Every morning while feeding our four legged family, my mind runs through the upcoming day and there are always blog topics popping into my head. Most “news” topics get shelved and by the next day seem irrelevant to what has happened over the past 24 hours.
I have asked this before and occasionally get a suggestion, but if you would like to read opinions of others on a certain topics, or have discussions on topics dear to your heart, please let me know. IF you don’t, you are stuck with what is on MY mind.
While we often don’t know how good our decisions are until they play out, there is a topic making resurgence this January about young women choosing to be wooed by the glitz, glamour of show business. While many are focusing on the evil R. Kelley may have perpetrated on young women, few are putting emphasis on it as a teaching moment for young girls, US and our society!
I never knew his name until the accusations started flying and never saw or heard his “product” until now, but look at his lyrics and any sane person would say the guy is obsessed with sex and that the women are viewed as objects, not someone’s daughter. The majority of rap culture has a reoccurring theme of sex, violence and drugs. Who would be surprised that R. Kelly’s world could be twisted and dangerous to women? Shouldn't the women know? Shouldn't the parents have discouraged listening to his stuff long before they lost them to their independence? Did they?
SO what will parents do? What will society do? Anything, or will everyone be too influenced by Facebook, the media, political correctness to speak out and look for ways to curb the lyrics. (not sure how the word 'politics' got in there since NOTHING about politics is correct) They are quick to label and condemn hate speech. Read some of the lyrics of many rap songs, or just search “R Kelly lyrics” to see what they are being fed each day. Is that not hate speech?
I know, I know, many of us did not know the lyrics of many of our own generations music (I am still finding things out) but I can guarantee you it is not anywhere near what is filling minds these days. AND I am sure there is rap music out there that has a positive message, but how is it doing commercially. Are there a lot of people listening?
If we (society) allow our young people to grow up with this music, why should we be shocked when the activities of what they are spewing become reality? Who is truly responsible? WHO WILL TAKE RESPONSIBILITY?