tweedledum and tweedledee

There’s something cartoonish about the froth and bubble which now masquerades as world affairs. Words such as ‘treason’ and ‘traitor’ which had all but disappeared from use have reappeared.

Muddle, meddle and muddy the waters swirl through political discourse and it’s almost bewildering to witness the howls of outrage from the political establishment in the U.S.A. regarding Russia – America has never stopped meddling in the affairs of other countries. As to whether or not Russia has attempted to influence American elections – so what? Are Americans so stupid that their collective votes were so easily influenced?

‘Divide and conquer’ doesn’t stop. I don’t have to dig too deep to see how divided we are now, as a society, about so many issues. A relative of mine expresses disgust about President Putin while I’ve watched him via the Oliver Stone interviews and other sources including watching him sit down with school age teenagers for an hour and more and in every case he’s made sense and talked with intelligence. I can’t think of one Western leader who has done likewise.

As to Putin being ex KGB … hmm … George Bush Senior was head of the CIA before becoming President. Where’s the issue, what’s the problem? None that I can see.

Donald Trump lies so often that he doesn’t appear to notice and ‘double down’ enters the vocabulary as Trump attacks those who point out his lying rather than just apologise and ‘move on.’

Hilary Clinton has a more than troubled past and I wouldn’t trust her as far as I could throw her. It’s in that context that the cartoonish aspect of American politics comes to mind ….. Tweedledum and Tweedledee – characters from ‘Alice through the looking glass’ gave the world that woeful choice of leadership we now inherit.

Notwithstanding the winter cold and lack of rain, flowers appear, bulbs push up through the earth and life continues – doesn’t miss a beat. The grandchild is old enough now to appreciate a magic kit for an upcoming birthday. Although the terrific local toyshop has long gone, they do have a web presence under the name ‘Weirder the better’ … sort of sums up the state of the world in a very cheerful manner.

 

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