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The aesthetics of cool developed mainly as a behavioral attitude practiced by black men in the United States at the time of slavery. Slavery made necessary the cultivation of special defense mechanisms which employed emotional detachment and irony. A cool attitude helped slaves and former slaves to cope with exploitation or simply made it possible to walk the streets at night.
However, ‘cool’ does not only refer to a respected aspect of masculine display, it’s also a symptom of anomie, confusion, anxiety, self-gratification and escapism, since being cool can push individuals towards passivity more than towards an active fulfillment of life’s potential. Often “it is more important to be ‘cool and down’ with the peer group than to demonstrate academic achievement,”
Originally posted by wemustbreakyou
Republicans cant even find a cool pundit. Greg Gutfeld from The Five and Red Eye is the best they can come up with. What a lame little smurf that guy is.
Democrats arent cool either though.
Obama is the biggest tryhard the world has ever known.
Originally posted by stars15k
You can so be cool and be rich. Lots of cool people are rich.
You can also be cool and be Mormon. Lots of cool people are Mormon.
You can even be a cool, rich Mormon. I know some of those myself.
Perhaps the rich Mormon you point out is uncool, but to make that claim with a large brush is just wrong.
I personally am far from rich, but pretty cool for my age, and Mormon.
And am proud about it. Just sayin'...(which is an uncool way to end a post, isn't it? Sorry.)
Originally posted by ParanoidAmerican
reply to post by whyamIhere
I think you mean Neo-Cons rather than Republicans. The neo-con platform has dominated the Republican party since the evangelical movement took control of the party in the early '90's I think. What is not cool about them is the adoption of "social conservative" views, which were not dominate till that movement. You can't demonize Republicans for what is becoming a minority view within.Religious Right