‘Conservative’ Steve Deace hates Baby Boomers and anti-Trump Christians

Steve Deace Baby Boomers anti-Trump Christians

‘Conservative’ Steve Deace hates Baby Boomers and anti-Trump Christians

“Conservative” talking head Steve Deace has made a reputation for himself by making Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) targets of hate for the part they played in “wrecking” American culture, but now he has taken his hatred up a notch by labeling anti-Trump Christians as “idolators.”

On his “X” account, he recently made a lame attempt at defending his obvious hatred:

I know this continues to upset many of you in this idolatrous age, but I’m never joining your race to the bottom. Never.

Leaders, including the man who spawns more idolatry both ways than any other by far, should get credit for their successes and accountability for their failures. So Trump gets credit, for example, for overturning Roe. The greatest culture war win of my lifetime. And no, I don’t think any Republican nominated that year would’ve done it. Republicans had 40 years to overturn it and didn’t. Trump did. Trump won and did, so to him I will always give the credit. And it’s one of the main reasons why, if he is somehow able to navigate all this detestable lawfare mounted against him to be the nominee on the ballot in 425 days, I will vote for him. (Emphasis mine)

After a brief mention of why Trump doesn’t deserve to be elected because of his handling of the COVID situation, Deace then directs his hatred toward Christians (he considers it a “calling”) who don’t agree with his conclusions; labeling them “idolators” for daring to think differently:

If you’re big mad at any of this I know you’re an idolater, and I know you can’t wait to show off your idolatry in the replies. All you’ll be doing is showing me whom to mute and no longer to take seriously. So thank you for the public service.

Please know, on the authority of God’s Word and 2,000 years of church history, those of us who claim Christ are here to smash your idols — not succumb to them. I take very seriously that calling. In fact, I enjoy it. And all your spite, preening, and melting down in response will do is fuel me to continue in that calling — by convincing me I’m over the target.

So please take this seriously on your end — thank you! (Emphasis mine)

Don’t worry, Steve. I DO take this seriously, but not in the way you think I should.

As I documented in an article during the 2022 midterms, Steve Deace’s hatred of Baby Boomers — and now anti-Trump Christians — wasn’t all that unusual for talking heads working for the pro-Trump echo chamber because he had been preaching that gospel ever since the 2016 election when he was against Donald Trump before he was for him:

Actually, 2016 wasn’t the last baby-boomer election because 2020 also fit the bill, prompting Deace to repeat his mantra of hate for Baby Boomers and to dedicate an entire episode of his show to defend his hatred for them while calling out people for “whining” about it:

I wonder how Steve Deace defends working for a guy like Glenn Beck, who is a Baby Boomer himself. I guess if the person wrecking America is putting money in your pocket at the same time, it’s all good.

“Conservative” Steve Deace also professes to be a Christian, and he often blends his hatred of Baby Boomers with an all-encompassing “Spirit of the Age” mantra that I find quite interesting; not because he’s sharing any deep insight, but because his hate for Baby Boomers is evidence of the spirit Jesus said we would witness in the Last Days:

“Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.

“Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” ~ Mark 13:12-13

The wording in this Scripture (also found in Matthew 10:21-22) is revealing; it doesn’t say the children will kill the parents, but rather they will “rise up against their parents and HAVE THEM PUT TO DEATH.”

Someone other than the children will do the actual killing, but death comes nonetheless because that’s where hatred always leads.

“Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?” ~ Job 12:12

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” ~ Proverbs 1:7

“Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.” ~ I Timothy 5:1-2

The elderly used to be given special respect due to their age, wisdom, and knowledge. But in Steve Deace’s America, Baby Boomers and anti-Trump Christians need to get out of the way or die. To put it simply, Steve Deace considers them an inconvenience to his inheritance of the American promise.

Some “conservative” members of Steve Deace’s generation are pushing for an amendment to the Constitution that would limit the age of candidates for office. Though allegedly designed to prevent career politicians, this proposal is driven by the belief that “At the time that our U.S. Constitution was written, men and women did not live nearly as long as they do today.”

In other words, the elderly should be constitutionally prevented from serving in office.

Maybe, instead of fighting COVID tyranny, Deace should consider embracing it as part of what could be called The Ebenezer Scrooge Doctrine — using the so-called pandemic to get rid of Baby Boomers by letting them die in nursing homes in order to “decrease the surplus population.” After all, it worked for Andrew Cuomo in New York.

I’m a Baby Boomer. I don’t claim to be perfect. But conservatism doesn’t require perfection; only a desire to see America return to true conservatism instead of embracing the nationalist substitute being cheered by populist Republicans like Ron DeSantis, Deace’s choice for president.

And here’s an irony for Steve Deace to chew on: the conservatism he claims to be fighting for came to America courtesy of the Baby Boomers he hates today.

Conservatism stood at the outer margins of intellectual and political respectability until William F. Buckley, Jr. published the first issue of National Review in 1955. A quarter-century later, Baby Boomers, guided by Buckley’s conservative movement, elected Ronald Reagan and helped move conservatism to the center of American political culture.

Steve Deace once said, “We have watered down our belief system for so many years to accommodate electability to the point now that most Americans don’t know what Conservatism is.”

Based on his hatred of Baby Boomers and anti-Trump Christians, I don’t think Steve Deace knows what it is either.


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