Bob Marley is a hypocritical piece of shit.
Before you get triggered, I love reggae, and I grew up listening to Bob Marley.
But as i got older i began to reevaluate my heroes.
When I was 16 or so, my heroes were outlaws, trouble makers, and rule breakers.
What I admired about them was there courage to stand for what they believed in.
Bob Marley, for example, used to be a hero of mine.
His collection of music is both profound and prolific.
He had at least 11 acknowledged children.
By today’s standards, that qualifies as being a piece of shit.
Marley’s song “No woman no cry” is hysterically laughable when you consider how he choose to live.
In it he says ‘sitting in trench town watching the hypocrites’ and I can’t help but think it’s projection.
Psychological projection is defined as “Psychological projectioninvolves projecting undesirable feelings or emotions onto someone else, rather than admitting to or dealing with the unwanted feelings.” https://www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-health/psychological-projection-dealing-with-undesirable-emotions/
So in this case, Bob was really telling us how he feels about himself; a hypocrite.
Another lyric from the song “Is this love?” states “we’ll be together….we’ll share the shelter from my single bed.”
Who’s he talking to? One of the seven women he impregnated?
It’s hard to snuggle in a single bed when you have at least seven baby mommas.
I used to admire Marley as a hero, but now all that has changed.
A hero has qualities that we should all aspire to emulate.
I don’t think it’s cool to knock up seven different women and leave to go on tour.
I don’t think it’s cool to preach love and unity when you abandon your family.
I don’t think it’s cool to sing “no woman no cry” while you make your wife suffer a litany of adultery.
I wouldn’t hang out with someone like this, and I sure as hell wouldn’t consider them a hero.
I used to think Bob Marley was cool, then I grew up and realized he was a hypocritical piece of shit.