On This Election Day

Something to Ponder...

Dear Wormwood, 

Be sure that the patient remains completely fixated on politics. Arguments, political gossip, and obsessing on the faults of people they have never met serves as an excellent distraction from advancing in personal virtue, character, and the things the patient can control. Make sure to keep the patient in a constant state of angst, frustration, and general disdain towards the rest of the human race in order to avoid any kind of charity or inner peace from further developing. Ensure the patient continues to believe that the problem is "out there" in the "broken system" rather than recognizing there is a problem with himself. Keep up the good work.

Uncle Screwtape

-C.S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters

**BTW, I've read in online forums that this isn't an actual excerpt from Screwtape Letters, and, frankly, it's been so long since I've read Screwtape Letters that I can't remember either. Nevertheless, it certainly captures the spirit of what C.S. Lewis was trying to portray. In my humble opinion.**