Music Censorship: Bad Medicine For Us All

The rap star Eminem is quite possibly the most controversial figure in all of modern culture. Why? Because he expresses himself in a way that some people find offensive, and some claim causes violence and vulgarity in other people. Why, I ask, is Eminem being attacked by everyone from my parents (believe me, they have) to his own mother, when so many other people do the same things as he does?

Well, for starters, Eminem supposedly says some of the most offensive things found on mass-produced recordings. For instance, many critics note that in Eminem's song "Kim", he slits his girlfriends throat, and as she drowns in her own blood, he screams obscenities at her, before an angry refrain of depression buzz-phrases. Not only is this style of bloody lyric far from unusual, but it is found in songs by some of the greatest artists of all time, including Jimi Hendrix, among others.

Fred Durst and his band Limp Bizkit, in their song "Break Stuff", sing about a bad day. The passage "I hope you know I pack a chainsaw/I'll skin your @ss raw/and if this day keeps going this way I just might/BREAK YOUR F*CKING FACE TONIGHT!" is included in the lyrics to this angry new-age rock song, followed by "just give me something to break/How about your F*CKING FACE?!". Why I ask is this song so very different from Eminem?s lyrics, so as to provoke numerous attacks and lawsuits on him, while leaving Durst relatively unscathed?

My answer to this mystery? Liberals. The liberals don't like Eminem's angry, in-your-face style that walks over their ideals, so they grow to hate him. Our great nation has already borne sacrileges against free speech from such liberals as Tipper Gore, who started the concept of ?Parental Advisory: Explicit Content? badges on CDs, and Joseph Lieberman, almost Vice President (thank God for that) who pledged in his speeches to protect children?s ?fragile minds? from nudity and other such explicit content by banning ?raunchy shows like Seinfeld? from the air. What in God?s name was this man trying to ban Seinfeld for?! When has raunchiness EVER been a feature of the comedy that we love so much? And how is it in any way not a heinous abridgement of our Constitutional Rights to Freedom of Speech to be banned from selling works to people under age 18?!

But there is something that you can do to stop this sadistic and evil liberal activity: vote conservative in 2004 and beyond! Send a message to those freedom-stealing bastards that they are not welcome here! End the Democratic chokehold on Minnesota now, in our great generation!

~ Chris Franson

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Why I hate Minnesota

I have lived in Minnesota my entire life, only lately was it that I realized everyone in it is liberal. I hate liberals, I find them to be incredibly hypocritical, they whine about the destruction of nature, then they drive there SUV's that get a whole eight miles to the gallon. SUV's are designed to drive through the woods, not for city driving. The thing that seems completely ass backward to me is the Lexus SUV, you spend 80 thousand dollars on it, are you going to be driving it through the woods? I do not think so, what good is it? You can't drive it in the woods, and its no good for driving in the city. Its like having velvet work boots, totally unnecessary. If you need to haul many people around get a Minivan, maybe you've heard of them. Well, back on topic, I even get harassed because I'm republican, I hate this state and I am just about ready to move to Kansas. Well, that concludes my first entry.