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I appreciate your concern about Donald TruRE: Point of View. Trump election Admin Web 16/11/16 10:19
Girma Belachew I am being worried RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Admin Web 16/11/16 10:21
Daouda Boukary Personally I think RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Admin Web 16/11/16 10:23
MK George Great Comments RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Need Admin Web 16/11/16 10:23
Barpanda Apposite Analysis RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Need Admin Web 16/11/16 10:24
Dr Guillermo Kerber Excellent Statem RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Admin Web 16/11/16 10:25
MAF GREAT article! RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Need to Admin Web 16/11/16 10:28
Luis T. Gutiérrez "bread and circus" RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Admin Web 16/11/16 10:29
Ana Albuquerque I am totally agreeing RE: Point of View. Trump election: Admin Web 16/11/16 10:34
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Michael S. with highest interest [...] add a few thoughts RE: Point of View Admin Web 16/11/16 11:58
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Point of View. Trump election: The Need to Reassert Global Values

We as President and Executive Director of Globethics.net publish this article as a personal point of view and comment on today's election of Donald Trump. We invite you to send us your comments, especially on the topic of an ethical response to populism. 

Today, 11/9 will probably change the world even more than the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York in 2001. The election of Donald Trump as President of one of the leading world economies is a victory for a candidate who during his campaign has openly challenged many of the values that many in the Globethics.net community stand for such as respect, openness, global solidarity, caring for others and for the environment and personal integrity. Trump has on several occasions represented and propagated anti-values such as hate-speech, disrespect (for minorities, women and for those who hold a different opinion), lying (whenever it served his own purposes), cheating and economic exploitation (not only in tax affairs), and nationalism accompanied by sentiments of white superiority.  

The election of Donald Trump can be seen as yet another shocking instance of a trend in many countries around the world of a growth in populist movements. The message to hear and to take seriously from the populists is that an inclusive society (as set as a goal in the UN Sustainable Development Goals SDGs) cannot only be inclusive for ethnic minorities, migrants, children, women and the marginalised, but has also to be sensitive and inclusive for those lower and middle classes who fear losing their economic status and losing their identity in the midst of globalisation. Their cry can be heard as a cry to restore their dignity. "Restore dignity", the motto of the University of Nigeria in Enugu/Nigeria and partner of Globethics.net, has to be on the agenda. But the means of populists is the wrong way to restore dignity. Upholding global values with respect for contextual and local values is the more future-oriented answer. In our own publications on globalisation we have been warning for the last two decades that economic globalisation without globalisation of values and respect for cultural diversity is doomed to fail. This Trump populist movement could well indicate the failure of one-sided globalisation – and provides an opportunity to call once again for a balanced globalisation. 

Populism is characterised as an ideology in which an individual or party claims to be the only, true representative of ‘the people'. "We are the people" – as opposed to the ruling elites – is the slogan that has brought other leaders to power now in the USA, in Eastern Europe, the Philippines, Russia, India, China and in some African and Latin American countries. ‘The people' are usually a group of peers who align with a particular party and its leader. They are often linked with tribal, ethnic, nationalist and religious identifiers with a strong connotation of superiority over others. The ideology of the self-selected people who are called to rule and save the world often has a religious dimension related to promises of salvation in this world or the next. Ethical leadership is in short supply globally. The consequences of the populist politics in the USA and elsewhere may spread further with immeasurable consequences. 

The biggest danger of populism is its link with nationalism, authoritarianism, fascism and absolutism. Since these leaders represent ‘the people', they feel themselves to be above the law, the media and other powers. In general they disrespect the important balance of power between the five powers of civic government - the legislative, executive, judicial, media and civil society powers - and claim to rule over all of them by weakening the parliaments, controlling the judiciary, the media and civil society (including academia). Trump gave these signals very clearly even though he may not succeed in attaining all his ‘dreams' in a country such as the USA, which is still essentially a democracy. It could be said that Trump represents the same movement from populism towards absolutism as the new president in the Philippines, the governments in Poland, South Africa, Russia, China, Turkey and others. The state of law and especially international law and the UN system and values are under huge pressure. This populism also tries to limit and control civil society with new laws, restrictions on academic freedom to research and teach by administrative measures and direct political interventions (e.g. Turkey). 

Populists want to replace freedom with control, justice and equality with priority being given to ‘the true people', peace with polarisation, caring for the earth with short-term benefits for their own nations, honesty with shameless manipulation, integrity with ‘power at all costs', respect with aggression. That is why 11/9, 9 November 2016, will remain in our memory as a day that challenges us to reassert the importance of global values.  

Trump's acceptance speech was gracious towards his opponent Hillary Clinton and in large part encouraging. "I pledge to every citizen… that I will be President for all Americans", he said "For those who have chosen not to support me in the past… I'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help… It's time for us to come together as one united people… we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us… I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America's interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone", he stated.  

We appeal to all citizens in the USA to hold their new President to account, to ensure that he keeps his promises. We are confident that many of you, the 174'000 registered participants in Globethics.net, will continue to struggle for our common values such as peace, freedom, justice, equity and virtues such as fairness, respect, honesty and integrity. Values matter more than ever. In as much as we respect the democratic process, people must be supported to regain the inspiration that the Globethics.net vision and mission offers; it places people at the centre and pushes for values-driven leadership and inclusion, which includes all those who voted, whether for Trump or for Clinton. We need to be prepared for harder times. We will need to take more action for creative, non-violent resistance to populism and absolutism. Let us turn this day into a day for integrity and global values! Our faiths, our worldviews, our compassion and our communities will support us. Thank you for your continued resistance to anti-values and for your engagement for global values wherever you are! 

Christoph Stückelberger, Globethics.net President 
Obiora Ike, Globethics.net Executive Director

I appreciate your concern about Donald TruRE: Point of View. Trump election
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16/11/16 10:19 en réponse à Admin Web.
I appreciate your concern about Donald trump victory for his election. In
Asia region we are also concern about his attitude and the words of his
promises to all people of USA.

Anyhow let see in the next few month after he step on as new president of USA. From
my opinion, I would preferred Miss Hilary Clinton won the new president of USA
rather than Trump. But people of USA choose him as a leader for them. This will
have an impact to the world from the point of view. One thing I know is he's an
easy going guy but a lot of planning to make it happened for his ambitious as
he never stop until he fulfill his dreams. 

Anonymous

Girma Belachew I am being worried RE: Point of View. Trump election: The
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16/11/16 10:21 en réponse à Admin Web.
I am being worried a lot convening his speech in different debates before his election. I think the US government has checks and balance system in its governance. Otherwise, if he practiced what he wished to practice , it is a great chaos to the world.

Girma Belachew

Daouda Boukary Personally I think RE: Point of View. Trump election: The
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16/11/16 10:23 en réponse à Admin Web.
Personally I think that if Donald Trump is elected as president of the United States it's because americans are convinced that he is the president they should have in order to challenge their problem. I don't hate Hilary Clinton but I love very much Donald Trump for his honesty and pragmatism.
 
Maman Daouda Boukary
Niger

MK George Great Comments RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Need
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16/11/16 10:23 en réponse à Admin Web.
Great Comments
a genuine call for alliance of people with values
Let us unite
 
Truth and honesty will win
 
M K George

Barpanda Apposite Analysis RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Need
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16/11/16 10:24 en réponse à Admin Web.
Wonderful
Apposite Analysis!!!!!!!!!!

Regards,

Dr. Saswat Barpanda

Dr Guillermo Kerber Excellent Statem RE: Point of View. Trump election: The
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16/11/16 10:25 en réponse à Admin Web.
Excellent statement that I fully support. As CNN journalist said earlier this morning [9 Nov 2016] : What are we going to tell our children? How come that someone like Trump is elected in the US.
The election shows the limits of US democracy and how relevant education for all, ethical values and awareness raising are more than ever in today's world. 
Thanx Christoph & Obiora for courageous stand at this critical (kairos) time. 
Renewed in hope
Dr Guillermo Kerber

MAF GREAT article! RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Need to
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16/11/16 10:28 en réponse à Admin Web.
GREAT article!
I am Italian, age 91 and raised under fascist, nazi, war and starvation.....I understand exactly what you mean....populism is based on profound IGNORANCE......selfishness .....and "narcissism".....but it also comes to an end.... in about 20- 22 years.... 
I am happy that I will soon go to "the other side".....! Good luck!

Antonietta Francini (MAF)

Luis T. Gutiérrez "bread and circus" RE: Point of View. Trump election: The
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16/11/16 10:29 en réponse à Admin Web.
The American voters have chosen "bread and circus."  God bless America!
Luis T. Gutiérrez

Ana Albuquerque I am totally agreeing RE: Point of View. Trump election:
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16/11/16 10:34 en réponse à Admin Web.
I am totally agreeing with you!
Even in Portugal were I liive and also because the last five years I was in Cape Vert creating the license degree in nursing I am very worried , the poor people are going to suffer so much.
In an Ethical point of view everthing is  needing all our attention in all the human matters

Ana Albuquerque Queiroz
PhD in Nursing Sieces

An election has been successfully done. RE: Point of View. Trump election:
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16/11/16 10:36 en réponse à Admin Web.
An election has been successfully done. I salute both candidates for a tough and gruesome long campaign. To Clinton I say she had fought a good battle. Women will continue to lead their dream.

I also congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and the people of America for their achievement. In any campaign tough and soft words and promises are mouthed knowingly or unknowingly but that's part of the game. We look up to the administration to see that what was promised should reflect the wishes of the American people. We also
trust and believe that America, as a world leader will embrace the expectations and wishes of other nations and their citizens. As America becomes great again, other nations will become great too. There are varied issues too many to mention that need the attention of the administration and other players to take into account for the benefit of all. I would not want to jump into conclusions for now. Let's give democracy a chance.

Of course there are lessons to learn from the US election.

Michael S. with highest interest [...] add a few thoughts RE: Point of View
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16/11/16 11:58 en réponse à Admin Web.
Dear Obiora Ike, dear Christoph
 
it is with highest interest that I have read your comments about yesterday's election in the US. You may know that I am living currently in the US, even worse, in a republican-dominated state (Arizona). Yesterday, I happened to witness the historical elections in the democrat's headquarter in Phoenix. Based on my observations of the election campaigns of both republicans and democrats and discussions, I would like to add a few thoughts.
 
First of all, I like to express that I am deeply depressed and that I consider it a real catastrophe what has happened yesterday, and most of my American friends feel the same. Dealing with the result of Trump as president will be hard - yet dealing with a society that has elected him seems even much harder to me. Actually, the rift in the society driven by his campaign seems so irreconcilable that even employers see themselves forced to react: from official side of the Arizona State University, the largest university of the US, I have got an email concerning the question, how collaboration with colleagues that voted for a different party, is still possible. Notably sent already before the elections, it was entitled : "How to heal the rift after election? Listen carefully".
 
I do not want to defend populism, as a scientist I am doing my best to oppose facts to simplistic statements. Nevertheless, I do not agree with all your statements and generalizations. They seem to me like the reaction of seriously wounded souls, which is understandable (and I feel the same), but I do not think it is a constructive way to contribute to a better future for several reasons:
 
Your statements primarily blame populism and populists as the evil. Although I agree with the criticism on populism, I do not consider populism as the source. Populists have always been there (in all political colors) and will always be there. Much more critical seems to me, what we can oppose to populism. It only succeeds and can dominate other arguments if there is no better alternative. In that sense, I think not the populism is the problem but the lack of an alternative ... and this is my most important point: the victory of populism is first of all the fatal failure of alternatives, the victory of Trump is the failure of Clinton. She was mainly reacting to the Campaign of Trump without providing an ideal, letting him dominate the entire elections. How different was that 8 years ago, when Obama succeeded with fresh ideas following clear ideals! How different was that even when Bill Clinton got president for the first time! Compared to that, Hillary Clinton seemed like a bleached carbon copy of Obama, but conserving status quo and being female are not enough to run for president. Although I am convinced she has ideals, she could not convincingly sell them as arguments for her campaign.
 
Populists claim to represent "the people" better than anyone else ... and if they get elected, they actually do as a matter of fact. This proves again the fatal lack of alternatives: if other parties can show convincingly that they do take the people seriously, that they are really aware of the fears and problems of the people, that they really care ... then they will get elected to represent them. This did not happen. Hillary Clinton perfectly represents the democratic establishment (for the same reason, republican alternatives were not elected as presidential candidate), and people are tired of that. Many of "the people" suffer poverty, lack health care, cannot afford school, are unemployed, are in dept ... the list is long, and the problems are tremendous. Even more severe, I see a nation whose pride is wounded in its innermost part. The USA have a self-confidence that is unique worldwide, and justified by historic successs. Most Americans would not admit that, I think they feel that others beat the USA meanwhile in nearly every aspect, be it in military, technology, health, education, culture, even moral. America is an ideal in itself, and it is this ideal that is wounded. The people seek for a new ideal, for something it is worth fighting for. If, in that situation, Clinton has nothing better to oppose to Trump's "Let's make America great again" than her statement "America is already great", this sounds like mock in the ears of those who suffer and is equivalent to political suicide.
 
The US-specific believe that everyone can be successful, enforces this effect: money is the major measure of success, and Trump claims at least that he has money. A lot of money, hence, a lot of success. I am sad to write that, but the election night at the democrat's head quarter showed the contrast image. There were marginalized people prominently in front of the stage, losers. In a society where winners made it right and losers failed, it is hard to convince people that they should vote for the losers.
 
Similar to the establishment of parties that lost connection to the people--at this point, it does not matter whether it actually lost connection or whether a majority of people just thinks it did: International organizations and rights are of very little interest if they lost connection to the people. What do human rights mean if these rights cannot be claimed? They are ideas, not rights. Who is the UN to be referred to, if the UNSC is highly undemocratic and blocks permanently itself? Most US citizens even do not know what the UN is. How shall people trust in international collaboration, if so important contracts as the Non-Proliferation Treaty is hardly worth anymore the paper it's written on, being effect-less with an increasing number of states (or even organizations) being able to build nuclear weapons, and nobody does stop them?
 
I do not know anyone who has voted for Trump thinking he would be good for real. But they think he is the less evil - the politics he suggests may not be good, he may not hold the promises, but at least he suggests something, at least he promises something. If there is no alternative considered to be better, that's better than nothing.
 
In that sense, I do not like the motto "restore dignity" to be opposed to popularism, at least not in the US (in many African cultures, this is probably very different). Here, people haven't eaten from dignity, people do not feel safe from dignity, people cannot afford education from dignity. Let us not REstore anything which evokes the past, but let us demonstrate alternatives. Let us show paths to a bright future, not fight against populism.
 
 
Best regards, 
Michael Stückelberger
 

CharlieCZIt is perhaps naive to define Trump as popRE: Point of View. Trump
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16/11/16 11:04 en réponse à Admin Web.
Dear President and Executive Director of Globethics.net,
It is perhaps naive to define Trump as populist given its politically derogative connotations. I speak from China and was one of the few among my friends and colleagues who predicted firmly of Trump's success in the election. Totally not because of his eye-catching, ear-burning offensive remarks, which his opponents avoided gracefully, but because of the kind of integrity he has been able to demonstrate in his views and behaviors so much better than the other one. Coming from a society where history and society are full of competitions as well as struggles for ethical norms in business decisions, I have learned to check the motives behind behaviors more than to place trust in people's good or bad rhetorical styles. And life experiences of most of us have suggested a stereotype in which the ones who speak of the decent usually are more deceptive, so let's look out for their deeds in making consequential judgments. That's where Trump has triumphed over Hilary in the most fundamental ethical standards we pragmatically rely on to solve our real and important problems. 
 
While as a lecturer interested in promoting responsible management, I have encountered numerous example of verbal deceptions by managers and their future succesors. All of these deceptions simply showed that we have to look more closely and prudently, judging beyond the 'legitimately valid' remarks. We have to teach students that they can't get by with their decent promises, and people who can solve the ethical dilemmas at work will have a better chance to live up to expectations, thus being a much more inspiring model. The question that has never been asked is: Does a role model have to be a perfect person? My answer from all the examples of real life is: Not at all! Nevertheless, Trump has made a rare responsible fatherly figure than most of the other so-call role models in politics, doesn't he? That's the kind of long-term behavioral integrity we've learned to look out for, and the kind we ethics society should reinforce and celebrate for.
 
I apologize that I am not conversing in academic jargons and references. Thank you very much for hearing me out.
 
Sincerely yours,
 
Charlie C Zeng
Lecturer in Management

 

CharlieCZRE: CharlieCZIt is perhaps naive to define Trump as pop RE: Point
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16/11/16 11:07 en réponse à Admin Web.
Just want to add that you should watch the Sheena Iyengar's TED talk titled "the arts of choice", and acquire what I believe as the true GLOBAL ethics to celebrate by all.

http://www.ted.com/talks/sheena_iyengar_on_the_art_of_choosing?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=tedspread

Radical Democracy Wisdom and Limits: RE Trump Election
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16/11/16 15:06 en réponse à Admin Web.
My proposition in reaction to D. Trump’s election and Christoph and Obiora’s declaration is to organise a paper competition with Swiss high school students of the Gymnasia Genevensis students association around the theme:
 

Radical Democracy Wisdom and Limits:
What the Baron von Münchhausen Could Have Taught in Matters of Elections

 
Call for paper in French:
http://www.gymnasiagenevensis.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Gym_litt%C3%A9raire_2016.pdf
  • Radical democracy or majoritarianism has a positive content as D. Trump's latest success shows in a ironic way:
Majoritarianism is an institutional logic which is thinkable without any "checks and balances" related to a liberal system, as rudimentary self-monitoring mechanism found on a very minimal deliberation. Here radical pluralism can counter balance the tyrannical concentration of power (or absolutism by the legitimisation of the democratic subject of the power). The people control the vote and have a freedom of deliberation, but no party has an ability to control the entire process. (cf.: I. Haaz, "Sémantique d’éthique démocratique", in: Mukonde Musulay, P. (2016): Démocratie électorale en Afrique subsaharienne Entre droit, pouvoir et argent, Geneva: Globethics.net, p. 199, <www.globethics.net/publications>).
  • We find also an illustration of this proto-democratic principle, in Julian Baggini's comment on H. Clinton's major error, during the campagne:
"Great democracies rest on three pillars: the will of the people, trust in politicians, and strong institutions. Across the world, the second two are being torn down ‘Populist politicians simply promise to do what the will of the people commands, ignoring or denying the fact there are different, competing interests in society, not just those of the majority.’ Do you trust the people? Being able to answer “yes” has long been taken as a litmus test of the depth of your commitment to democracy. In a democracy, the people, like customers, may often be wrong, but must always be treated as though they are always right. That’s why Hillary Clinton’s biggest campaign gift to Donald Trump was her comment that half of his supporters belonged in a “basket of deplorables”. “No one who has such a low opinion of the American people can ever be elected as their president,” Trump said." (Baggini, J., "Think democracy means the people are always right? Wrong", The Guardian, Oct. 2016, [link to the article])

Baggini explains further that this proto-democratical principle of self-monitoring has a very narrow scope and tacitly reminds us that we would need to understand "political deliberation" as a wider process. It is proto-democracy for this vital reason: it should never be taken for a sufficient definition of modern democracy. As "no sensible person thinks majority opinion is a good guide to best practice in health or engineering." If majoritarianism could contradict this claim it would be by using the thought experiment of "bootstrapping", that we find in the story of Baron Münchhausen, who could literaly "pull himself and the horse on which he was sitting out of a mire by his own hair".

Picture below by Gustave Doré: from Gottfried August Bürger : Les Aventures du Baron de Münchhausen, Charles Furne, traduction nouvelle de Théophile Gautier Fils, 1862, 158 ill.




Anyone advocating for democracy signs for RE: Point of View. Trump election
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16/11/16 15:02 en réponse à Admin Web.
Dear all,

Anyone advocating for democracy signs for acceptance and respect of the peoples'  will.
That is the "prearrangement" of the game called democratic elections. 
One could be not quite pleased with the results, with candidates, but no one has right to judge the free will of the people.
People can not be elected or reelected. Candidates do.
I have witnessed that these presidential elections were considered as some kind of referendum inside US or even inside the world.
For the USA, they have got what the have choose. For the World we shall see what it brings. This event is not the judgement day of modern times.
I am not concerned for the politicians who are populists or who try to please the masses. I am afraid of those who are manipulating the peoples minds and those who are able to convince people in the necessity of  injustice, inequality, brutal force and evasion of the law. In the prospect of latter said I do not see the opposite candidate, Mrs. Clinton,  as the proponent of global values, except on her words.
 
Mr Trump, with his electoral success, has earned at least  the chance to try to fulfill the obligations of his mandate and be judged according to his deeds afterwards. Analyzing his actions from moral standpoint should be much less challenging  than analyzing Clinton's.  

Respectfully, 

Munawer Hussain I agree RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Need to
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16/11/16 16:10 en réponse à Admin Web.
I agree with your comments.
Munawer Hussain

J. Cameron Thank you RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Need to
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16/11/16 16:13 en réponse à Admin Web.
Thank you both for this.
 
the Revd Jacqueline Cameron, MD
Rush University Medical Center

Luis Page restore dignity RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Need t
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16/11/16 16:46 en réponse à Admin Web.
YES RESTORE DIGNITY!!!!!!!
Luis Page

Ryszard Zawadzki You are wrong RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Need
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17/11/16 14:09 en réponse à Admin Web.
Hi!
You are wrong. President Trump is, in my opinion, very good choise for the future of America and for Europe too.
Best regards,
Ryszard Zawadzki

Thank you for such informative RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Need
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17/11/16 14:15 en réponse à Admin Web.
Thank you for such informative, positive, and discerning words in a timely manner. The comment on "economic globalisation without globalisation of values and respect for cultural diversity" was especially enlightening. 
 
Would you mind pointing me toward further readings on the populist movement and it's tie to globalization? 
 
Many blessings,

Thank you for this!RE: Point of View. Trump election: The Need to Reassert
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17/11/16 14:21 en réponse à Admin Web.
Thank you for this!

Ngoni Murimba Tx for a detailed repo RE: Point of View. Trump election: The
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17/11/16 14:42 en réponse à Admin Web.
Thanks for a detailed report about Trump's victory. From my view if he
campaigned openly in public detailing what he will do if voted into White
House, Americans accepted that and went on to resoundly voting him as next
president then we need to respect that because from democratic principles that
is what Americans want. Let's give him a chance to lead, time and experience
will tell and dictate his leadership.

The other think is that Trump does not have experience in holding a public
office. He is just a rich tycoon with vast experience in leading and building
private business. His experience may help in leading America in a business
manner which may lack the social element. He will need experienced aides, let's
wait and see how this unfold. Give him chance. Americans who voted him in want
to see the implementation of his electoral promises.

Ngoni Murimba
Mozambique

Prabir Kumar: Why this topic? RE: Point of View. Trump election
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22/11/16 10:54 en réponse à Admin Web.
Why this topic? President-Elect D. Trump has been elected by a free, fair and impartial election. Like every one He has a dream. He will do even better than anyone. He has ascent there by his charismatic leadership. He could read the people and politics and people believed him than others. I salute him.    

Prabir Kumar Rajbangshi

Most of the citizens are not honest .RE: Point of View. Trump election.
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22/11/16 10:58 en réponse à Admin Web.
What I think is that most of the citizens are not honest in defending their human dignity. This election gives us the view that the most powerful nations do not want equality and equity, so we have a long way towards SDGs. Ethics in this kind of regime will face a lot of challenges such as ISIS due to religious differences.

Thank you very much for this message. RE: Point of View. Trump election.
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22/11/16 11:02 en réponse à Admin Web.
Dear Christoph and Obiora, 
 
Thank you very much for this message. It provides such comfort and clarity at a time when values, notions of ethics and decency that we have held dear for so long, and on which our life's work is based, are being muddled and even erased. I am based in the Philippines but work around Southeast Asia as part of an international labor rights non-profit organization headquartered in the US. The rise of populist ideals presents a daunting challenge for us, attacks the core of our mission. It is important to be reminded that we are part of a community and that work must continue no matter what. 

Daryll Jane Delgado

Lester E. Thank you for this very comprehensive RE: Point of View. Trump
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22/11/16 16:08 en réponse à Admin Web.
Christoph,
 
We've met several times over the years. I want to thank you for this very comprehensive and thoughtful piece that needs to be heard at least in the US. 
 
Thank you. 

Lester Edwin J Ruiz 

Amir Nizam really unexpected and decisive RE: Point of View. Trump
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24/11/16 16:30 en réponse à Admin Web.
That was really unexpected and decisive. but we hope Trump would not be so rude and harsh as he claimed. If he wants peace he has to change. If not the world will not be a safe heaven anymore. New disaster and detraction are awaiting us.

Amir Nizam

Ahsan Malik Trump will give a new look to US RE: Point of View. Trump
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24/11/16 16:32 en réponse à Admin Web.
According to my opinion Trump will give a new look to U.S. b/c it represents
their thinking clearly unlike other presidents of U.S. It starts new era
of  relationships for U.S. from Muslims and others minorities.

Ahsan Malik