But I’m a creep I’m a weirdo What the hell am I doing here? I don’t belong hereRadiohead’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 contagiousThe late comedian Patrice O’Neal analyzed “Creep’s” appeal to white people:
Here we are now, entertain us
Yeah, hey, yay
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.