theodore M I R A L D I.
I experience it nearly every single day. Any mention of Trump, Immigration, Obama, Clinton or anything anti-democrat, or logical analysis, turns into an all out verbal assault ending in outrageous labeling and sometimes threats of physical violence.
This is what has become the defining factors in any, and all discussions from the streets of New York City to the Halls of Government. Americans lose their bellies when challenged with alternate facts.
Never in my life have I met anyone that was always right on target on all subjects. After all, many of the facts we claim are gotten from others. What seems to be lost is the ability to have an open civilized dialog, negotiation and settlement, based on agreement to which facts are relevant to any particular issue.
As Merriam Webster describes Emotion; A conscious mental reaction (as Anger or Fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body.
Instinctual in nature, emotion has always been the wild card of interpersonal relations necessary to resolve simple and complex problems. Emotion is a symptom and not a solution.
What we are experiencing is an alarming reliance on emotion to guide fundamental core issues and beliefs. Although emotion may be a driving force for positive change, it can not rule analysis, or agreement.
Relying on the hyper-emotional assessments of any issue blurs the truth and makes all things subjective. This may work in our personal relations with friends and family, but it is surly disastrous when dealing with whole communities and national policies.
Most of us learn from an early age that emotions can create a narrative that is untrustworthy and pieced together by unrelated facts.
It is no wonder that the greatest minds the world has experienced are void of Emotionalism as a solution. What sane and cogent mind would assess, that calling your neighbor a multitudinous amount of insulting names would lead to a positive outcome.
Sounds more like Insanity than Solution.
The Hyper-Ventilators need to control their emotions and assume the posture of Logic, and Social Mechanics, where every issue is vital to success.