Dear Editor, Lewis Carroll might be the only person who could possibly make sense of present-day America seen “through the looking glass.” I have long stated that I will vote for neither the Republicans nor the Democrats because each party has now had more than 100 years to obliterate freedom in the United States, in the pursuit of power. When business as usual was no longer able to help them acquire and maintain power for the sake of power, they simply did a little role reversal. Presently, we have the so-called Right often seeking to steal power from the individual and cede it to the state, while the so-called Left is often pictured fighting for the rights of the individual, such as in the battle over the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel Alito. There are many more topsy-turvy examples that can be briefly described. The point is that now is the time to start voting for anyone other than the above political parties if we want to save our freedoms, our environment, and the future we leave to the children. It's way past time to wake up, stop listening to demagogues, and vote for real people rather than political machines. Failure to vote due to disgust only feeds the monster.