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Craig Roberts Donating Member (292 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-04 04:50 PM
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227. Why do I keep getting accused of elitism by people
Edited on Tue Oct-26-04 04:50 PM by Craig Roberts
who then proceed to suggest certain voters need a rap video to explain the issues at stake?

I think the working poor understand very well what is at stake for them, and they understand the need to vote, and they don't need to follow some laughably self-proclaimed hero as he leads them "out of the darkness" and up to the polling booth. Like all his other songs and videos - and as you've just verified - this isn't about a real expression of working class sentiments, it's about exploiting working-class chic to manufacture an image that the unthinking can buy into.

It isn't the working poor who are unthinking, it is their "betters" who don't understand Eminem is nothing but insipid bourgeois-friendly posturing. He's just annoying and offensive, never truly dangerous. He's just another loser using the Madonna Business Model (TM) to make a quick buck.

Eminem is a misogynistic, homophobic, crass, violence-celebrating punk. Just because he made some silly video bashing Bush doesn't change the fact he's a pollutant.
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