Wednesday, April 29, 2009
How in hell can people hate Obama?
I wondered, as everyone does at times like this, why. There is no answer that makes sense. Some people hate because that is really all they have. Their world is so small that any difference whatsoever is an immediate threat.
Other people hate Obama for pretty traditional reasons - race, envy of success, his supreme sense of confidence, all the mundane things that tie human beings up in knots.
The haters can be dangerous - anyone from Oklahoma City should be able to testify to that - but for the most part they do far more damage to themselves than to anyone else. Unlike anytime I can remember in the past sixteen years - with the exception of the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks - the US is solidly behind both the current President and the majority in Congress. There is no even division anymore; we want Obama and the Democrats to succeed.
Rejection, too, can fuel the fires of hate.
Those are the exact reasons I dislike and distrust George W. Bush.
However I never "feared" Bush.
How can people hate Obama?
He invalidates them.
BTW, I didn't understand the craziest lefties who hated Dubya, either.
Without exception you hate what you fear.
That reminds me of the phenomena called the "hate stare" known only to those of color or underclass.
As for hating "W". For those of us who served in our war he was the acme of "Jody" and Cheney was his "Pancho":
"Jody (also jodie) from a recurring character, a civilian or stay at home named "Jody" whose luxurious lifestyle is contrasted with military deprivations... The mythical Jody refers to a civilian or reservist who remains at home ... Jody is often presumed to be medically unfit for service, a 4F in World War II parlance. Jody also lacks the desirable attributes of military men. He is neither brave nor squared-away. Jody will take advantage of your girlfriend in your absence. Jody stays at home, drives the soldier's car, and gets the soldier's sweetheart, gets the soldiers job, promotions, and credit for a job well done, and is the soldiers boss when he returns."
See Jody calls.
But, more of the regulars here know one another's ID in the RW than you think.
'Cause if you don't, yer liable to get a bad grade, or an "incomplete." In any case, I'd love to see your paper and hear some of the marginalia! Good luck!
"Without exception, you hate what your fear" ... what a false generalization! Actually, I fear those who generalize because of the implications, but I don't hate them.
Please please please put that in your "paper" please please!
Now note, I didn't say you fear what you hate. I hate anon-a-holes but I don't fear them.