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Is it socially illegal for me to truly respect and in a way love Obama, and truly respect Trump?


I have been in some tough scrapes. And I have shaken at least seven leaders(Presidents from foreign countries and our own) Perhaps Valéry Giscard d'Estaing was most memorable as Kissinger was shook my hand next -- and I see him influencing Nixon out of Vietnam. Yes I respect NIxon for saving some brothers. Clinton is and will always be epic and will be Reagan. Roosevelt was handicapped. Salinas down Mexico way was strange as his mom seemed to tell him what to do. Tr?n ??c L??ng of Vietnam was just so brave and yet friendly. Did someone say that I am equal to any? Can I judge them? I respect.

 

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    Kevin that sounds reasonable. And I think we can make some kind of determination in a year. You do realize that you would basically need the information he gets in order judge him and not what media tells us.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    True Story - Mel. I read this and immediately felt a little uneasy that you take such a rational clear thinking approach. I reckon I have just come to expect vitriolic nastiness these days. Could you have to many supervisors? Just saying.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 6 months ago

    Thanks for your comment John. I am not a good one to ask about popular verses states rights. I come from a non-populated state. And I don't want New Yorkers telling me what is right on my ranch. I am a fan of the electoral college and rural rights.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    Chris, I got goosebumps reading this. I met a man in Sedona Arizona, who had performed for presidents. He was oft misquoted. But but he said, in that Art Barn, who had seen Lucy, Mae, and John Wayne, that he never met a man (more later)


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    A very interesting answer. No none has ever told me I seem that way before. I think I would feel very safe having a 100% Black and White understanding of everything. Crony-capitalists is a very interesting concept masquerading as a fact. Thank you.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    Tim that is a very cool answer. We have this notion in my Christian social circle. It is about loving one's enemy. This causes some muddying of the water. But for sure we can dislike the idea and like the man. Cognitive dissonance shifts truth here.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 6 months ago

    John you must read The Lost Mandate of Heaven. It is about the betrayal of Diem. Of course this is an area of great interest in my home with a Vietnamese immigrant mom and wife.The area of study takes time and effort. Father in law jumped with Ranger

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 6 months ago

    That is really a good course to follow. I tend to like men of power who succeed. Maybe it is a daddy complex thing. All these folks saying they like him as a man is interesting. Hmm I seem to like men of action even if I do not like the action.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 6 months ago

    Larry I find the intolerance of the "other" side's intolerance to be a favorite of mine. It is interesting that you feel the need to throw a right jab at the end of your answer. Just interesting.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 6 months ago

    Clearly Peter, we cannot ever automatically respect someone. We must respect the office but not who sits there. There is a book called Honest to God -- two shrinks going back and forth about the type of honesty. Almost Trump v. Obama.

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    Alternative Prime 6 months ago

    Well MC, U might not need 2 ENDURE the most Unfit, Unhinged DANGEROUS Meglomaniac in U.S. HISTORY named Donald Drumpf 4 much longer ~ VEGAS Odds ?? 4-1 he Lasts 6 MONTHs ~ Growing MASSIVE Protests & LAW Suits Against him have just begun


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 6 months ago

    Thank you. I wonder if the notion that "my guy can do no wrong" and "your guy can not do anything right" came from teachers. What I can recall is that in our history classes -- one guy was a hero and the other guy a villain. ? Cochise?


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 6 months ago

    I like that Joshua, thank you. We humans seem to need to anthropomorphize or dehumanize depending on what I am not sure. The idea of some kind of devil that has a human body makes me shake my head. Same with "he is good" or "he is bad".

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 6 months ago

    I wonder Tamara if we are called at all to even try to fathom the words of some people. Somehow in so many there seems to be a disconnect between thought and speech. If one does not listen how does one here. And so should we listen to those who don't


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