That's my assessment of about eighty percent of the blog posts and articles I read these days. Unfortunately, this includes many Christian blogs and sources as well.
Inadequate system distancing results in something I can only describe as system hypnosis. Many bloggers and writers appear unable or unwilling to pit themselves in opposition to the despotic, destructive, and damning demands of the System at the only level that truly matters -- the spiritual.
Don't misunderstand -- I see plenty of aversion and animosity when it comes to the System's glaring evil. At the same time, I don't see much spiritual revulsion and resistance to the concept of system itself.
The writers and bloggers who are so adept at recognizing the "problems" within the System are the same writers and bloggers who remain committed to the idea of solving these problems at the system-level.
I could be wrong, but it appears most writers and bloggers remain firmly convinced that the System and the System alone provides people with freedom and reality.
The System -- which is now synonymous with "society" regardless of where you live -- continues to wield extraordinary power over people in this regard. This includes writers and bloggers, the vast majority of whom remain firmly committed to the possibility of system-level solutions to system-level problems.
However, system-level solutions are impossible for the simple reason that the System is openly waging war against itself and God – which entails that it is openly waging material and spiritual war against everyone and everything.
The only “solution” the System comprehends and pursues now is physical and spiritual annihilation. Within such a framework, nothing at the system level – be it an election, a financial overhaul, a social reform, a geopolitical event, a military conflict, legal measure, or any other System-level development – is truly “good” in this time and place.
To acknowledge such a thing appears nihilistic, but the opposite is true. Such an acknowledgement opens up the possibility of overcoming System hypnosis through the creative exploration of our inherent spiritual nature and submerging into the depths in which our true selves are rooted.
Instead of enslaving ourselves to the externalized, objectified given world of the System, we begin liberating ourselves to the possibility of spiritually overcoming the main cause of System hypnosis -- fear.
Spiritually overcoming fear involves overcoming both the fear of life and the fear of death. When we overcome these fears, the reality of truth and love -- which no system offers and all systems conspire to deny -- becomes evident and undeniable, in both this life and the next.