Resist the Unraveling of Hope

Things are bad, but they can get better. Just keep your mask on.

A protestor in Milan, Italy, on June 7, 2020. Photo: NurPhoto/Getty Images

Not long ago, it felt as though we were finally willing to break from our old, broken ways. This tone of optimism was immortalized in a video posted online in late April by 26-year-old Tomos Roberts (aka Probably Tom Foolery), who wrote a bedtime story imagining our post-pandemic future. In his four-minute…