Monday, 11 May 2015

Modern music: selling sexual debauchery to children

From Elliot Overton at

"In our technologically 'advanced' society, different types of music are more accessible than ever before. In this day and age, with the multiplicity of specialized MP3 players, mobile phones and other assorted gadgets, an entire album can be downloaded within a matter of seconds... with little or no content restrictions in place..."

"According to psychologists Ashby and Rich (2005) in their paper, Video killed the radio star: "
"Music induces strong emotions that can make individuals more susceptible to changes in attitude or behavior. Multiple studies demonstrated the influence of visual media on risky attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors among adolescents..."

"The combination of music and video may be synergistic in their effect on adolescent attitudes and behavior. Once music establishes a mood, the lyrics and images that are portrayed may have more impact than either form alone..."
"So, the presence of both audio and visual stimulation can cause the visual image portrayed in a music video to "persist with the viewer"?  They further state: "
"Music videos socialize young people by communicating ideas about expected behavior, relationships, and male and female roles..." "In recent years, the content of mainstream popular music appears to have undergone some rather drastic changes and the inclusion of "pro-social values" featured in songs seems to be gradually on the decline. In other words: The monotonous drivel spewed forth by the pop-culture of today's society (as a substitute for music) can only be described as an ever-growing cesspit of obscenities, profanities and the indication of outright moral decay. "

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