The Left’s Trinity of “Prophets”

Recently, Religious Left icon Jim Wallis preached about the virtues of Big Government to the already converted at Yale University’s chapel, from which the late chaplain William Sloane Coffin had inveighed against America during the tumultuous 1960’s and 1970’s. “Change requires people of faith,” Wallis intoned from the pulpit in the style of Coffin, whose “spirit and-legacy live on,” Wallis later discerned. “If you have faith the size of a grain of mustard seed, you can move mountains.” The “mustard seed” quote came from Jesus, who was referring to faith’s exponential power in building the Kingdom of God. Wallis, like Coffin before him, dreams of a different, more earthly kingdom, built around an expanded welfare state, socialized medicine, confiscatory tax rates, suffocating environmental regulation, and subordination of U.S. interests to international control. For the moment, Wallis has made himself court prophet to King Obama, at least until the disillusionment sets in, when the prophet inevitably realizes that the monarch has fallen short.