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Liberalism is a Religion; Hatred is its Sacrament

By Doug Patton

“Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.” — Matthew 15:11 (NKJV)

The truth in Christ’s words was never more evident than when MSNBC’s Martin Bashir made his recent disgusting remarks about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Of course, the carefully prepared comments were not vile enough to censor before Bashir uttered them; only after the fact were they deemed “inappropriate,” a term he used in his subsequent, obviously forced, mea culpa.

Inappropriate? Calling Gov. Palin “a world class idiot,” as Bashir did at the beginning of his little rant, was inappropriate. Stating that Mrs. Palin deserved to have someone urinate into her eyes and defecate into her mouth — as Bashir proceeded to advocate — any decent human being would call that just a tad over the line between “inappropriate” and “outrageous.”

And what was Sarah Palin’s crime for which Bashir believed she should be subjected to such revolting treatment? She dared to suggest that the debt being accumulated by our federal government will bring about a form of slavery for the next generation when those bills come due.

“Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children, and borrowing from China,” Palin said in a recent speech. “When that note comes due…it’s going to be like slavery…”

To that, the always-haughty and downright mean Martin Bashir responded: “Given her well-established reputation as a world class idiot, it’s hardly surprising that she should choose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone who knows anything about its barbaric history. So here’s an example:

“One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood, who kept copious notes for 39 years. Thistlewood was the son of a tenant farmer who arrived on the island of Jamaica in April 1750, and assumed the position of overseer at a major [sugar cane] plantation. What is most shocking about Thistlewood’s diary is not simply the fact that he assumes the right to own and possess other human beings, but is the sheer cruelty and brutality of his regime.

“In 1756,” Bashir continued, “Thistlewood records that ‘A slave named Darby catched eating canes; had him flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, [Bashir then spelled out the common vulgar word for the term defecate] in his mouth.’ This became known as ‘Darby’s dose,’” Bashir said, “a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of the slave owners’ savagery and inhumanity.”

Bashir went on to recount another of Thistlewood’s diary entries, wherein a similar punishment was meted out by forcing one slave to urinate into the eyes and mouth of another. Then Bashir said this:

“When Mrs. Palin invoked slavery, she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate.”

Apparently, the firestorm that blew back on the network was too much even for the hateful lefties over at the NBC news division’s muckraking editorial department on cable, known as MSNBC. Bashir issued an on-air apology, then was suspended, and now has “submitted his resignation.”

Several years ago, uber-conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage wrote that “liberalism is a mental disorder.” While Savage himself has crossed the line on occasion with his on-air anger and name-calling, he makes a valid point in this case. However, I think liberalism or progressivism — call it what you will — is more than a mental disorder. It might more appropriately be described as a religious cult, with hatred as its sacrament, as expressed in just the sort of vitriol spewed by Martin Bashir.

Conservatives, for the most part, look at liberals as deceived utopians who operate strictly on emotion, with very little cohesive thought, and who simply do not understand human nature or basic economics. Liberals look at conservatives the way a religious extremist would look at his arch enemy: as evil.

Like the Islamic zealots they now refuse to acknowledge even exist, liberals are willing to destroy themselves and everyone around them before they will agree to compromise their failed policies and destructive beliefs.


Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself more often than not. His weekly columns are syndicated by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Readers are encouraged to email him at and/or to follow him on Twitter at @Doug_Patton.

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  1. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    December 6, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    Hatred is indeed its sacrament,,,washed down their throats with YOUR hard earned bread earned with YOUR life blood and limited life force.

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    • boznardComment by boznard
      December 6, 2013 @ 10:19 am

      Too bad that they don’t just use the Jim Jones kool-aid recipe and wash it down with that.

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  2. Jota_Comment by Jota_
    December 6, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    “liberals are willing to destroy themselves and everyone around them before they will agree to compromise their failed policies and destructive beliefs.”


    I am completely against them defecating, even a little, in the mouth of those they hate

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    • ksr1Comment by ksr1
      December 6, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

      You mentioned that “Liberals are willing to destroy themselves and everyone around them before they will agree to compromise their failed policies and destructive beliefs.” I would have to disagree with that statement. Just look at their poster child “The Anointed One” with his ratings going down the drain and supporting a failed attempt to re-distribute 1/6 of our economy and trash a world class health care system in the process, he simply states that “I will never give up on the idea of affordable health care for all.” Compromise, never…people like them just simply double down and push forward regardless of just how much damage is really done to the nation as a whole. He (they) become(s) more defiant as the days go on when his “signature legislation” continues to fall flat. With the latest being this talk about income inequality which is simply a smokescreen to deflect our eyes from the bigger failure known as O’care. Conservatives now have a chance to parley this disaster into a winning hand strategy IF the RINOs do not get in the way. The conservatives must take a page from the LIBs playbook and not compromise either. You have to fight fire with fire.

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    • 1389ADComment by 1389AD
      December 6, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

      Why modern liberals are 100 percent wrong about everything

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  3. reelmanComment by reelman
    December 6, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    Its very important for the arrogant apostles of toxic secular socialism to smear instead of explain…
    Alinsky said as much and the democrats worship Alinsky (“Rules for Radicals”)…

    which is WHY the campaign by web socialist hack sheep and the vile pawn media is now to smear Cruz/Tea Party/churches or or.

    Anything, just anything to avoid defending the rotten economy in year 5 of the OzBama recession.

    The cowardly socialist sheep fear any real debate…always have…
    so liberals (aka toxic socialists) always tell bold lies/smear and demonize to AVOID debate…
    they are value-free tactics to them, nothing more…(which distract as a bonus)

    All liberals MUST use these vile tactics because the results of their policies are toxic nonsense…
    plus they believe in the utopian socialist state fantasy-based system (hence it must also be deception-based). Ask the Cubans if the socialist utopia has arrived yet after 50 years…it never ever ever does…which is why the liberal cry is always, “one more trillion, one more year”!

    The socialist democrats exempt themselves from the pain of their policies along with a few favored groups…the rest of us must endure the pain they dish…the democrats ALWAYS DISCRIMINATE…always avoid the pain of their policies.

    (I am

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  4. BobinmsComment by Bobinms
    December 6, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    The word slavery is owned by liberals. The become violent when someone else outside this protected class is so bold as to use it.

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  5. patriotdreamsComment by patriotdreams
    December 6, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    I believe that abortion is the liberal’s sacrament. This is the most “sacred” of their beliefs and practices. Their hatred-based lies are a tool used to try and silence conservatives, especially TEA Party conservatives.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 6, 2013 @ 11:01 am

      Abortion is all part of, and a reflection of their own self-hatred,,,this is why they disqualify themselves from being elevated to the status of being called NEIGHBOR,,,because you NEVER want them to love YOU, their professed neighbor, as in actuality they really hate themselves. Just be sure which team your professed neighbor is playing on,,,team Creation which brings forth life or Team Consumption which can only consume life,,,abortion only being one of the ways they accompish the task. Taxing your life force to death is another. It is all part of the Liberal insanity of a good Christian principle corrupted to enable them to pick your pocket and redistribute wealth, and used by team Consumption against the good Creative people of the light.

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    • 1389ADComment by 1389AD
      December 6, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

      They worship Moloch.

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  6. SynergyComment by Synergy
    December 6, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    Liberalism is a FALSE religion and hatred is a FALSE sacrament. You’ve got to call it what it is.

    Throughout history the Bible showcases examples of progressive liberals shouting out and forcing down throats their evil evangelism. The Bible is full of examples of how God blesses those that evangelize the one true Law, Word and faith of God. And as has always been the case and is so today, it is difficult to see clearly at times the Godly from the evil. And that’s the great trickery of progressive evangelism and their one-sided media stranglehold. It is found in both political parties as it is in every religion. As the questionable middle are lured to the evil side by the evil progressives and their media subjecting all to their “agenda”, it may appear the Godly are losing simply because the Godly aren’t shouting back God’s evangelism. As we know within God’s Word, in the end God wins.

    We will all find it easier if we quit this political grandstanding and just separate everyone between those who evangelize God’s Word and Law, and those who evangelize the devil’s. This requires all those in the middle to be equally evangelized on both God and the devil to make there best informed decision.

    We have to get the evil side out of the marketplace, out of our schools, out of our Churches,out of our civic associations, out of politics. They have pushed and shoved their agendas down our throats everywhere. And, pushing is at the heart of evangelism, whether you are evangelizing people to hell or heaven, it is still either, or. We’ve just got to get away from this wishy washy middle where more souls are lost to the other side because articles like this are not strong enough for people to definitively choose good over evil. Nowhere in the Bible does God speak of tolerance. It’s a choice and there are only two sides, God or the devil. You’ve gotta call it what it is. You’ve gotta evangelize one side or the other. Choose wisely!

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  7. hereticComment by heretic
    December 8, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    Another sacrament peculiar to the Liberal theology is environmentalism. They have combined dictatorial politics with false science and have thus synthesized a religion that does not tolerate opposition. It sacrifices jobs on the altar of the Earth Goddess, and it has the blind faith that there are alternate energy sources that will replace the real thing

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