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Sat Mar 18, 2017, 01:29 AM

If Trump is a bull in a China shop, are we in fact the culprits for giving him the China shop?

Trump is like a bull in a China shop. But is he the culprit, or are those who allowed a bull to enter the China shop (presidential politics) the culprits?

Here is the view of Steven Reidbord, psychiatrist, on bulls in a China shop. He is not writing about Trump specifically, but seems very relevant:


The phrase "bull in a china shop" usually implies that the china shop was there first. The bull wandered in uninvited. But suppose we set up the scene another way. Picture a bull grazing in an open field. Yes, it's a big powerful animal, and maybe it's a bit clumsy. But it isn't hurting anyone; it is living in peace.

Then imagine someone sneaks up on this bull and builds a china shop around it. The animal suddenly finds itself constrained, unable to move without hearing the crash of broken porcelain. Its natural movements are now seen as destructive, as the china is surely at risk. Yet it isn't quite right to blame the bull.

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There is no small measure of passive hostility in building a china shop around a bull. All too often we observers arrive late upon the scene, only to witness the wild animal haplessly bumping into fragile dinnerware. It can take a long time to realize that the bull was just being a bull, and that the root problem was the apparently innocent bystander who constructed a china shop the bull was almost sure to topple.

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Reply If Trump is a bull in a China shop, are we in fact the culprits for giving him the China shop? (Original post)
Doodley Mar 2017 OP
oldtime dfl_er Mar 2017 #1
Doodley Mar 2017 #2
uponit7771 Mar 2017 #3
PoiBoy Mar 2017 #5
world wide wally Mar 2017 #4
Doodley Mar 2017 #6

Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 01:33 AM

1. not relevant

The implication that Trump was doing no harm until he got to the White House is patently untrue. For years and years before he ran for office, he was a birther and a criminal many times over.

This kind of talk is, in the words of British Intelligence, nonsense and should be ignored.

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Response to oldtime dfl_er (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 01:37 AM

2. He came up with birther, precisely because he was given a platform. Should he have been given a

platform? Should a bull be given a platform? I don't think so.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 01:38 AM

3. "WE" didn't give him shit !! Russia, Comey and voter suppression in red states did

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 04:10 AM

5. +1,000,000..

...and the corrupt MSM who gave up 3 Billion dollars in free airtime to Trumputin...






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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 04:09 AM

4. In all reality, we Are the china shop

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 07:07 AM

6. Glad you got the point.

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