End Times

Baptist Evangelical minister Tim LaHaye’s 12-volume series of novels about the Rapture have sold over 65 million copies, and kept the apocalypse top of mind for the nation’s Evangelicals. Jesus is coming back any day now, and when he does, he is for some reason going to favor all the fat pasty oligarchs who did all the things He warned against and none of the things he preached. This is why some right-wing folks seem frighteningly eager for the world to end — because they are.

Related to:

  • the leftist apocalypse
  • American carnage
  • lifeboat ethics
  • end justifies the means; Machiavellianism
  • “an attack on our Way of Life”
  • “my button is bigger”
  • brinksmanship
  • MAD: Mutually Assured Destruction
  • millenarianism