Monday, December 7, 2015

Same Love

In the album The Heist, by Macklemore, the song "Same Love" is about equal rights for gays/lesbians/bisexuals/transsexuals in America and how they are treated wrongly by society.  In the lyrics Macklemore sites many things that are wrong with society and their beliefs on sexuality, for example, The lines "The right-wing conservatives think it's a decision/and you can be cured with some treatment and religion/Man-made, rewiring of a pre-disposition, playing god". These lines really stand out when I read them because it really bring his argument to life about the problems in society we still have today. The fact that being gay in society these days just makes my heart sink and disappointed in what we had to grow up with. When I listen to this song, it also makes me think of the huge steps we have also made as a society such as making gay marriage legal in every state within the United States. Also the new Pope of Rome, came out saying that he excepts them and won't judge them as long as except the lord and have good will. That makes me have hope in society and also that an up and coming artist, such as Macklemore, included this song on an album.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with your analysis completely. It is upsetting that there are still people in today's society that can not accept people for who they are and who they love...I believe that the people who tend to disagree with gay rights the most are usually an older, conservative, religious crowd. It is unfortunate that some kids are raised by these types of close-minded people and are taught to view gay rights as their parents do. I liked that you pointed out how are society has bad people that do not support gay rights, but also that, mainly the younger generation opening up the eyes of the older generations of our society, have made a great impact on moving our nation forward towards being a more accepting and non-judgemental culture.