"How the f**k can you grow up when you weren't raised?"
I want to take this time to switch gears and focus on the rap star, Eminem. I am fully aware that there is much controversy about the content in his songs, but I would like to take this time to really examine his lyrics. I have been listening to Eminem since 2000, and I believe many of his songs reflect the heart of our broken nation.
Now I realize that most of his songs are vulgar, offensive, violent, and fueled with anger, and I would never let my children listen to him. But there is something unique in his songs that hit incredibly close to home. I believe that the lyrics in his songs represent the lost voices of our Generation in the most bold and ingenuous fashion.
Just hear me out for a second! Now, I am not suggesting that Eminem provides some kind of uplifting hope or inspiration to be a better person, far from it. But I do believe he has painted a vivid portrait of the dreadful reality inside a depraved mind like mine.
Our Generation are the products of divorce, a "free-love" mindset, daycare institutions, addicted parents, domestic violence, pornography, cable television and systematic brain washing through the public school!
Those are among the main issues that are being swept under the rug and avoided by the church. There doesn’t seem to be anyone out there that is dealing with these issues or even admitting that they are a problem. We've grown up without fathers and most of us have never witnessed what a real marriage or a parent-child relationship is supposed to look like. We are lost and confused, and we are passing down that generational curse to our children’s generation!
While the same messages of "love", "faith", and "prayer" are being taught at church, Christians are still getting divorced, struggle with sexual immorality and pornography, have anger issues, and they have no clue about parenting because they (we) were never raised properly. Besides, how can the people in church know how to raise their children when the very own pastors send their kids to the godless government schools to be educated???
We have NO ONE to help us figure things out! Our parents are all divorced, our friends parents are all divorced, the church doesn't seem to give a rip, we live in a society that promotes death and immorality around every corner, and we really have no one to help us deal with the real issues that plague our lives.
But in order to deal with it, we first have to recognize that it is a real issue.
Let’s examine some of Eminem’s most predominant lyrics in his songs that speak for our Generation!
Can any of you relate to it?
Here are the different categories:
- A Depraved Mind
- Fatherless Children
- Drug Addictions
- Bad Parenting
- Domestic Violence
- Media and Public School
- Poor Leadership
- Truth and Reality