...and about as relevant as ANY partisan ("left v. right" bullshit story) political debate:
In reality, both trilogies were nothing more than elaborate, amusing contrivances by which Khazakhs built their own empires, siphoning revenue from the emotionalized gullible. As "Twilight" is proving, each subsequent entertainment empire is much less so than its predecessor. The political equivalent is obvious: Lunatic fringes of hyperfeeeeeeling liars telling the plebes what they want to hear every four years, so they can gain/retain advantageous position to sell them out to the highest bidder. There is no genuine ideology at either end, just clever emo-deceit in the form of slogans and grandiose speeches that recycle the same canned, stale, Statist message: "Vote for me and you'll never have to work again!"
It's amusing and highly entertaining...until of course you realize YOU are the folks being sold out and everything you erroneously think you own is now owed to China.
Guilty Until Proven Innocent
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