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The American Taliban | February 4, 2011

At first glance a reader might think I was writing about the so-called religious right, or maybe even the Muslim push to rule America by its repressive Sharia laws.

No, I am writing about liberalism’s 100 years war against the traditional culture of the United States that is as repressive and destructive to the American way of freedom as either of the other two other religious extremes.

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Not as destructive as liberalism

Firstly, I must point out that liberalism is not just the anti-religion but a religion unto itself.

The reason I say that is because the basic definition of religion is man and his relationship to a Superior being.

Even the pagan religions bowed to the natural gods of the sun, the moon, the forces of weather and sometimes natural rock formations.

Though primitive in form, they all recognized that they had to show respect for the power and the majesty of nature.

With the coming of Jesus Christ and the foundation of the Christian Church with its long history of schism, separation and fragmentation, by the 19th century the religious instinct had submerged itself in doubt, skepticism and virtual denial.

These organizational traumas gave rise to an atheistic way of thinking that not only denied God of the Jews and the Christians but sought to replace Him with a new religion of man.

For want of a better name, Marxism is that new religion of man, replete with its own orthodoxy, rules, regulations and superior attitude.

And what has been the cost to mankind?

It was Marxism, whose philosophy had emanated from the ashes of 18th century French society, that led to a century of human destruction, unparalleled in the history mankind.

Ever since the proponents of the universal idea of a progressive evolving state that will eventually fade away when the human and secular utopia finally becomes a reality.

The late Father John Hardon, S. J. was a self-taught expert on Marxism.

He first began reading Marx when he was 14 years old.

Members of his family have died under Communism in the profession of their Catholic faith.

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First read Marx at 14

He says that the best single source in understanding Communism is the Marx and Engels’ the Communist Manifesto.

When President Obama is attacking the rich, the wealthy and all those who earn more than $250,000 a years, people should be aware that it was Karl Marx speaking through the president.

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Their manifesto became a quasi religious document

The Manifesto helped to establish governmental policies that undermine and reduce the human freedom to acquire and retain private property, through the Estate Tax and the Progressive Income tax.

Father Hardon has reduced the collective effect that Marxist thinking to 15 different sections.

Since not all of them relate to the concept of a Marxist religion, I will limit my post to those that fit my Taliban theme.

The best single analysis of Marxism is the encyclical on Atheistic Communism by Pope Pius XI, in which he identifies Marxism as a Utopian Messianism.

According to Marx mankind should look forward to arrival of a Messianic society in this world, which they believe is the highest ideal that mankind can work toward.

In the wake of the election of Barack Obama in 2008, this idea seems to have materialized for commentators like Chris Matthews, and others, who spoke of Obama as being the Messiah who would carry them into their secular Utopia of universal equality and fair play.

But their Marxist Messiah had no connection to God or and after life.

This Messiah had the religious trimmings of a secular saint, who miraculously appeared to lead his Party to the Promised Land of eternal electoral power.

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Into the Promise Land of eternal power

Our time has come cried president-elect Obama.

The left’s messiah had arrived to complete the dismissal of organized religions from the public marketplace and replace them with an autocratic secular philosophy that has no need or want for a God above.

With religious superstitions out-of-the-way, the left was free to speed ahead with their utopian goal of insuring man’s perfectibility on earth.

In truth their thinking is based on the perversion of the religious principle that man’s desire for happiness will be fulfilled on earth in some future generation of history.

Whereas Christianity has taught individual salvation for nearly 2000 years, Marxism teaches the primacy of the group and a more collective idea of humanity than any sort of individualism, which mitigates against the true spirit of Marxist salvation.

With a community organizer in the White House the left has its catalyst for a Marxist praxis and collective unity.

It is no surprise that President Obama cut his bones with the Saul Alinsky machine in Chicago and has tried to apply that thinking to the United States government.

Instead of the pie in the sky, Obama’s Marxism is offering a cake on earth.

The final religious tenet for my purposes has to do with Father Hardon’s 11th principle, which is the Emancipation of Women.

Women have always been the target of any kind of Talibanic faith because they are often more closely identified with religion than men.

Religion supplication flows from their motherly instinct to nurture and serve others.

It was Antonio Gramsci who argued from his Italian jail cell that the most direct way to undermine Christianity and with it–Western Civilization— was through its women.

Strip them of their Catholic faith, mostly through early and promiscuous sex and the Marxists can bring down the entire edifice of Western society.

His ideas have been working their toxic magic for over 80 years.

A main result has been the Feminist Movement, which has risen out of the Marxist ashes of hearth and home to give us an angry and destructive way of thinking that has deprived millions of families of two parents, as well as giving rise to a multi-billion dollar abortion industry over the last 40 years.

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Heard Gramsci's call

Women has not only heeded the Marxist clarion cry to leap off their respective pedestals of dignity and maternal respect, they have outdone their male counterparts in their determined crusade to lower the moral standards of our culture.

Couple the ungodly rage of Feminism with its politically correct storm troopers and you get an English language, so deprived of a fair and honest right of self-expression that is as controlling and a betrayal of freedom as anything found in Afghanistan.

While the American people will never bend to any national dogmatic religion, such as the kind that ruled the Massachusetts Bay Company in the 17th century, it has been primed and readied to accept a secular religion based on a culture that does not just separate religion from state but subjugated it in such a way that its traditional morality has no mooring or anchor in the entire culture.

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No American Taliban

America’s new Taliban of the left proclaims that Americans should never impose their morality on others while doing the same with their moral prescription.

In rejecting America’s traditional morality its citizens must paradoxically embrace a morality that is even more imposing than anything proposed in this country since the 17th century.

This is the state we are fast approaching and the new liberal American Taliban with its dogmatic Marxism are the ones preparing the cultural chains that will bind us to Karl Marx than any Sharia law could ever do.

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13 Comments »

  1. The so called “sacred” 6 million gas chamber Jewish Holocaust is a damnable lie. So is the official 9-11 version which was not carried out by 19 Muslims, but rather by the Israeli Mossad in coordination with their 3rd party Zionist operatives in both the U.S. Govt. and without. The Shoah Theology continues to replace the Theology of Calvary and the lie of 9-11 continues to uphold America’s blood/money/oil/power thirsty criminal terrorist involvement in the Middle East.

    The modern terrorist state of Israel with just a few million people is no bigger than San Bernardino County yet the U.S. taxpayers continually hand out more money in more ways than one than to any other nation in the world.

    To top off this catastrophic state of affairs we have a usurper president who is nothing more than an illegal alien. I guess Bush was right when he said the U.S. Constitution is nothing but a damn piece of paper. Go figure.

    James B. Phillips

    Comment by James Phillips — February 5, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

  2. Where does one begin to counter the fallacies in this piece? The thing that probably made me the angriest was to compare the “ungodly rage of Feminism” with what happens to women in Muslim countries such as Afghanistan. For that comment to come from a supposedly educated man is beyond me! But then judging from the piece, he would probably prefer that all women be kept in burkhas, barefoot and pregnant. That “pedastal” women were kept on for centuries prevented them from using their brains in ways that could truly have been of benefit to society. They couldn’t own land, they couldn’t vote, yet they could “pop out” babies on an annual basis, their health be damned. I don’t like abortion and, with birth control so readily available, it shouldn’t be necessary except in rare situations. However, I also don’t want to go back to the days of back alleys. I read a few books this past summer on what happens to women and countries under Islam and I suggest the writer read them. Two, “Infidel” and “Nomad”, were written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali who lived with it. The other is “While Europe Slept” by Bruce Bawer. Frightening! But then maybe Mr. Borst thinks honor killings are called for. Unbelievable.

    Comment by Kris — February 5, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

  3. The so called “sacred” 6 million gas chamber Jewish Holocaust is a damnable lie. So is the official 9-11 version which was not carried out by 19 Muslims, but rather by the Israeli Mossad in coordination with their 3rd party Zionist operatives in both the U.S. Govt. and without. The Shoah Theology continues to replace the Theology of Calvary and the lie of 9-11 continues to uphold America’s blood/money/oil/power thirsty criminal terrorist involvement in the Middle East.

    The modern terrorist state of Israel with just a few million people is no bigger than San Bernardino County yet the U.S. taxpayers continually hand out more money in more ways than one than to any other nation in the world.

    To top off this catastrophic state of affairs we have a usurper president who is nothing more than an illegal alien. I guess Bush was right when he said the U.S. Constitution is nothing but a damn piece of paper. Go figure.

    James B. Phillips

    Comment by James Phillips — February 5, 2011 @ 6:42 pm

  4. Just this morning I heard during a discussion on sainthood, the only thing holding back the process for that courageous Archbishop Oscar Romero was his “liberation theology”.
    As for the reference on the emancipation of women, living in the lucky country that I do, I’m appalled that a now deceased Melbourne Archbishop had approached Sister of Charity Fabian as a young nun, to expand the maternity hospital she had founded to “take care of (comfort) women and children whose situations had been created by priests”.
    This facility was still being used well into the 80’s to preserve the priesthood.
    I don’t know if “un-Godly rage” would apply here.

    Comment by Lynne Newington — February 5, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    • Dear Lynne:

      Thanks for keeping us updated about the Church down under. It is a small world and gettin smaller each day. BB

      Comment by bbprof — February 8, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

  5. The so called “sacred” 6 million gas chamber Jewish Holocaust is a damnable lie. So is the official 9-11 version which was not carried out by 19 Muslims, but rather by the Israeli Mossad in coordination with their 3rd party Zionist operatives in both the U.S. Govt. and without. The Shoah Theology continues to replace the Theology of Calvary and the lie of 9-11 continues to uphold America’s blood/money/oil/power thirsty criminal terrorist involvement in the Middle East.

    The modern terrorist state of Israel with just a few million people is no bigger than San Bernardino County yet the U.S. taxpayers continually hand out more money in more ways than one than to any other nation in the world.

    To top off this catastrophic state of affairs we have a usurper president who is nothing more than an illegal alien. I guess Bush was right when he said the U.S. Constitution is nothing but a damn piece of paper. Go figure.

    James B. Phillips

    Comment by James Phillips — February 6, 2011 @ 5:39 am

  6. For James:

    Any proof for your statements, especially about the damnable lie. BB

    Comment by bbprof — February 6, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

  7. For bbprof: It’s all over the Internet and in books and periodicals as well for those who will take the time and effort to look for it. Unfortunately, truth is not a big issue for a lot of people whose lives are often ruled by political correctness, human respect, and downright fear.

    Comment by James Phillips — February 6, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    • There’s an enormous amount of scholarly literature on the Holocaust – a literature I am fairly well-versed in after years of study. You have obviously ignored this important body of work as mere liberal babble and lies and instead selectively relied upon a bunch of crap. But thanks for playing.

      Comment by Anon — July 23, 2012 @ 3:41 am

      • There’s an enormous amount of scholarly literature on the Holocaust – a literature I am fairly well-versed in after years of study. You have obviously ignored this important body of work as mere right wing babble and lies and instead selectively relied upon a bunch of Judaic Zionist Talmudic politically correct trash . But thanks for playing.

        Comment by James — July 23, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

  8. Dear Kris:

    Thanks for posting a comment. Perhaps it was all subliminal but my use of the term, “Taliban” was mostly generic and in no way did I even imply that American feminism was a subset of “loyalty killings” and the treatment of women in other less fortunate countries than our own. I believe for you to suggest that is a quantum leap from what I said or at least what I thought I had said.
    I will admit the cartoon in the beginning might have given a hint of what you said, but if you read below you should agree that liberalism the feminism and the liberalism that spawned it, have done far deeper harm to women and as the keepers of our culture every American in this country.
    Most liberals love to use the term “Taliban” to talk about the religious-right. That should insult you more than what I wrote. I was trying to turn the tables on them by appropriating, more correctly than they do, one of their own weapons, not unlike Marx’s turning Hegel on his head.
    It is also a quantum leap to infer that I want to apply my own metaphor to women. In fact I want to send women back to the time when they were universally respected in this country. Most women had a good life on the pedestal and for you to state that they weren’t using their brains, is an insult to any woman who came before Betty Friedan duped them into believing they were unhappy. I am talking about when they had stable marriages, were not living in poverty, finished high school, didn’t die of hearts attacks, raised their own children. I will also tell you I fill in about 8-10x a year for Phyllis Schlafly on her radio show, who raised her children, went to law school and single-handedly stopped the feminist-driven equal rights amendment. I think she used HER brain a bit. (FYI: = I just interviewed Paul Kengor, whose book, DUPES. Should be on your new reading list. The ERA also reminds me of a sign I saw in a used car lot in 1962 in Alexandria, Virginia that said “If women ever get equal rights with men, it will be a great step down for them.” Truer words were never….

    Maybe instead of wasting your time trying to “fit” metaphors for people like me you might start investigating people like her. A little housewife from Long island? I think not! She was a student of Herbert Marcuse, a cultural Marxist from the old Frankfurt School—the heirs to Gramsci. Old Betty did a number on women and the ones that believed her are responsible for the destruction of millions of lives (not death but ruined hopes—unless you count abortion—then its countless millions of lives; and incidentally your statements about abortion are extremely unrealistic and dare I say “ignorant?” Virtually all C with the exception the condom, are abortifacients and just a nascent form of abortion that don’t show up in any reliable statistics. And please stop with the “back allies” No one who has studied this issue accepts that as reliable. Prior to Rove V. Wade 90% of abortions were done illegally in clinics and hospitals as administrators winked. And please with the discovery of penicillin the death rate from illegal abortions dropped to fewer than a 100 a year, not the fallacious 10,000 that we heard so much about. The leaders of NARAL admitted years ago they “lied.” How many women still die from legal abortions today—a handful, right like the butcher in Philadelphia. By the way you should read my last post, where I wrote about the Negro Project. Goggle that and she what you get.
    I hope that cleared up some of MY “fallacies.” I do admire your courage for calling me on the carpet for what in all honesty I believe you misunderstood. There is a lot of truth in what I wrote but don’t believe me, look into the history of Feminism, Planned Parenthood and what it has done to women. Incidentally all the great feminists of the 19th—early 20th century, where diametrically opposed to abortion. I guess weren’t using THEIR brains.

    Comment by bbprof — February 6, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

  9. Dr. Borst,

    Your comments to Kris are very well informed, but unfortunately these truths are so greately suppressed in our post modern American society. Kris, might want to take a look at some of the articles at http://www.savethemales.ca.

    James B. Phillips

    Comment by James — February 8, 2011 @ 5:17 am

  10. Dear Lynne:

    Thanks for keeping us abreast of the Church down under. It;’s a small world and getting smaller each day. BB

    Comment by bbprof — February 8, 2011 @ 3:08 pm


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After graduating from Holy Cross, Bill Borst earned an MA in Asian History from St. John's University and a Ph.D in American History from St. Louis University. (1972) A former New Yorker, he taught for many years in the St. Louis area, while also hosting a weekly radio show on WGNU from 1984-2006. He currently is a regular substitute for conservative Phyllis Schlafly on KSIV radio. (1320) He is the author of two books on social history, "Liberalism: Fatal Consequences," and "The Scorpion and the Frog: A Natural Conspiracy." He just retired as the Features editor of the Mindszenty Foundation Monthly Report. In his 11 years from 2003-2013 he wrote nearly 130 essays on Catholic culture and world affairs. Many in St. Louis also know him as the "Baseball Professor," because of a course that he offered at Maryville College from 1973-74. It was arguably the first fully-accredited baseball history course in the Midwest.The author of several short books on the old St. Louis Browns, he started the St. Louis Browns Historical Society in 1984. In 2009 his first two plays were produced on the local stage. "The Last Memory of an Ol' Brownie Fan," ran six performances at the Sound Stage in Crestwood and "A Perfect Choice" ran for two performances at the Rigali Center Theater in Shrewsberry. His third play, "A Moment of Grace," ran six performances at DeSmet High School in January of 2011with First Run Theater in January of 2011. He is currently working on a 4th play, "A Family Way," which is a comedy about a happy dysfunctional family. He can reached at bbprof@sbcglobal.net

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