Or, Why do we let cheap and easy get rewarded?
I’m going to spin out into a very brief commentary on Pop Culture… Ben Haggerty, AKA Macklemore has a Top 40 hit called “Same Love”. Lyrics below.
“Same Love” (with Ryan Lewis) (feat. Mary Lambert)
There has been an entire Movie industry built upon Lesbian “Love”. An Industry so large and so prolific that it has determined the format we watch all movies in at home.
Lesbians Like it.
Heterosexual Men Like it.
Heterosexual Women don’t mind it as much as they often profess… In fact, most arguments against porn from women is related to it undermining their individual influence over Men. In other words; Objectification… Destruction of the Family… Unreasonable expectation… body image… etc. (The Exploitation of Women argument(oddly never Men) becomes slightly more difficult in the internet age where many of the Female AND MALE porn actors are accessible in terms of expressing opinions outside of the movies they participate in. The majority of these people make it clear they are Choosing to Participate of their own Free Will. Human trafficking related to porn exists… as it does in prostitution and illegal garment manufacturing industries. It is horrible and already illegal. There are no fans of slavery, in any form, on this site…)
This above phenomena has a great deal to do with Biological Imperatives. In other words, hard wiring of the species… good or bad.
So not only did Macklemore take the road headed to the low hanging fruit displaying his own prejudices, he also tried to make sure his song wouldn’t offend his friends in the Rapper community. Where’s the courage in that? What barriers, exactly, are being torn down? What growth in acceptance is he promoting by doing something so small? What’s brave about doing that small something in 2013 when the porn industry has been doing it in front of a massive audience since it’s inception?
In the end, nobody cares. At least those among us who believe in the supremacy of the Individual don’t care.
What I do care about however is accolades being poured upon an individual who is neither courageous nor tolerant. And I care about those accolades being offered only because of the importance certain factions of our society wish to fuel further balkanization for political purposes. Why bother mentioning the Right Wing Conservatives when it’s the Rapper Community who has the problem… just not with Lesbians.? Is it just me saying it?
Because you’re a Coward.
(For those of you who might want to bring to my attention that Macklemore has MEN in his video, I will respond that nobody sees the video anymore. And, he knows that. Where do you go? MTV? VH1? Nice try not to think.)