Re: The 5 greatest bands of all?
posted at 1/17/2013 1:23 PM EST
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
I should have been more specific. What I mean is censorship of what is allowed to be played on the radio. I'm just hearing more and more offensive stuff on the radio all the time and I'm exposed to it because my daughter and her friends listen to it. I'm not sure what the answer is but I do understand the reaction of rage that Roger Taylor described. Maybe it's the parents like me and Roger whose mental health is affected by listening to this stuff
Oh, hrm. Well I don't know radio because I've given up on it. I'd rather just come to this forum for tips on new music.
I tend to be against censorship in virtually all forms, even if it's not true censorship but more in the form of "well we won't let that word get said before 10 pm." I think it's harmful overall, and always utterly ineffective.
I mean..have you seen much European public tv? Yowsers. And they aren't all a bunch of crazed sex freaks when they grow up. Well, you've got the Germans. But apart from them....
It's not the mere acquisition of knowledge of things like curses, sex, or intoxicants that can have ill effects. It's acquisition of the knowledge without context.
If daddy leaves his internet porn up accidentally and a six year old sees it, then you run into the problem of six year old interpreting it as some sort of game and then trying to "play" it with another....
But a twelve year old hearing a bad word, or sexualized lyrics? Especially one who has probably had 'the talk' and/or sex ed? Eh... don't see that bleeping the radio will do anything.
I may be wrong, but I'm guessing the last sentence identifies the real cause. It isn't so much, "fie fie! Now my son/daughter has heard the word 'p*ssy'".
It's.... "ARgh! Shut up! What is this awful crap! Why are you defecating in my ear?!"