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January 26, 2017

EPA Workers "Coming To Work In Tears;" Still Not Have Accepted Trump's Win

The poor babies.

Environmental Protection Agency employees have not accepted Donald Trump's victory and are still "coming to work in tears" more than two months after the election.


Trump's victory has been tough for bureaucrats. The State Department held stress workshops after the election so they would not "become paralyzed by fear." EPA employees were caught crying before, just after the election, as were White House aides. Energy Department employees were granted counseling. Sobbing staffers greeted Hillary Clinton on Capitol Hill a month after her loss.

The facts mentioned in that last paragraph are hyperlinked to articles about the incidents.

We have two cultures in this country:

The first, which is traditionalist and Apollonian, maintains that it is quiet cool that should be valued. If someone maintains his equipoise in the face of adversity, that is more reason to trust his judgement and to think well of his character.

This view leads to a competition among people to try to show the most reserve, restraint, and detachment, as, these attributes being prized, people naturally compete with each other to demonstrate the most of these attributes.

The second culture, which is the new Cult promoted by the Adult Babies and is Dionysian in descent, maintains that performative, operatic displays of emotion indicate "authenticity" -- if your emotion is so vehement that you cannot suppress it, your feelings is therefore more "real."

And your feelings are facts, and #Science. The evidence you present that your feelings are true is your unhinged emotional incontinence.

Note this is true even if your "emotional" display is actually exaggerated and theatrical, or outright feigned -- you still get credit for signalling you're part of the garment-shredding tribe.

In this view, the ability to dampen emotion to think coolly and without tantrums and baby-seethings is actually a mark of inauthenticity, and therefore pretense and deception, as the man who is not freaking out like a sugar-rushed child is suppressing one's true Inner Adult Baby nature and therefore not being true to one's true essential nature as a raving lunatic.

In this regime, where emotion and shrieking are not signs that one is departing from truth but on top of it and inside it and grabbing it by the hips, spazzing out and freaking out are positively valorized, and people, being competitive and seeking to be "the best" in a field, attempt to top each other with even more amped-up displays of frantic fear and fury.

The media is of course very much the cultural ringleaders of the infantile culture. They don't seem to appreciate that many in society are still Apollonian traditionalists, who do not view their daily freakouts as a sign that they are possessed of the truth, but instead take this as evidence that they have psychological problems and developmental disorders.

Yet they continue pushing forward with the theory that because they are gibbering and wailing like lunatics, you should put more trust in their howlings, not less.

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