Letter to the Editor

A puzzle

By Glenn Henricksen, Newburgh
Posted 9/17/20

I’m puzzled.  The leader of a large country is informed of a great threat to his country.  Instead of taking steps to deal with the threat, he tells the people of his country that it …

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Letter to the Editor

A puzzle

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I’m puzzled.  The leader of a large country is informed of a great threat to his country.  Instead of taking steps to deal with the threat, he tells the people of his country that it is no great threat, that it will soon disappear.  The threat doesn’t disappear and some 200,000 people in his country die. 

Then he blames those who criticize him for not taking the threat seriously, that if he shared his information, the people of his country would panic.  Some of the governors in his country did take the threat seriously and took steps to combat it – in most cases, successfully, and without panic.  The country’s leader, however, criticized those governors for doing what he could have been doing.  It seems the leader of the country who claims he knows everything about everything and thus doesn’t have to consult lifetime experts in any field, he himself panicked and projected his panic onto others. 

All he demands of those working under him is total loyalty despite the fact that some may know more than he about certain situations.  This person wants to continue leading his country.  Is that wise in light of his untruthful, dangerous leadership?

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