Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Thing About Obamaphiliaphobes

I'm convinced that the Obamaphiliaphobes, those who seem to dislike the fact that people are "inspired" by Obama more than they dislike Obama himself, who also seem clinically obsessed with his personality more than his policies, are just generally grumpy and fidgety because they have issues with feeling good and happy about something. They just can't stand to see people feeling giddy and happy for whatever reason.

As I see it, for them, life's no good if there's a reason not to be all broody and mysterious and cynical and contrarian just about all of the time. They mistakenly think that to give into enthusiasm will make them seem silly and embarrassing, that it will damage their standing as the tortured and perenially misunderstood artist. We know the type: the non-conformist conformist who embraces the anti-chic chic. Ironically, they're the ones who are so painfully self-conscious about self-image and appearing "uncool" that they're easily embarrassed by simple, sincere, and spontaneous joyful displays of emotion in public. But they are are always there to witness such demonstrations and titter at them (a bit wistfully and jealously, too, I think).

Well, to these Obamaphiliaphobes, let me say: I'll trade your James Dean for Jimmy Stewart any day.

5 comments:

D-BB said...

We know the type: the non-conformist conformist who embraces the anti-chic chic. Ironically, they're the ones who are so painfully self-conscious about self-image and appearing "uncool" that they're easily embarrassed by simple, sincere, and spontaneous joyful displays of emotion in public.

Heyyyyyyyy, you don't know me that well.....do ya?

Huck said...

d-bb - From what I can gather about you from your bloggerdom identity, you are a class unto yourself. You defy categorization. But you are a blogger, and if I take a wise commenter's advice on bloggers: "If you trust what a blogger says, then you are one f***ing numb nut moron." So, I'd hate to trust what I think I know of you! Behind that blogger anonymity, you could be a shy, self-conscious, softie.

D-BB said...

Ain’t life just a shitload of conundrums? Or....is it?

jeffrey said...

Oh I dunno, Huck. I gave up trying to be cool a loooonggg time ago.

Huck said...

jeffrey - sure, you're cool, just not the Arthur Fonzerelli kind of cool. More like the "Battle in Seattle" anti-establishment establishment kind of cool. ;)