Jim Christian: ” those bitches will CUT each others’ throats to get ahead”

I believe I’ve encountered this gentleman’s observations on his days working on tech infrastructure in DC’s havens of power, but if I hadn’t encountered him afresh I might’ve forgotten about it all.  He makes some interesting observations in the comments at the latest Fred Reed essay at The Unz Review:

You don’t move that culture in one cycle. Maybe in two. For instance, in the agencies? You have people that are just getting warmed up, career people and they’re liberal, they will undermine the new SecState and they cannot be fired. Bureaucracies exist below Deputy SecState that are entrenched. The staffers will go from the White House and the heads of the Agencies but the rank and file hired in the past eight years, the baked in personnel you inherit you’re stuck with.

It took two Nixon terms to clear out the old New Frontier Democrats and Jimmy Carter found it difficult to move things. Reagan made further changes, then Bill Clinton was ruled by the culture Reagan set up in two terms, but he didn’t change cultures. Obama? He’s “liberaled up” the Agencies pretty well, accelerated affirmative action to the point where the Federal Government is one big lazy Black society club. These folks are going to keep things low and slow, it’s going to take a VERY aggressive Trump a full two terms to change the present culture.

Hey, I installed and repaired their telephones, voice mail, their computers for over thirty years in DC. They were civil to ME, but then, they needed me, I guess. I could walk if they got out of hand with me, they couldn’t have that. But they were plenty nasty to their people, merciless about firing, yelling at their secretaries all the time, it was remarkable how they got away with it. It was the worst at NOW, Planned Parenthood, the women’s organizations, the best environments were the Blue Collar entities, public works, maintenance departments of the agencies, cops, too, they seemed pretty steady, but then I guess in offices full of cops, all the contestants are armed, that breeds respect and cool..

Most, and the worst incivility of course, nearly always involves the women. From Capitol Hill down to the lowliest interns, anywhere you have a high percentage of women, you have tension, treachery, backstabbing and a state of war between the women and those bitches will CUT each others’ throats to get ahead, steal another woman’s job or even husband.

http://www.unz.com/freed/uniquely-talented/#comment-1665211

–He’s combined a sound and persuasive macrolevel analysis of the sctructural problems with the federal bureaucracy with some on-the-spot observations that could’ve come out of a Fay Weldon novel.  Good stuff!

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