Is Chief Justice Renato Corona a victim of Noynoy Aquino’s low self-esteem?

The German word Schadenfreude is defined as the feeling of pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. They say that the lower the person’s self-esteem, the more he or she tends to enjoy someone else’s misfortune. According to a recent study by scientists in Leiden University, the Netherlands, “when you have low self-esteem, you will do almost anything to feel better, and when you’re confronted with the misfortune of others, you’ll feel schandenfreude.”

Suffering from low self-esteem?

Based on the above definitions, it can be said that President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) and his supporters must have low self-esteem because it seems like they feel a strong sense of schandenfreude or pleasure at seeing their political opponents suffer. There have been many occasions when the incumbent President has shown his habit of dwelling with enjoyment on negative thoughts. PNoy would often try to humiliate and vilify his political opponents without thinking of the consequences of his actions.

The English word for schandenfreude is gloating and it is defined as “to observe or think about something with triumphant and often malicious satisfaction, gratification, or delight”. PNoy is always gloating. Definitely so. He often expresses his “delight” over his enemy’s misfortune. This was evident when he tried to humiliate Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice, Renato Corona in his speech during the National Criminal Justice summit recently held at the Manila hotel, leading Inquirer.net columnist Ramon Tulfo to wonder Does Aquino get advice from his Cabinet?

A lawyer told me that had the Chief Justice walked out of the First National Criminal Justice Summit while he was being attacked by a coequal official, most of the magistrates and lawyers present would have followed him to the exit.

Even lawyers in the executive branch would have joined the walkout, a government lawyer said.

No matter how he regards Chief Justice Corona, any lawyer would have found the President’s attack on the highest magistrate uncouth.

An insult to the Chief Justice is an insult to the whole legal profession since he is the highest-ranking lawyer, according to a government lawyer.

Does P-Noy get advice from his Cabinet members who are lawyers on how to treat the Supreme Court, a coequal branch in government?

Latest developments on the impeachment case against the SC judge suggest that PNoy “twisted the arms” of members of the House of Representatives, a supposedly independent branch of government, just to get his way. 188 members of the legislature have bowed to the wishes of the President to impeach and remove Chief Justice Corona from the judiciary. On record, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Joseph E.A. Abaya both admitted that “a furious President Aquino wanted a fast impeachment of Corona after he and seven other Arroyo appointees issued a temporary restraining order on the Department of Justice’s travel ban against the former President”. And that “He (PNoy) gave the general direction; we followed because we believe this is the right thing”.

Even Catholic Church officials think that PNoy had a hand in the fast filing of impeachment case against Chief Justice Corona. Here’s what Bishop Teodoro Bacani had to say about it:

Novaliches bishop emeritus Teodoro Bacani, a member of the 1987 Constitutional Commission, said it has been surprising that members of Lower Chamber managed to muster 188 congressmen to endorse the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

“I will tell you the truth, sa bilis ng pangyayari ay baka naman ang nangyayari dito ay arm twisting from above,” Bacani told Church-run Radyo Veritas.

Meanwhile Navotas City Representative Tobias Tiangco said in his privilege speech immediately after the filing of the impeachment proceedings that members were not given a chance to read the articles of impeachment:

“How can you vote for the impeachment without having the chance to read the articles of impeachment much less verify the facts?…Why the haste in the matter of hours? Why cannot we give him due process?”

After Tiangco, other minority representatives have spoken out about the dubious impeachment process conducted by PNoy’s supporters:

Some lawmakers have said the process of signing up for the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona was indeed rushed but proponents of the ouster move maintained it was all above board.

Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro Casiño said the majority of the 188 members who signed the impeachment case were clueless of the eight articles used as the basis to kick out Corona when they entered the majority caucus at 2:30 pm Monday.

Casiño admitted that they were not allowed to read the 57-page document, which they signed on as both complainant and endorser. The signing of the document by 188 congressmen paved the way for the approval of the complaint without having to toil through committee hearing or plenary voting.

The bulk of the signatures took less than one hour to gather and Corona was formally impeached at 7:40 p.m. Monday or less than five hours after the signatories were officially told for the first time about the charges versus the Chief Justice.

Casiño said the lawmakers relied solely on the presentation made by Liberal Party (LP) bigwigs who orchestrated the impeachment case under orders of President Benigno Aquino III.

Likewise, House Minority Leader Edcel Lagman said that many of those who supported the impeachment were blackmailed into signing. Lagman insinuated, “those who would refuse to sign will be deprived of their priority development assistance fund (PDAF) and other funding releases for their respective districts.”

Senator Joker Arroyo seems to agree that PNoy has become an autocrat by successfully taking control of the entire government. Arroyo said: “The people are entertained by that kind of show, but this is a bid for power disguised under the claim of a clean government”.

PNoy gloated after the impeachment was filed the next day. He met with his political allies at a caucus and spoke with confidence that Chief Justice Corona will be impeached because according to him, “the public is on his side”. PNoy stressed that the chief justice will not change and will always be beholden to Arroyo. This is another proof that the President has engaged in negative thoughts. I do not understand why his minders let him talk the way he does. It’s probably because they know that the public loves to hear him talk that way too.

Even before the 2010 Presidential election, PNoy already exhibited signs of negative mental attitude. During the campaign, he expressed his fears about the possible failure of elections and was adamant in his aspiration to be first on the streets to organize another people power revolution should it happen. In fact, Inquirer columnist Conrado de Quiros took that as a cue to explore that possibility — just stopping short of blatantly inciting rebellion if Aquino loses the presidential race.

People with negative mental attitude tend to have low self-esteem. And those with low self-esteem tend to be too defensive and too sensitive because they think that those who do not agree with them are just out to ruin them. Which is precisely the reason why they will do almost anything to crush their opponents. Obviously, PNoy is doing almost everything to crush his imagined opponent even if it is the only thing he does during his entire term in office.

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Gabs Narazo
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yeah. sad truth indeed. good thing is that CJ Corona knows where he stands. i just hate how the government is working on this single issue and not working on how to work for the people.

Vincenzo B. Arellano
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Pnu mkakawork for people kung my hadlang tulad ni pekeng Corona. Tanggalin muna yan!

DaidoKatsumi
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Pnu mkakawork for people kung my hadlang tulad ni pekeng Vincenzo. Tanggalin muna ang diktaurya ni Noynoy!

Hehe, Vincenzo is now idolizing Hitler, eh? Hindi ko alam iyon a.

TaengGorbachev
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Whoa… Hitler is a lot better than Noynoy, and I idolize him somehow, but still Stalin rules, when it comes to decreasing population.

crys
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Mr. Aquino is paranoid and bipolar! It’s about time to impeach this Dictator who doesn’t do anything for our country but made it more worst. He seeks personal vengeance for him and his sisters but not for Filipino people.

Hindi pa ba kayo nakakahalata na Dictador na siya???? Nakakatakot na iyang nangyayaring ito. It’s time for impeachment!

crys
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No wonder, matalino si Corona and dignified person!!!! No comparison sa dictator.

Noor
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You are right.

Ansley Truitt
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I agree. This panot & abnoy Dictator is a disgrace to the Filipino people.

nelly villamor
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my point naman c P-noy major major kabagal naman kc ang justice system natin,nakakairita na talaga mula noon gang ngaun alang pag babago nag kataon lang c corona ang nasa pwesto.

benign0
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I share your frustration with the justice system. But Noynoy merely proved that only the powerful can make things happen fast through the system.

Ricardo Montalban
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If you want the president to really work for the people? Then let Pnoy help the prosecution team so that the filipino people would be able to get rid of Cheap Injustice Coracotna, good riddance, isn’t it? The only obstacle to cleanse all the government agencies from the most corrupt appointess of Gloria Arroyo is the Impeachment of Cheap INJUSTICE CORACOTNA! According to grapevine, Gloria ang Mike Arroyo were able to accumulate 1.3trillion pesos during her thievery of 9 years. And it is also said that the Cheap Injustice Coracotna is hiding 1.8billion dollars courtesy of Mike Ayyoko! Let us… Read more »
Anonymous
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Sorry troll, your post is full of fail.

Daido Katsumi
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Injustice? Nah, Carpio has an ambition to be Chief Justice. Grapevine is more like a BIASED form of media so you’re basing it on HEARSAY, right? And from the words of GW from Metal Gear Solid 2 with that “the truth will set you free” of yours: ‘Oh, what happened? Do you feel lost? Why not try a bit of soul-searching? Don’t think you’ll find anything, though. Every time something goes wrong, you turn around and place the blame on someone else. It’s not our fault. It’s not your fault. In denial, you simply resort to looking for another more… Read more »
Felipe
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Low self-esteem? Naaahhh…Why do you think he needed to get himself a Porsche pen!s extender? 😉

benign0
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Lol! I’ve forgotten about that angle! 😀

Felipe
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He easily falls under the same category as other dictators driven to compensate for their not-so-secret personal frustrations. Hitler felt sorely misunderstood when his dreams of being a great artist were crushed after he was rejected by a prestigious art school in Vienna. North Korea’s Kim Jong Il, likewise, felt compelled to wear high-heeled shoes and comb his hair to make it look thicker over the top to appear taller due to his height complex.

benign0
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nyek nyek

up nn Grad
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Some dude commented that PresiNoynoy likes using hollowpoint 9mm on his Glock… to remind himself he ain’t firing blanks.

Alfred
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Nah… The Filipino people are happy when PeeNoy gets rid of Arroyo and her henchman! They would be more happy with that rather than having food on the table for this Christmas…

A messed up sense of priorities…

*sadly so*

chi
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yes, good point. i agree with this. really, I can’t even name one good project this dictator has done
. very disappointing. this is sick

sticktoexecute
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The people should be worried with PNoy’s actions, and I am really worried that they seem not to care at all.

ahehe
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They do care. Sinasamba nga nila eh.

nona
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The pleasure p-noy displayed yesterday at the LP meeting was as evident as a little boy about to open his xmas presents
The guy has a personality disorder, and the greedy sheep in congress no shame and no sense of the gravitas of the situation

Jet Hernandez
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Akala nya siguro Role Playing Game (RPG) ang pagpapatakbo ng Piripinas… parang Xbox o PSP… Kung di gusto ang kinakahinatnan ng incompetent actions nya pwedeng i reboot o mag cheat at shortcut.

crys
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100% agree with you!!!

nona
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2 speed government
Quick on revenge
Slow on promises

2 faced president
Speak of honesty
Act with hypocricy

nona
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Taken to extreme levels Schadenfreude can be
linked to Sadistic Personality Disorder. Some of
the mutual characteristics include:
– Humiliating someone in front of others.
– Finding other’s (including animals)
psychological or physical suffering amusing.
– Intentionally lying to cause pain or hurt
others.
– Using threats or intimidation to get your
way.
– Being fascinated by violence, weapons,
injuries and torture.

Source – jvr psychologists

Der Fuhrer
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The president of the Republic of the Philippines is gravely ill of mind. Mental disorder rules!

I see Dumb people
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I don’t know about the 2nd characteristic but the rest seems to feet the unpresident president perfectly. -Humiliating someone in front of others -Corona -Intentionally lying to cause pain or hurt others -His election campaign where I got my name. -His apology for the hostage crisis where he’s smiling all the time -Using threats or intimidation to get your way -Impeachment of corona -Being fascinated by violence, weapons, injuries and torture -I heard he is into shooting… Wait… Now that I think about it, maybe that’s what he’s doing about the hostage crisis??? Just watching the incident as some action… Read more »
mayg
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BWAHAHAHHAHA

K3
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I feel that PNoy’s is falling fast towards the dark side.

He seems to start seeing that those who are not with him are against him.

I see Dumb people
Guest

Ironic how his father died fighting Marshall law and now he’s trying to implement Marshall Law.

President- Y U NO BRAIN?!?

boom_box
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He was not informed by his staff..

Der Fuhrer
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Does BadNoy have a multiple personality and delusions? 1. He believes the God is on his side. 2. He believes that the silent majority are on his side while many say it is the nutzi yellow followers that are with him. 3. He gleefully sets all the wrong, bad examples. 4. He perceives himself as a magistrate with the power to interpret final Supreme Court rulings as incorrect. 5. He believes that the Supreme Court is corrupt. 6. He perceives himself as honest and clean. 7. He acts the part of judge, jury and executioner in allowing unconstitutional shortcuts destroying… Read more »
I see Dumb people
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This is why he is unfit for his position. He believes the God is on his side -Have he heard about separation of church and state? -How bout Do not use the Lord God’s name in vain? He believes that the silent majority are on his side while many say it is the nutzi yellow followers that are with him. -What is he psychic? Jean Grey or Xavier? He gleefully sets all the wrong, bad examples. -What makes him so sure that what he sees as wrong is really wrong? How bout the cause and effect of the action? Ex:… Read more »
Der Fuhrer
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@I see dumb people…

BadNoy rule of thumb: “Right is Wrong and Wrong is Right.”-Der Fuhrer

nona
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@ilda
CERN are about to announce the discovery of the higgs boson – god particle – p-noy disagrees and says he has already found it and it resides in malacanan.

ahehe
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Vindication for Ms. Carmen Pedroza?

Der Fuhrer
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BadNoy behavioral/mental state media report.
Quote from the Manila Standard Today Dec. 14, 2011

“Judge Antonio Eugenio, the incumbent President of the Manila Judges Association and former president of the Philippine Judges Association, compared president Aquino to the German dictator Adolf Hitler. They act by sheer numbers. They act on the basis of popularity, Eugenio said of the president and his allies in the House. But remember history. When Hitler secured power in Germany, he was the most popular figure and TRAMPLED ON THE RIGHTS OF EVERYONE(caps. mine) because he was popular. We all know what happened to Adolf Hitler.”

nona
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Strong words but as some-one whose parents fought for freedom and against the tryanny of hitler i can relate to the undercurrents of a formative dictatorship. – peoples government will be the next marketing phrase to trip out into the press/pr machine. everything hitler did in terms of achieving absolute power was legal – because he ended up making the rules and creating a mass hysteria against a perceived common enemy – the jews. Now we have media manipulation , a ‘common enemy’, control of the judiciary – soon – An appeal to mass emotion, not logic, And claims of… Read more »
flax
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Yellowtards aka Sturmabteilung
Ricky Carandang aka Joseph Goebbels
Edwin Lacierda aka Heinrich Himmler
Mar Roxas aka Eva Braun, chos 🙂

Chimera
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Know what’s really disturbing? His “fans” don’t seem to question or care what methods he uses to fulfill his promise to fight and get rid of corruption. I been reading the news and a part of me seems to draw parallels to Hitler’s own methods of gaining populist support. It really scares me that the people itself is letting themselves be leashed.

Helios
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I think the people do not fullz grasp the implications of the President’s actions. I am also utterly disappointed with Congress. Sa totoo lang wala silang pinagkaiba nung GMA times… ngek oo nga pala same Congress during GMA admin lol. haaaay principles nga naman… anyway a part of me wants the President to get his way just so we can plunge the country into complete madness and chaos. Maybe then the Filipino will learn.

Chimera
Guest

Learn? Most people never learn, especially those who think that Pnoy never makes a mistakes and that he’s always right. Populism: is process of the cattle being led to slaughter.

Helios
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auriga
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Thanks for sharing the article. The other articles were also good reads.

jesus v a villamor III
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jesus v a villamor III

did not know much about this paper but thanks for the links…now i know there are still some people in the media with no malacanang supplied horse blinkers

Der Fuhrer
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BadNoy behavioral/mental state media report. Quotes from the Manila Standard Today Oct. 5, 2011 Lowdown Jojo A. Robles “We’ve been told that during his recent 14-hour return flight on Philippine Airlines flight PR104 from San Francisco to Manila, Aquino was allowed to smoke in violation of international and local aviation regulations. The feat was pulled off on the PAL 747-400 jumbo jet by simply preventing anyone to go up the upper first-class deck of the plane(where Aquino was)through the stairs while the president smoked. Health, safety (depending on the stage of the airline’s trip) and anti-terrorist considerations prohibit smoking in… Read more »
Chimera
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Such attitude is typical with leaders leaning towards dictatorial tendencies. Try reading at any dictator and their cronies and you’ll see the similarities.

Der Fuhrer
Guest

Shall we see the return of the happy/funny farm? Should the High Court be forcibly streamlined and re-engineered by the dictator he might return and restore the happy/funny farm to its old status quo.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Hyden Toro
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He simply think, he is above any laws…or any regulations…he even solicited Honorary Doctorate Degrees, from foreign universities, to show to us: he has more brains and wisdom, than the rest of all of us…
By the Corona impeachment…he is showing: he is above anybody…or any goverment institutions…I’m thinking of the behaviours of the Roman Emperor Caligula on this issue…Emperor Caligula was really insane…

clark
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isa yan sa mga perks ng pagiging presidente….masunod lang ang kagustuhan kahit madami ang nanganganib na masawi at masaktan if ever nagkaproblema sa flight na yan….nakakalungkot na ang airline company na yan ay pinayagan ang ganyang pag uugali samantalang may regulasyon at polisiya na dapat ipatupad..kaya nga ginawa ang regulasyon na yan ay para sa siguridad ng mga pasahero na ligtas silang makakarating sa kanilang paroroonan…ay yamn din lamang na porket presidente ka ..eh pwede na palang gawin yan..bakit naglagay pa sila ng regulasyon????iba talaga pag nasa kapngyarihan ka…

nona
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Beware the fool with power, he wields it only for amusement, but destroys sanity in the process

Der Fuhrer
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Heil Der nutzi Fuhrer BadNoy! Truly the brilliant nutzi genius of the scheming nutzi mind! Watch the Fuhrer as he “burns” the pro-democracy Supreme Court! Watch him as he flames and “burns” his captive followers in the reichstag! Two birds with one stone! Divide and conquer at work to ensure his supreme control and dictatorship! We watched Der Fuhrer divide the reich and pro-democracy people first! His great nutzi genius now divides the houses of government to ensure chaos and anarchy! His manipulation and scheming dazzles his nutzi followers! He appears clean and honest while the pro-democracy Supreme Court is… Read more »
Der Fuhrer
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Watch Der nutzi Fuhrer as he orders a nutzi loyalty check! His brilliant nutzi suspicious mind is confused and focused at the same time on real and imagined threats to his growing totalitarian rule! Nein! He is not afraid! He is mad! Mad at the challenges hurled against him by the pro-democracy media! Mad at those who would dare question his abuses and excesses against democracy in the reich! His fawning admirers of the reich propaganda ministry cannot be sure that there is absolute loyalty in his own house of governance! Ja! He demands absolute loyalty! He is aware of… Read more »
Der Fuhrer
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Adolf Hitler: “All this madness… the destruction… the human suffering… I, too, was trapped in the whirlwind we created- an empty mirror filled with hate. I expected God to reach down and stop me… but He never did. Please… say something. Please help me.” -Author Unknown “Madness is rare in individuals- but in groups, political parties, nations, and eras its the rule.” -Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil,1886
Der Fuhrer
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Uncle Adolf’s chilling quotes mirror BadNoy: “Who says I am not under the special protection of God?”-Adolf Hitler “I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty.”-Adolf Hitler “By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.”-Adolf Hitler “Great liars are also great magicians.”-Adolf Hitler “How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.”-Adolf Hitler “It is not truth that matters, but victory.”-Adolf Hitler “The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents… Read more »