Banning Music That Tells People to Kill

Being a journalism student, I am all for individual freedoms. But there's a line to be drawn when it comes to violence and music. With growing crime rates, why do we need screaming ("singing") bands encouraging youth that killing is okay? If we want crime and killing to go down, why should we keep allowing bands like this to say that crime is good? Just an opinion :)

Banning Music That Tells People to Kill

Yes because... No because...

We have it because it sells and our world is largely capitalist and commercial

Religious texts, history books(war heroes such as Joan of Arc), and a number of other widely available sources(Shakespeare,movies,T.V shows etc) also encourage murder under certain conditions.

Kill,shoot and damn are essential components of conventional contemporary English.

A little headbanging at a concert; while rapping/yelling about murder can actually relieve a person of stress and thus any ideas of actually taking a life. It works as a vent; the desire to kill is a carnal instinct suppressing it can make it worse. Acknowledging it and venting it via creative expression is bound to be healthy.

The best way to get the rage out of your system: Go to a concert ,jump up and down while headbanging, release Endorphin and forgive your nagging spouse/boss/employee/whoever.

The point title on the left, does not accurately represent the point body.

As far as relaxation goes; heavy metal is famous for causing headaches and music is the great motivator.

The audience is not getting creative relief/release but absorbing the anger of the artist letting it out. Impressionable members of the audience are likely to do something violent later on or during the concert such as in Woodstock's second run. [[http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Woodstock_II]]

Artists are sashayed on stage with an entourage of security personnel and measures are taken to protect them from crazy fans. Unfortunately fans are not protected from each other. [[http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article61452.ece]]

Banning Music That Tells People to Kill

Yes because... No because...

Coercion

Something tells me; you've never studied psychology (or even read articles on it). Ever heard of a little thing called "Subliminal messages" or another thing called "War songs" to keep soldier morale up. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subliminal_stimuli]]

There's force and there's coercion/pressure/encouragement; technically no one can force anyone to "do" anything; as the principle behind any 'act/action" is that the actor commits/makes it. When we talk about people being forced to act in a certain way we're talking about peer pressure, black mail, hypnosis, abuse of power and others forms of coercion.

If a song is glamorizing murder; it does make the prospect of killing admissible and desirable ; especially to die-hard fans.

counterargument: Disturbing the peace 'is' a criminal offense.

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rap music and metal doesn't tell people 'you should kill'...
It is expressing extreme anger, talking about a violent culture that exists in the world and that people should be informed about, preaching an anti-religion/nihilist/pro violent protest etc. viewpoint that has a right to be expressed.

Nobody is forcing or mind-controlling people to kill each other. Its just an extreme, unpopular viewpoint, like someone yelling what they really think at the top of their voice.

Banning Music That Tells People to Kill

Yes because... No because...

rap music and metal doesn't tell people 'you should kill'...

It is expressing extreme anger, talking about a violent culture that exists in the world and that people should be informed about, preaching an anti-religion/nihilist/pro violent protest etc. viewpoint that has a right to be expressed.

Nobody is forcing or mind-controlling people to kill each other. Its just an extreme, unpopular viewpoint, like someone yelling what they really think at the top of their voice.

Banning Music That Tells People to Kill

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You shouldn't be stupid enough to go kill someone because of a song.

Like come on. You listen to music because it sounds good. If someone goes and listens to a song and it has violence in it, it's not like they're gonna think, right. I'ma fucking kill someone right now.. It's not going to happen. and the chances are, if that did happen. The person would be stupid anyway...

I wish people would just listen to music because it sounds good and not think about the consequences of listening to it. and I hate when people think that screamo bands are always singing about hate.. They're not at all...

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Banning Music That Tells People to Kill

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self control

media does not force you to do nything. When you listen to music you have a concious mind to make the right choices. If you do not know right from wrong, you were/are being brought up without proper guidance (parents need to do their job as a parent and teach right from wrong) or there is some kind of mental issue already wrong with said person. If we blame the media for tragedies itll only result in less and less entertainment. And why woul we blame the media for tragedies that have existed before said media.

Stop pointing your fingers at everyone else and point them at yourselves. IF you dont know right from wrong, seek some help, dont blame it on a song, or a video game or a movie. Its just shows your pathetic weakness.

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