The Gospel Truth

The 41st Shade of Green

April 7, 2011

Everybody wants to be green and I don’t mean just on St. Paddy’s Day.

The green philosophy of saving the earth permeates virtually all of our cultural activities from Earth Day to Saving the Rain Forests and the recent Lights Out of artificial savings.

When I was a child before all this universal madness, I loved the color green.

Lime lollipops were my favorite and I got tickled each time I saw the commercial for the Jolly Green Giant on television.

Times have certainly changed.  I stopped picking up the green suckers when I broke a tooth on one and I guess the JGG was relegated to the same retirement home, where that sexy gal on the Bryl Cream commercial that used to slither out of a tube of hair cream–a little dab did just fine.

Or maybe he went where the Marlboro Man went–I think he died of lung cancer.

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Probably in a retirement home with the Byrl Cream gal

With regard to another kind of giant the color green has not really been popular among literary greats.

Shakespeare colorably called jealousy the green-ey’d monster that mocked the meat upon which it fed. The derivitive is sometimes referred to as green with envy.

Rookie ball players are green, like new bananas.

I like to jest that at my age, I never buy green bananas.

Then there is the Green Monster in Boston.

Fenway Park: The Green Monster

Frightened many a right-handed hitter

But somehow being green has been extrapolated to represent an organized movement that threatens to do more destruction to human beings than the meltdown of a million nuclear reactors.

In the past few years I have interviewed two authors, who strongly believe this.

I have mentioned Steve Milloy’s book, Green Hell, which introduced…to me at the greens’ formula for the reduction of man’s carbon footprint.

This figurative footprint–it must be a very large shoe if it represents all the carbon production in the world–is the focus of what Milloy calls acronomically, I-PAT.

I-PAT is the product of the world’s population (P) times its accumulated affluence (A) times its technology. (T)

Humans must go!

Now remember the greens want to REDUCE all of these contributors, which they believe are killing the planet.

So how do we reduce our population?

Easy, just stop reproducing–that is having babies.

How do you do that?  Universal celibacy?  No, I don’t think that is even one of the choices.

The best way for planet sustainability is through birth control pills, condoms and abortion.

Why do you think the powers that be blame the Catholic Church for opposing condom use?

They want people to get in the habit of using them to lessen the world’s population.

AIDs has nothing to do with it.  That is the loss leader that gets people to buy something they really don’t need or want

Had they the greens had the absolute power they seek, this would not be a suggestion.

To the contrary, I think the greens like AIDs because it kills people–a lot of people.  That’s good for I-PAT.

The EPA now regards carbon dioxide, the chief by-product of breathing as a pollutant that contributes to man’s carbon footprint.

First pregnancy is a disease and now people’s breathing pollutes the earth.

I know that if I had stepped in some carbon my wife would have just made me wipe my feet and that would have been the end of it.


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The greens love mother earth. She comes first and the people last

You don’t think environmentalism kills human beings?

Rachel Carson could be considered as an indirect mass murder for her preposterous theory that DDT caused cancer.  because of her book, The Silent Spring, this life-saving bug spray was removed from the market for over 40 years.

As a result malaria came back to Africa and the Far East with a powerful vengeance that has probably taken over 10-10 million lives since then.

Talk about genocide!  The lack of DDT, not only brought back the deadly mosquitos but allowed for insects to eat the crops, causing mass starvation.

I personally believe that ObamaCare is designed, not to improve our medical care.  It will destroy the best system in the world if it is successful.

Despite its budget-busting spending, his czars plan to cut 500 billion from Medicare so they can afford an extra 30 million newly insured people.

Medicare pays little as it is now.

What good is it if everyone has health care and no one can get to see a doctor when they are sick?

How is it going to be with these draconian cuts?  Harry Reid thinks a paltry 60 billion is draconian…what about this?

And these are people who most need medical care.  What are they supposed to do?

Obama said they could take a pill.  What kind–cyanide.

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Just take a pill and call your mortician in the morning

In Oregon the state will gladly pay for a suicide pill after it denies a life-saving operation because it is too expensive.

So I think ObamaCare is a death plan for the passive euthanasia of millions of America’s useless eaters.

This will become more obvious if he is successful in finally getting the single-payer insurance system, which means people like me will not have a private insurance company to pay what the government will not.

I hope those pills come in different flavors–they probably will all be –you guessed it GREEN.

President Obama’s obsession with the redistribution of wealth works in well with the A.

Any sort of leveling will just lessen the world’s affluence and the wealth-producers lose their ambition and incentive to work hard.

Those who receive the hand-outs and welfare will consume and not produce a thing with their government largesse.

Technology is bad because it is the best way to expand our civilization and add to the wealth of nations.  That means will buy bigger cars and take more travel around the world much more.

I just interviewed James Wanliss, whose new book, The Green Dragon, is more religiously based.

He was inspired by Al Gore to get involved in this fight.

Not because he was impressed with Gore’s understanding of the issues but because of the former vice-president’s gross ignorance of the subject and his lack of any verifiable credentials.

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Lack of creditability was inspiring

Wanliss wrote that the greens had become a fat-free religion–that is–a religion without restrictive dogma where humans would not be responsible for their own behavior

At first I thought this was a church Michelle Obama could join.

In essence the green have adorned themselves in the vestments of a real religion with teachings and doctrines that have the validity of tea leaves.

The book’s cover has the most feriously-looking beast on it I have ever seen.

If one may really judge a book by its cover, this one would appear to have horrible material in it.

If you dare to look at the monster’s eye closely and I advise carefully–he may bite your head off–you will see a color rendition of the world.

Has got his eye on the world

He says the churches have been complicit in this attack on human kind.

I know Pope Benedict XVI has emphasized man’s need to respect the planet.  This is not the green philosophy—they used to call that Conservation and that is a good and moral thing.

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Conserving this is a good thing

But the green philosophy is infecting our schools and I would not be surprised if the Catholic Church in this country had fallen for their phony propaganda about global warming.

I would feel better if my church’s leaders would contrast true conservation with the deadly canard that is becoming touted as a necessary activity to save our planet.

My fear is that the bishops desire to be a modern player will cause them to smell the poisonous smoke emanating from this movement.

St. Louis University, one of the leading Jesuit schools in America has a new program that offers a degree in Sustainability.

Now I do not know if I-PAT is any part of its core curriculum but I do know that the word sustainability has been used as a code word for condoms and abortions and the reduction of the world’s population by over 85% from six billion to under a billion.

And of course the people who want this will always be part of the survivors.  I wonder why that is so!

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The 41st shade

All this is just my concerned warning to anyone who wants to protect their own lives and future.

I am not telling you to oppose the Irish 40 shades of green, just the one that is mixed with human blood and color green, which is the real nature of the 41st shade of greenfatal environmentalism.

Back to Bataan

May 3, 2010

One of the most horrific events of the early war was the Bataan Death March in 1942.

After the American defeat on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philipines, the Japanese forced a 60-mile march of 75,000 American and Filipino prisoners that killed several thousand prisoners.

Those who were unable to keep up with the pace were summarily executed on the spot where they fell.

The Japanese attitude was comparable to that of the Nazis who eliminated all its useless eaters,who were a drain on the country’s limited physical and medical resources.

This pragmatic attitude of eliminating all those who waste government resources bodes poorly for America.

I believe that just as slavery was our most compelling social and moral issue of the 19th century and similarly with abortion in the 20th century, this country will see euthanasia as the most controversial issue in the 21st century.

The recent passage of ObamaCare with its provisions about end-of-life counseling all Americans, especially senior citizens, should give pause for real concern.

This is not to suggest that America has become a den of Nazis or Japanese fascists but only to point out that some of the seeds have been sown for what might arguably lead to an embedded system of passive euthanasia for the elderly and the infirmed.

Once that starts it will be only a matter of time when active euthanasia rules the medical profession.

This will be true because since the 2nd half of the previous century the U. S. has undergone a subtle transformation from being one nation under God to that of a polygotinous collection of rival special interests that relied more on secular principles than any religious guidance.

While religion had always supported traditional virtues, such as patriotism, fidelity, loyalty and honesty, our cultural leaders have relied on the secular virtues of tolerance, expediency, practical reasoning and compassion.

On a related note, since the 1930s the federal government has gradually increased its control over and responsibility for many of the quotidian functions that previously had been handled by state governments or individual self-reliance.

These new “rights” or entitlements have come with a sticker-shock price tag.   Profligate government spending has been more the rule than the exception.

But even that has its limitations. With the advent of a federal assumption of health care for over 300 million Americans, predicted expenditures are off the charts.

Add to this a startling doctor shortage.  The US has not kept pace with its expanding populations with incentivizing young people to become doctors.

If anything the legal profession has especially chased thousands upon thousands of qualified men and women from even considering medicine as a career choice.

When the ill effects of ObamaCare become apparent, it will chase thousands more from the roles, reducing our medicine to the level of the VA hospital system.

Government medicine will then be the only game in town and we will be …at last at their mercy.   Have you ever received compassion from the IRS?

It is at this stage that a reasoned pragmatism has to kick in so that government can fulfill its promises and avoid insolvency.

Since the elderly now account for 80% of our medical expenditures, logic dictates that their health care be restricted.

While there may not be any visible death panels, or any overt duty to die programs, there is a systemic incentive there for cutting costs by limiting treatment to those who need the most treatment.

To make matters worse, the environmental movement has employed its apocalyptic ruminations in order to condition Americans to accept a lifeboat mentality that sees mankind as the enemy of humanity.

Thanks to the bogus science of Rachel Carson’s A Silent Spring, they have effectively reduced the population of Africa with their outlawing of DDT, an innocuous pesticide that had virtually eliminated malaria and other insect-born diseases from the earth.

Now it’s back with a vengeance, killing millions each year.

They believe that a reduction in population will reduce man’s carbon footprint and thus avert the alleged disasters of  climate change.

This is at variance from the teachings of the Church that says all men are created in God’s image and likeness.  Government has borrowed more from George Orwell’s Animal Farm idea that held …but some were more equal.

This is not a conspiracy but a natural result, emanating from ideas that have replaced God with a religion of humanity.

It flows more from a morally indifferent expediency that reasons that American youth is the future and the elderly are part of the disposable past.

If we are not more vigilant the United States may experience something akin to Back to Bataan.

About author

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