tweedledum and tweedledee

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” (Proverbs 14:12, 16:25 NIV)

In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, two otherwise agreeable Wonderland characters, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, agreed to go to war. Nothing ever came of it.

Commenting on American politics, author and lecturer Helen Keller (1880-1968) once remarked: “Our democracy is but a name. We vote? What does that mean? It means that we choose between two bodies of real, though not avowed, autocrats. We choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee.”(Source: Wikipedia)

More than a decade ago, current U.S. presidential opponents Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump posed with their distinguished spouses at the Trump wedding reception. By the friendly smiles and the arms around each other in the photo, it is assumed the Clintons and Trumps were in agreement. Times have changed. Today they claim to be at war.

Meanwhile, a large block of the electorate are perplexed. Do they vote or stay home? Do they cast their ballot for the corrupt, opportunistic and truth-challenged Mrs. Clinton or the megalomaniac, bombastic and win-at-all-cost billionaire businessman Mr. Trump?

In a country desperately in need of moral leadership, there isn’t a shade of difference. At a time when a return to Bible authority is the only way to save the nation, political foes, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, are agreed: Continue stirring the wrath of God.

So, can anything worthwhile ever come of this highly-publicized and expensive contest if Tweedledum and Tweedledee have chosen the path that leads to death?

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