Thursday, January 24, 2013
haters gonna hate and all but damn...
This page looks pretty bad.
i see people point out that they're all white, but i feel like, yeah of course, but there's gotta be more to it. places i've lived, people i've known.. i know some people are that bad, but not to the point of feeling like they can be totally public, honest, and out there about it. not so many.
so, what's different, now? is it that we're all more connected than ever, with even the most backwards among us, learning how 2 type stuff out there on the internet? places i've lived have always been pretty blue. is this just normal over there in texas?
some think maybe kids are worse these days, but i remember being a kid. they're pretty terrible, for a while there. is it now, their internet communications are just making it more overt?
or something else, entirely. some people do seem to hate obama more than other presidents. there's always been some partisan hate, some anarchist hate, even. but this sort of stuff seems different somehow. more extreme, more widespread. these aren't overzealous partisan political types. these are low-information who-gives-a-fuck-about-voting types.
so there's the racist angle, of course. sure, there's some of that, but again. it just feels off too me. it feels like even that doesn't quite fit all of it. and so putting two and two together, i started thinking about how obama is also more loved than most presidents. people who like him really like him. again, some might point to the race element, but no, i think it's more because he's such a great speaker. even some of his worst opposition refer to his silver-tongue, and the like.
he inspires people, he gives them hope. i think for people who don't get that, his positive energy just pisses them off. i know this sounds like a stretch, but i think it's the extreme apathists that he's upsetting so much. it's might as well be the proselytizing of a huge religious authority they don't believe in.
people who hate politics, think all politicians are corrupt, and there's no point even reading the news, because that's probably all corrupt too. these are bitter unhappy people who make excuses for the more simple fact that they really don't care what's going on outside their immediate sphere of existence and understanding. all they know is that their paycheck would be higher, if they didn't have to pay taxes. i'm inclined to think maybe a lot of these people are just normal stupid types, who are sick of hearing obama this, and obama that. they're all stealing our money and ruining the country, but this one's especially vocal about it.
plus they're racist, but more than that, these are people who don't even think about what they're saying. and now they have twitter.