“The standing political deal We will give you the good you desire if you give us power. A lot of power. Quite possibly, in fact, more power than you think we need to give you the good you desire. But we need to use that power to tick a few things off our list of priorities that just barely edge out giving you the good you desire. Things like evening scores — well, and running up scores. Oh, and getting more power. What good will it do anyone if we give you the good you desire, only to lose power? THEY will take away the good you desire. Or at least, THEY might. We wouldn’t — or if we did, it would be only temporarily, until we’re all settled in with inexhaustible power. But let’s not lose track of the fundamentals, We’re the ones, the only ones, offering you the good you desire. So remember, and teach your children: Power. The good you desire. In that order.” – Tom Kreitzberg: http://disputations.blogspot.com/
I really am a fool, seeking the living among the dead, in my hope that American politics and its effect on Christians (including me) will be anything other than toxic.
I need to find something else to think about. The whole subject is nothing but heartache.