Struggle songs should be banned.
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General public, as the affirmative, I would like to restrict this debate to Africa.
Honourable public, struggle songs do not only constitute hate speech, but they also incite violence. Thus indicating that these songs pose a threat to society. In the highlight of this statement, I would look at a song which is, or was, usually sung at political meetings; The song is entitled "Shoot the boer". When looks at the tile of the song, the words 'shoot' basically means to 'kill', and 'boer' refers to a particular ethnic group found in South Africa and is known as the "Afrikaners". So when clearly sees that the word shoot, meaning kill, poses a threat to these particular people. Imagine a person, who is not well educated, attending a political meeting , hearing such songs being sung, what wouldn't that person to do the ethnic group which the song is directed at. Doesn't this just show that singing such songs poses a threat to somebody life. However, we cannot say that such a song defines our roots in terms of where we come from. As this will degrade true africanism, and african morality.
My opponent's first argument is that struggle songs provide hate and therefore should be banned. Unfortunately, hate is all over and there is nothing we could do about it because of the first amendment. So, by making struggle songs illegal based on this, would be doing something illegal.
Incite violence: I think the majority of people who listen to a song, are not really concerned with the lyrics or their meaning. Not that many people pick up on similes or other powerful language in songs. One of the most popular songs "Gangnam style" hardly any people I know, can sing the lyrics to that song. So if someone is singing a song about struggle, they are most probably singing because they like the way the song sounds, not because they agree with the artist's views. Also, as far as I know, I am not aware of any acts of violence based on song. If you you know any please provide examples. If not, than songs about struggle have not really "incited violence".
I APOLOGIZE, I JUST REALIZED YOU RESTRICTED THIS DEBATE TO AFRICANS. Well, this is embarrassing. If you would like to continue.
I agree with you that this may be a disgrace to Africans, but not that many rational people I know judge a race based on their songs. Once again, even it were a disgrace, it would still be abridging free speech.
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