Women are excellent manipulators but true leadership always comes down to personal power, which is not a matter of brute force but rather, a matter of mind. Weakness and phonies are spotted way off in the distance. The closer one moves to the center stage of power in the world play, the more personal power is required to survive the frequencies of that spotlight. (No doubt an enterprising young person could dig up some studies, find a quotation, or perhaps do some research to make this all, so. )ForCruxSake wrote:Now this is being creative! So thank you for that....But...it's reducing the rule of women to a question of sport. That physically, men can 'best' against a woman.
Surely society is about more than the physical force used to create it? Ruling is about being in control of the brute force not actually having to be the brute force?
This is exactly why Assad gassed civilians after Obama’s tough talk about red lines interwoven with the calculus reference. Assad spotted the phony and it was no skin off his nose to kill a few folks to spotlight the phoniness for the world to see.
In the for instances … in the public threat to Assad, Obama calmly, studiously, and some would even say presidentially, drew a red-line at chemical weapons. He said that if that red line was crossed, then his calculus would be changed. Awesome delivery, it was worthy of Hollywood envy.
A leader does not seek the weasel way out with such lawyerly declarations.
In response, Assad calmly said <Oh really? Well let’s see.>
And then he gassed some folks to death.
Did Obama lie? Technically, no. His calculus was probably changed, just like he said it would be. It was changed like a bucket of ice-water in the face. Because … when results are the objective, bullshit doesn’t work.
The Calculus of the O was changed, and Assad formed a close friendship with his big pal, Russia, part of a growing Axis.
What did President Trump accomplish in bombing the airbase?
He put the notion into the world’s mind that he can be baited, and that he will use deadly force even without a stated foreign-relations policy.