The differences I see are official sanction of abortion and same sex marriage. Also, a monstrous albatros has been hung around our neck with "obamacare". People need care, but IMO, not this way. Potentially more damage than good.
I do see though that there are other powers at work ("the two machines", powers and principalities, etc).
Which brings me back to where God stands in all this, what He expects, and what He'll do/where things are headed. Some of us may have a tendency to think things are going to get really bad. They might. But they were even worse during the Dark Ages, and time marched on, people lived and died, God "reappeared". I know what you mean Molly by watching, reporting ("crying in the desert")..but what else? Where are things headed? Maybe we just can't know..but I sure do wonder........ I also know that our hope is in the Lord...sometimes I'm not sure how that actually gets "walked out"...maybe just simply trust, live in surrender and obedience looking to Him to lead us in all His ways, and live day to day hidden in Him..and He'll secure us in Him and reveal things over time...the longer I live, I realize there's so much I don't really know or deeply understand...
No it doesn't mean do nothing. It is just that we are choosing between evils here. The Republicans sanction monstrous thefts, profiteering wars and have mounted no SERIOUS challenge of Roe vs Wade. It is all posturing in order to con the religious right. Romney was a hand puppet of the oligarchy that is taking over the world- AS IS OBAMA.
The something we should be doing is SEEKING GOD with our whole hearts- but we are to busy fighting religious wars to fill our new-built churches to see that we COULD BE THE MAJORITY- God forgives us.
Personally, I think there are a few honest politicians, but NONE OF THEM ARE CLOSE TO THE WHEELS OF POWER.
You have to sell your soul to get into that rarefied air now. Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
Mitt Romney and his company Bain Ultra were among the worst of the violators of the bail-out. Bain Ultra was BAILED OUT. The company was going BANKRUPT- and it had bankrupted many other companies and a few banks on the way there.
HOW COME THAT WAS NOT PUBLICIZED?
My only point is this. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE LOOKING DEEPLY ENOUGH INTO WHERE OUR HOPE IS?
IF YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO EVILS- SHOULD YOU CHOOSE ONE- OR PROCLAIM THE TRUTH ABOUT BOTH?
I think I know what the prophets and sages who went before me would have done.
The problem is that people think there is a conspiracy by one side or the other, when THE REAL CONSPIRACY IS WORLD-WIDE AND BIGGER THAN BOTH SIDES AND ALL MANKIND IS THE TARGET OF IT-
If we were going to fix anything I think we should be campaigning for states rights and DIS-EMPOWERING THE ENTIRE FEDERAL SYSTEM of government and banking- but that makes me a madman :o)
So I guess I just have to sit back and watch the fight under that tree of the knowledge of good and evil between people getting excited over which villain is going to rule the roost.