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
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
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
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).