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July 12, 2018

What I am Waiting to Hear

Filed under: Politics — Steve Ruis @ 11:36 am
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Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, defended her country’s role in NATO, after a verbal attack by U.S. President Donald Trump on both NATO and Germany’s role in it.

What I am waiting for is someone of Mrs. Merkel’s status responding by saying “Response? I have no response. I do not respond to comments made by someone who says whatever is on top of his head at the moment, no matter how poorly thought out or incoherent those thoughts are.”

Agents of Chaos, like President Trump, always put people on their heels, making them feel they must defend themselves or their positions. This is a common approach of bullies.

The best response is a) laughter (Oh, the foolish things he just blurts out! or Does he ever think before speaking?) and b) ridicule (Maybe we need to set up a Children’s Table for some of our more impetuous members to sit at.). Responding as if the comments were serious, were well-thought out, were well-motivated, as one is most often called upon to do, will just not do when under attack by a bully. You will just end up spending all your time defending yourself from mostly false claims and getting nothing real done. And, you will muddy the waters as to the true nature of the situation being defended.

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6 Comments »

  1. Laughter and ridicule are good ways of dealing with a bully, but only if you don’t plan to cooperate with the bully any time in the future.

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    Comment by List of X — July 12, 2018 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

    • You mock the behavior, not the person. If the person takes it personally, trust me, you do not want to work with him.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 12, 2018 @ 9:25 pm | Reply

      • You know as well as I do, Trump takes everything – even things that have nothing to with him – deeply personally.
        And I’m pretty sure Merkel doesn’t want to work with Trump, but it’s not like she has a choice.

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        Comment by List of X — July 12, 2018 @ 9:32 pm | Reply

        • Oh, she can refuse to work with him. That is what minions are for. Besides Trump never does any real work: no negotiations, no ideas, no illuminating discussions, nothing. You cannot work with the man as he does nothing and his minions aren’t very capable either.

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — July 12, 2018 @ 9:37 pm | Reply

  2. The orange haired rodent currently occupying our White House is so far off the proverbial rails there have been (hopefully false) rumors that the Onion may have to cease as their satire cannot compete with the new reality of tRumpski and company.
    Definitely laugh at what he says/does. Hell, at the point where I am today health wise I’d laugh right in his butt ugly face and dare him to screw with me. I did four years honorable service (please do NOT ever than me for that. I detest it when people thank me for my military service. Nobody who didn’t serve has zero clue what that time cost those of us who did/do) Unlike our FPOTUS, (see I still read the blog Mr. President) who got himself declared 4F of Mr. 5 deferments Cheney, well he had “other priorities”. Hell so did all of us who were in the shit storm of that nasty, useless Vietnam war, our priority was to get home alive, hopefully with all our original parts where they should be.
    I’d go so far as dare the orange haired rodent to have me water boarded. The worst he’d be able to do is speed my release from this world a bit, big damn deal. Dad taught me it was stupid to fight when I was a kid. Well, OK, I did get into a fist fight or three in grade school, you can only get pushed so far before even the meekest fight back. But I never was afraid of the bullies, hells bells when I was in 6th grade I was 6 foot tall and weighed 170 pounds. I could have passed as school staff, grounds workers, janitor, etc..
    Oh, one more quickie. I saw some web site that mentioned tRumpski was “thinking” (yeah sure) about pulling the US of A (‘Merikkka) out of NATO. Now that would be a very good thing in my opinion.
    {Notice I do not ever use the IMHO tag line. The reason is my opinion IS my opinion and I have been proven wrong at times, prove me wrong and I’ll accept it, but I ain’t gonna have a ‘humble’ opinion. It’s mine, it may not be great, it may not even be good, but damn, it’s mine!
    You are posting some very good topics here of late, wish I could comment more often.

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    Comment by Walter Kronkat — July 15, 2018 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

    • You were right to fight back against the bullies when you were in school. Giving in only encourages them. Always good to hear from you, Mr. Vice-president!

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 15, 2018 @ 12:52 pm | Reply


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