Here’s your sign
Donald Trump is running for president, on the promise that he will ‘bring back’ the American dream.
The multi-billionaire businessmen announced his shot at the White House Tuesday morning, surrounded with gold, mirrors and polished marble in a midtown Manhattan skyscraper named after himself.
And straight after his announcement he suggested he could pile in even more celebrity to the Trump ticket – by bringing Oprah with him to the White House as Vice President.
If there were any clearer indication as to the dismal condition of these states of the union I don’t know what it might be. The national political party has the option to trade one presidential narcissistic prevaricator for another. To top it off, the thought that we can have a mystical, crystal hugging, media mogul female as vice-president crosses over into the ridiculous. No shame is apparent as they celebrate their political parties.
Trump is a dog chasing a car but not knowing what to do with it when it’s caught. He has no intention of actually becoming POTUS, but he’s revealing the extent of the political miasma. The idea that he’s got a populist message shows how far afield American politics has drifted from anything moral or for that matter Godly. National politics is a dog and pony show. It is a reality version of Much Ado About Nothing, with the joke truly being on us.
In November of 2016, God permitting, the national “parties” will hold elections. They will cajole us to vote. They will suggest that voting will change things. It changes nothing. Voting gives sanction to the political process. It gives sanction to the “party” in power. It doesn’t function as it once did because of a combination of reasons which all stray from original design and spiritual intent. It is wholly disconnected from the will of the people.
There will be those, as there always are, who say that we must vote to keep to a standard of righteousness if not to defeat those who don’t. There are those who have the mistaken impression that voting is somehow an act of a responsible Christian. Simply, voting is political and Jesus isn’t. At this point in the juncture of the U.S. it may be more responsible of Christians to trust God and not politics. It may be time to really trust the Lord and not give more tacit approval to the political sophistry. It may be time for Republicans and Democrats alike to see Christians walk past the polling station and witness our cold indifference.