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Rock has been blamed for many things in society such as rape murder and suicide Its human nature to both need a reason for why something happens and to pass the blame to someone andor something else In 1690s Salem witches were blamed for all misfortune and innocents were hung In 1930s and 1940s Germany the Jewish faction of society was blamed for all that was wrong and put to death Now in the 1990s and 2000 music is blamed will it have the same fate Music has noconsciouness will of its own or any inherent good and evil Yet we blame rock for driving people to commit heinous crimes Rock is not a living thing its not a virus to infect our minds It cannot bring people to do what is not in their nature If someones upset with the world they will most likely listen to angry music However they must already be predisposed to this anger After all People are not forced to buy CDs Has anyone walked into a record store to witness a gun held to someones head As the gunman says Buy this CD or Ill kill you Something with no will such as music cannot force a happy nonviolent person to commit a crime Many people in fact claim music as a source of great help They say it helps relieve the anger it supposedly causes These people feel that theres someone out there feeling as they do and theyre not alone Its also said rock helps in another way which is it relieves stress and anger The pounding base the shrieking guitar and the thundering drums are like a primal scream for the mind Rock music regardless of lyrics is neither good nor bad Can even the creator of the music give it these traits If so then music condemning violence should stop it An example of a song that condemns violence is U2s Sunday Bloody Sunday
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