I concurr. Use them, never trust them.Navarro wrote: Loyalty is naturally very important. One who betrays you, or who betrays someone they were previously loyal to, is an obvious risk. Never the less, there remains value in conditional loyalty. The opportunist, though soonest loyal to oneself, can be extremely valuable, and if handled appropriately, can be expected to act in a loyal fashion, as it's to their benefit to do so. Would Kark have ever been a problem for the king in the first place, had the king offered Kark the realization of his dreams? One tends not to bite the hand that feeds them everything they ever wanted. There must be exceptions, though I doubt Merkel was an appropriate exception.
I would have sooner developed a charismatic but "lowly" garbage man for Merkel's position. He would have soonest been appreciative, and loyal thus. If I give a rich man a thousand dollars, and if I simultaneously give a poor man a thousand dollars, which have I soonest bought? Whose loyalty have I best ensured - which soonest appreciates what I've done for them? Furthermore, is someone who has effectively and ruthlessly pursued their grand aspirations the greatest threat, or is someone who has settled for little, even if they dream for more? The charismatic garbage man was a better choice than this Secretary of Culture. Hence the developing German Union, and related growing rift.
But then it's the interpersonal stuff. I spent a couple of years as a handler and that was more than enough. Eventually I got sick to my stomack every time I had to look into those deceitful eyes and nurture that fragile, attention-seeking ego. I don't think I was biased. I developed an allergy. A bad case of it.
Comrade Kasner-Jentsch triggers that allergy in me. Bigtime. By her eye-movements and head motorics. By the way she positions her hands. By her mimics/mimicry(?) etc etc.
She could have the same effect on POTUS. He surely looked disgusted. As if he was allergic to shell-fish and just ate a large lobster. Business might not be that different from intelligence.
It migth have worked in the west, they seem more troubled by TV-dramas than happy-new-year-rapes.Agreed. Similarly erroneous, and the incorrect strategy. Clearly a much superior attempt than the previous, but still incorrect.
Stalin, however, never asked for any programming. Just a constant declaration of loyalty (and tanks to roll over any thoguhts of doing othervice). He even gave orders against advice to erect a nazi-party for those of the old guard wanting to meet up and take part in the political life of DDR.
Thus, movies like those above, are all from the east.