Is Gangsta Rap Really Violent?

Does chewing gum stick to your shoe if you step on it? Is the Pope Catholic?

There was another rap concert shooting this week in New York City. The gunfight broke out in the performer’s lounge and then into the concert hall, where four people stopped bullets. One of those four was killed. ( http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/27/police-arrest-rapper-over-new-york-concert-shooting )

The police commissioner remarked that rappers are thugs who celebrate a violent subculture.

Mayor Warren Wilhelm Jr.–dba “Bill DeBlasio,” which is not his real name–quickly stepped into the breach, declaring that such violence as has come to be commonly associated with “rap” is really endemic in every area of American culture.

Y’know, he’s right. Look at all those shootings at any John Tesch concert. And those killing fields around Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins. Peter, Paul and Mary died in a shootout with a rival folk group, The Weavers. And do you remember how the murder rate used to shoot way up there after every broadcast of Leave It to Beaver?

Whereas “rap” is universally known to foster peace, serenity, and love.

I wonder what would happen if they gave a rap concert at a Bernie Sanders rally.

Dig that Godless culture!

 

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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