I have been watching reruns of one of my favorite TV series of all time, SCANDAL.
Each time, I watch it from a different perspective.
At first, like everyone else, you look at the individual characters to make an assessment as to who is to blame, who is at fault. Is it the president or his monstrous chief of staff! Or is it his power-hungry First Lady, or perhaps the head of the secret agency called B613?
When you begin to watch each individual lie, plot, scheme, manipulate, and even murder, at the heart of their behavior is their yet naive attempt to be the good guys, wearing the white hat. The characters are able to live with their mess because they can still rationalize that they did their best to protect the republic. So with all of their political tactics, you have to ask yourself “well! who is the republic?”
And this is the IC. Both politics and religion use the same tactics. Therefore, it is understandable that both have their part to play as Mystery Babylon.
Consider the IC. By any means necessary, whether a famous mega preacher or the choir director or trustee of a 50 member church, the goal is the same. To protect the IC, which like the republic is a non-human entity, a system. A religious system. The reality is that the problems and SCANDALS of the IC have been built into Her system for the last 17 centuries. so there is no one in the IC today who is really the originator of any of her present circumstances.
Olivia Pope had an interesting revelation about the republic. As the re-election campaign manager for the sitting president, she came to realize that it really did not matter who wins. All three candidates committed murder. The democrat committed a premeditated murder of his wife’s lover, the independent killed her closet gay husband in a fit of rage and covered it up, and the incumbent President killed a dying woman who was about to release a damnable secret to the press!
In other words, ALL THREE CANDIDATES ARE MURDERERS!!!!!
Upon this realization, Olivia got yet another revelation. Working for the republic at any cost changes who you are because through passivity, you lose yourself. Engulfed in darkness, you can no longer stand in the sun.
Herein lies what happens in the IC. Each individual loses him or herself trying to sustain Her.
That is why, rather than spend my energy bashing Her, I focus on restoring individuals who desire freedom from Her. Seeking freedom? check out RESCUE at http://www.aboutrescue.com or call 518-477-5759
what are some other reasons why it is fruitless to continue to look back at HER to expose, criticize or blame?