The punk culture began to overwhelm the British society. One of punk’s main beliefs was going against higher power. The British Monarchy is a very important symbol in the British culture, for it represents the union of their nation. Yet, the punk culture did not respect the British monarchy. A very influential band called the Sex Pistols clearly expressed disrespect in their song, “Go... ... middle of paper ... ... culture from the common hobby of surfing.
It is misinterpreted to be "satanic angry and violent" and therefore many conclude that it creates violent, angry and satanic people. The truth is these angry, cynical, and socially isolated "metalheads" were created by a series of conditions through their lives, such as failed upbringings, severe antagonism towards them, and general misunderstanding of them and not by the music or it's subculture. These teen "metalheads" have merely reacted to the hostility and general negativity towards them and have chosen to be part of a group that can stand strong against the antagonism towards them. They joined to the metal subculture to be accepted as a part of a group that can simply laugh in the face of the dislike towards them. There is strength in numbers.
These can be quite appealing feelings to those that feel misunderstood, depressed, angry and unmotivated. Teens that are attracted to metal music often had... ... middle of paper ... ...By convincing you that their product is the perfect game time snack. In contrast "metalheads" are the outcasts of society, they are the ones that do not fit in, those that choose to not conform. They are not accepted by mainstream society and they live alternative lifestyles. They are disliked and they carry a negative stigma and therefore their choice of music does too.
Punk lyricists express discontent with individuals and institutions influencing society. Anarchism is the political ideology most often associated with punk today. Most punks who support Anarchism are known as anarcho-punks (“Punk Ideologies”). Essentially, anarchism may be defined as opposition to all government forms. Related to Punk subculture, anarchism is used as a political philosophy based on pacifism and common own... ... middle of paper ... ...e Used were taking the scene by storm.
Many parents and experts argue that rappers and musicians use vulgar, profane, sexually explicit lyrics to target the teenage market because money is a major issue and this kind of media is a hot commodity. Another popular subject that has taken heat and was attempted to be censored is politically charged music. During the Vietnam War many songs blasted the government. "For what it's worth" by Buffalo Springfield is a song documenting the actions by San Francisco police taken against members of the band at a peaceful protest. This song is not the first and was definitely not the... ... middle of paper ... ...yed a show in Philadelphia.
During, and after 9/11 Muslims became the butt end of all jokes on tonight shows, and sometimes in general conversation. “The stereotyping of Muslim communities in the media and the implementation of anti-terrorist legislation have led to the construction of Muslims as ‘dangerous’. “This in turn has made them more vulnerable to discrimination, a sentiment backed by a number of academics” (Choudhry 2001; Macklin 2001). I cannot imagine how it makes Muslims feel to be discriminated against. To come to the United States…a place that is known for our love, acceptance, and most of all freedom, only to be ridiculed because of their religious beliefs.
There obviously must be something wrong or missing in our society for the nurturing system set up by our government to end in angered cases of violence and even murder. Can it be that the ongoing debate over the amount of immigrants and asylum-seekers allowed to inhabit Britain annually has been an easy attraction for public criticism and has consequently spurred racism? This kind of control and power over another human's future and identity has led to the government disregarding immigrants' statuses as equals, a fault that has rubbed off in to our immediate society. The most critical of our government's handling of the situation would be the British media. Any fault results in widespread newspaper coverage.
Punk is not always a political statement, but it does give off a controversial vibe because of the ways it is expressed. Punk does protest the norm of society and government, but being seen as a political statement or issue isn’t the only objective of punk or punk rockers; it is an act of expression. Punk is given a reputation as careless and individualized and because of this, the government feels threatened and so do the people society who do not encourage it. Although punk has many definitions, many of them encompassing the word “political”, it has other objectives and intentions besides threatening and corrupting the people of a society. Punk is an ideology that looks to protest the norms, but also protect the individuals.
Although, it seems so stupid and some may ask “Why on earth why anybody in their right mind would like to ... ... middle of paper ... ...d like “ransom notes” with the cut out letters and rugged appearance (Candi). Punks enjoyed the freedom to express themselves in any way they felt like. This direct push from conformity frightened and angered many. Although in the twenty-first century, the punk phenomena is not as eccentric as it was back in the day, the same ideals are still in the hearts of the new-born punk. Many punks today still believe in the DIY method is the best, and most hate the Big Brother like government and large corporations.
The public has been quick to blame these musicians for violence in the United States. People are calling for government regulations in the form of ratings, warnings, edited material, and even bans on such allegedly offensive music. But how far is too far? Should the government regulate what should rightfully be the responsibility - and the right - of parents or guardians? It cannot be denied that there is an excess of violence in today's music.