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Sikh Temple Massacre Casts Light on White-Power Rock: Censor Hate Music?

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The murderer who killed six members of the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin founded a white-power rock group in 2005. This connection exposed a link between hate groups and their music, which includes lyrics of hateful acts toward minorities, Jews and non-whites.

Marilyn Mayo monitors hate groups for the Anti-Defamation League. Mayo told the AFP, "Hate music helps bring haters together into a shared community." Hate groups and their members meet through hate music and hate-music festivals.

“Racist music is what keeps the movement young” and sets it apart from the image of white-hooded Ku Klux Klan members “sitting on the front porch with a shotgun,” said one-time skinhead Frank Meeink on MSNBC television. Do you think hate music should be censored? Will censoring this type of music prevent tragedies like the Wisconsin massacre from happening?

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  • Zuggi 2012/08/09 00:07:23
    No
    Zuggi
    +19
    As much as I despise the speech, it's free speech. The same tests apply as for any speech.

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  • Carson 2012/08/09 22:42:01
    No
    Carson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?... Для плохого вы не можете понять красоту такой красивый тип музыки.
  • mwf122090 2012/08/09 22:39:54
    No
    mwf122090
    As messed up as it is for someone to make music about hating people for no reason, the guy didn't kill those people because of music. It was because a he was a twisted messed up person.
  • krayzrick 2012/08/09 22:36:46
    No
    krayzrick
    +2
    We don't censor 'free speech'
  • krayzrick krayzrick 2012/08/09 22:37:00
    krayzrick
    do we?
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/08/09 22:35:39
    No
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +2
    a Song or music no matter how distasteful it is is just Words and protected under free speech
    a Song or music is not going to kill people
    what kills people is other people
  • Andrea 2012/08/09 22:33:52
    Yes
    Andrea
    Only if we can censor that cop killing, woman raping, whore dogging, rap crap too.
  • CAPISCE Andrea 2012/08/10 00:09:35 (edited)
    CAPISCE
    lol---yea that's a good trade off
  • Jacob Torres 2012/08/09 22:33:46
    No
    Jacob Torres
    Free speech. Hello?
    Besides, isn't that what helped us peg the motive?
  • Eric 2012/08/09 22:33:19
    No
    Eric
    The Olympics are on now and when a British athlete wins they play "God Save the Queen", which has the following lyrics:
    "May he sedition hush, and like a torrent rush, Rebellious Scots to crush"

    Sounds like hate music against the Scottish.
    Free Speech. I don't want the government defining what constitutes hate speech.
  • keliffa 2012/08/09 22:31:33
    No
    keliffa
    +2
    Stop trying to censor free speech!
  • LucidLoon 2012/08/09 22:25:21
    No
    LucidLoon
    No, but I will turn my back to it all.
  • BigFig#9 2012/08/09 22:24:51
    No
    BigFig#9
    Although having listened to a little of his 'music' perhaps we should censor it for being really really really bad.
  • lee 2012/08/09 22:23:12
    Yes
    lee
    +2
    by the listener, and the buyer...

    not by anyone else.

    if they don't get an audience they will stop playing.
  • Texas Johnny 2012/08/09 22:20:59
    No
    Texas Johnny
    +1
    As much as some people would like to, it is still a freedom of speech issue and it is meant to protect unpopular speech not popular speech. Just don't listen to it. Besides it sounds pretty crappy and not much in the way of talent. Just angry white boys who got picked last in gym class and can't bring themselves to face the fact they had no talent for much of anything accept hating those people who are different from them.
  • Cat 2012/08/09 22:15:45
    No
    Cat
    Free Speech
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/08/09 22:12:26
    No
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    +1
    racism is stupid, but people have the right to be stupid
  • FormerConservative 2012/08/09 20:29:26
    No
    FormerConservative
    Racism sucks, but so does censorship.
  • Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum 2012/08/09 19:06:24
    No
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    +2
    Racist music is a good way to figure out who these a**holes are. Let them advertise to the world.
  • Huki68 2012/08/09 17:48:24
    Yes
    Huki68
    They will censor what they want.. But hate creates hate, people are crazy and music influence a lot depending on their mental state of many of them " Crazy"
  • Rusty S... Huki68 2012/08/09 22:54:40
    Rusty Shackleford
    +2
    Don't we have a right to hate?
  • Huki68 Rusty S... 2012/08/09 23:05:55 (edited)
    Huki68
    You shouldn't... Hate creates hate it takes slowly a piece of you, that is why we see so many crimes and so on.... You should choose love instead of Hate. and if you choose hate, you should do it inside of your home where dont affect negativity to others. Public hate like writing, singing should be banned period
  • Cameryn... Huki68 2012/08/10 00:15:06
    Cameryn (◠‿◠✿)
    +1
    We should have a right to hate. You can't love everyone, some people just deserve to be hated. 'Public hate' isn't a bad thing at all.
  • Huki68 Cameryn... 2012/08/10 19:28:53
    Huki68
    do whatever you want I don't care
  • Rusty S... Huki68 2012/08/10 01:38:26
    Rusty Shackleford
    I don't believe you're an American.
  • Huki68 Rusty S... 2012/08/10 19:27:42
    Huki68
    I don't care what you believe if I am or not, as long I believe who I am that is enough for me.

    I don't agree as well provocative pictures on TV, magazines... where kids and teens are available to see, negativity is a bad influence in kids... If you wanna hate go ahead more power to you. but me personally I will banned anything that have to do with Hate.
    you believe whatever you want and I believe whatever I want, oh by the way your opinion not matter to me. so keep digging your finger.
  • Command... Huki68 2012/08/11 06:18:21
    Commander Pyle
    Silppery slope.
  • Bronar 2012/08/09 15:12:04
    No
    Bronar
    +1
    Use it to point out the dumb bigots of the world. Scorn it and those stupid SOBs.
  • Vieuphoria 2012/08/09 09:11:57
    No
    Vieuphoria
    They may well be vile human beings, but they have a right to listen to whatever they want.

    The issue comes when weak minded individuals act on it. Just need to keep an eye on these people.
  • Chibi Guru Z 2012/08/09 08:58:19
    No
    Chibi Guru Z
    +2
    I'm opposed to censorship of any kind. On moral and Constitutional principles. But also because it doesn't really work. Trying to ban music, books, etc. just makes more people curious and want to look. It's like giving free publicity to people you don't want to have it!
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/08/09 06:53:42
    Yes
    MOMMA THOMAS
    TOO MANY WEAK MINDS THAT DON'T NEED TO BE PREACHED HATE....
  • lee MOMMA T... 2012/08/09 22:24:55
    lee
    then we need stronger minds...
  • Anna 2012/08/09 04:31:12
    No
    Anna
    +1
    If people want to shoot others they'll do so even if they've only ever listened to Barney and other "share the love" music. Censoring shouldn't be an option. I listen to some pretty obscene things and I've always been a fairly tolerant person.
  • Daryl 2012/08/09 04:06:48
    No
    Daryl
    +1
    Focus on the killers.
  • Fashionable60s 2012/08/09 01:53:46 (edited)
    No
    Fashionable60s
    As much as I hate Hate Music, I cannot stand to have the government tell me what music I could and could not listen to in my private life. I do not have to listen to any music that is not my taste but I do not need the government to tell me.
  • Katherine 2012/08/09 01:36:30
    No
    Katherine
    +1
    I'd like to censor people who advocate censorship and ban the word hate.
  • Katherine Katherine 2012/08/09 01:38:47
  • Hirnungah Mancandy 2012/08/09 01:30:16
    Yes
    Hirnungah Mancandy
    +3
    BEFORE THERE WAS HATE MUSIC PEOPLE BLAMED

    rock-n-roll ... jazz ... classical ... everything but Jesus music . trying to ban or restrict music only makes them more determined to make/buy it .
  • moomoof 2012/08/09 01:30:11
  • James 2012/08/09 01:10:22
    No
    James
    I wouldn't advocate for music censorship. On the other hand, I don't see a guy like this keeping it a secret that something like this was going to happen. Somebody should have said something.
  • mikeeonly 2012/08/09 01:08:14
    Yes
    mikeeonly
    I don't deal well with uncalled for prejudice

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