THE ART OF LYING
“Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
Most Americans are interested in politics–at least to some degree.
Even those who maintain that they are “not political” are interested in the things of this life which they are convinced are controlled by politics: the price of gasoline, the schools their children attend, taxes, war, etc.
No matter how passionate or how disinterested, it is hard not to notice one thing about American politics over the last 30 years.
No matter who’s in charge; no matter which party is in control; no matter which faction (Tea Party or Establishment, Progressive or Conservative) holds the reigns of power: when it comes to what people want, nothing gets done. When it comes to what people DON’T want (taxes, regulations, inspections, surveillance, more laws), the political types of both parties are accomplished masters.
And, as politics is the art of lying, there will ALWAYS be reasons for why this is so. They will never run out of reasons.
The Five Biggest Lies about Liberalism – Written by a “conservative”–or one playing the part. The Corporate Media churns out articles like this 24/7 every day, day after day. Their purpose? To further the false dichotomy of Conservative vs Liberal. This splits the country–at least the part of the country that identifies even casually with politics–into two opposing camps. The sad reality of the entire situation: both groups always have a zillion ready reasons why they are ineffective and cannot accomplish what they had previously promised, vowed, solemnly swore, etc..
Except when they are fundraising–then all doubt is gone! If only the donors will open their wallets, great and glorious things might be accomplished (through them, of course) for the Land of the Free. The heavy hitters of both sides alternately threaten/promise and the other side uses what they say to raise great wads of cash in order to prevent the other side from carrying through with their widely-promoted threats.
What a racket.
THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER
Politics is man promising what man cannot deliver: hope, freedom, safety, truth. Politics promises freedom but its reality is bondage. Politics promises safety but its reality is fear of the very government which makes the promise.
The simple truth is: politics has no truth to offer. Politics offers no hope.
One only needs look to Barack Obama (and he is not the first or only to offer an illusion of hope) and his countless promises of “hope” during the 2008 election to confirm there is no hope to be found in politics.
Politics offers no truth and no hope: even its defenders know it.
“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.”
Then where is the truth? Where can one turn for hope?
There is one source of truth. Everything else–no matter how trusted–is a deception. That one source of truth is God’s Holy Word: the Bible.
There is only one source of hope. That source is Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God.
The situation will not get any better–it will only get worse. If the reader is hoping that the 2016 election will change his life for the better? Well, how many times does the reader have to suffer disappointment before it becomes apparent: politics offers no hope.
There is no truth in politics. Even the most passionate defenders of the political system will admit there is no truth in politics.
The world wants people to believe in its systems. One of its primary systems of deception is politics. Separate from the world and its hold on you: to survive the end times, this is essential.
Most Americans are interested in politics. At some point, these need to ask themselves: has it made my life better?
At some point, these need to turn to something else.
Something which has the truth.
[Parts of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 19, 2014.]
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by Jeremiah J. Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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