If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule?
Christians who continue to insist on the usefulness of standard politics in our demonically totalitarian world should be asking themselves the same question.
Christians have been following the rule of Enlightenment-inspired secular, liberal democratic politics for over two centuries - and what has it brought us?
Enlightenment politics was meant to be a phase in consciousness - a high mark of human autonomy and alienation from God. At some point during this phase of autonomy consciousness, Christians should have come to the realization that autonomy and alienation from God were untenable and, more significantly, undesirable.
At some point in the past two-and-a-half centuries, we should have recognized the limits of our autonomous mode of existence and turned back to Christ full in the understanding that without Jesus there is no way forward for man. Without Jesus, there is no advancement in consciousness - only regression.
And regression is precisely what we are experiencing now. Consciousness is receding from autonomy and is plunging into the chasm of unprecedented despiritualization in which man surrenders his spiritual freedom in favor of being ruled exclusively by external forces.
Standard politics is a misnomer and a category error. For starters, there is nothing standard about the unparalleled demonic totalitarianism we are currently experiencing. Moreover, demonic totalitarianism has eliminated all forms of potentially "good" politics and is little more than factions of lesser evil challenging factions of greater evil.
Thus, willing participation in "standard politics" is willing participation is the support of evil. Despite arguments to the contrary, we cannot employ evil means to attain good ends. We cannot utilize the tools of Satan's kingdom to draw closer to the Kingdom of God.
Involvement in standard politics in this time and place is to burrow ever deeper into despiritualized consciousness ruled by the kingdom of Satan. Our task now is not to defend or save that which is no longer there; our task now is to transform and bring forth that which has always been there, but was rarely tested, rarely tried.
To remain committed to the external machinations of "the rule we followed" of standard politics is to flirt with spiritual death. We should instead commit to breaking through autonomous consciousness and turning back toward God with renewed spiritual motivations fueled by a deeper understanding of human creativity and freedom.
The rule we followed brought us to this. Blindly adhering to the rule will keep us imprisoned in this. The only way forward is to realize that the rule is now worse than useless.
Following the rule of standard politics is to place yourself in the same predicament as Carson Wells. Good luck negotiating with the devil on his terms.