Patrice O'Neal: Why White People Like "Creep" by Radiohead
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But I’m a creep I’m a weirdo What the hell am I doing here? I don’t belong here
Radiohead’s “Creep” ranks with Nirvana’s “Feels like Teen Spirit” near the summit of 1990s grunge rock blond male self-loathing:
I feel stupid and contagious

Here we are now, entertain us

A mulatto

An albino

A mosquito

My libido

Yeah, hey, yay

The late comedian Patrice O’Neal analyzed “Creep’s” appeal to white people:

An important bit of advice by O’Neal for nonwhites trying to learn how to deal with whites: “You cannot meet passive aggression with aggression.”

Microaggressions are a hallmark of a high civilization — e.g., the dialogue in Jane Austen’s or Evelyn Waugh’s novels — so they are particularly irritating to people worried that they come from a lower civilizational level, inciting them to respond with macroaggressions.

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