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Thread by @ThomasWictor: "(1) Just hooked up the new modem. So: Rex Tillerson. (2) Let me tell you about my own experiences delegating authority. I found that when I […]"

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(1) Just hooked up the new modem.

So: Rex Tillerson.
(2) Let me tell you about my own experiences delegating authority.

I found that when I was a nice boss, everyone took advantage.
(3) You have to walk a tightrope.

I don't have it in me to be a boss, so I've been self-employed most of my life.
(4) The boss is still the boss.

Even if the boss gives you total freedom, you still have to follow the boss's orders.
(5) I've discovered--to my disappointment--that too many Trump "supporters" wanted only words, not actions.

So when Trump follows through on his promises, people get upset.
(6) Trump is a revolutionary.

To work for him, you have to be a revolutionary yourself.
(7) The State Department is easily the most pernicious of American institutions.

All Secretaries of State end up "going native."

That means the department changes THEM, rather than the other way around.
(8) The US has very few friends in the world.

Most countries want us weak and feckless.
(9) Secretaries of State are under incredible pressure from the department and the world to continue failed policies.

Secretary of State Cyrus Vance RESIGNED when the US tried to rescue the hostages that Iran held.
(10) Vance secretly negotiated his own diplomatic solution to the Iran hostage crisis by going through the PLO. It failed, of course.

He was also opposed to "visceral anti-Sovietism."
(11) We need a Secretary of State who puts America first.

That is simply too hard for many people raised in the post-World War II era.
(12) After seeing how so many of Trump's "supporters" have let him down, I'm not surprised that people in his administration let him down.
(13) Mohammed bin Salman had to fire almost every top-ranking military officer in the country.

Change is HARD.

Most people prefer to simply "wait and see," which means, "Let's do nothing."
(14) Both my parents took a "wait and see" approach.

They died in 2013, and we're STILL sorting out the mess they left behind.
(15) That's five years of our lives we'll never get back.

Trump doesn't want to squander this opportunity, so when people don't perform, he has to fire them.
(16) "I think Rex will be much happier now," Trump said.

That's a very cutting remark.
(17) AFTER we bought our new house in Vegas, the neighbor began collecting roosters. He has three now.
(18) Yesterday the stonemasons were raising our wall to nine feet. Señor Pollo Loco accosted the stonemasons because tiny blobs of cement were dripping on the neighbor's property.
(19) The cement was falling on the neighbor's piles of broken concrete, rusted engine blocks, rusted rebar, and rusted, dented tool shed.

"You're making my chickens upset!" he shouted in Spanish.
(20) The stonemasons said, "Your roosters are making it very hard for us to work. We have to take breaks because of the noise. So you're making this job take much longer than it should."
(21) Señor Pollo Loco had no response. He just walked away.

The stonemasons fired him, without losing their temper.
(22) The city is insisting on mediation, so my brother will explain that he's taking care of a guy with PTSD who does stuff like this.

(23) Like Trump, I believe in solutions, and I know how to implement them.

My brother is on my side.

Everyone else can help or get out of the way...
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