^ that should drag the people in
Allow me to present to you rather controversial my views, though slightly constricted because of the syntax of a well-known document. Feel free to question and comment, that’s what I posted it for, throw at me your rage or confusion or what-have-you. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, that’s fine, I wanted to upload a video but couldn’t, so there’s a summary at the end.
TJ, put the needle on the record:
When, during the history of man, a person finds it necessary to sever their personal connection with an art, and to embrace among their natural rights, the free and individual ideas provided by God and nature, it is only logical that the person must identify the reasons he has for doing so.
It is common knowledge, that all men are equal from birth, that they are given fundamental rights by God, including their right to live their life, and to live it while experiencing personal freedom and while able to do what makes them happy. To protect these rights, groups of men create a form of entertainment, which retains its power through the free will of the people that partake in it. When a form of entertainment fails to achieve or openly violates this reason for its being, the people are free to change it or get rid of it, and to set up a new form of entertainment, based on ideas and principles and distributing qualities in a way, that the people feel will best preserve their freedom and happiness. Wisdom, indeed, will show that long-lasting forms of entertainment should not be changed for small and insignificant reasons; and experience also has shown that the people are more likely to submit, while there are causes for submission, than to fix their problems by getting rid of something that they are used to. But when a series of wrongs and injustices, in attempts to achieve the same thing exhibits a desire to completely control the people absolutely, it is their right, it is their duty, to get rid of the form of entertainment and find a new way of protecting their future happiness.
This is what I have endured for a long while; and this is the need for me to alter my forms of entertainment. The history of current music is a history of repeated wrongs and manipulations, all involving the creation of the total control of music over a society. As evidence, let me state my reasons to the unbiased.
It has refused to stay as only a luxury, the most important quality of a controllable hobby.
It has insisted on showings and gatherings in strange places, unfamiliar, and far from the realm of sense, for the sole purpose of brainwashing its audience into believing its bold views as truth.
It has overwhelmed concerned groups multiple times, for opposing with adamant ideas its perversion of the minds of the people.
It has distributed among its admirers, in times of emotional tranquility, ideas of sorrow without the common sense of the listener at full function.
It has tried to make the musically talented separate from and superior to the listeners and general public.
It has used its influence to subject us to rules lacking in sense, and invalid; allowing its acts of pretended benefit:
For instilling radical ideas of rebellion among us:
For sealing off our minds from those that think differently:
For each of these injustices society has asked for changes in rational ways: these requests have been answered only by more injustices. A form of entertainment, whose legacy is so far guilty of every quality that may define an out-of-control craze is unfit to be such a popular form of entertainment for this society.
Nor have I remained silent about this problem to people that feel differently. I have warned them from time to time of attempts by musical artists to have complete control over us. I have reminded them of the process of opening and exploring our minds. I have appealed to their common sense and open-mindedness, and I have tried to convince them by the ties of our mutual respect to resist this hold, which would eventually weaken our connections and friendships. They too have been deaf to the voice of reason and of impartiality. I must, therefore, accept the necessity, which affirms our separation, and hold lovers of music, as I hold all people in the world, enemies in absurdity, in reason friends.
I, therefore, a logical human being, in sound mind, learned, appealing to common sense for the logic of my intention, do, in the name, and by authority of the pursuit of knowledge, solemnly publish and declare, That I am, and of right ought to be free to pursue knowledge, that I am no longer loyal to the music industry, and that all connection between myself and the music industry, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as a free thinker, I have full Power to question reasoning, confirm solutions, discover principles, learn the truth, and to do all other things which free thinkers may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of common sense, I wholeheartedly pledge to the pursuit of knowledge my mind, my talent, and my sacred reason.
Summary: music (mostly with lyrics) has gotten out of hand and is not as productive as people would like to think, do share your thoughts but please back them with valid info as well. I’m willing to repeat myself (it’s a lot of text) but it’d be nice to not have to.
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