Dogmatic Liberalism

Commentary by Dr. Gerhard Falk


The Liberal Religion


     Since the days of the anthropologist Alfred Radcliffe Brown (1881-1905) and the sociologist Emile Durkheim (1858-1917), social scientists have recognized that there is only one religion among mankind. That one religion has many labels and is clothed in numerous expressions, yet remains always and everywhere the same.

     To understand this contention, we need to look at the functions or anticipated consequences of religion. This reveals that all religions separate the common, the mundane, and the ordinary from the sacred and the extraordinary. This is true of the liberal religion, which has received so many former Jews as converts over the past 65 years since its prophet, Saul Alinsky (1909-1972) first published its Torah, its Koran, its New Testament, its Bhagavad Gita, which he called Reveille for Radicals (1946).

      Like all new religions, the Liberal religion fears competition from other religions and therefore becomes most dogmatic. Early Christianity, fearing competition from Jews and others, called such unbelievers “heretics” or “choosers” who chose to defy the TRUTH. Likewise, liberals will not tolerate “heretics” who deny the teachings of “The Founder,” Alinsky, or deny the sacred books, Reveille, etc. and Rules for Radicals.

     Like members of all religions, “liberals” divide the world into groups including the “in group” who march in “goose step” with the later disciples of the “founder.” The “in-group” points to the “out-group” as the sinners and unbelievers, the infidels, who cling to such “superstitions” as self reliance, ambition, hard work, small government, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, individual initiative, and other “outworn” notions. The “liberal” knows that he is the savior of mankind, just as Jesus, Mohammed, and Krishna before him.

     Indeed, liberals pride themselves on being atheists and imagine they are the first and most “sophisticated” (wise men) for that reason. They evidently do not know that Buddhism, a religion with many adherents in Asia, has no god and is an atheist religion, just like liberalism.

     Sociologists call liberalism, Nazism, and Communism “civil or secular religions,” a term first coined by the Swiss philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau in 1762 in “The Social Contract.”

     The liberal religion, like all religions, relates man to man. Among Jews, the relationship between men is best illustrated by the Ten Commandments, such as “Honor your mother and your father,” “do not commit adultery,” “do not steal,” etc. Among “liberals,” the relationship between men is defined as the commandment to make men dependent on government, to reduce all men to the same level of poverty, to promote a police state, to stifle all dissent, to use the tax collectors as the new “Gestapo,” as Paul LePage, the governor of Maine, has called the I.R.S.

    The liberal religion also has a clergy. These are the media commentators and politicians who interpret the sacred texts to the masses of ordinary subjects (not citizens) who need to be told each day what to believe and what to do.

     Ritual is another aspect of religion. Here, too, the liberal religion repeats all the pomp associated with all other religions. The “liberals” rally in the streets, shout slogans, use drugs, denounce enemies, worship ancestors like Marx, Lenin, and Pareto (never heard of him?).

     Like so many religions, the liberal religion also has a hierarchy (Greek for ‘holy rule’). There is the head of state or oracle, who knows all and issues encyclicals (circular or general) instructions to the faithful. Below him are innumerable lesser clergy called “bureaucrats,” who carry out his orders and insure compliance by the masses of non-persons whom they govern.

     Indeed, liberalism is a religion which has attracted many who were once Jews or Christians and who imagine they have left behind the “superstitions” of their youth. Yet, as Max Weber (1864-1920) has shown, religions do not differ much from one another and “liberalism,” which has gained so many Jewish converts, is just another orthodoxy (straight belief), whose followers resemble our Torah-true brethren in all they say and all they do (they only lack the black hats and suits).

Shalom u’vracha.

Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of numerous publications, including Assassination, Anarchy, & Terrorism (2012).

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