Seeking the Wrong Savior This Advent – Crisis Magazine

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This Advent, it’s clear that people surely yearn for a Savior, and they are looking for political figures to play the role. But whoever is chosen will under-deliver on his over-promises.

This Advent, it’s clear that people surely yearn for a Savior. Who shall it be this time? Is it DeSantis? Trump? Elon Musk? Kanye/Ye? These are some of the key figures who have garnered dominant attention. As the hunt for a Savior takes off, those who have selected their hero simultaneously seek to sully the reputation of any other contenders. Their purest pick must be seen to transcend all others.

Whoever is chosen will under-deliver on his over-promises, having knelt to the coercion of a political game that requires the rebranding of oneself as the long-sought savior who will set right all wrongs, if only he is elected.

It’s cyclical. For a short time, it seems clear who each group supports; and then, alas, each would-be savior reveals that he, too, is human, flawed, and incapable of being the hero that is sought. It’s strange that so much political theater should shake popular culture during a season such as this. But perhaps it is apt.

Seeking the Wrong Savior This Advent – Crisis Magazine

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