We Must Take What Eminem Did As A Wake Up Call To End Hate
Detroit native rapper Eminem has had enough of Donald Trump and what he stands for. Never the musician to stray from hot button topics, Em took a new platform to express his distaste for the social injustices plaguing this country last night during the BET Hip Hop Music Awards show.
The artists dropped a freestyle cypher in a parking garage in Downtown Detroit with fellow Detroit rappers in attendance such as Royce Da 5'9" and Kid Vishis. The 5 minute tirade was clearly influenced by our President's comments regarding Charlottesville and his recent antipathy of NFL players protesting during the playing of the national anthem.
"Then who's gonna pay for his extravagant trips back & forth with his family / His golf resorts and mansions / Same **** that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered / Then does it more from his endorsement of Bannon / Support for the Klansmen / Tiki torches in hand / For the soldier that's black and comes home from Iraq and is still told to go back to Africa."
Made clear by his verbal "line in the sand", it seems that as a fan you're either with Eminem or our President.
I feel that regardless of your political stance, we all need to start being a lot more considerate of one another. I don't feel hatred or discrimination have any place in this world. We live in a world now where everyone has to be "right", instead of doing what is right for the best of our race as humans.
Just yesterday I saw one of my neighbors, who I had never met, locked all of her belongings in her car. I looked up her insurance provider and let her use my phone to get help. During this time I took the opportunity to talk to them. The conversation ended up lasting almost two hours. Two people who upon first sight, you'd think I have nothing in common with ended up having similarities to things I've gone through myself.
This just shows that if you take a little time to open up to people, you'll notice you become a happier person. People are scared to talk. I can't just go up to a woman and start a conversation without being looked at like a creep. But messaging someone on a dating site is virtually considered a normal way to meet someone now.
The campaign of fear needs to end. We have to work together to get through these tough times and pull our world out of the darkness. There is a very respected and personally influential astronomer that once spoke of this and I try to live everyday by his words. It was taken from my favorite show called Cosmos. I don't feel it's too much to ask that we all try to take it into perspective and maybe things will become more peaceful...
"The old appeals to racial, sexual, and religious chauvinism, and to rabid nationalist fervor are beginning not to work.
A new consciousness is developing which sees the Earth as a single organism, and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed.
We are one planet."
NOTE: The video is NSFW: