I don't know if I have announced this on this blog before now or not, but I haven't voted in the past 2 national election. I just can't do it in good conscience anymore. Politics are about power and domination and competing ideologies...a new improved or a new ideology all together is not what the human race is in need of. Humans need new hearts and minds and ideologies can't bring that needed change about. They only deepen the already existing problem.
The conversation this morning highlighted something that seems to be a fundamental problem we all face today. COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN.
Why in the hell do any of us believe what we are being told on TV? And how did we ever come to accept that any beneficial communication could ever happen outside of a dialog that we can participate in? TV is not a dialog. Most face to face conversations are not a dialog either these days in our polarized culture of self absorbed people.
If I had any examples in scripture of Jesus being caught up in the pursuit of change through politics I might be able to find justification and inspiration enough to continue such a pursuit in my life. But I don't have any such example. And even if that example existed I would still find myself conflicted and frustrated and at a loss as to how to go about it, having to count on all the information that is being feed to me through a medium that has no ability to ever put the information they are feeding me into context. Not to mention the messengers more than likely themselves are blind guides and just common purveyors of ridiculous mistaken notions.