In an inspiring turn of events at Caboolture State Primary School in Queensland’s South-East, a seven-year-old student in Year 2 has yelled ‘Impeach Trump! Impeach the Dumpy Drump. More like Donald J. Chump!’
Henry Parsons, aged seven, loves Ben 10, playing with his friends, and New York Times opinion pieces which dissect the myriad failings of the Trump administration. The comment came during a SOSE class where under-paid and over-worked local teacher, Ms Susan Lee, was attempting to inform her class about the Eureka Stockade battle of 1854, in Ballarat.
As Ms Lee was discussing the conflict between working-class Australians, and British police officers, the cogs in young Henry’s brain began to work overtime, linking the idea of class struggle in 1850s Victoria with the class struggle between the have and the have-nots in contemporary United States.
Henry could wait no longer. He had to speak up. After all, as his Dad told him, Trump is a big old doofus!
After his incisive comments were made, it is reported that Henry looked at the class for rampant applause and hollering, but was met with silence, except for Declan Gould (7), who kept eating glue like the genuine boofhead he is. Undeterred, Henry pressed on, telling his class and Ms Lee ‘The Drumpf presidency? More like the Drumpf DISASTER!’
Wow. Seriously, wow.
Sometimes, you forget the capacity children have to form nuanced views, to form arguments on a range of complex issues, and then someone comes along who reminds you of the incredible power children have.
Stand tall, Henry.