Dr. Taylor Marshall, charter member of Trad, Inc., isn’t the slimiest of that lot – a distinction that belongs to any who would deliberately play both sides of important issues in order to maximize personal income – but he’s certainly not a straight shootin’, truth tellin’ choir boy rendering selfless service to the Church either.
His apparent motto and field of expertise? ABM: Always Be Marketing.
As reported by LifeSite News, another charter member of the aforementioned mockingbird media movement, Marshall recently revealed that he was secretly in cahoots with Alexander Tschugguel, the celebrated Pachamama-slayer-turned-prophet:
Dr. Taylor Marshall revealed in a March 27 interview with Alexander Tschugguel, the young Austrian man who removed the pagan idols from the church and threw them into the Tiber, his role in the story for the first time. Marshall not only helped plan the purge, but he provided funds to see it accomplished (see comments beginning at 106:41 here).
Do click on the link provided. What you’ll see, if you can stomach it, is great theater. Otherwise, just follow the transcript below:
Marshall: Everyone knows you as the guy who threw the Pachamama idols in the river and we, we thank you again for doing that, that was a great, a great moment of a victory and joy. [Nota Bene: At this point in the interview, Marshall’s stuttering mention of the Pachamama drowning comes out of left field; it’s well out of context with the banter that preceded it.]
Tschugguel: Isn’t now the time to, to tell people a little bit about, about how we were in contact?
Marshall: [With sheepish grin appearing even as Tschugguel is speaking] I guess perhaps we can, uh, uh, I wasn’t prepared for that, but yeah…
Marshall then proceeded to come clean, revealing for the first time that he played an integral role in the drowning of those hideous idols. The real story here, however, is that Taylor Marshall has outed himself as a self-promoting phony.
For months on end now he has been putting on an act with regard to the Pachamama drowning event, behaving as if he, like everyone else, initially had no idea who performed that surprising but welcome act.
He joined his voice to others wondering (pretending to wonder, that is) if the hero’s identity would ever be made known, but only after taking pains to make certain that everyone knew that it was he who broke the story first (more on that in a moment).
And when at last Alexander Tschugguel stepped into the limelight (another orchestrated event) and right onto Tayler Marshall’s stage, and on the very same day he went public, the latter was pleased to let viewers believe that his was the go-to outlet among many that Tschugguel just happened to grace with an interview.
Knowing what we know now, the opening of that interview (HERE) is disgusting:
Marshall: I’m here with Alexander Tschugguel. Did I say that correctly Alexander? … Alexander welcome today, thanks for coming on with me.
Tschugguel: Thank you very much Taylor, for inviting me. I’m very glad we can talk about it in a very nice way.
Yes, nice and phony. It’s obvious already that Tschugguel, for his part, is cut from the same cloth as Marshall, but we’ll come back to that later as well.
Now, we are being asked in this latest video to believe that Marshall, out of nowhere, just happened to interject the Pachamama incident into the conversation, and Tschugguel took Marshall utterly by surprise in calling him out, thus moving his humble host to reluctantly fess up to his role in the affair, even though he wasn’t prepared to do so.
If you believe that, you probably also believe that Coronavirus began when some hungry Chinaman decided to snack on a bat.
In telling of his role in the great Pacha-heist, Marshall recounts:
You [Tschugguel ] worked out your plan with your friend and I wired you some money for airfare, and you guys flew from Vienna over to Rome, and you got it done. A wonderful thing!
This part of the story includes a little zinger presumably intended to excite the wallets of TM’s starry-eyed groupies; the underlying hint is clear: Do you people have any idea how much round trip airfare from Vienna to Rome costs? Well, multiply it by two! As you can imagine, it set me back a pretty penny!
No doubt, given that we live in a day and age when the expectation of integrity has no place in our cult of personality society, even among otherwise sober-minded Catholics, I have little doubt that many of Marshall’s adoring fans will defend his blatant dishonesty.
Even so, it seems plain enough to me that from day one, this entire thing has been a set-up and, ultimately, one big marketing effort.
If you’re not sufficiently disturbed already, go back and watch Taylor Marshal “break” the Pachamama in the Tiber story in the wee hours of Oct 21, 2019. What you’ll see is a man who is well at ease with deception.
“I salute these men as heroes… pray for these, these heroes. We salute them,” he says.
In hindsight, it now seems rather plain that Marshall considers himself one of the story’s heroes. At several points in the 22-minute video, Marshall emphasizes that it’s very early in the morning in the States; i.e., he literally had to crawl out of bed to break the big news:
“It’s very early in the morning it’s the middle of the night here in Texas because this just happened in Rome … [it’s] early in the morning in Rome, that’s why it’s dark right here in Texas, it’s late … It’s very early in the morning as you can tell. I haven’t even shaved, combed my hair or anything … My challenge before I turn off and go back to bed…”
The marketing message here is equally as clear: Don’t forget, you heard it here first! Look at how singularly connected I am to events unfolding in Rome! See how hard I work for you, Mr. and Mrs. Donor, even going so far as to disrupt my slumber so you can stay informed?
There are, I suppose, plenty of Mr. and Mrs. Donors out there who are so desperate for a hero with “inside info” that they will continue to reward Taylor Marshall, in spite of the now indisputable fact that he evidently takes them for fools.
Speaking of the irrational need that some persons have for a hero, let’s talk about Trad, Inc.’s newest celebrity, Alexander Tschugguel, shall we.
As reported by LifeSite News:
“Regarding his own miserable weeks with coronavirus, Tschugguel revealed that after serious prayer and reflection and reception of the sacraments from a brave Catholic priest, he discerned why in particular he had been chosen to suffer. However, he also explained that he is yet not ready to reveal the reason.”
Evidently, Tschugguel has learned well at the knee of the marketing guru, Marshall, laboring to create a sense of anticipation among the mindless masses, faithful followers whom he hopes will be eagerly awaiting the great day of revealing when the prophet Alexander will at long last let the world know why he in particular, among all of the laborers in the vineyard of the Lord, had been chosen to suffer!
You can’t make this kind of melodramatic narcissism up!
As mentioned, it seems that Marshall and Tschugguel are cut from the same cloth, and a narcissistic cloth it is indeed.
The photo below (and also at the top of this post) is the screen shot that Taylor Marshall chose for a video that he made and posted on YouTube of Tschugguel giving a speech in Texas back in November.
Get this… the first thing that Taylor Marshall writes (annoyingly referring to himself in the third person) in the video’s description is the following:
“Height reference: Alexander is 6’8″. Taylor is 5’11”.”
Yes, because God forbid anyone might get the wrong impression and mistakenly conclude that Taylor Marshall is short!
Well, now we know; the man is exceedingly short, on integrity, that is, and either it matters in the world of Catholic media, or it doesn’t.
“Chinaman”??? How dare you use this antiquated, hateful word? And how dare you even hint that the Kung Flu is in any way connected to China? RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYCCCCCIIISSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
As this unfolded I thought it remarkable that the pious deed was performed by a young man from
godless, sterile Austria (land of gay-boosting Cardinal Schoenborn). What Catholic infrastructure nurtured such bravery? Almost unbelievable. I was truly impressed. Finding out the gink was hired is truly a repugnant thought. Taylor Marshall is to be reviled until he repents.
Grifters are going to grift. Opus Dei is going to be a bizarre cult. New Order is grotesque, what else is new? Every unsavory character can see as plainly as anybody else that the chair of Peter is vacant as vacant can be and what better time to exploit Catholics? Marshall is a greasy bohunk taking advantage of Catholics without a Pope. The list is a mile long. Not one man stands up for Catholics and demands a Pope; I am noticing that.
In all seriousness, why wouldn’t Taylor Marshall be upfront from the beginning? He had to know this would eventually come out (unless he cynically believes people would forget or willingly overlook his feigned surprise from his coverage of the original event).
This recent revelation only demeans the seemingly spontaneous nature of the Pachamama idols being thrown into the river, and renders righteous fury at idolatry into something akin to calculated callousness.
What a shame.
What tipped me off about Marshall being yet another one of what I call these “faith/conversion profiteers” was this: a couple of years ago (or longer) I recall watching some of his videos and noticing how he strategically placed his gee-tar and amplifier collection in the background. That, and persistent irritating “yo dude” manner of speaking. Only a very vain man goes out of his way to show off his “toys” in such a manner.
Oh, and the fact that he earned his advanced degree at that bastion of Straussian/NeoCath/NeoCon-isms: University of Dallas. That’s the most troubling aspect, to me.
Why didn’t Taylor Marshall instruct Alexander to crush the pagan dolls instead of throwing them into a river where they could be rescued. If you’re going to do something, do it right.
Thank you for this post. You absolutely nailed it. What complete phonies.
Excellent work, Louie. Thanks.
Perhaps at some future date you could expand on how Lifesite is part of the Mockingbird media.
And sorry, but I couldn’t resist:
Hm, well, I have no heroes at this time, unless it is doctors and nurses caring for virus patients without so much as a mask to protect them from a huge, viral load that might kill them. Yes, them, definitely. In the Catholic world, none.
I greatly appreciated the Pachamama toss, and always will. Someone had to do that, and had I been in Rome, I know without a shred of a doubt, I would have done it myself. It had to be done. A zillion Catholics felt a sense of relief. The demon idol instituted by demonic Francis was answered by a true Catholic, all of us were there, but one man actually did it. We owe him something.
However, in my mind it would have been preferable not to know who it was. Ever.
I can’t help but appreciate Taylor Marshall for getting it done, the thing that had to BE done. He put up his money for it, and it was expensive, so I’m grateful for that as well. Hey, I can’t discount $3000.00 or so, of your own money, to fund somebody doing what I so badly wanted to do myself. The video of those idols being carried like triplets and sent for a plunk, priceless, especially because it annoyed Bergoglio, so it went from silver to gold.
The rest, I don’t know, I just don’t care anymore. Maybe it’s me.
He would have been better off if he just never came out and told us his involvement. Other than for his own self-promotion, why would he break this news? It’s disappointing.
I am not seeing where the scandal is. Taylor Marshall helped Alexander Tschugguel with his airfare. So? Marshall waited a long time to disclose his rôle. So?
I think that a flight from Vienna to Rome, roundtrip, could cost about $50 or less, on a bare-bone airline (e.g., Wizzair, like Spirit in the U.S.). Such fares are often advertised. This January, someone I know couldn’t take advantage of such a discount because she had to fly to Rome from Budapest (a similar distance) on a constrained schedule and also had to pay for extra luggage, but the round trip fare was still about $100.
I seem to remember lots of folks clamoring for someone to do something about the idol worship going on in Rome with those dolls. Well, someone actually did something and now people are upset at him. Reminds me of the old adage, “no good deed goes unpunished.”
Thanks for the post. Spot on. I was beginning to think I was the only Catholic who thought Taylor Marshall was a self-promoting buffoon. I guess I must have quite a few Catholic followers on Twitter who differ from me in certain ways.
Lately, Taylor-boy seems to have gotten super-duper-popular with a certain group of Catholics, as if he’s God’s gift to those who consider themselves pretty danged ‘traditional’ (as Marshall does).
He gives me the shivers. Or the “gag me” reflex. 🙂
“I was beginning to think I was the only Catholic who thought Taylor Marshall was a self-promoting buffoon.”
Babe in the woods.
But hey, Marshall has a “large family” and likes the “Latin Mass”.
I mean, those traits immunize and absolve one from all vice, right?
When will people just have faith- reasoned belief- in Jesus alone and not those who say “Lord, Lord…” or those who add extraneous things to faith in Him.
People are upset that Marshall both devised and used such a stunt as a means of promoting his own enterprise and material welfare.
That just seems to render faith in Jesus into a cheap commodity.
If Marshall had any sense of integrity and self-respect, he’d go get a real job unrelated to “churchy” things.
You’re missing the point. It’s the fact that Marshall devised the whole thing for his own personal gain and effectively lied about it.
It’s not about the cost of an airfare.
Rather than simply “demanding a Pope”, not one man seems to understand that (Apostolic) Tradition is our foundation of faith in Jesus.
A certain degree of deception was involved in this from the beginning, followed by a certain amount of self promotion. Is this how NuSaints solve the problems of the Church? I don’t think St. Boniface went to cocktail parties, banquets and book promotions to spread the Gospel.
Yes, Taylor thought back to his blond wife when she had mastitis after the birth of one of their children.
He related it as a vision of the Mother of the Church ( sorry Blessed Theotokas) who wanted to feed Her children but could not because of a poisonous infection.
So there you have it ! Definitely a new world order saint.
Can anyone explain the creepy ewwwww feeling I get from this testimony?
The “faith/conversion profiteers ” all seem to come in through the Opus Dei front door ( think Hahn) or back door (think Dawn Eden).
All in their quest to forge a career off of what they see as the confused Catholic laity.
Years ago I ditched all the non Catholic catholics who were leading the laity around by the nose.
We did not need Hahn to learn Scripture and we still don’t.
You really don’t sound like a Catholic so I’m not sure why you are reading and commenting here. Jesus Christ our Lord established His Church on the rock of Peter so don’t tell me not to demand a Pope. I demand a Pope. You are some brand of heretic and I don’t care which. I only accidentally read your comment bc you addressed me but I won’t again.
Melanie , I was raised Catholic too and went to Parochial school. We were taught that the “Bishops are the Popes of your Diocese” .
there’s something that now in retrospect sends a chill down my spine.
You need to study the Early Church more because the poster above is correct about Apostolic Tradition. even the title “Pope” did not come about until centuries after the Apostles.
Read the Didache. several were discovered in several early christian settlements by archeologists. These were instructions given by the Apostles to the first Christians on how to live and treat priests who came to minister to them. The Pope was never mentioned……..
Many people who were raised Catholic have left the Church, Sweepoutthfilth. You can take this protestant garbage and sell it pretty well actually everywhere. But you aren’t selling it to me. I will remain a Papist. This early church garbage is exactly what you heretics have been using to shove the New Order down unsuspecting Catholics throats for decades now. It’s stale. I like you and I wish you weren’t writing stuff like this.
You should really check out the words to the new #1 hit song released in March by the old ballad rocker who sold his soul. The cat is being let out of the bag; this is their modus operandi. Note the other major event of that same year of the event about which is sung…
We’re right, you know. Time’s almost up. Hurry.
VERITAS DOMINI MANET IN AETERNUM
There is plenty of evidence of the primacy of Peter from the early Church. The Didache is not the only writings we have. Read St Ireneus of Lyon’s “Against Heresies” dated 180AD where he defends the Papacy and even lists all of the Popes from Peter until his present day. Also, I believe it was the Corinthians who went to Clement of Rome (then Pope) to resolve a dispute even though St. John the Apostle was still alive at the time.
The word “Pope” means “Papa” or Father. A term given later on for the role of the primacy of Peter. And common sense demands their be someone (one person) in the end who is in charge i.e. the buck stops here. The ancients did it with their kings, emperors etc but since the King of Kings does not reside with us here fully, His Vicar on Earth does the job:+)
Read the Apostolic Fathers: Polycarp, Ignatius of Antioch, Clement of Rome…these saints learned the Sacred Tradition at the feet of the Apostles themselves and it is ALL Catholic:+)
Here is a link to the direct words of St. Ireneaus regarding the Church of Rome, it’s primacy going back to Apostolic Tradition and the list of successive Popes/Bishops of Rome: http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0103303.htm
Some of us talked about that Pachamama dunk when it happened and how the police fished the idols out of the Tiber and returned them to Francis upon his request. If someone was really serious they would buried them in the ground where they could never be found, burned them to ashes in a 55 gallon drum, taken a power saw to them and turned them into fragments, or inserted them into a tree branch grinder that would have converted them into sawdust that could be deposited just about anywhere and not be detected. Could Francis have replaced them? Perhaps, but the total disappearance of the pagan idols would have sent an unmistakeable message: Catholics are Offended and are Not going to Take It Anymore. As it is now, the whole prank was Opus Dei theater, grandstanding to help inflate the marketability of the actors and to increase the profit margin for their products that are yet in the pipeline. With Talmudic Opus Dei we have to follow the money….
Melanie et al,
The author was a Biblical scholar for the Vatican despite the
attempts to sully his persona.
The author is employed at the Vatican Secret archives
and found some very interesting ancient documents therein while researching for her PhD from the University of Venice.
The so called “Great Schism” was a political move instigated by Cardinal Humbert whom even St Peter Damien condemned as “dangerous”.
Prior to that the East considered the Pope the . “First Among Many” and NOT PaPa……Look to the origin of the word Pontiff. It is a political term given to a ruler and means”Bridge Builder”.
Melanie, this is NOT “protestant garbage” it is historical fact.
The Bishop of Rome settled differences if the Bishops were at an impasse.
Siricius is sometimes said to be the first bishop of Rome to style himself pope, but other authorities say the title pope was from the early 3rd century an honorific designation used for any bishop in the West. In the East it was used only for the patriarch of Alexandria. Marcellinus. ”
St Peter was first The Bishop of Antioch and then the Bishop of Rome. Pontiff is a political title NOT an ecclesiastical one.
I am not a fan of Mr. Marshall* nor Tschugguel**. In fact, that whole thing seemed to me to be staged from a day one and as a matter of fact those idols should be burned down to the ashes. Similarly, I received the mention of that event on SSPX website with a kind of sadness. But took with an overall humility – that was better than nothing.
However, I was wondering if that article is just an April’s fools kind of joke? Hmmm.
* “New Saint Thomas Institute” name in itself is an oxymoron. If such an name would have exist though, I would prefer “Old Saint Thomas Institute”. The new is so loaded with novus meaning. Plus, I do not regard well selling Catholic knowledge.
** in one of the first interviews, Mr. Tschugguel came across as a very rude person claiming that Austrian are such neutral nation. Did he forget, that they acquired 1/3 of Poland’s territory for 100 years.