Empire demands allegiance.
Empire's sole motivation is more power.
Politics don't have to be.
Empire does not tolerate those who resist.
Politics, sometimes, is resistance.
Jesus spoke against empire.
By speaking against empire, Jesus was political.
Christianity is by it's very nature antithetical to empire.
That too is very political.
Sometimes, politics and empire cross paths.
An unawareness of that is the true danger.