Isaiah 47

Comeuppance.

I followed obsessively and with a bit of horror the election of Donald Trump against all odds in 2016, and I’m still hooked on US politics.  It seems like a big fable of dancing with the devil.  Particularly the US christians, who are tarnishing the name of the faith in exchange for power, it seems to me.

What I’m waiting for is for  it all to fall apart, and see what the effects of going through something like that are.

This chapter of the bible is predicting the comeuppance of Babylon.  Its personified as an enchanter, living in a web of falsehoods, who thinks they will get away with living a charmed life forever.  They’ve done whatever it takes to gain power, and now think they deserve the good things they have gained, and that the evil they did to get there will have no consequences.

The prediction of is stripping away the comfort and pleasure, and an image of genuine hard work for a living. Grinding flour on a millstone.

I somehow think Trump will never lose his millions. He’s just the quintessence of a salesman, who is selling his own success.  There is no consistency other than the using of others to get more success.

Reminds me of the wizard of Oz, what an american story!  There’s nothing there, all the front is built on lies. It steers clear of darkness, but it could be such a dark story. It is.

I’m wasting my time.  I should wind back my obsession – it makes no impact on my everyday challenges here in the small circles in which I live.  The Israelites were actually conquered by the babylonians, this is a word of comfort to people in distress. I am merely an observer of the US from the outside.

I need to channel my thirst for justice into areas where I can actually have some impact.

 

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