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I really detest posts defending Macklemore. Like he needs it. He’s worth $5 million. On paper, everything he does sounds positive. But pretending he isn’t powerfully problematic in the WAY he does these supposedly powerful things shows ignorance, possibly willful at that.
Who writes posts defending even the most charitable of bankers? No one, because people don’t approve of how they make their money. People think the way Macklemore is making his is somehow better because it brings up social issues in a drive-by, 24-hour-news fashion.
And don’t say “you need to listen to his music.” I have, and I do. I don’t understand how people don’t get mad about how he raps about not rapping about cars and “bitches” and has a song about a car with the lyrics “white bitch in the back.” I don’t understand how people don’t get mad about him having a song that’s basically “being gay is okay, but I’m definitely not! But it’s okay.” I don’t understand how people don’t get mad about him bringing a limited understanding to issues and being praised as if he wrote the book on them.
I will be the first person to say to you that I loved Thrift Shop. That song made me legitimately happy, and I’ll tell you why. It doesn’t poke it’s nose anywhere it doesn’t belong, it doesn’t over reach, and it doesn’t exist to sell Macklemore to any specific demographic. It humorously examines the idea of spending our hard-earned-yet-measly cash on what we are told we need. It was a refreshing change of pace from commercialism and was only attempting quasi-intellectualism, if that. Whatever it was looking to do, it got there.
Same Love might as well be wrote by Mr. Mackey from South Park. Being gay is mmmmmkay, children. It doesn’t truly examine anything in any depth, and it also paints rap/black people as intolerant. Which, there most certainly are intolerant people of all types, but he actually makes the effort to paint a genre he didn’t create and doesn’t control as homophobic.
Nevermind that there are LGBTQ rappers. They are part of the genre. Why not feature one on your song which your random cult of idiots who think they’re socially aware will listen to and therefore support? Or isn’t that accepted enough? I thought you were trying to help, Macklemore. Use your fucking privilege to take the people you’re claiming to help and HELP THEM. YOU AREN’T THEIR VOICE, TURD.
For the 900th time, I saw that rage comic where a dude is proud of being straight and white and was aggressively attacked, while a PoC, a gay person, and a trans person (probably some others, I immediately get rid of any tabs with this one in it because it bugs me) are all praised. The message is that straight white guys aren’t allowed to be proud of themselves for who they are, while anyone not cis is encouraged to be (omg unfair guyz).
Here’s the thing. There is nothing to be proud of being straight and white. It is not all you are. When you are straight and white, you’re a scientist or a bus driver. You’re a construction worker or you’re a teacher. You overcame college or some paperwork - annoying but oppressive? No.
If you’re anything other than that, you’re a black female scientist (she is surprisingly smart!). You’re a gay bus driver (he checks out my ass every time I go to 5th at this time of day). You’re a Village Person (GET IT? CONSTRUCTION WORKER? RIGHT?). And you’re not a teacher. YOU DON’T GO NEAR THOSE KIDS, SICKO.
Being being straight or white is not something to be proud of. It’s also not something to attack, but you didn’t do anything out of the ordinary and you aren’t only considered straight and white. That isn’t all you’ll ever be to most of the world. You’re a name, a place, a job. You get to have opinions that have nothing to do with your race or sexual orientation. No one attempts to link them to your race and sexual orientation.
Whereas black people vote Democrat because they’re lazy and want welfare. Gay people all talk that way and are attracted to every single member of their sex, especially the straight ones so LOOK OUT. Trans women are men and trans men are women who are fucked in the head and anything they say or do is responded to with “ew! what the fuck!” because they aren’t actually people with brains or hearts.
And no matter what they do, they are only those things. Whether it’s in the media, in the national conversation, or in their hometown supermarket.
Being proud of being a poc or lgbtq is amazing and shocking. It should be rewarded because look at what that person has to overcome. Overcoming legitimate adversity is amazing and shocking - and should entitle someone to some pride.
What the fuck do I overcome as a straight white male? Waking up and working too much. And I don’t think those things are due to me being straight, but rather lazy. And lazy is not being oppressed. It’s actually the opposite.
I’m proud of my accomplishments, my work, and more importantly my wife and the child I’m going to have. When everyone is allowed (yes, fucking allowed) to do the same, there won’t be a good reason to praise people who are outwardly gay, transitioning/transitioned, or even just are from another race without having qualifying adjectives placed on everything they do… when that is how everything is, that’s when we can stop praising people for doing things and being things that actually endanger their chances at a normal life (and often endanger their lives in general) because that is who they are and that is what they do.
When YouTube first came out, a lot of creators (myself included) kind of saw it as an opportunity to do what we love for an actual audience without outside involvement. To a degree, we were right.
People became one-person operations where they worked 80+ hours a week making and marketing content and it worked. I even became entirely reliant upon it at one time. That was the most amazing thing for me: the idea I could live off my mind. I don’t care what you do, that’s the best feeling I have ever felt professionally.
But it didn’t last forever. Today, YouTube is home to the same kinds of people, and some of them DO make killer money. But brands truly dominate now; they have the money to buy ads and they have the contacts to get their content seeded out on media sites. That’s how capitalism works, and I can’t fault a system for doing what it’s supposed do to.
But it’s not set up for individuals to win at. Because individuals are not brands. We do not have companies behind us, stock holders, investors, etc. We have ideas and ideals, thoughts and hopes. We can’t manipulate the media with a phone call. We can’t pretend we’re important because then we look like idiots.
But that’s exactly what most people are expected to do: fake it ‘til you make it. Fake WHAT?!
What the hell am I faking? That I’m a celebrity? I don’t even want to be that. That I’m rich? HA. Right. Look at my car. Am I supposed to fake a six pack with Photoshop or claim that I don’t poop?
Because I definitely do.
I’m a person. I have thoughts. I know sometimes the Cofflings agree with them, sometimes you guys don’t. Hopefully when I put them in video form, you laugh either way. I am responsible for what I say and what I do, but in the end it’s about doing something for other people. I’m not deluded enough to think what I’m doing is important - I want to do my part in exposing people to crappy things they could do something about, but I don’t want to run for office someday. I’m not THAT guy.
If you want me to do this type of stuff, please consider donating to my Patreon campaign at http://patreon.com/petercoffin - what is that? It’s a platform for people like myself who really see advertising as what it is: hush money.
Be less controversial. Curse less. Avoid stating your beliefs. Be kid-friendly. Be TV-like. Be ad-friendly.
This ISN’T TELEVISION! It’s everything TV isn’t. You have a tiny amount of time to distill the essence of what you think and feel into this concise, fast-paced piece of YOU. That’s what YouTube is to me. That’s what web comics, blogs, fiction, and art sites are to others. It wasn’t written by a committee or some cynical jerk who has been to sitcom school (it’s not called that but it does exist).
Please take the time to go check out Patreon. It’s hard for me to conceive a truly independent creative landscape where people rely solely on corporate support or sponsorship. If Monster offered me free Java Monsters and some cash to promo them, I’d do it. I love that crap. If a payday loan company did the same, I’d tell them to shove it up their ass (and I have gotten those offers over the years and have done just that, albeit in a more professional way).
But imagine if YOU approached me and said “do what you always do. Make it good.” Imagine that’s the agenda. If you like me, you know what I’m about, and can spare $4 a month, contribute a dollar to my Patreon campaign. I get a dollar a video, and I will do a maximum of 4 a month. If you want to donate a certain amount per month, donate that amount per video and use Patreon’s max monthly donation setting to make it so I only get that once a month.
Here’s the URL again: http://patreon.com/petercoffin
Please help me out, and browse the site for more people to work with as well. The project is the product, not the t-shirt with the logo on it. Let’s do this!
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I want a PS4 and the chance to pilot an Evangelion unit. I’d say my fantasies are more realistic than yours though.
Because it shouldn’t have to. Good is (or at least should be) default. It’s not outstanding. It’s not insane that someone could act like a normal human being and not fuck things up for everyone. Complaining about how the news is negative is like saying “nice guys finish last.”
That’s also why there doesn’t need to be blog posts about how “not all white/straight/male people are like that.”
Will never happen, but think of what that would be like. WAY better. Imagine the season-long arcs that aren’t just “we’ll eventually have to figure this out” kind of nonsense that ignores the rules.