What is hip? Tell me tell me if you think you know.
What is hip? And if you’re really hip, the passing years would show
That you into a hip trip. Maybe hipper than hip.
WHAT IS HIP?- Tower of Power
I’m in with the in crowd,
I know every latest dance.
When you’re in with the in crowd,
It’s easy to find romance.- Dobie Gray
Cool- An attitude widely adopted by artists and intellectuals, who thereby aided its infiltration into popular culture. Sought by product marketing firms, idealized by teenagers, a shield against racial oppression or political persecution and source of constant cultural innovation, cool has become a global phenomenon that has spread to every corner of the earth. -Wikipedia
Parody- “A farcical imitation of a work”…most effectively by COOL people.
If you’ve ever watched a good sheep dog work a herd of sheep, you will get this analogy in a heartbeat! The most amazing thing about it is the control one little animal is able to exert over an entire flock of animals that are each mostly bigger than he is! The Cool Factory is the sheep dog of the Progressives…and they’ve herded us masterfully over time.
Life tends to be much clearer in the rear view mirror, but think about the hip folks over at the Cool Factory; Bill Maher, Janeane Garofalo, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Penn, Matt Damon, Leonardo Dicaprio, Johnny Depp, David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, etc.!
They all know the power they have. Watch a host interview a non-hipster and then watch that same host interview a hipster and you will see exactly what I mean. I was observing the body language and energy of Willie Geist during his interview with Jimmie Fallon the other morning. He was almost giddy! It bordered on reverence!! THEY KNOW that a Tina Fey parody of Sarah Palin is a 44 magnum next to a Chris Matthews BB gun. Why? Because it is pure weapons grade uranium from the Cool Factory!
Why is there only 1 Jon Voight (Conservative) for every 20 Johnny Depp’s (Progressives) in Coolsville, hmmm? Is there a quid pro quo in Coolsville? Do you think for a second that is a natural evolution? Yeah, I’ve got a sheep farm for you in Edinborough! This is how they are able to put a Van Jones in front of an auditorium full of college students to tell them they are all better than their parents…and THEY BUY IT! Because he is speaking COOL to them!
The thing about cool though…it isn’t real. The art of cool is the appearance of being it with little or no evidence of trying. Reagan was Reagan wherever he went. Obama is a Guinness-quaffing leprechaun today in Dublin, a Sharia-Minded Muslim in Cairo yesterday and whatever they need him to be tomorrow. He is truly our Shuck & Jive in Chief!
The million dollar question is…how many of us outside of the arena they control have finally figured them out with the help of media and bloggers not in lockstep with them? How many of us have realized that the art is a miserably poor imitation of the life?
But how cool is it to abuse the law to reward pals and punish foes? http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2011/05/obama-skirts-rule-law-reward-pals-punish-foes
How cool is it to use tax-payer money to reward cronies & tax cheats?http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/may/24/stimulus-recipients-found-to-be-tax-cheats/
And, how cool is it to reward enemies & alienates allies? http://thehill.com/homenews/house/163003-house-lawmakers-side-with-netanyahu
Netanyahu upstages OUR President in his genuine passion for the Midwest storm victims, while Mr COOL phones in from his European vacation to tell them he’s here with them? Not only is COOL not cool people…it is downright UGLY!
Meanwhile back at the ranch and outside the control of the Cool Factory, the REAL America elects a REAL American! http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/getting_old_ef2NBc0Q9dzMUXCldg8NEI