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Post Reply As a Leader Is It Better to Be Feared or Respected ?
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Posted 3/13/13

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in what case would a leader who struck fear in the populace be of any use?


Past example - Hitler

Current example - Robert Mugabe, Kim Jong-un.
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AruarianDance wrote:

in what case would a leader who struck fear in the populace be of any use?


Past example - Hitler

Current example - Robert Mugabe, Kim Jong-un.


what is that an example of? racist genocide starters?
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A combination of both
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AruarianDance wrote:


HimitsuUK wrote:


AruarianDance wrote:

in what case would a leader who struck fear in the populace be of any use?


Past example - Hitler

Current example - Robert Mugabe, Kim Jong-un.


what is that an example of? racist genocide starters?


Well, they have (or had) been successful to achieving their goals up to a point. If you set aside their (and our) values, they have all proven to have been great leaders at one time or another. The fact they are all guilty of crimes against humanity is neither here nor there, in terms of their success as leaders (to themselves) and some of their followers.
Posted 3/13/13

HimitsuUK wrote:


AruarianDance wrote:


HimitsuUK wrote:


AruarianDance wrote:

in what case would a leader who struck fear in the populace be of any use?


Past example - Hitler

Current example - Robert Mugabe, Kim Jong-un.


what is that an example of? racist genocide starters?


Well, they have (or had) been successful to achieving their goals up to a point. If you set aside their (and our) values, they have all proven to have been great leaders at one time or another. The fact they are all guilty of crimes against humanity is neither here nor there, in terms of their success as leaders (to themselves) and some of their followers.


wtf are you talking about i'm extremely confused as to why you think these leaders were succesful in serving a democracy... you named dictators, one of whom killed millions, one who left his country in a terrible state and one who orders public executions and has political prison camps. they're all terrible leaders to the people, they tried to fucking kill them hahahaha

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AruarianDance wrote:


HimitsuUK wrote:


AruarianDance wrote:


HimitsuUK wrote:


AruarianDance wrote:

in what case would a leader who struck fear in the populace be of any use?


Past example - Hitler

Current example - Robert Mugabe, Kim Jong-un.


what is that an example of? racist genocide starters?


Well, they have (or had) been successful to achieving their goals up to a point. If you set aside their (and our) values, they have all proven to have been great leaders at one time or another. The fact they are all guilty of crimes against humanity is neither here nor there, in terms of their success as leaders (to themselves) and some of their followers.


wtf are you talking about i'm extremely confused as to why you think these leaders were succesful in serving a democracy... you named dictators, one of whom killed millions, one who left his country in a terrible state and one who orders public executions and has political prison camps. they're all terrible leaders to the people, they tried to fucking kill them hahahaha



It's okay, I can tell you are confused by my postings. I am not saying they are good leaders in terms of what is 'right' and democracy ...

What I am putting forward is that millions of people were willing to die for some of these feared leaders past: and even present. Even now, there are many North Koreans who would risk their lives for their leader. In no way am I condoning any of these people or actions, just trying to add an interesting perspective.

About Mugabe: the Queen actually Knighted Robert Mugabe in 1994. It took until 2008 (yep, really) to strip him of his Knighthood and title.
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Respected.
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Respected for your character, accomplishments, and intentions. Feared for what you can do.
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AruarianDance wrote:

in what case would a leader who struck fear in the populace be of any use?


Use?

We are trying to answer the question about weather or not it's 'better' to be respected or feared. putting aside what we mean by 'better', Better for whom?

the question is about as well worded as 'How long is a piece of string?'



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AruarianDance wrote:

in what case would a leader who struck fear in the populace be of any use?


Use?

We are trying to answer the question about weather or not it's 'better' to be respected or feared. putting aside what we mean by 'better', Better for whom?

the question is about as well worded as 'How long is a piece of string?'



Thanks for pointing this out.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

We are trying to answer the question about weather or not it's 'better' to be respected or feared. putting aside what we mean by 'better', Better for whom?

the question is about as well worded as 'How long is a piece of string?'


The question was narrowed down a bit more in the first post:

"So which one is a more efficient force to move people forward to a specific goal?" So does that answer your question, "Better for whom?"
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hopfly wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

We are trying to answer the question about weather or not it's 'better' to be respected or feared. putting aside what we mean by 'better', Better for whom?

the question is about as well worded as 'How long is a piece of string?'


The question was narrowed down a bit more in the first post:

"So which one is a more efficient force to move people forward to a specific goal?" So does that answer your question, "Better for whom?"


No.

The leader's goal?

The people's goal?

A third party goal?


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In my personal opinion, a little bit of both can do wonders.
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Respected. When push comes to shove, the leader with respect won't get stabbed in the back.
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