Reviews for I Want To Sing What I Want!
William stuart chapter 1 . 6/10/2006
I have a problem with what you are saying here. Students should have a right to perform, but what about the parents who have children who are going after youre performance, yet dont agree with the song.

I also have to tell you, censorship is a liberal idea, not a conservitive/republican. Conservivesless government control, liberalsmore.
Where the Sky Is High chapter 1 . 1/17/2006
You make your point clear, well done; and I agree with you partially, the masses should not control what you're allowed to hear, for they are forbidden to prevent you from speaking.

Yet, the major issue on censoring music you totally ignored: Rap; a better term for the rap I speak of would be '"Gansta" Rap'. These horribly bloody and maniacal songs should never be heard by young children. I dare say these songs should be taboo entirely (wether the government gets involved is irrelevant).

Children are extremely susceptible to the world around them. As soon as they can see right-side up, they will be molded by their environment. I will not make a blanket statement, but many minorities listen to this music at a very young age (because an older sibling is listening to it). The music is more than damaging, it's life altering. Its effects are irreversible. When a young child listens to Gangsta Rap he perceives the world around it as if it were 70 years ago, when the mob was around, hiding underground. I could write an essay on the music itself, but I won't, for I know such a thing is frowned upon.

Music, art, literature. These are the thoughts of another human that have taken a tangible form. Shove their thoughts down the throats of others and you will only produce banal biased belligerents. Regardless of the subject matter.
Simian chapter 1 . 8/2/2005
If school and religion are seperate, then why are you singing Bohemian rhapsody?

Let's see, the song Bohemian Rhapsody is based entirely on Religion.

"Bismillah" is the opening word in the Qu'ran (Koran) and literally means "In the name of Allah." "Scaramouch" according to the dictionary means "a stock character who appears as a boastful coward." "Beelzebub" is the the right hand man of the devil who is oft confused as the devil.

To sing Bohemian Rhapsody is throw religion in the face of the school.

Furthermore, if religion and school are to be completely seperated, then nobody who is religious will be allowed to go to school, history will not be taught in total, and you will never learn what the constitution says.

Speaking of the constitution, according to it if a large number of children who are religious are opposed to you singing the song, then you have no right to "prohibit their exercise thereof". And if you should attempt to sing said song, which is blatantly religious, then the school is not allowed to continue the scheduled event because it is respecting an establishment of religion, which is also against the constitution.

Thus, no matter what you do, you're against the religion. You're either stepping on the religious populations civil rights, or you stepping on the non-religious populations civil rights.

You're anger is misplaced, I'm afraid. You should be angry at the school for pushing the obviously religious "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the faces of the non-religious students.
Double Entendre chapter 1 . 4/17/2005
I love it... and I totally agree with you.
On Mercury chapter 1 . 11/20/2004
"Mama,just killed a man,Put a gun against his head,Pulled my trigger,now he’s ,Mama,life had just begun,But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away-Mama o,Didn’t mean to make you cry-If I’m not back again this time tomorrow-Carry on,carry on,as if nothing really matters-"

Is that the bit? Cos that sucks if it is.

"I was almost kicked out of school for a poem I wrote (wish I could find that one...) on how is a pointless, albiet effective, means of resolving an arguement. The poem in question put me at the (suppossedly) delivering end of a istic threat, because of the detail I went in to describing said acts of (pointless, mind you) . I fought the administration and won, because the idiots took what they wanted of the poem to use agaisnt me out of context and didn't bother to read the ENTIRE thing. Morons."-CyanotokWow. That was REALLY overreacting on the part of your school.

"A song cannot in and of itself convince someone to committ (and I'm thinking of that one blink-182 tune there), nor can it cause mass (the whole Columbine-music uproar)."

Sorry if I sound like a really badly informed Blink 182 fan, but huh? I didn't know about that. But the Marilyn /Columbine thing was just stupid. And I'm afraid that was more neo-conservatives/religous right than liberals.

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That, and children nowadays are menaces to society not merely because of profane media (although it can easily give a small mind big ideas), but because parents are worthless nowadays. Actually, they've been about worthless since both members of a typical household started both working outside the home. That, more than anything else, has been the supreme cause of the vitiation and degeneration of our society."

Um. EXCUSE ME. No. Maybe there have been problems with that, but women shouldn't be made to work at home. Idiot.

"Like I've said before, I don't think the world should revolve around kids"

Yes. Maybe they should allow parents to think about this kind of thing, instead of punishing the rest of us by ruining songs or even removing them entirely from playlists.

If its contreversial subjects, like or or even just depression, then it. Let it on. They have their own mind, right. That's what they wrote about, so let them release it to the public.

All in all, you rock. Stick it to the man.

OM
Our Behemoth chapter 1 . 6/11/2004
Bohemian Rhapsody is an awesome song...That's sort of crazy they took out parts of the song.
Although this is short, it's very straight-forward, and clear on the topic. Well done!
EZRyder chapter 1 . 5/19/2004
Well said, although it is rather short.
I sense a free spirited, take on the world, fight for your right to say what you want person.
To fight against the societal grain, you must remember that many of its members have been socially adjusted to believe that their system is the right system and that its essence must be maintained.
But artists like yourself will always push the limits between the social context of what is art and what is unacceptable. The Doors are the famous example of that, they did what they want and fought against the oppression, but they also suffered a lot for it too. Yet we still remember them to this day.
EZ
TheWolfEmperor chapter 1 . 4/12/2004
Well said.
I ran into the same problem during my sophomore year with a song I wrote. And of course I had the same problem with a story I wrote four years earlier in the sixth grade...it never ends really.
The simplest sign of life chapter 1 . 3/24/2004
A well structured essay. You made your point without wandering off on a tangent, managing to stay perfectly on topic, and kept the essay clear with a format that is easy to read. Well done!
Shuichi-kun chapter 1 . 2/21/2004
Once again, Namir, I agree with you one hundred percent. Why is the world so frikking oppressive and narrow-minded? *sigh*
You rock. You seriously do.
Formerly chapter 1 . 1/2/2004
Hm... well, all true. I agree with every word. I would also like to add that there is no evil outside of ourselves, not even in murder. It's all in how you look at it.
For example, he who finds a word like "fuck" or "shit" objectionable clearly has problems of his own. Sexual relations are not obscene, nor is excrement. Children will not be "corrupted" in some indefinite way by hearing about these two things.
Oddly enough, the only word that actually describes something unnatural, and something that could be considered legitimately offensive - "Damn" - is also the most accepted. Weird, ne?
Max Krugman
musicgirl225 chapter 1 . 12/28/2003
i completely agree with this...religion should not be allowed in public school, and cencorship in itself is completely ludicrous...who is to decide what's appropriate...its perfectly alright to show a murder scene on tv, and show all these graphic images about a murder, yet you cant hear it on the radio? it makes no sense...overall, i thought it was really good, very persuasive...the tie-in at the end to art was awesome to me, great job...
strangerthanthou chapter 1 . 12/22/2003
m, i agree completely, but let me point out some things from the conservative perspective.
am and fm radio signals are accessable for free. meaning, anybody (including sheltered kids) can be assaulted with it. therefore, the conservative parents argue that it is within their rights to protect their children from foul language, sex, violence, etc... so free media should be censored. notice, as long as people are paying to view (aka works of 'art' in museums, nudity in magazines, internet porn...) nobody cares, 'cuz those people chose to pay. the problem is, if it's free, it has to be censored because the general public has the right to peace of mind. however, if someone is willing to pay to hear/see "censorable" material it is within their rights to be able to access the stuff. i love democracy, don't you?
NeWriter chapter 1 . 12/20/2003
Good points; although I didn't know who "Bohemian Raspody" by Queen is. Anyhow... school is different from religion by all means; but people have to consider that something may offend some students and instead of censoring it they should warn whoever they may offend! Anyways, stop ranting about this and try to just handle it! It's the best way we can manage every flaw in humanity... which will include the subject of art. ;) I liked yor essay, it was very thoroughly:D!
Rosa Vernal chapter 1 . 12/14/2003
exactly right. art is art, and people can have their opinions and not tell them until they're asked!
the reason why i agree is because I listen to controversial music (Insane Clown Posse, Dark Lotus) and plus i belive in freedom, plain and simple.
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