Discontinuing production of this music takes the freedom of expression away form everyone- musicians and fans of every age. (Internet ultranet) The increasing controversy surrounding rap music, with its rough-edged lyrics about sex and violence, has prompted two very different responses from black oriented radio stations in New York and Los Angeles. Two stations WBLS New York and KACE in Los Angeles, have announced they wont play the roughest and most offensive songs. A third station WPWR opted... ... middle of paper ... ... of their age. I always tell them that if you want to keep listening to the music that you enjoy, starting today you have to learn to fight back.
Whether it’s a fascist government or a extremist religious organization it is easy for a controversial law to be twisted in order to grab and maintain absolute power over the masses. We as a people need structure and laws but we need our freedom to express ourselves. Lean one way or the other too far and society can potentially fall apart. The Effect Censorship has on Art Censorship has a long history when it comes to art. Artists have always viewed censorship as a hindrance stiffening their creativity and as a means for control that can be asserted over that which should not be controlled.
Although, that may be true for some genres, such as reality TV shows on MTV, but poems, books and art like “Howl” that attempt to show raw human actions are quit different. They try to reflect what the society is doing, often displaying their distain. It is very understandable where the scenes described in the poem might offend people, but they shouldn’t let that take away from the true meaning behind “Howl.” A simple solution to this would be to read around these graphic scenes and enjoy the rest of the poem. “Howl” is definitely one of the most obscene poems, but the obscenity is key to its success.
Radio shows such as WBLS and KACE will also ban songs that have to do with violence. In the 1960's Kingsmen's songs by the Rolling Stones were banned from the radio because of the sexual behavior presented in their songs. Some other forms of music censorship include parental advisory labels, banned covers or concerts, rating systems, and banned clothing. (Forms of Music Censorship) What is the history behind music censorship? Censorship has been around since the development of music.
Without the established government restraints on freedom of speech like decided necessary in Schenck v. United States, harmful speech could be spread creating dangerous environments. When considering the massive influence that music has on the public, censorship is a productive way to prevent immediate damage to a person 's “psychological or physical” health (Amy, and C. Ames Cushman). When reviewing the song “Fuck Tha Police” by the group N.W.A, “it was believed that action was needed to be taken because the song took a “radical stance that pointed out a certain group” (Aliprandini, Michael, and Geraldine Wagner”). The origin of the concept behind the popular and explicit song “Fuck The Police” traces back further than the eighties rap group known as N.W.A. The song resulted in people expressing disgust to the police while protesting, or rioting all over the world.
For example, he believes we should quell such speech as "abhorred Styx" and "the people of the infernal pit," repla... ... middle of paper ... ...tist or arousal properties of the songs. Even the humorous violent songs increased aggressive thoughts. The study also concluded that violent songs have implications for real world violence. "Aggressive thoughts can influence perceptions of ongoing social interactions, coloring them with an aggressive tint. Such aggression-biased interpretations can, in turn, instigate a more aggressive response -verbal or physical - than would have been emitted in a nonbiased state, thus provoking an aggressive escalatory spiral of antisocial exchanges," said lead researcher Craig A. Anderson, Ph.D. of Iowa State University.
In 1965, a Rolling Stone song, Satisfaction, was not allowed to be played because a couple critics thought that it contained sexual content (A). Recently, hip hop and rap music videos appear to have more sexual conduct, drug-use, and violence. People believe that children should not see or listen to these sort of things because it can influence their young minds. Music is way to express feelings and thoughts. Some may feel that it 's inappropriate but in reality what is appropriate these days?
The most popular argument is that drugs are addictive and users become dependent on its effects to function. If the dependency is not satisfied, it can disrupt the life of the user so that this individual forms a threat to society. Addicted user... ... middle of paper ... ...to Merriam-Webster dictionary, freedom is the quality or state of being free: as the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action. If every soul abided by this ultimate rule with the consideration of its effects, society as we know it would be overwhelmingly better. The basic premise of Mill's 'Harm Principle' is that a person has rights to their own decisions and the consequences that follow, however, no one else should be subjected to these consequences.
However, this conclusion raises an important question. Should the pleasure of the many justify infringing on the rights of the few? After all, music piracy is stealing property from the artists who created the music. Even though the utilitarian argues that these rights must be sacrificed for the greater good, there seems to be something intrinsically and morally wrong with this statement. Which makes one question what is more important, individual rights or the overall happiness of the society?
Meanwhile Monsanto is destroying many poor countries because they can use their seeds ones. While in natural seed you could re use the seeds from your land. Therefore Monsanto ethical reasoning in invited new seed and patenting this seed it seem Utilitarian, social contract theories and Ethical Egoism. The Utilitarian point of view towards Monsanto is ignoring the food safety and its chooses to sell GMO on the market because of starving people. They wouldn’t care about the safety of people because they don’t have morally because they know how harmful GMO are to consumers.