On Monday, vacuous Hollywood-controlled singer Taylor Swift released the music video for her song “You Need To Calm Down.” The number — which features brilliant, Shakespearean lyrics like “But you saw it in a Tweet, that’s a cop-out” — explicitly aims to lecture anyone who dares to hold opposing views of the LGBTTQQIAAP (and around 1000 other letters) community. The video stays consistent with this motif, focusing heavily on homosexual activity amidst an angry crowd of Christians, who, as expected, are depicted as ignorant, lower-class white people.
The wonderfully insightful video ends with narrow yellow text on a pink screen telling viewers to support the “Equality Act” to ensure that “our laws truly treat all of our citizens equally.” Considering that the plurality of her fan base — at least ninety percent — are below the age of eighteen, I would be astonished if the majority of them even knew who the vice president was. But here they are, being asked to support a sweeping bill that would curtail religious and constitutional rights, and, ultimately, the very liberty that America was founded upon.
When a bill is titled the Equality Act, it’s quite difficult to say that you outright oppose it. With a name like that, it immediately draws parallels to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which, unlike the above-mentioned bill, actually aimed to enhance the constitutional and liberal rights of the populace, not diminish them.