One who is obsessed with all things political, watches C-SPAN, and votes in every election. Rachel Maddow is often credited with coining this term.
Does the reader KNOW anyone–or KNOW OF anyone–who is obsessed with those scheme of man known as ‘politics’?
IF the answer is “yes,” then the reader (most likely) knows a POLITICAL JUNKIE.
Practically ALL political junkies are certain they are well-informed about politics.
- A methodology and activities associated with running a government, an organization, or a movement.
- The profession of conducting political affairs. EXAMPLE: He made a career out of politics.
- One’s political stands and opinions. EXAMPLE: Their politics are clear from the bumper stickers on their cars.
- Political maneuvers or diplomacy between people, groups, or organizations, especially involving power, influence or conflict.
- in the singular, fandom slang Real-world beliefs and social issues irrelevant to the topic at hand.EXAMPLE: We’re trying to talk about comic books, don’t mention politics.
Whether those who follow the scribblings of the political press are ‘well-informed’ or not is a matter of discussion.
What is NOT a matter of discussion is that the political junkie BELIEVES himself to be well-informed on all things political. The political junkie takes pride (which is a sin) in his knowledge of the minutia which supposedly motivates political leaders. The political junkie thinks he has politics down cold. The political junkie believes himself to be particularly well-versed in the workings of that unruly beast we call the ‘political system.’
BUT, there are stories which the political junkie swallows which are difficult for the non-political-junkie to believe.
One such story revolves around the two main political parties in America: Democrats and Republicans.
Have Establishment Republicans killed the GOP? – The Corporate Media is all about narratives. Scripted events, bigger than ourselves, happen and, like primitive man, modern man searches for a reason “Why?”
Like the service witch doctors and shamans provided for primitives, the Corporate Media is there to provide the narratives to modern man. The government/media has assisted in this story-telling by providing education, entertainment, the medical fields and science many of the stories they use.
When a narrative they have written fails to explain new events, they write another one. The new narrative will be more believable for awhile–until further events provide a need for ANOTHER updated narrative.
The linked article is an updated narrative.
When the old “Republican vs Democrat” narrative failed to explain our system of voodoo government, the new narrative of “conservative vs liberal” was provided. When that new narrative failed to explain why so many Republicans voted against the wishes of the people who (supposedly) elected them, the narrative of the “RINO (Republican in Name Only)” was born.
NOW, we have the narrative of the “Establishment Republican.”
Every time our political elites betray us, the Corporate Media will be ready with a narrative of why the betrayal makes sense.
At some point, there will be no more need for narratives.
At some point, most will understand the Corporate Media is providing a type of bedtime story for adults.
Or Jesus will come, making it all superfluous.
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—Narratives: How they work
The many stories told about the Democrats and Republicans squaring off against each other do NOT make a lot of sense.
For instance, for two political parties which supposedly are so much the opposite of the other, things do NOT seem to change much FOR THE BETTER regardless of which party supposedly controls the government.
BUT, there are OTHER hard-to-believe stories.
Remember the one about how Donald Trump–the ULTIMATE INSIDER who spent his life making deals with political swamp creatures–would ‘drain the swamp’ that is Washington insider politics?
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Trump deceives because he CONSTANTLY LIES.
There are a LOT of stories ONLY a die-hard political junkie would believe.
“Every vote counts!”
“We have to make sure that we elect leaders who will appoint the right kind of person as a justice to the US Supreme Court!”
“You get the leaders you deserve!”
IN FACT, there are SO MANY stories anyone who is paying attention gets the idea that the political junkie is being played (def 12).
One day, we may present more examples.
DOES the reader know of any ‘political junkies’?
WHAT does the reader think of someone who has so much confidence in politics?
It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple
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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 5, 2022.]
by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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