, inspire self-hatred.
Buchanan fit the definition of racist merely because he
is white. But something else was at work. The issue
wasn’t just race. Remember, the lavender lobby also went
for Buchanan’s scalp.
Media Matters for America,
the leftist media watchdog founded by a
that perfectly clear in its
ritual and regular
Buchanan for simply reiterating, in his columns, the
2,000 year-old teaching of the Catholic Church on
homosexuality. That teaching
is now considered
The Real Target
The obsession with nailing Buchanan’s hide to the wall
went way beyond the left’s
about crackpot racists good people are right to ignore.
Buchanan isn’t merely an old white guy who grew up the
era of sock hops, finned Cadillacs and black maids
shelling the peas. Buchanan is a Catholic. A real one.
He actually believes the teachings of his Church.
Abortion and sodomy are abominations that will send a
man’s soul to Hell. Marriage is between a man and woman.
Women cannot be priests. Contraception trespasses the
natural law. Buchanan is a two-fer: white and
The left will happily work for and accept the
destruction of any Christian in public life.
But the left’s real target—its one obsession, the Moby
Dick to its Ahab—is the Catholic Church. That is why the
left so celebrated the shocking revelations about
perverts in the collar,
whom the media misrepresented as “pedophiles” instead of
what they are:
swishing homosexuals in a target-rich environment. It is
the unspoken reason that Buchanan, who states Church
teaching forthrightly and without apology, had to go.
The question, of course, is why the left is so obsessed
with discrediting and ultimately destroying the Catholic
Church. It isn’t because the hierarchy permitted the
growth of a homosexual subculture in the priesthood and
chanceries. Consider, for the left, what the Church
represents. It is not the ineffable fountain Christendom
and European civilization. Rather, it is the sewer pipe
of white male oppression.
Europeans proselytized the Faith as missionaries, giving
the world its artistic, musical, and literary treasures,
not least the Mass. In planting the Church everywhere on
the globe, those white missionaries “oppressed” the
totem-worshiping “native peoples of color,” who in some
or willing participants in
orgies of human sacrifice.
The Protestants long ago
surrendered the pulpit
Pope John Paul II
in which he said the Church “has no authority
whatsoever” to ordain women. Notwithstanding
doctors of the Church,
with names such as
of a peasant Jewess named
the Church, meaning the men who run it, also “oppress”
The Protestants long ago
Pope Benedict XVI
Church teaching that prohibits their ordination. Thus,
the charitable work
of the Church with homosexuals dying of AIDS,
heterosexual clerics “oppress” homosexuals.
The Protestants long ago surrendered on artificial
contraception. Not so the Faith. When the
Lambeth Anglicans emitted
on birth control in 1930,
Pope Pius XI
denounced it implicitly in
In 1968, when all the world, misled by heterodox priests
and their myrmidons in the media, thought the Church
its teaching against artificial contraception and get
with the times,
Pope Paul VI
No! said the Vicar of Christ. The immutable truth of the
natural law cannot change. That, of course, is another
affront to the sexually-liberated sisterhood. Witness
the insanity occasioned by Professional Woman
a Catholic university to pay for her birth control
Of all the Christian faiths, only the Catholic Church
has the temerity to utter a word that sends the left
into apoplectic rage on the “social issues” of abortion,
contraception, homosexuals and women priests. That word?
No! At MSNBC, Buchanan was the one man who reiterated,
without reservation or apology, that thundering reply to
the anti-Christian left.
No Lamentations for the
Thus, in a very profound sense Buchanan was only the
proximate or secondary target of the anti-Christian
left. The ultimate or primary target is the Church,
along with the Western Civilization it created, as they
have been for anti-Christian movements 20 centuries
running. The Faith is Europe,
Belloc taught us,
and Europe is the Faith. Assail one and you assail the
other. Buchanan represents them.
The leftists who mugged Buchanan know he does not harbor
racial malice. But his view of the world, informed by
the Faith, is anathema. Buchanan argues that the country
and indeed the civilization he loves are dying. He is
right. The left knows it, but eagerly anticipates that
discusses it openly,
as Buchanan observed.
He knows what is at stake: the future of the Christian
Lamentations on its passing are forbidden.
Kirkwood is a contributor to The Remnant.
He last wrote
about Canon 915 as it applies to politicians such as
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.