The Trump praises Kim Jong-un for executing political rivals

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  1. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...e-wipes-out-political-opponents-a6804576.html

    Sounds like he's getting ideas, after making sure freedom of speech is suppressed at his rallies.
     
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    o_O not sure I follow you. so he has hecklers kicked out. surprising?
     
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    His security is screening people at his events. If you're not a Trumpo supporter, they escort you away.
     
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    I don't see anything wrong in that. I'd support the same if people were at a Hillary session and she did that.
     
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    The US won't have any foreign relations left by the time the next POTUS is decided, at this rate any how.
     
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    Meanwhile, Vince Foster...

    and which candidate is under federal investigation? :D
     
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    Perhaps just a bit off topic, but your post makes me wonder this: isn’t there some grand philosophical debate about whether one is responsible for one’s own behavior in other people’s dreams? I’m suddenly starting to see the value of considering such a question with respect to the behavior of candidates featured in other people’s political conspiracy obsessions. ;)
     
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    Trump is a racist idiot. That said most candidates do this especially if where the person is there is any chance of them ending up on camera.
     
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    If politicians have got such little faith in their views, that they choose to screen them and bar them from meetings rather than engage with them, we really have to ask whether we're encouraging the right people to become politicians.
     
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    good way to attract new voters by kicking them out.
     
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    Slightly disagree. Donald Trump is mining new territory as a politician who does stand up comedy instead of traditional speeches. And like many stand up comedians, he likes to peddle in the outrageous, titillating his audiences with his daring and provocative takes on taboo subjects.
     
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    He could be racist, but he's no idiot.
     
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    Sure being a master manipulator of the ignorant and disgruntled is worthy of recognition, but going around intentionally making enemies of everyone couldn't be more idiotic and it will eventually blow up in his face.
     
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    I'm a little confused about the praise thing. I didn't see any overt praise or support for the executions.

    I see a level of respect for how the guy came in and cleaned house, at a young age, and an observation that he is just crazy enough to use whatever nuclear he may have. As a result, it's imperative we take the nutty kid seriously.

    I mean, I spent high school studying the speaking styles of Gandhi and Hitler - two men who tapped into the public and achieved incredible ends. However, that studying and appreciation of those skills has no bearing on my views of their activities or as individuals.

    It's sort of like Trump. He's tapped into something that simmers on occasion with Perot or Nader and held on in a way they couldn't. I'm pretty impressed. I'm also more than a little skeptical about his belief in anything he's said or his ability to lead and unite a populace. But, I suspect his "outsider campaign" process will become as required a study as Obama's 2008 "social media campaign".
     
  18. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Of course "cleaned house" is a euphemism for murdered perceived political enemies.
     
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    You have to wonder if Trump supporters watch the Back To The Future movies and root for Biff.
     
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    Well it's not especially brilliant to set teeth on edge among political leaders in other countries. He talks like he can pull up the drawbridges on the moats around his castle when he becomes our Dear Leader. Someone should give him a map of a) the world and b) the internet. And maybe a protocol list on how to deal with other heads of state when discussing them or one's attitudes towards their policies.
     
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    The daily news about Trump never fails to gather laughter. In any other Western democracy he would have been forced to stand down with his shameful behaviour. The standard isn't as high in the Republican Party and they might want to review that at the end of this election.
     
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    The party can review all they want, but they can't control their constituents.
     
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    I suppose I meant the party should review whether an idiot should be put in the limelight to attract idiots out of the woodwork.
     
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    Labour has Corbyn ;).
     
  25. sim667 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Corbyn has a lengthy and steadfast political career.

    Trump has inherited a bunch of money and led a futile business life before becoming a political laughing stock.

    I know which Id trust more.
     

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