The End of the World (As We Know It)

The left is proclaiming the end of the world as we know it, but they’re fine raising money after the end of the world.

Looking at the headlines on the Washington Post’s website, you’d think the world was ending. Tom Price, Scott Pruitt, Nikki Haley, Wilbur Ross, and Becky DeVos, whom they won’t even name in the headline, dot the left column. All of them are “scare” headlines. The rest of the website is devoted to hagiographies of Barack Obama.

And a man “apparently set himself on fire” outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. He put himself out. His incendiary act mirrors the liberal establishment’s feelings a day from T-Day.

The New York Times headlines scream words like “lashes out” and “rocky” to describe incoming President-elect Donald Trump, and “vows,” “values,” and “power” describing outgoing President Obama. California is described as “bold,” being in the “vanguard of the resistance.”

The resistance?

We’ve been there and done that. On May 4, our own Josh Hammer wrote this.

No way in hell will we go silently into that good night and let America’s recurrent national political choice be merely amongst a terrifyingly Statist, illiberal, pseudo-communist party of the Left, and a cartoonish, white nationalist, quasi-fascistic, European-style party of the Right.

We will not let Trumpism take over conservatism as the ideological standard-bearer for the American Right. We will fight it in every possible way, and at every possible turn. Whether you are officially #NeverTrump or not, we are the Resistance. Websites such as this one, such as RedState, such as Conservative Review, and, indeed, such as William F. Buckley, Jr.’s heirs at National Review itself—we must all band together in opposition to the “alt-right” sycophants. Nothing less than the future of the nation is ultimately at stake.

Contained in this is everything the left is claiming about Trump. But #NeverTrump is dead because Trump won the nomination, and now the election. Conservatism hasn’t died yet, and now many of the same people we who opposed Trump in the primaries urged to join our resistance are now about to serve in his administration.

Not everyone has submitted to the worst aspects of Trumpism.

The world as we know it didn’t end in May, or July. The world as the left knows it didn’t end in November, and won’t end on Jan. 20th. I will continue to call them as we see them, and when Trump is wrong, I’ll say he’s wrong. But I won’t engage in either AlwaysTrump cheerleading or the left’s cynical wishcasting of failure.

I was asked today why Democrats keep grilling Trump’s nominees and make these grandstanding statements in front of cameras, knowing full well they will all be confirmed. The cynical answer is so their staff can send out mass emails asking for donations to “stop Trump.”

While our conservative resistance was based on principle–Erick and this website have not profited from that stance–the left’s resistance today is based on cynical refusal to accept the new status quo.

About the author

Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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