Is Mexico being led by a fool?

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Is Mexico being led by a fool?

Post by neverfail » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:09 am

The destruction of Mexico’s institutions, economy and democracy under the inept and increasingly autocratic regime of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has accelerated in the last few weeks with his incompetent management of the Covid-19 pandemic. The crisis is devastating Mexico with increasing strength, while he continues to deny facts and invent his own rosy scenario with a daily barrage of lies that raise questions over his mental health.

https://asiatimes.com/2020/04/mexicos-d ... celerates/

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Re: Is Mexico being led by a fool?

Post by Sertorio » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:44 am

neverfail wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:09 am
The destruction of Mexico’s institutions, economy and democracy under the inept and increasingly autocratic regime of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has accelerated in the last few weeks with his incompetent management of the Covid-19 pandemic. The crisis is devastating Mexico with increasing strength, while he continues to deny facts and invent his own rosy scenario with a daily barrage of lies that raise questions over his mental health.

https://asiatimes.com/2020/04/mexicos-d ... celerates/
The writer is the typical South American who lives and works in the US and who parrots the American vision of things as if they were the Gospels. He teaches at the American University, in Washington DC. Some of his students comments are:
Rarely do I criticize professors, but in this case I can't help myself. Firstly, he belittled those who asked questions and routinely presented false information in class. Lectures were purely anecdotal and focused on himself presenting little to no information. It shows his study of economics ended sometime in the 1960's. Unprofessional and rude.
Professor is nice but the course isn't worth it. It doesn't really teach you anything and is more just an opportunity for people who already know a lot about Econ to show off. The readings don't correspond to what is discussed in class so even if you want to prepare you can't. If you actually want to learn things take a different professor
Great professor, extremely knowledgeable (if you like Econ at all, just talk to the guy about the topic: it's fantastic). Sometimes, however, a bit hard to follow in class. Still, just talk to him afterwards. This was a good experience (and if Chicago School means anything to the majors reading this, take him: he's a devotee).
Overall rating by students: 3.78 out of 5

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I would say that his opinion of the present President of Mexico is bound to be very subjective... :(

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Re: Is Mexico being led by a fool?

Post by armchair_pundit » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:30 am

Sertorio wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:44 am
neverfail wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:09 am
The destruction of Mexico’s institutions, economy and democracy under the inept and increasingly autocratic regime of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has accelerated in the last few weeks with his incompetent management of the Covid-19 pandemic. The crisis is devastating Mexico with increasing strength, while he continues to deny facts and invent his own rosy scenario with a daily barrage of lies that raise questions over his mental health.

https://asiatimes.com/2020/04/mexicos-d ... celerates/
The writer is the typical South American who lives and works in the US and who parrots the American vision of things as if they were the Gospels. He teaches at the American University, in Washington DC. Some of his students comments are:
Rarely do I criticize professors, but in this case I can't help myself. Firstly, he belittled those who asked questions and routinely presented false information in class. Lectures were purely anecdotal and focused on himself presenting little to no information. It shows his study of economics ended sometime in the 1960's. Unprofessional and rude.
Professor is nice but the course isn't worth it. It doesn't really teach you anything and is more just an opportunity for people who already know a lot about Econ to show off. The readings don't correspond to what is discussed in class so even if you want to prepare you can't. If you actually want to learn things take a different professor
Great professor, extremely knowledgeable (if you like Econ at all, just talk to the guy about the topic: it's fantastic). Sometimes, however, a bit hard to follow in class. Still, just talk to him afterwards. This was a good experience (and if Chicago School means anything to the majors reading this, take him: he's a devotee).
Overall rating by students: 3.78 out of 5

https://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRa ... atingsList

I would say that his opinion of the present President of Mexico is bound to be very subjective... :(
Finally, a source you find questionable. hmmm, how very odd... :mrgreen:

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Re: Is Mexico being led by a fool?

Post by Sertorio » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:44 am

armchair_pundit wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:30 am
Sertorio wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:44 am
neverfail wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:09 am
The destruction of Mexico’s institutions, economy and democracy under the inept and increasingly autocratic regime of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has accelerated in the last few weeks with his incompetent management of the Covid-19 pandemic. The crisis is devastating Mexico with increasing strength, while he continues to deny facts and invent his own rosy scenario with a daily barrage of lies that raise questions over his mental health.

https://asiatimes.com/2020/04/mexicos-d ... celerates/
The writer is the typical South American who lives and works in the US and who parrots the American vision of things as if they were the Gospels. He teaches at the American University, in Washington DC. Some of his students comments are:
Rarely do I criticize professors, but in this case I can't help myself. Firstly, he belittled those who asked questions and routinely presented false information in class. Lectures were purely anecdotal and focused on himself presenting little to no information. It shows his study of economics ended sometime in the 1960's. Unprofessional and rude.
Professor is nice but the course isn't worth it. It doesn't really teach you anything and is more just an opportunity for people who already know a lot about Econ to show off. The readings don't correspond to what is discussed in class so even if you want to prepare you can't. If you actually want to learn things take a different professor
Great professor, extremely knowledgeable (if you like Econ at all, just talk to the guy about the topic: it's fantastic). Sometimes, however, a bit hard to follow in class. Still, just talk to him afterwards. This was a good experience (and if Chicago School means anything to the majors reading this, take him: he's a devotee).
Overall rating by students: 3.78 out of 5

https://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRa ... atingsList

I would say that his opinion of the present President of Mexico is bound to be very subjective... :(
Finally, a source you find questionable. hmmm, how very odd... :mrgreen:
Not the source, the writer... :roll:

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Re: Is Mexico being led by a fool?

Post by neverfail » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:12 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:44 am
neverfail wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:09 am
The destruction of Mexico’s institutions, economy and democracy under the inept and increasingly autocratic regime of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has accelerated in the last few weeks with his incompetent management of the Covid-19 pandemic. The crisis is devastating Mexico with increasing strength, while he continues to deny facts and invent his own rosy scenario with a daily barrage of lies that raise questions over his mental health.

https://asiatimes.com/2020/04/mexicos-d ... celerates/
The writer is the typical South American who lives and works in the US and who parrots the American vision of things as if they were the Gospels. He teaches at the American University, in Washington DC. Some of his students comments are:
Rarely do I criticize professors, but in this case I can't help myself. Firstly, he belittled those who asked questions and routinely presented false information in class. Lectures were purely anecdotal and focused on himself presenting little to no information. It shows his study of economics ended sometime in the 1960's. Unprofessional and rude.
Professor is nice but the course isn't worth it. It doesn't really teach you anything and is more just an opportunity for people who already know a lot about Econ to show off. The readings don't correspond to what is discussed in class so even if you want to prepare you can't. If you actually want to learn things take a different professor
Great professor, extremely knowledgeable (if you like Econ at all, just talk to the guy about the topic: it's fantastic). Sometimes, however, a bit hard to follow in class. Still, just talk to him afterwards. This was a good experience (and if Chicago School means anything to the majors reading this, take him: he's a devotee).
Overall rating by students: 3.78 out of 5

https://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRa ... atingsList

I would say that his opinion of the present President of Mexico is bound to be very subjective... :(
Sertorio, it looks to me like you are trying to "play the man instead of playing the ball". Just because you dislike the stereotype of the turncoat Latino you have constructed around eassayist MANUEL SUÁREZ-MIER; does it necessarily follow that the man's bleak assessment of Mexico and its current government is necessarily WRONG?

As I see it government in Mexico looks good only if you compare it to the abysmal standards set by the central American republics immediately to Mexico's south.

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Re: Is Mexico being led by a fool?

Post by Sertorio » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:26 pm

neverfail wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:12 pm

Sertorio, it looks to me like you are trying to "play the man instead of playing the ball". Just because you dislike the stereotype of the turncoat Latino you have constructed around eassayist MANUEL SUÁREZ-MIER; does it necessarily follow that the man's bleak assessment of Mexico and its current government is necessarily WRONG?

As I see it government in Mexico looks good only if you compare it to the abysmal standards set by the central American republics immediately to Mexico's south.
I have no opinion of the Mexican President. But I am inclined to doubt the objectivity of a Mexican at the service of the US on what concerns his assessment of a leftist Mexican head of state...

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Re: Is Mexico being led by a fool?

Post by Milo » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:52 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:26 pm
neverfail wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:12 pm

Sertorio, it looks to me like you are trying to "play the man instead of playing the ball". Just because you dislike the stereotype of the turncoat Latino you have constructed around eassayist MANUEL SUÁREZ-MIER; does it necessarily follow that the man's bleak assessment of Mexico and its current government is necessarily WRONG?

As I see it government in Mexico looks good only if you compare it to the abysmal standards set by the central American republics immediately to Mexico's south.
I have no opinion of the Mexican President. But I am inclined to doubt the objectivity of a Mexican at the service of the US on what concerns his assessment of a leftist Mexican head of state...
We know you Russians are used to academics used as instruments of propaganda but other places can be different.

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Re: Is Mexico being led by a fool?

Post by Sertorio » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:15 pm

Milo wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:52 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:26 pm
neverfail wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:12 pm

Sertorio, it looks to me like you are trying to "play the man instead of playing the ball". Just because you dislike the stereotype of the turncoat Latino you have constructed around eassayist MANUEL SUÁREZ-MIER; does it necessarily follow that the man's bleak assessment of Mexico and its current government is necessarily WRONG?

As I see it government in Mexico looks good only if you compare it to the abysmal standards set by the central American republics immediately to Mexico's south.
I have no opinion of the Mexican President. But I am inclined to doubt the objectivity of a Mexican at the service of the US on what concerns his assessment of a leftist Mexican head of state...
We know you Russians are used to academics used as instruments of propaganda but other places can be different.
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Re: Is Mexico being led by a fool?

Post by Doc » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:22 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:26 pm
neverfail wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:12 pm

Sertorio, it looks to me like you are trying to "play the man instead of playing the ball". Just because you dislike the stereotype of the turncoat Latino you have constructed around eassayist MANUEL SUÁREZ-MIER; does it necessarily follow that the man's bleak assessment of Mexico and its current government is necessarily WRONG?

As I see it government in Mexico looks good only if you compare it to the abysmal standards set by the central American republics immediately to Mexico's south.
I have no opinion of the Mexican President. But I am inclined to doubt the objectivity of a Mexican at the service of the US on what concerns his assessment of a leftist Mexican head of state...
Excuse me? You mean socialist president Obrador is at the service of Trump?

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Re: Is Mexico being led by a fool?

Post by neverfail » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:52 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:26 pm

I have no opinion of the Mexican President. But I am inclined to doubt the objectivity of a Mexican at the service of the US on what concerns his assessment of a leftist Mexican head of state...
"No opinion?" Somewhat contradictory of you to claim that Sertorio. You identify President Obrador as a leftist Mexican head of state. Surely that counts as an opinion? :)

I would suggest that the fact that author MANUEL SUÁREZ-MIER is living in the United States (as an academic?) does not mean that he necessarily "at the service of the US" but rather that living in the midst of a foreign culture has challenged this man to reassess the basic assumptions that he had previously taken for granted in his home country - which might have even been originally a lot like your own. Among other things his appreciation of what constitutes good government has likely risen: good government as distinct from left wing government or right wing government.

(Umm... you are capable of making that distinction, arn't you Sertorio?)

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