Music Censorship

Music and Censorship



In our society today, some musicians and their music drain and plague the moral and
spiritual well-being of the people; therefore, censorship offers a necessary action that
we must take to keep the world from becoming a land of decadence. The musicians
lives are not examples for the children or the adults. The lyrics of many songs are not
suitable for anyone. All types of music need some kind of censorship. Censorship
makes a person realize that music is good for the heart. Censorship totally makes
people act better, and when thinking better, this sustains a better society. The lives
of some musicians contain types of anarchy and self-gratification. Once the musicians
realize that people want not just their music but them as well, they act as gods, which
no one can touch. For example, think of it like a secret dictatorship, and we breathe as
a fascist society, which puts fun and feelings above the Lord, above all. Many of the
musicians consist of non-religious people who live only for fun and only for
themselves. Why then would we, especially as Christians, put our total devotion in
them? It exists like wanting to ride with a blind driver rather than one with perfect
vision. In addition many of the musicians use drugs and stimulants to satisfy their
hunger for themselves and for pure fun. The musicians tend to use drugs massively,
to get out of the very real world that they consist so much a part of. Popularity seems
pleasing but when one has the affections and total devotion of a mass of people, that
person can not handle it because that person does not have Jesus\' personality and only
He could truly control that much fidelity. One person who truly could not handle the
excitement was Jimi Hendrix(Appendix A). Instead of performing as himself and
using his talent for good, he used rebellion and used many drugs. On stage, Jimi
Hendrix would put hits of acid in his headband. When he perspired, the sweat,
containing acid would run down into his eyes and make him "higher than a kite."
Most people never actually saw Jimi Hendrix the person, but a blurred vision of him.
When Jimi performed on stage at Woodstock(Appendix B and C), a man from the
crowd asked him, "Jimi are you high?" He simply replied back to the man, "Thanks
man I got mine," causing the crowd to act wild almost as if he had saved someone\'s
life, but ironically he unintentionally destroyed their lives. In addition Bob
Dylan(Appendix D and E) also talked about getting stoned in some of his music. The
song "Rainy Day Woman #12 and #13," blatantly says that "everybody must get
stoned." That tells people to disobey the law and tells people to mangle the temple of
God, our bodies by perverting it with drugs and stimulants. Many musicians make a
mockery of their fans. The lead singers subsist to do this the most because of the
vocal opportunities they have to express their discontent with life and thrust their
ideas upon those who hypnotize with the musician\'s power position, thus, makes the
listeners obey their thoughts without fully knowing. The lead singer Billie Jo, for
Green Day, says to his fans, " I\'m not going to say anything f****** intelligent, I\'m
just going too swear a whole d*** lot." The Bible tells us that we should let
everything that comes out of our mouth praise Him, and swearing for any reason
doesn\'t really praise Him at all and is degrading for us as well. Almost like if he did
not swear than we wouldn\'t like him or understand him. In addition the lead singer
for Kiss would spit on his fans. He would get the crowd to spit in a spittoon-type
container, and by the end of the concert, he would drink the saliva and then he would
use what dwelled left in the spittoon to spit on the crowd. This creates a bad
influence on anybody and makes a person believe that it justifies him to do these
actions because he dwells on stage, which totally in fact creates wrong, and not right.
The band would also wear face paint and