I kind of enjoyed reading this article. The part that I liked most was the argument of censoring the song â€śCop Killerâ€? by Ice-T. I donâ€™t think that it is up to the government to censor and ban music. It is every Americanâ€™s right to choose what they do or do not listen to.
The reason that the government chose to put pressure on the recording industry and the artist is because they were getting pressured from the conservative public to get rid of the song. The government has no place telling an artist to throw out a piece of creative art even if it discriminates or is hateful to anything. I know it sounds mean and hateful for me to say something like that but that is how it is. That is what America was founded on, the ability to think and pursue the right of happiness what ever it may be. The only way that this right should be infringed upon is if the person or persons in question do something to directly harm any other human being.
So just because a song is hateful to a particular group or person no one has the right to say that that song cannot be made or listen to. It is up to each individual to choose what they do or do not listen to. Nobody is making anyone listen to the song â€śCop Killerâ€? or anything like it. Besides the fact of the government deciding who can listen to what is the fact that this particular song was taken out of context. This spoke about the police brutality and yes it might have been extreme for Ice-T to voice his opinion in the way that he did but that is just my opinion. This was just his way to vent out the anger and to be heard over the events that happened. It was an extremely effective way to go about it too. I certainly got everyone talking about it and that might have been what he was trying to do all along.