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The Bolshevik and the Hapa | September 10, 2013

My massage therapist is from Ukraine.

As a courtesy to her I save all the articles that appear in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal that have anything to do with her native homeland, Russia and anything remotely close to the old Soviet Union.

It is the least I can do for her after all she has done for me the past few years.

She and her husband subscribe to six Russian cable stations and know a lot about what is happening there but they seldom read the American papers for our country’s perspective about their native land.

Her sister and nephew work in the office of Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, so I always clip any article about him and what’s going on in his government.

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Ukrainian President

Before I leave a short stack of articles on her table that she leaves with us now that we are upstairs in my office, I generally read with intent or peruse what I give her twice a week.

As a result I have become very interested in her part of the world, especially Russia’s president Vladimir Putin.

Lena does not like Putin at all.  She is also not fond of Ukraine’s previous prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, who wound up in jail after losing the election for president in 2010..

Despite what she thinks I have developed a small fondness for Russia’s reigning autocrat.

I know he is former KGB and I guess that is like being a Mason–once a Mason–always a Mason.

Obama was a Hapa in his native Hawaii.  That is someone of mixed ethnic descent.

Of course to look at Hawaiians born in the mating place of the world, I would hazard a guess that virtually all Hawaiians are a mixed bag of races and nationalities.

Obama’s  most generous and comprehensive biographer, David Maraniss says that his Hapa status seems to have grated on the moody young man as he tried to find himself on the mainland.

I think Obama has had a hard time fitting in wherever he has gone since then.

He is not a very personal man and appears uncomfortable, even among the people who support him and will not tolerate anyone criticising or rebuking him or his policies.

With a separated father and for all practical purposes–an absentee mother, I am not surprised that he has felt alienated from his family surroundings.

This might explain why he feels at home in no specific place but proclaims himself a citizen of the world as were Woodrow Wilson and Bill Clinton, his progressive forebears.

I think Putin wins any competition with Obama  hands down!

I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings!

For one thing he loves his Mother Russia.

Can we honestly say that our president has put his country first?

Is Putin trying to kill capitalism, level the playing field in the name of something vague and amorphous like equality?

The world respects and fears Putin which is not necessarily a bad thing.

No one outside of his racialist circle and few Democratic stalwarts–think Harry and Nancy–really respects Obama and no one quakes in their boots about his power over them…so far at least.

When Putin speaks—like the old E. F. Hutton commercial–people turn around and listen.

That was also true of Ronald Reagan because he said meaningful things that inspired millions of American–not just the chosen cronies and friends, purchased with trillions of taxpayer dollars.

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Knew how to be sincere and inspiring

People listened to Reagan because his speeches were from the heart and he was not lost without his teleprompter.

There was never any controversy about Putin’s birth certificate.

And surprisingly for a KGB Russian Putin is a practicing Christian.

This is thanks to his mother.

OK maybe he is a born-again with a Bolshevik past.

What is Obama?  He’s never practiced anything remotely resembling true selfless Christianity.

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright is no Christian.

He has taken the black liberation of rogue priests and the like and attacked America with a hateful vengeance.

It is always payback for him and Obama.  They will never turn the other check nor love thy neighbor.

I doubt if these principles would emanate from Putin much as well and he is a little weak on the Sixth Commandment–adultery in Catholic ordination.

I have already written about the sweet young rhythmic gymnast, Alina Kabaeva who won medals in the 2004 (gold) and 2000 (bronze) Olympics for whom he has finally left his wife of over 30 years.

All Christians are sinners but they are still Christians.

Former gymnast Alina Kabaeva is Vladimir Putins potential new bride photo

All Christians are sinners!

Obama has repeatedly pushed the gay thing down our national throats.

I don’t know what Putin thinks of them personally though I might have a good guess.

He is a very virile man and the type of affected feminine characteristics that seem to characterize many young gay men would repel him but on a higher level I think he fears their affect on Russian society as a whole.

Many Russians fear that the gay adoptions of young boys  will create a colony of new gay men. Recent statistics show a disproportionate number of adopted boys becoming homosexuals.

Most children who are adopted adopt the religions of their new parents, so why not the sexual behaviors?

My Catholic Church’s collective head will be on the chopping block very soon and if its bishops and priests are true to the faith they will be imprisoned and maybe driven from the country.

Coming after the Catholic Church

I believe that most civil rights groups that have any history of prejudice and abuse that once they are accepted they want, not equality but retribution and the enactment of more severe penalties than had been applied to them.

Is America far away from that?

With Obama at the helm and using his Affordable Care Act to bully the Catholic Church on abortion and birth control, can the rainbow curtain be far behind?

In Russia Putin wants the gays to stifle themselves and not make a mockery of the Winter Olympics, scheduled to start in Sochi next year.

I admire him for this stand as well as stopping the poorly named Pussy Riot from defaming the Russian Orthodox Church.

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Part of the Russian Culture War

Obama is more of a practical atheist, which is the religion of politics today, according to Russell Shaw’s new book, American Church: The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall, and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America.

Putin has also had to deal with a Ukrainian-based women’s group, called Femen, who have protested his power all over Russia.

Their simple means of protest is similar to America’s PETA, except they usually keep their pants on.

Personally I do not see how women bearing their breasts in public are going to change anyone’s thinking but…

They certainly change my thinking!

I will admit that their women are against prostitution and trafficking, which is all praiseworthy but this is not going to help their situation.

What I like most about Putin is  that he is all man.

He is quick to prove it by ripping off his shirt whenever he can and flexing his pecks.

Loves photo opportunities

Maybe he thinks he is Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Terminator.   Bad choice of words!

Obama on the other hand has never impressed me with his manliness.

He tries to show what a great athlete he was in high school but little has been made of the fact that  David Maraniss said that he was the only player on a very good high school team who could not dunk a basketball.

Didn’t he miss 22 shots in a row a few years ago?

That makes him racially atypical.

Another miss!

Obama’s feckless and spineless attitude toward foreign policy has disgusted me since he led from behind in Libya.

If he didn’t want that responsibility as the WSJ suggests then why did he want to be our the president of the UNited States?

He reminds me of C. S. Lewis’ book, Men Without Chests.  Perhaps a more vulgar title would aptly describe President Obama’s leadership inability.

No one can say that about Putin.

I know the tundra is probably greener on the Russian side of the fence but one can only dream.

Now it seems that Putin has pulled Obama’s bacon out of the fire he started in Syria.

Of course Obama’s incurable vanity will compel him to take full credit for saving the world again!  Another Peace Prize?

Putin doesn’t care what bonfire Obama’s vanities burn in–he owns him…and with our presdent…this country.

Now that is a scary thought!



  1. I want to take the low road Bill. President Obama is a PUNK! in the vernacular of the streets.I might suggest our PUNK president read a Book by Ice Berg Slim, Born Robert Lee Maupin
    Now that’s a black man. Our president for the most part has since his election, been Pimping our country to foreign countries, but getting nothing in return. A good pimp gets His money and the holes get back to work. Wake up American.

    Comment by Mike Ellington — September 10, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

    • Truly the “philosophy” of Robert Beck *has* become the SOP of our national “leadership”. Bro’bama could have chosen one from column “A”, one from column “B” or one from each, but he chose only column “5th”. He is a neo-bolshevist and it’s been quite obvious he’s been intent on making his mark in the jewstory books as a destructive force in the unique national culture of the United States, possibly better now called the Divided States-of-being of America.

      Comment by James Stenzel — September 13, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

  2. Nice article Professor!

    It’s odd isn’t it how people who seem to have some remaining regard for traditional U.S. cultural values seem to be finding themselves admiring our former dire Cold War enemies?

    It all smacks of lyrics of a certain Leonard Cohen song to which I used to listen a great deal when I was younger.

    I have a Demjanjukdefaman ( “german” to most -sounding surname. One relative delving into the family genealogy dug up an immigration record listing the scion of our U.S. “branch” as speaking not Demjanjukdefaman but rather Russian. Evidently there was an emigration of Germans to Russia at some point prior to the Red Revolution and it’s possible those people are my ancestors. Maybe I have some sort of Russian connection?

    I’ve certainly always felt a fondness for the accent of Russian immigrants . One of my favorite you tube bon vivants is a kid from Georgia who drives the BATFE nuts and who affects a phony Russian accent–his videos are very popular.

    Hasn’t the “old saying” always been “when in Rome do as the Romans do”? So when the Olympics are held in Russia if the Russians are not comfortable with the seeming emasculation of their national culture by a bunch of homosexual activists who think that an international athletic competition whose purpose is to show that people of *different* national cultures and races can compete against one-another to show one of the common traits amongst widely disparate peoples ( a love of competition and the desire to show that their own nation is “best”—a natural desire not to be scoffed at! ) I don’t see why the Russians are not to be allowed to exhibit their difference—their reticence to allow their nation’s hosting of the Olympics to become a beach-head established to change their unique national culture into just one more instance of a rapidly developing ubiquiture, possibly being allowed to retain their language and maybe a few other superficial trappings such as their unique architecture and Cyrillic alphabet…

    Why is it the Olympics cannot have respect for “diversity” in the sense that there must even be differences in order for there to be “diversity”—the very word demands differences not a homogeneity imposed on every nation, every race and every culture.

    The Olympics is a tradition born in Greece but I think I am on safe ground stating that had the adoption of certain Greek sexual mores common in the times when the Olympics may have been more recently instituted had been a requirement of instituting the ancient Greek athletic competition between city-states then we wouldn’t have any Olympics now.

    Nobody when the modern Olympic competitions were originally begun on a world-wide basis would have been eager to try to sell that proposition.

    The Olympics in particular and athletics both professional and amateur in general need to quit allowing their endeavors to be made into soapboxes for various agenda-hags to climb upon and rant and rail. Let the homosexuals buy some land in Amazonia from possibly-still-foreign-currency-starved Brazil and create their own homosexual nation and go compete in the Olympics and s how how physically superior their kind are.

    And let me tell you there are some distinctly superior physical specimens amongst the homosexuals. Maybe they would acquit themselves admirably. I don’t have anything against them, though the things they do to each other range from creeping me out to nearly overcoming my ability to inhibit my impulse to indulge in derisive laughter.

    I don’t think any nation would ever have participated in the Olympics at it’s inception if the understanding had been that this endeavor had an agenda of becoming a sort of Trojan horse which would be used to insinuate values into the various national participants as each in it’s turn hosted the competitions which are considered by said host nations to be inimical to their national cultures.

    I’m tired of the tolerance for everything which exists to be “morphed” into something it was never intended to be. One sees this constantly in what is accepted by the academics as “natural drift” in the meanings of words or phrases in the various tongues of the nations of the world. The meaning of that term has first had to be changed in order to effect tolerance for this pseudo-drift in meanings. Originally the term recognized the fact that in ancient times dictionaries and education were the exception not the rule, so when imparting language to the young or immigrants was a matter of word-of-mouth or oral tradition instead of a readily-available compendium of definitions with their derivations drift was a fact which could not be ignored. Once the offset printing press and mass production/marketing became a reality and once this spawned a revolution in mass education there was no longer any excuse for this “drift” in languages at all, yet certain principalities have found it expedient to continue it as if what was once a vice borne of ignorance and poverty to be recognized, studied and allowed-for in explaining how the modern “snapshot” of current meanings at the time when mass-production/marketing set off the “flash” that froze everything in motion came to be how it was was to be promoted to the station of a virtue to be continued for it’s own sake.

    And the same “principle” is applied broadly to changing everything, seemingly for the sake of change.

    But actually it’s for the sake of the promotion of certain agendas.

    If you continue “drift” in definitions of words and phrases as if it were somehow a virtue then it’s possible to change word meanings so that two distinct words expressing two distinct thoughts become synonyms and the meaning of one or another is lost—eliminated. So this is a very powerful tool for the elimination of certain ideas, certain “inconvenient truths”.

    And another inconvenient truth which seems as if it is, along with your religion’s head, “on the chopping block” is the concept that there are a host of different nations and national cultures all out there in a global competition to determine which is the most successful model to pursue.

    All the modern homogenists claim to be stalwart proponents of science. Yet this homogeneity they seek to impose on the various national cultures is completely counter-scientific if we look at each nation and it’s unique culture as a science experiment. In science one seeks to “control variable” so that you don’t try a “scattergun approach” of introducing multiple variables, you attempt as much as possible to isolate variables and test each one.

    While national cultures certainly do contain multiple variables homogenizing them right in the middle of the experiment makes that already-extant situation even worse.

    Where distinct national cultural diversity does exist it is possible to point to differences between national cultures and then observe the end result, factored for the unit analysis of bearing in-mind the starting system and the ending system and accounting for as many quantities as possible, and to arrive at some valid conclusion as to the possible merits of the observable differences in cultures—but not if one homogenizes them all before the experiments are finished running their course!

    The only reason for doing such a thing is a fear of finding something out—a fear of truth.

    Putin seems to sense what I’m talking about. I think you’re correct that Reagan did. I like to think GW did have his heart in the right place but was totally hamstrung in trying to do what was right because of certain youthful indiscretions which can NEVER be forgiven anyone claiming to represent “conservatism” while they are always forgiven the leftists masquerading as “liberals”…

    You’re correct—in some sense Putin may be a “better American” than our current Infringer-in-Chief. It’s tempting to give in to our impulse to be too enthusiastic in endorsing his apparent “Americanism”. Just remember he IS still that once-a-mason-always-a-mason KGB/commie-tard. Remember that what is currently infesting our highest elective office and the most powerful office on the planet is a creature of influences promoted in the west by that same KGB. We had a doddering old AD-dementia victim declare the Cold War “over” when in-fact this may no more be the case than that Jeremiah Wright is a good example of a Xian.

    We’ve been sold a bill-of-goods that the old east/west communist/capitalist dichotomy created by jews at both extremes—so that both ENDS could be PLAYED AGAINST one-another to the achievement of certain MIDDLE-eastern ( and I’m speaking in terms of a sand-culture ethic more than in the sense of any PARTICULAR desert-culture ethic, though I’m sure certain “ears” are “burning”… ) goals. And right when we may have been inclined to notice this as the true nature of the so-called “conflict” we had lavished so much of our various national treasuries upon we are now presented with a “new conflict”—-but also one borne of these same old desert-cultural ideas.

    The more things change the more they stay the same.

    In the words of the Who—“meet the new boss, same as the old boss”.

    And the beards have all grown longer overnight.

    Ever gotten a gander at an ayatollah?

    The whole “judeo-xian”/muslim dichotomy still springs from the same source and it’s all within the realm of a middle-eastern sourced monotheism…

    You “figure it out”—I think I already have. Just whenever you think you know what’s going on in the science class some bozo from the “board of education” comes in and mixes up all the agar substrates in all the petri dishes and then declares “biology class if over, now we’re doing a classical Newtonian physics experiment” and we all intone mechanically as one “wha?”—and then rapidly begin once-again pretending we know what’s going on ( with the able help of “our” so-called “news”media of course ) lest anyone think us to be dullards.

    Well, I can grow a long beard too—in fact I have. It wasn’t done overnight but it’s such a NICE one—white like Santa Claus.

    And remember—beware of Greeks bearing “gifts”—especially if they seem to resemble some sort of a hidden salami…

    Once “sit and spin” is accepted by the Olympics as an official event we’re sunk.

    Comment by James Stenzel — September 11, 2013 @ 3:16 am

  3. Putin knows what he’s doing. When circumstances change, he has the pecks, etc., and courage to evaluate and jump in. Unfortunately, our president is too busy running away to contest his presence. Lacking real courage, he leaves the field if thugs and bully boys show up. But when he’s got the power, and the opposition does not, he is quick to take on the mantel of the thug and bully boy.

    Comment by John — September 12, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

  4. Not having an original thought about this wonderful blog, Bill, I think I’ll just agree wth James Stenzel above. As usual, you hit the nail on the head.

    Comment by S. Ducey — September 14, 2013 @ 8:48 am

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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







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