Gangster Rap should be banned
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1) Gangster Rap shouldn't be banned because of freedom of speech.
2) Sure it promote sex and violence but so do a lot of movies, video games, and other forms of music. How far does one must go to get rid of sex, drugs, and violence themes?
3) Sex, drugs, and violence are realities. Music relies on themes of human reality.
It is certainly their freedom of speech, but I am stating that Gangster Rap should be banned due to its strong influence in corrupting the behaviors of teenagers. Those that watch Gangster Rap Videos for approximately minimally 14 hours a week tend to have more destructive behaviors and odds of violence, and sexual behavior become more likely such as hitting a teacher becomes 3 times more likely, getting arrested becomes 2 and half more times likely, and they would be 2 times more likely to have multiple sex partners. Should there be Gangster Rap on children's television networks to promote the artist's freedom of speech? A mother would certainly not allow such profanity to get to their children's minds but unfortunately it has spread like an infection and seeped into the streets in forms of gangs, murders, gang and drug transactions.
"2) Sure it promote sex and violence but so do a lot of movies, video games, and other forms of music. How far does one must go to get rid of sex, drugs, and violence themes?"
Sex, drugs, and violence themes have been here for a long while and will most likely be around longer than you are I. As Gangster rappers sing they express how hardcore they are as they deal drugs, kill others, and rob another. This tends to send a message to one's mind that it is alright to do those things because their idol sings about such things. I am not saying that I want to eliminate sex, drugs, and violence themes which of course will be an impossible feat. But I would like to eliminate gangs from causing terror and fear into the hearts of caring parents that do not want to be devastated by the fact that their son or daughter had been shot by a gang member who just chose to end their life. The same gang member whom shot the other would most certainly have listened to one of 50 Cent's songs, and possibly have an album of his.
"3) Sex, drugs, and violence are realities. Music relies on themes of human reality."
I do know they are realities, but wouldn't you want to eliminate any realities that are harmful to society. As the teenagers buy a Gangster Rap album and their younger sibling sees them and hears them chanting the lyrics they would of course would try and get into the genre of music due to it being violent and of course little kids love violence because they do not truly comprehend what it is like to actually kill or harm someone. So as they do this, they really get involved in the genre of music and as their mind develops in actually thinking this is okay because they are becoming feared, by which they turn out to think that being feared equals dominance and respect. They listen to the lyrics and later they act out what he/she listens to, acting out "reality" getting involved in a gang.
The idea of freedom of speech was made for the purpose of protecting things like this. If corrupting behavior is the argument then people can argue that Rush Limbaugh must be banned and so they can asked to banned video games and movies. Gangster rap isn't really forced. People have the decision and parents to listen to the music. Gangster rap does influence bad behavior but so does so much other things. Banning this will lead to more bans that you might not consider.
2) "Should there be Gangster Rap on children's television networks to promote the artist's freedom of speech? A mother would certainly not allow such profanity to get to their children's minds but unfortunately it has spread like an infection and seeped into the streets in forms of gangs, murders, gang and drug transactions."
The beauty of freedom of speech is that people don't have to listen to other's speech. Disney will not want to put gangster rap on its shows because its audience hates that stuff. The audience will likely leave the network.
Gangs, murders, and drug transactions happened before the gangster rap. Gangster rap may make this more popular but the problem is caused by outside influences. I play Halo and don't kill people like many A students in school have Pink Floyd's "Another brick in the wall" on their ipods. The drug revolution happened in the 70s making a sudden increase in drug use. Drugs affect poor people the most. Blacks were mostly poor.
3) "I am not saying that I want to eliminate sex, drugs, and violence themes which of course will be an impossible feat.
But I would like to eliminate gangs from causing terror..."
Gangster rap isn't any worse at promoting sex, drugs, and violence than rock music. Rock music was the original promoter of this stuff.
Getting rid of gangster rap will not get rid of gangs in these neighborhoods. Gangs always exist where the illegal trade is. That trade is normally, in the United States, drugs. The culture came before the music.
4) "do know they are realities, but wouldn't you want to eliminate any realities that are harmful to society."
Banning gangster rap will not get rid of the reality. I will say this that we put children in a glass bubble. Protect them from the idea of violence and addiction. They need to know this reality before they enter the real world.
Banning something doesn't get rid of the need only cultural changes do. Gangster rap will just become another underground market like drugs and prostitution.
By popularizing it, children get in contact with it by their family members and/or older siblings. Getting in contact with it at a young age will of course corrupt the child's developing mind and would make the child incapable of sufficiently telling the good from the bad of things because he would have been hearing about shooting, stabbing, brawling, sex, and crime at such a young age. Yes they do need to know that these realities do very exist in the world, but there are certain ages that they need to hear about these when their minds are capable of comprehending. By banning this more aggressive genre of music, it would be much more easier for a child to not come in contact with it. On the side there will be 2 videos, from top to bottom it begins with Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall", then 50 Cent's "*%#! You". Unfortunately I was unable to post the lyrics due to 50 Cent's constant use of foul language, so I posted up the videos. Now, which one would a child most understand? I myself would be able to understand the words like "#%*! You" compared to "education" if I was a child, my younger brother would most likely agree..... He just did. But, I still did not understand 50 Cent's song through the lyrics nor through the music video. But I would say this..... I like the background images from 50 Cent's music video from 2:00 - 2:05, what a wonderful image of not promoting guns.
As guns, drugs, and violence becomes more popularized by Gangsta Rap, more and more youths become involved in the world of gang violence and I just do not want the record companies and artists to constantly make money off of this.
I would like to thank my opponent for putting up a very difficult debate, but I would like to apologize for not posting my argument up sooner for now I do not have enough time to reply to all of your arguments. I sincerely apologize for my very late timing.
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