I saw an article in which a leader of a largely traditionally Christian nation declares identification with Satan a good thing. I know some statements can be used to make a point, in this case, that winning is everything, but the article goes on to describe the leader’s views that darkness is good. The statements will eventually be forgotten over the course of time. Today, however, it shows that leaders no longer want to be “handicapped” by Christian notions of grace, charity, mercy, inclusiveness and all the things that require Christian inspired leaders to embrace restraint and tolerance in the exercise of leadership. The 2016 election had many messages, one of them is load and clear, winning comes before faith. Another form of the pursuit of Animus Dominandi.
Humanity is locked into a cycle it cannot seem to escape. Last year, about this time, I mentioned the conflict between Social Darwinism vs. Christianity? The Social Darwinistic ideals seem to be taking priority. A spiritual rages on, in society and continues in the high places on Earth. A battle for minds of people is happening in real-time. Pain, deprivation, and lack are powerful motivators.
Last year, I mentioned that the world seems chaotic but isn’t, but under the right circumstances it rarely escapes man’s mental grasp to create a self-fulfilling prophecy where it concerns a bad situation. Despite the existence of an abundance of largely peaceful communities in a majority of the areas that voted for the victors, there was yet a fear of other communities and other people. That if the government didn’t change, the world is or would fall apart into chaos. If anything, the choices made seems to have aggravated that situation for the traditionally weakest communities of people.
Yet, while this article I’ve written seems to reek of despair, there is hope. When you look at the American 2016 election results, the country is divided in half. That means that not everyone believes in the kind of political ideas that are slated to become official policy. About 1.3 million people in the US tipped the popular vote in favor of progress and inclusion. While 61.2 million people feel at odds with the other 62.5 million people that voted, the absolute majority of people spread throughout the U.S. doesn’t believe in the past, but believe in the future.
There is hope and it is simply by virtue of traditional configuration of voting districts that things seem bad. They are, in a way, but there are more people who don’t favor that kind of politics. The election was a protest, an angry reaction to the pain that came about with companies deciding to automate and outsource rather than keep jobs in America. People wanted to take their anger out on someone and the politics we have now is the result. It has created a dark spiritual opportunity, but if more people stand firm and try to rebuild this situation, it can become positive again.