hate... strong word. The catholic church "dicourages" homosexuality. Better? Same goes for whoring (sluts... sexually wanton females... it's all one big pile, for most). (I give this point because I am way to lazy to go and look-up recent incidents where "hate", or "patronising condecension" are the more appropriate words)
As for Eminem and the establishment:
Big money, corporations, and upper-middle america are about being white and having old-money (read: money old enough to have come over on the mayflower with their quaker (fundamentalist christian) ancestors) or having strong connections to old-money. The media is owned by them, the real money is controlled by them, and so is the herd, by way of their massive amounts of resources (read: influence). This is not some illuminati conspiracy thing, they don't exactly hide it.
You do not hear their mouthpieces (read: southern baptist preachers and religious housewives against everything, etc...) speak out against the intollerance of homosexuality, whoring, or many other concepts. No, that is the realm to the almost powerless, but full of themselves, "liberal left". The conservative right speaks out against the use of inappropriate language rather than inappropriate themes, as a humanist feint.
Eminem, from his low birth, supports those things that help maintain the upper's inherited belief/power structures. Intolerance and prejudice. Why would they move to silence that. Heck give him a million, a cigar, and a grammy! He's the man. Unwitting pawn that he might be.
Now on the other hand, Manson is about tolerance, from what I know. About being a freak, on the outside, and rejecting the system. Something that our friend Katz would deffinately associate with. So of course, they aim to shut his pie-hole by railing against the satanism and other "inappropriate themes" in his product, rather than his language. The total opposite of the other.
I do however say most of the above with the tongue firmly in cheek. As it's most likely not some massive social engineering conspiracy, but rather the will of the masses. If the establishment is the herd, then the herd is getting what it wants: a message of intolerance. This is evidenced by the dollar vote. Again, Eminem is the establishment, and Manson is not (though he might once have been as he was a commercial success for a while), and the herd is fickle as there will be a new golden calf tomorrow, and who knows what message it will bring.
But then, what can I expect. After all, everyone knows atheists all hate people who don't agree with them and won't miss a chance to slam them. Or is it not OK when I fabricate things about your group?
Because I slam your socio-religious group, I must be an atheist. Thanks for educating me about what group I belong to! Without your wisdom, I might still be walking in the valley of darkness.
But I must concur, all atheists absolutely HATE any person that dosn't agree with them, about anything! Especially when it comes to favourite hamburgers. Atheists support McDonalds, all others are blind idiots unless they see that blatant fact. Check out #atheism sometime and mention the goodness of Wendy's if you don't believe me. Like sharks they are!
I am in fact agnostic though. A whole world of difference. I tolerate pretty much everything... except you! (and you too! and you! and you! and especially... you!)
I mean everything I say.
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