- Comic Strip Mama
I was thinking about the days of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.
Remember him? Two words emerge when thinking about the message his children's show had; peace, and mutual respect.
Just for kicks, let's see what's happened since Mr. Roger's Neighborhood went off the air in 2001.
It became a slum around 2015 when a certain lowlife con man took over. Donald Trump. Here's the 2019 version of our ongoing reality show for American kids.
Barr hops off the pogo stick, promptly lands face down, and then looks up adoringly at Trump whose watching with obvious amusement.
Barr: "Bigly news, master!"
Trump: "I told you not to call me that in public, you moron. What is it?"
Barr: "I've assembled a crew of unscrupulous lawyers ready to defy the Supreme Court's decision against the census question!"
Trump: (delighted) "Whose a good boy? Look here, kids (pats Barr on the head) Who wants to pet the good boy's head?"
The children sit silently praying they don't have to respond. But Trump is already moving on to another subject...
By the time the episode is over all of the children are huddled in a corner of the classroom suppressing sobs of fear, as they clutch handouts of images of children in cages taken on America's southern border.
Trump: "That's it for today kiddos! Tomorrow your favorite president has a special surprise in store for you! Jeffrey Epstein, your favorite president's friend, is going to stop by a give a talk about young love. Won't that be fun?"
Time for me to walk on down the road...