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What terms would you use to describe someone who faithfully defends the indefensible?

Posted - July 24, 2018

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  • 5564
    A defender and especially if they are willing to defend what others either shy away from or would ne unwilling to defend. 
      July 24, 2018 8:23 AM MDT
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  • 3213
    So my take away from your post is that you find nothing that’s truly indefensible?
      July 24, 2018 10:26 AM MDT
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  • 5564
    Hi. I don't know.  I mean your question was a paradox, right?  Defending something that can't be defended.  Or a riddle or a conundrum?   If you could play such a question I guess then I thought I could play an answer.  Or maybe is just too deep for me to get.  Sorry. 
      July 24, 2018 2:49 PM MDT
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  • 5320
    Remember, "time" is also a dimension.  Ultimately, Trump cannon be defended---but many people don't realize that yet.
      July 24, 2018 3:20 PM MDT
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  • 5564
    What does any of this have to do with Trump?  What "Trump cannon"?  Question mentioned nothing about either of those.  Why must everything on this site be turned into some kind of denunciation of Pres. Trump?   For God's sake let the guy be - he is entitled to his own life just like each one of us.  Really am sick and tired of this. 
      July 24, 2018 3:44 PM MDT
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  • 5320
    You indicated above that you weren't sure whether the question was a paradox, a riddle, a conundrum.

    I just gave you an example of something I thought might help you understand.

    And then Don Barzini told you that "It is a paradox. But it is also an occasional reality, individuals who, beyond rational course, stand up for things that are abominable in most people’s minds."

    Which is why I used Trump and his supporters in my example.

    Do you want to debate the rights of a US citizen (me) to question or comment on a currently elected US president's actions?

    Read The Intellectual Life.  It was mandatory reading for the freshman class at my university in the early 60's.

    It will tell you how to take a 3 day mini-vacation to cure "sick and tiredness."



      July 24, 2018 4:10 PM MDT
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  • 3213
    No, you are right. It is a paradox. But it is also an occasional reality, individuals who, beyond rational course, stand up for things that are abominable in most people’s minds.
    I appreciate your response, Officegirl, you thought it out, and that’s what I try to do, is make people think. Thank you. 
      July 24, 2018 3:56 PM MDT
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  • "Family"
      July 24, 2018 8:50 AM MDT
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  • 6152
    Great Answer! :) :)
      July 24, 2018 10:13 AM MDT
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  • 3213
    I think spouse fits with this one as well. Thanks, ALF 
      July 24, 2018 10:28 AM MDT
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  • 2625
    Trumpster.
      July 24, 2018 9:58 AM MDT
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  • 6152
    Beans, you never cease to amaze me.  A person of little word but when spoken, is powerful.  
      July 24, 2018 10:16 AM MDT
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  • 3213
    I’m thinking White House Press Secretary...
      July 24, 2018 1:17 PM MDT
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  • 2625
    WHEW!!!! That's an absolute on the former and present.
      July 25, 2018 6:39 AM MDT
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  • 6152
    In a dangerous situation, loyal, vulnerable, unprotected
      July 24, 2018 10:25 AM MDT
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  • 2625
    A man is at his tallest when he stoops to help a child.
      July 24, 2018 10:35 AM MDT
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  • 6152
    Goosebumps! :):)
      July 24, 2018 10:52 AM MDT
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  • 2550
    A religious zealot.   LOL
      July 24, 2018 10:29 AM MDT
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  • 3213
    Hard to contest that. How about “Pope”... This post was edited by Don Barzini at July 24, 2018 4:17 PM MDT
      July 24, 2018 10:56 AM MDT
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  • 8568
    Or Rabbi or Imam.
      July 24, 2018 2:02 PM MDT
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  • 3312
    Amoral. 
      July 24, 2018 10:58 AM MDT
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  • 4622
    Criminal defense attorney
      July 24, 2018 11:32 AM MDT
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  • 34930
    That's asker's pick for me. 
      July 24, 2018 11:33 AM MDT
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  • 34930
    The person or the actions?

    The person - anyone who has that deep compassion we should all tap into that identifies with the idea of "there but for the grace of GOD, go I", mentality.  I do ascribe to this.


    The actions?  NO WAY can anyone defend something that hurts another for the sole purpose of greed or some gain for the offender.  For starters.  Actions committed are actions that must have some restitution or we have no laws to live peacefully and respectfully among our brothers and sisters.

    A big AMEN, brother.

      July 24, 2018 11:36 AM MDT
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