Newt Gingrich predicts that the race to become the Republican nominee for president in 2012 will come down to him and Mitt Romney (no surprise, eh?), and it will be “a straight-out contest for the next four or five months.”
Reportage of and commentary on the 2012 Presidential race has made up the lion’s share of what has been broadcast over FOX, CNN, and MSNBC for months now. The verbal sparring matches between Gingrich and Romney, the primaries and the debates: these events are sucking the oxygen out of the other items that may be newsworthy as this first month of 2012 winds down and the world moves on to February and beyond.
Let us not be distracted. There is more here than meets the eye. America is growing more hungry, but it seems that it is not hungering for the truth. Many citizens are lacking and are led to seek the nine-digit jackpot through Powerball, Mega Millions, and other instant lottery games – but through the desperation brought about by lack those people may lose sight of the hope of eternal gold.
We must keep watch at the wall, but in that we need to see beyond the television, the newspaper and the internet, and the obsession with a presidential election. We must lift our hearts and arms upward, because the earth below our feet is but a bridge that is rickety and unstable, and ripe for collapse. Only the Bright Morning Star will illuminate the path that is solid and unshakable – away from the rickety, swinging bridge as this world aches, quakes, and groans through painful labor.
The odds of winning the nine-digit jackpot are stacked tall against us. Of course, that payout would meet immediate needs and substantially improve our quality of earthly life, but it could ultimately leave us again in lack. The dollars in the jackpot are on life-support, and could die at any time and become valueless.
America has learned a hard lesson that presidents are not saviors or messiahs. The current occupant of the White House was portrayed as both, and in that position he has conditioned a nation and the world to worship a charismatic, handsome, well-spoken man who would usher in peace and prosperity for all who are left behind to live in it.
The tongue will spit lies and the aforementioned peace and prosperity will be false when the true one world leader rises into power.
The media will cover the 2012 election and leave little room for anything else – unless an event so earth-shattering or catastrophic occurs and must be moved to the front burner of news reporting. If we look beyond the surface and toward Europe and the Middle East, we will see these news events forming today, and they will radically change America.