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What do you think about the decisions of Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen regarding their roots?

Asked by freguarUK (142points) 1 week ago
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Trump inherited his father’s capital and business. Le Pen inherited her father’s political career and prestige. However, Trump sacrifices his moral convictions to express respect for the values of his ancestors, and Le Pen puts his father into oblivion during his lifetime. What would you come to if the values formed by your destiny contradicted your roots?

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Pandora's avatar

“Trump sacrifices his moral convictions to express respect for the values of his ancestors.” Trump would have to have had moral convictions in the first place. I don’t know much about LePen or anything at all about her father but it seems that both would’ve been great friends with Hitler.

LadyMarissa's avatar

t NEVER has had any moral convictions, so he NEVER sacrificed anything!!!

SnipSnip's avatar

This should be in the social area.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I’m not sure what sacrifices Trump made for his father, it seems more like respect and emulation to me.
Marine’s father was very controversial, and likely his family went through a lot during his career. I can’t fault her for her feeling’s. We didn’t go through it, she did.

RayaHope's avatar

“Trump sacrifices his moral convictions to express respect for the values of his ancestors”

*seriously?” are you feeling alright? lol
“moral” convictions, “respect” he has no morals and the only thing he respects and values is money.

Zaku's avatar

I don’t think Trump has moral convictions in the usual sense. Maybe in that he values obedience and compliance and people who will say yes no matter what he says, and his own wealth and power.

I’m not aware of Trump having “respect” for the “values of his ancestors”. What little I’ve read about Trump’s ancestors seemed to say they were also immoral greed-mongers who dealt in prostitution and alcohol and grifting and racism. So when you write “express respect for the values of his ancestors”, I think of following in the footsteps by being a racist misogynist corrupt con-man, so . . . maybe?

I don’t know enough about Le Pen’s ancestry to comment on that.

As for: “What would you come to if the values formed by your destiny contradicted your roots?”, I don’t believe in destiny, and as what I think of the Trump example shows, I think it very much depends on what you mean by “contradicted your roots”. My “roots” seem mostly pretty benign to me. I feel well-aligned with them, and I’ve done ancestral work and feel support from the ancestors I’ve contacted so far. If I resisted that, I think I’d probably be pretty disturbed, maybe even corrupt and twisted . . .

flutherother's avatar

Trump has no moral convictions and the only convictions he is ever likely to get will be handed down by a criminal court of law.

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