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A lot of conservative media claims that modern music is negatively influencing and corrupting children and teenagers. But does it really? And to what extent? [[User:MrGrieves|MrGrieves]] 06:33, 20 June 2008 (EDT)
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==No==
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No, I don't think so. I know that I, as an older teenager, listen to a lot of the bands that conservatives condemn, such as Rammstein, System of a Down and a lot of other heavy metal bands. Yes I think there are problems when musicians seem to be advocating immoral behaviour in their music or lifestyles, but I think that most bands only advocate behavoiur that conservatives see as immoral, rather then us liberals, so its often a matter of opinion or perception. So mayb youths are being "corrupted" from a conserative christian POV but from a liberal POV its just life. In that case its up the parents to be responsible about what they want their children hearing. [[User:Bolly|Bolly]] 10:41, 23 June 2008
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Define a 'negative influence'. Anything can be defined as a negative influence. I could argue Republicans are a bad influence; after all, they encourage views outside my own, and therefore offend me. Suggesting listening to hip-hop will make me kill gang members, or that katy perrys song mentioned below will make me 'experiment' are ridiculous.
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:Yes... *nods nods*.  I usually drive a bit faster when listening to anything 160bpms or higher--though I never exceed 70 MPH on a major highway; speed limit = 65 MPH. Also, when I don't listen to music, I tend to pay more attention.
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:Just an example:
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:A rising female musician--not saying the name, but it's easy to guess--promotes "experimenting" in one of her songs. The song can easily become stuck in your head. The listener can begin to question, "Hmm, I wonder what that would be like?"  Life continues... "the environment forms the creature" and the listener could possibly answer her question.
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:[[User:NathanG|Nate]] 20:51, 22 June 2008 (EDT)
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::Well first off, I don't see how experimenting is bad. Maybe if the listener has no idea how to practice safe sex due to their government-run schools not telling them anything but "OMG DONT HAVE SECKS OMG", causing them to do something stupid....but, uh...I digress. At any rate, I think that if someone, say, kills people because a Slayer song told them to, then that person '''already''' had a bit of a mental....issue. Or issues. Honestly, I think this hooplah about music causing kids to kill is just another example of dissasociating blame. --[[User:GunnerRecall|GunnerRecall]] 17:09, 17 August 2008 (EDT)
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:::My school taught: "We suggest you practice safe sex... don't rape anyone." They also showed us teenagers some pretty disgusting [[Sexually Transmitted Disease|STI]] videos, along with describing childbirth. "(Premarital) Sex is disgusting" became my life-belief... and it still is my belief.
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:::There was a study/experiment done with 72 lab mice. [http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Music/Mice_and_Music_Experiment_Mo.html I suggest you read just the first article] ^.^ [[User:NathanG|Nate]]<sup>[[User_talk:NathanG|because people listen to what I say?]]</sup> 17:16, 17 August 2008 (EDT)
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"My favoite color is red, like the blood shed; from Kurt Cobain's head, when he shot himself dead; Women all grabbin at my shishkabob; Bought Lauryn Hill's tape so her kids could starve
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(I can't stand white people!); You thought I was livid, now I'm even more so; S*** I got full blown AIDS and a sore throat.  ....  I wanna make songs all the fellas dub; And murder every rich rapper that I'm jealous of; So just remember when I bomb your set; Yo, I only cuss to make your mom upset." - Eminem, "Cum on Everybody". I believe I have made my point. [[User:NewCrusader|NewCrusader]] 18:13, 17 August 2008 (EDT)
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