No, I'd rather have that you (Bluepony) replied to my original post.
Well... first of all, I don't like rap and hiphop music at all, nor am I into the stuff you usually see on MTV, VIVA etc., this is basically why I stopped watching music television something like ten years ago. (I quite liked MTV when mainland Europe still had the English version of it [especially Ray Cokes and his "Most Wanted" show, I think I was one of his biggest fans, even was in the show once!], but even then about the only things I watched were "Most Wanted" and "Headbangers Ball" - you can see my musical background there I guess...
) So my point is, I don't really know what's going on in all the videos you complained about, Paco, but if it really bothers you that much, there's always that little red switch on your remote control to turn it off!
Which, of course, isn't a solution for all the - please excuse my language - dumbass kids who are 'glued' to their TV screen every minute of their free time. I fear they wil, just like you said, adopt these rap and hiphop 'stars' as their heroes and their attitude as an admirable way of life. In fact, if you go out on the streets you will certainly find a bunch of I-like-to-wear-my-trousers-below-the-knee's and I-know-my-t-shirt-is-way-too-big-but-it's-supposed-to-be-like-that's, decorated with baseball caps (never worn as it was orignally intended, but backwards and sideways) and 'bling-bling' (fake?) gold necklaces and stuff, talking in something that is hardly recognizable as the German language (well, depending on the country you live in - but I think you know what I mean).
However, I don't think that you can completely ban rap and hiphop - think about it, wasn't it the same when our parents (and Nicky
) were still young and rock'n'roll music came up? The older generations were shocked about the sexual contents of the music and the dance moves and wanted it to be banned because they thought it would 'ruin' their oh-so-pure kids. Seems to be a very similar thing, don't you think...?
I've said it before, "live and let live" is a pretty good philosophy; the problem is that not everybody practises it (like for example the muslim extremists who think it's a great idea to kill innocent people with their bombs, the more the better, just to make sure they get their 72 virgins in paradise - which reminds me of something a German comedian said, "Well, if you get 72 virgins in paradise, that means you can only 'get lucky' 72 times? Because after you've 'used' them, they're not virgins any more. Wow... not much if you consider that paradise is eternity!" *g* - waaaay off topic, but a good laugh!). Yet, I know that not ALL muslims are like that (otherwise there wouldn't be many people left on the earth), but with everything, it's always the 'black sheep' that draw the most attention to themselves.
And again, the same for homosexual people. I don't mind other people's sexual preferences, as this is their private matter; if a man loves another man instead of a woman, fine, who am I to judge? I also don't mind them having their parades - like Nicky said, if you don't like it, don't go to see one, and if you stumble into one, just don't look if it offends you! The Berlin "Love Parade" is also very sexually explicit, and the people there are definitely NOT all homosexual.
I don't think we can walk around censoring everything we personally don't like - there is
something like 'freedom of speach' (not to speak of 'freedom of mind') after all!
How's that for a reply?