I just watchedby Eminem (via an Ad at Drudge.) A couple of words come to mind.
Infantile. That’s the first. I think it is telling that the only people in it that aren’t cartoons are Eminem and the President. The hoodies that star in the video aren’t people. They don’t even represent people. They are caricatures. The point doesn’t seem to be to represent people; they represent people as Eminem wants to convince himself that they are.
A soldier that says “Fuck Bush?” Only in the world that Eminem wishes would exist. Troops aren’t getting orders and getting pissed. They are getting order to go to Iraq and doing what soldiers do — going to fight because their country called. Try again, Marsh — at best, you have absolutely no understanding of what makes a soldier tick. At worst, you are shitting on everything they stand for by lying about how they feel.
“No Blood for Oil?” You say this right after you cry about someone getting evicted. I can only guess this is because you have absolutely no idea how money is made. This would make sense, given that you are paid entirely out of proportion with the effort you put forth. Don’t get me wrong — I think this is a good thing. People greatly demand entertainment, and you fill that demand. But that ability to demand luxuries like entertainment comes from a strong economy, not a weak one. An economy, especially a modern one, runs on energy. That energy comes from oil. If you really, really wanted to help that poor evicted woman, you would be screaming “more blood for oil.” The price of oil is the main thing dragging on our economy at this point. If we really had invaded Iraq to take the oil, we would have taken it and the price of oil would have plummeted.
Pointless. That is the other word. Who are you going to convince with weepy cartoons and unfunny jokes? This isn’t going to change any votes. You aren’t preaching the word. You are preaching to the choir. People who are convinced to vote one way or the other by this mindless, propagandist crap shouldn’t be voting in the first place. And people who think as shallowly and immaturely as you have shown in this work shouldn’t be part of the public discourse. Stop hurting America by shutting up politics and rapping about homosexuals and Vicodin.