According to Williamson, it does not matter in the slightest whether we adopt the Elizabeth Warren or the Bernie Sanders version of Medicare-for-All (to say nothing of the various incomprehensible Medicare-for-Some-Who-Want-It peddled by other Democratic presidential candidates). Our society will remain sick because its organizing principles are cruelty, avarice, crassness, irreligion, and indifferentism. What she has proposed in her gnomic utterances — and in thousands of delightful messages on Twitter — is nothing less than a Wagnerian destruction of our entire political and economic order, an abnegation of the will-to-power in favor of love.

Williamson is the only political candidate in my lifetime who has recognized that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world. This is why she always makes such a fuss about angels.