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Fri Mar 11, 2016, 06:15 PM

NO one "deserves respect". We all do, however, deserve to be treated respectfully.

NO one "deserves respect". We all do, however, deserve to be treated respectfully.

Nancy Reagan's funeral led me to this post, but it applies universally in real life and internet land and politics as well as about funerals.

There is a huge difference between the 2 concepts.
(Posted in GDP earlier in error)

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Reply NO one "deserves respect". We all do, however, deserve to be treated respectfully. (Original post)
uppityperson Mar 2016 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2016 #1
rhett o rick Mar 2016 #2
rhett o rick Mar 2016 #3
Major Nikon Mar 2016 #5
uppityperson Mar 2016 #6
Major Nikon Mar 2016 #4
uppityperson Mar 2016 #8
Major Nikon Mar 2016 #9
Rex Mar 2016 #7
steve2470 Mar 2016 #10
uppityperson Mar 2016 #11

Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 06:19 PM

1. Couldn't agree more, my dear uppityperson!

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 06:53 PM

2. I agree. nm

 

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 07:02 PM

3. On further consideration, for clarification, does that include Cheney? Just checkin'. nm

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 07:19 PM

5. ...or Scalia

or Hitler

or Kim Jong-Il

or Saddam Hussein

or Pol Pot

or Mao Zedong

Must we only point out the good aspects of these people out of respect for the dead?

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 07:21 PM

6. I would treat him to respectfully but without an iota of respect for him

Respecting someone depends on the other person's actions.
Treating them respectfully is dependent on me, my actions.

So yes. I'd be respectful if on a jury sentencing him to prison for life with the seizure of all his assets.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 07:15 PM

4. People deserve to be treated as respectfully as they treat others

I have no desire to piss on the Reagans' graves, but neither do I desire to wax nostalgically on how great they were as human beings because they just weren't.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 07:24 PM

8. Treating someone respectfully in no way means ignore all the nasty stuff they are responsible for.

Everyone dies. Simply dying does not absolve anyone of their actions while alive.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 07:38 PM

9. I agree

However, I just don't believe respect means when someone dies you can only bring up the good stuff about them. I don't think your posts imply that it does, but others seem to believe that.

Dead people don't care about respect because they are dead. There should be some level of respect for those who remain, but I don't think this includes painting a picture of the deceased that just isn't accurate.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 07:21 PM

7. Evil people lose that right imo when they treat the world with disrespect.

 

I guess you can feel that way about Hitler and Genghis Khan as well, but I don't share that opinion. Nancy was a POS like her husband and I will never give them another thought until someone brings up the name. They can rot in Hell if there is one along with Scalia.



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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 07:41 PM

10. I give basic respect simply because someone is a sentient human being

Those who exhibit monstrous behavior cause me to question that stance.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 07:42 PM

11. +++++

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