is Dennis Rodman is more courageous then the gay NFL player?

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Do you believe that by initiating overtures toward the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (which is deeply unpopular in the United States) that

Dennis Rodman showed more courage then the openly gay NFL player???:confused:
  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    How can I turn this into a poll?
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    To qualify as courageous, the person needs to have perspective on the dangers of what they're doing. From what I've seen, Dennis Rodman's perspective is totally twisted, so I suspect he doesn't qualify.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      No. Not for me.

      I appreciate you may find it brave from point of view of Americans now disliking him but when you travel to a country and you're like 7 foot tall and every one has to get on a ladder to say hello and a man revered as a god is there to take you by the hand and watch you play your favourite sport along with lashings of the sort of food only kings eat and a bevy of naked dancing sex slaves, and I'm afraid I don't really find it even remotely brave.

      Bloody good fun is what I call it.

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      • Profile picture of the author socialentry
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        No. Not for me.

        I appreciate you may find it brave from point of view of Americans now disliking him but when you travel to a country and you're like 7 foot tall and every one has to get on a ladder to say hello and a man revered as a god is there to take you by the hand and watch you play your favourite sport along with lashings of the sort of food only kings eat and a bevy of naked dancing sex slaves, and I'm afraid I don't really find it even remotely brave.

        Bloody good fun is what I call it.

        Indeed but that would a little bit be like a bargain where you would spend a night in a palace vs. being shunned for the rest of your life.

        I know not many people would take it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I wouldn't call either one particularly courageous. Courage implies overcoming fear. I haven't seen anything that indicates either did what they did in spite of their fear.
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

    Do you believe that by initiating overtures toward the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (which is deeply unpopular in the United States) that

    Dennis Rodman showed more courage then the openly gay NFL player???:confused:
    You seem to have a thing for Rodman.

    Is there something we should know?
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    • Profile picture of the author socialentry
      Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

      You seem to have a thing for Rodman.

      Is there something that we should know?
      Oh but I am only a humble servant of democracy, I am only here to foster understanding,compassion, peace and comprehension amongst mankind.
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Courage: the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous, the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty

        So my simple answer is nope!

        Neither are courageous in my humble opinion.


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        • Profile picture of the author socialentry
          As far as Rodman, he is crazy and he needs to watch his p's and q's lest he end up with the same fate as Kim Jung's uncle. Maybe stupid would be a better word. Everyone with just a bit of common sense understands that when you play with fire, you will get burnt.

          Kin Jung murdered his own family member! I'm sure if he had no qualms murdering his own bloodline, he wouldn't have a qualm at all with murdering me! All I was saying is that Rodman, because of that fact, is playing with fire. -Terra

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          It seems some people are dead set against the Democratic People's republic of Korea 's overtures for peace.

          This is not about Dennis Rodman, this is about a historic moment that can define the relationship between not only America and the DPRK but the whole world for the decades to come.

          I am a bit worried for world peace now because it seems the Americans want to find a reason to dislike their diplomats.
          It would be like if they said that the Ping Pong team was crazy for going to Mao's China.

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          • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
            Diplomat:
            1) government representative abroad: a member or employee of a government who represents his or her country in dealings with other nations, especially by working in an embassy or consulate abroad

            2) tactful person: somebody who is tactful and sensitive in dealings with other people

            As you can plainly see, Rodman is no diplomat. I would be fearful myself if the best we Americans could muster for a diplomat was Rodman.


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  • Profile picture of the author subisa852
    I don't think he's brave since he's very close to Kim Jong Un.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

      This is not about Dennis Rodman, this is about a historic moment that can define the relationship between not only America and the DPRK but the whole world for the decades to come.
      Hi Social,

      I'm afraid right now, in this thread, it's all about Dennis Rodman. It's all about whether he has as much courage as Sam. That is the thread title and had things gone to plan, we'd even have a poll on it.

      I am a bit worried for world peace now because it seems the Americans want to find a reason to dislike their diplomats.
      I can't speak for Americans but that would be another subject altogether.

      For the record, I don't worry about world peace, I'd just love to see a glimpse of it in my lifetime.
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