Goofus and Gallant for modern times

My goodness. We have a child in the White House. It’s made of glass. And the adults are locked outside watching the baby in chief melt down with daily temper tantrums.

Here’s a modern day Goofus now:

Followed by a starkly contrarian named Gallant:

How did it come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the planet’s most powerful nation. America has failed to protect its people, leaving them with illness and financial ruin. It has lost its status as a global leader. It has careened between inaction and ineptitude. The breadth and magnitude of its errors are difficult, in the moment, to truly fathom.

In the first half of 2020, SARS‑CoV‑2—the new coronavirus behind the disease COVID‑19—infected 10 million people around the world and killed about half a million. But few countries have been as severely hit as the United States, which has just 4 percent of the world’s population but a quarter of its confirmed COVID‑19 cases and deaths. These numbers are estimates. The actual toll, though undoubtedly higher, is unknown, because the richest country in the world still lacks sufficient testing to accurately count its sick citizens.

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The voice of reason is the enemy of the people? The adults in the room know the answers, but they are codling the child who stops sucking his thumbs long enough to tap out these inane, insane, bullshit tweets.