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Do you think certain music lyrics desensitizes kids? Yet, do you struggle with the idea of censorship as well?

 
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Do you think certain music lyrics desensitizes kids? Yet, do you struggle with the idea of censorship as well?
I was reading a local columnist this morning and was thinking about this very thing. For example, during all the furor over Imus' comments, I had a discussion with my teens and some of their friends that were hanging out over here. They all laughed off the word 'ho' and its usage as a 'negative connotation'. 'Ho' has been used so much now that it just doesn't mean the same thing to these kids as it did to us (of course, for us, we didn't use the word 'ho' at all, but 'Whore' which apparently does still have a negative connotation).

Anyway, the article I was reading this morning was about an upcoming event in my area and Three 6 mafia being invited to perform. The author admits that her article most likely won't have any affects on the actual attendance numbers, although she wishes it would. I think she wishes the organizers would just not invite groups like this, period. I agree, until I start wondering if that is a form a censorship. I don't think it is, I think it's a consequence of capitalism. However, I wonder.

See, as much as I might personally detest some of the (in my opinion) "non-musically talented music and offensive lyrics", I think I detest any type of censorship even more.

But what exactly is censorship? It appears that the definition of the word is often as controversial as the topic to which the word is being applied! :)

Thoughts?

(here's the article I was reading):

[link to www.commercialappeal.com]
I will accept any rules that you feel necessary to your freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. ~ Robert Heinlein
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Re: Do you think certain music lyrics desensitizes kids? Yet, do you struggle with the idea of censorship as well?
I don't know about desentisitizing kids - but I do know that words are very powerful things. Tell a child they are great, smart, good, and they will turn out to be all of those things. Tell them they're a lousy, lazy piece of shit, and that too become self-fulfilling prophecy as they grow. Same thing holds true for men/women who are married young. Tell the guy that he's a good man, and he will strive to become one - and usually succeed. Tell him he's a bum, incpapable of supporting his family, etc., and sure as hell, he'll be out spending his paycheck on some bimbo and booze while the wife and kids do without at home.

The power of telling a person (man or woman - but it seems to work more quickly with men) what they are and seeing them become just what you've repeatedly told them they were - well it's something I've lived long enough to witness the effect of on three generations in my own family (four if you count my own generation) and without fail, it has worked.

Even young people from underprivileged backgrounds can and do go far beyond any reasonable expectation of their abilities when encouraged and when they hear this constant support verbally. Call it support, encouragement, self-talk, positive thinking, etc. But really, it's the power of words to change men and their hearts and sometimes even their very character itself.

Don't discount it!
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Re: Do you think certain music lyrics desensitizes kids? Yet, do you struggle with the idea of censorship as well?
I'm more concerned about politicians who lie a country into war and distort the teachings of Christ. That kind of filth has a much more sinister effect on our young children's minds than music lyrics.

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