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  • Please Stop Moshing ("...video is dangerously ill-informed...")

    By MARK A. ADOMANIS

    Eminem, in particular, has been at the forefront of the recent news about celebrity activity in the political campaign. Especially noteworthy was the recent release of his video “Mosh”—as incoherent and sophomoric an attempt at political analysis as anything over the past decade. It says quite a bit about our impoverished political discourse that the release of this video was eagerly anticipated by many in progressive circles and is regarded as a legitimate contribution to the campaign against Bush. This is troubling because as far as I can gauge from watching the video and reading the lyrics, Eminem’s contribution to this campaign can be summed up in the following: “Stomp, push, shove, mush, f--- Bush, until they bring our troops home.”

    This is precisely the sort of tripe that we should be trying to limit from political campaigns. “Mosh” stands out at the forefront because of its explicitly political nature and catchy tune that is sure to get almost constant replay on MTV and other networks covering the artist’s “valuable” addition to the current campaign. However, while “Mosh” is sure to get a few extra people to the voting booths next Tuesday, are the kind of people who get their political information from Eminem the kind of people we want voting? No responsible political commentator or analyst believes that the answer to our current situation in Iraq, and with the wider war on terror, is to riot, and then to “f---” Bush. How will that stop the insurgents in Iraq, ensure security for the Middle East, or even bring our troops home? The answer is it will not, but rest assured, if we “pump our fists” and throw on a black sweatshirt, as the marchers in Eminem’s video do, all our problems will be solved.

    The images in the video itself, if it is possible, are even more senseless and idiotic. Eminem seems to think that Bush is to blame for everything from the Ku Klux Klan, to eviction notices, to Osama Bin Laden. The most troubling image in the entire video is actually of Bin Laden, who is revealed to be a paper tiger on a soundstage along with Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. This attitude, conflating one of the most dangerous and determined enemies we have ever faced with a harmless fabrication, is precisely the kind of dangerous naiveté that allowed September 11th to happen in the first place.

    I fervently hope that young people will either ignore Eminem’s impassioned, confused and ultimately meaningless plea to “disarm this weapon of mass destruction that we call our President” or continue to be simply too lazy to show up at the polls. Judging by the content of “Mosh” America will loose very little if people with perspectives as warped as Eminem’s neglect to vote.
    Source: The Harvard Crimson
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  • #2
    No one should try to say who votes and who doesn't vote. People who get influenced by eminem should have just as much of a right to vote as this douche bag does. What's the diff between eminem doing mosh than bush campaining and all that shit
    Originally posted by Black Thought
    If you stand where I stood, you could probably understand
    How that mic feeling like a million dollars in my hand

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    • #3
      "No responsible political commentator or analyst believes that the answer to our current situation in Iraq, and with the wider war on terror, is to riot, and then to “f---” Bush."


      guess this guy missed the end of the video where the "riot" is acctually people in line to vote

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      • #4
        lol at this

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        • #5
          Fuck Bush

          Im still voting for him though

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          • #6
            yo this guy is fuckin retarded he missed the whole point to the song "i say fight you take it as imma whip someones ass" you fucking mouthbag shut the fuck up and stick ur dick in ur sisters clastamy bag

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