Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Eisenhower, Trump, Religion, Happiness

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You cannot compare Trump to Ike. For starters, Ike had his famous grin and Trump has his scowl. This article shows an uncritical admiration of Eisenhower, but even being more realistic, Ike was a much better President than Trump will ever be.
Today marks the anniversary of the death of Dwight Eisenhower on March 28, 1969. He was born in the 19th century and was one of the indispensable figures of the 20th. There were more consequential men in his generation, “consequential” being a word…
I have always liked Ike, a man whose nationally televised Farewell Address, broadcast from the White House, was extraordinarily courageous. You can view Dwight's address at the very beginning of "Why We Fight," a 2005 documentary film which streams from the following link: Getting back to Ike's character... It is a well-established fact that religious practitioners are happier than people who have no practice. It also bears mention that many college-educated post-moderns are rankled by this fact... Ike called himself "the most intensely religious man I know." His family was originally Mennonite but both parents converted to Seventh Day Adventism, a faith his mother kept through life while his father "fell away" when he "saw" unfulfilled prophecies. I also recommend "NPR: When Conservative Christians Lose Their Religion, They Turn To White Supremacy" Like it or not, we are in deep water my friend.

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Dwight Eisenhower

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