Psychology of Eminem

Listening to Eminem is therapeutic. Evidently, to a lot of people. He’s massively popular and we can relate to him.

This seems to concern many people, particularly clueless parents. Parents who have no true concern for their children at all, become suddenly concerned when the kids are listening to rebellious music.

It’s ironic really.

Because Eminem speaks of an abusive, pill-popping psychotic mother that warped his mind; an exploitative and manipulative wife. I imagine no abusive parent wants themselves revealed. Especially not by the kind of people they like to abuse.

Eminem grew up degraded. But the degradation evidently did not sink in too well, because somehow he managed to create acrobatic lyrics full of simile and metaphor, eerily revelatory of the America many of us actually know. Not the America people dream of, but actually America: A competitive culture that emphasizes status but degrades those on the lowest rungs: And those at the lowest stratum of American society destroy each other, kill each other.

And no one seems to care.

No one wants to deal with the consequences of what they create; their neglect and their tacit or explicit support of a society that destroys through its competition and its degradation of those who don’t fit the bill. That a man’s mind is twisted by the very thing that they endorse and perpetuate as they proudly send their children to get murdered and mutilated in war and send them to public school to be brutalized and indoctrinated into the system that will eventually completely destroy them.

Yes, there’s a reason why America fears Eminem.

No one really likes looking into the mirror.

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