Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Anonymous Obama - Missing The Good Ol' Days Of No Recognition

Even President Obama admits that anonymity has its advantages, especially when you are a victim of constant overexposure and  media critique. Being able to live a normal life without your every move being tracked and followed must be veritable fantasy for Obama, especially as he moves into campaign mode for the 2012 Presidential Elections. Or not?

Obama was recently quoted as saying 'I miss being anonymous.'

The president longs of days-gone-by where he could walk around in public and go unnoticed, just another "joe" going about his business. Apparently he reminisces about the days he could saunter into a store and nobody would know who he was. Nowadays, that is quite impossible. Even with a Groucho Marx disguise it wouldn't be difficult to pick him.

Obama stated, "I just miss — I miss being anonymous," in a conversation with Hearst magazine executives at the White House the other week, according to the Houston Chronicle. "I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks."

What's interesting is the President is framing the notion of anonymity in the same realm as "personal privacy." In essence, he is admitting that having no recognizable or attributable identity offers a kind of "freedom" and it is this freedom that he misses. It is always interesting to hear from celebrities and prominent members of society express their true feelings about their celebritydom. The revelation that President Obama is an indirect supporter of anonymity via the right to privacy bodes well for anonymity as an acceptable tool to protect ourselves from our own over-exposure, even if we aren't a rockstar like Mr. Obama.

Silent Sender will be watching the President's stance on anonymity and the right to anonymous speech and freedom of express through anonymity in the years to come. Being able to communicate anonymously by sending anonymous emails, socializing anonymously online or posting anonymous comments on news and blogs sites is an inalienable right. So is the right to disguise your identity in order to protect your privacy online or in the real world.

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1 comment:

  1. Incredibly good post. Good to know that people are awake and paying attention to Obama and his policies.


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