posted on Apr, 13 2007 @ 09:19 AM
I do think if children listen to angry, aggressive, hateful music all the time and they don't have the proper grounding and influence outside of
that, you are going to run into problems.
This goes for any music however, not just wrap. Before there was rap the focus was on the death metal or whatever, and I think when you force feed
negative things to children, without other positive outlets it's going to have an affect on who they are, how they act, and who they become.
Japan has a lot of violence, but they have the family structure in place to counter the ill effects of this. American, UK, and Canadian kids do not
seem to have the exact same family structure in place to counteract the negative effects. We have family structures, but what we have in place does
not seem to work as well as it does in some other societies for counteracting the negative effects of something like negative lyrics.
I think people should not wait for Al Sharpton to do something. It has to begin with the rest of society. The music is being made however because
people are becoming rich off the music, I don't just mean the artists, I mean the industries that pay the artist to say bad things. Do you think if
the people behind the artists were not making the money we would be hearing the songs as plentiful?
This corruption of youth via violent games, music, movies, is profitable for someone or else we would not see it. If moral values became profitable
tomorrow, that is what we would see, instead we have none positive role models across the stage and that is what is sold and forced down the throat of
children. This also goes for the Paris Hilton's, and the others as well. I think a lot of rap music is bad, but having young woman how have lyrics
that and videos that disrespect themselves does not help the generation either.
I think an overall movement to clean this stuff up would be great, but not realist. Until this sort of stuff becomes none profitable for these people,
then a change will not happen. Also parents are just really permissive on what they let their kids watch, listen to and do, it's all part of the same
gig. If parents all across the board were truly monitoring some of the things their kids were being exposed to and taking action, and boycotting, then
there would be less trouble, but they don't and they look to others to tell them what to think, feel, and how to raise their kids.