My theme is that those who call for a boycott of politics are mistaken. The political process can still sometimes do us good but we must have discernment because our Opponent has overall control of the System. Instead of being loyal to the political system (one of the marks of a Good Citizen, according to traditional American thought), we should hack the system. Since the System is generally run so as to do us harm, but our Opponent does not control all details, and since political processes often do us either harm or good, we must wisely use the System to our advantage when possible. Withdrawing entirely from politics, as some advocate, is misguided. It is unilateral surrender.
Our Opponent has overall control, but not total control. Therefore it is still possible on occasion to love your neighbor (in the Christian sense) through politics.
But many people cannot bring themselves to vote unless they believe there is a candidates who is unambiguously a good person or a party which unambiguously does good. (Our opponents, in contrast, define a politician as unambiguously good if he endorses Wokeism, regardless of his character.) Many of our people cannot vote for a candidate who would be a much better officeholder than his opponent but who has serious flaws. Casting such a vote is commonly called “supporting the lesser of two evils,” and is generally condemned by Christians as being “worldly.”
Many of these people end up angrily denouncing politics and washing their hands of it entirely. At the other extreme, other people who have this orientation fall in love with politics and lose the ability to discern. They end up supporting that which they ought not support.
But to be worldly in the biblical sense is not simply to operate in the world, nor even to love some things in the world. The sin of worldliness is to love the anti-Christian systems of the world. If your priorities are right it is not a sin to love your family, your church, your neighborhood, your society.
Politics is a practical activity having to do with the ordering of society. An action which betters society is generally good, unless unusual factors override the goodness. To desire that society be ordered right, and to act in the world so as to push it in that direction, is not necessarily a sin. It depends on your inner motivation and your ability to exert a good influence.
If no political action could ever make society better, Christians and other persons of good will would be justified in shunning politics. But we have not reached that point, at least not in America.
Some people appear to say that NO Christian should EVER participate in politics in ANY way. I say, on the contrary, that some Christians (those with discernment) should sometimes (when it could be beneficial) participate in some political action (if the action has a good chance of succeeding.)