Does Music Influence Youth To Commit Violence?
By David J. Stewart
"And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear. And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount. " —Exodus 32:17-19
YES, YES, YES, absolutely, yes, of course, music DOES have a profound impact on youth! You can influence anyone through media, whether it be music or video. But in particular, children and teens have extremely impressionable minds.
1st Samuel 16:23 evidences the incredible power of music. When the lad David played on his musical harp, the Bible says that king Saul's evil spirit departed from him. My friend (and don't miss this truth please), if music can be used to make an evil spirit depart from a person, then music can also be used to invite an evil spirit to come and stay!!!
What a shame that our society isn't filled with beautiful music as it once was. In the early days on TV, amateur family groups were featured playing musical instruments. There were few big shots back then. Nowadays it's all commercialized music, and you have to sell your soul to the Devil (literally) to become famous. Music has lost it's purity, like everything else. America was so much better off during the days of the Little League neighborhood baseball teams. Back then you could sell lemonade without a license.
Society never learns... the riots of the 1960's, Charles Manson, rampant sexual immorality in America, the abortion industry, Columbine, indifference everywhere, tolerated wickedness and corruption... it's all a consequence of the DESENSITIZATION by Godless television and worldly music! Each succeeding generation of youth in America are becoming more selfish, more wicked, more arrogantly proud, more woefully naive and more distant from the God of the Bible. Entertainment, pleasures and sports have assaulted our youth spiritually—leading them astray from God's Word, hindering them from coming to the gospel of Jesus Christ to be saved and making them indifferent toward everything good, Christian, decent, moral, upright and holy. We are now surviving as Christians in a sewer society of moral toxicity and rotten decay. Hardly anyone cares anymore!
Moses had gone up upon the mount to get God's Commandments. When Moses hadn't returned for a couple weeks, some of the Jews demanded from Aaron (Moses brother) that he provide for them a god. So Aaron reluctantly had them give of all their jewelry, housewares and anything made of gold, melting it into a GOLDEN CALF. The people began dancing, got drunk, took their clothes off and worshipped the golden calf. When Joshua and Moses were coming down from the mountainside, they heard “A NOISE OF WAR IN THE CAMP,” which the Bible says was “THE NOISE OF THEM THAT SING”!
It was David's beautiful harp playing that caused king Saul's evil spirit to leave. 1st Samuel 16:23, “And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.” Likewise, as we just learned from the idolatrous Israelites dancing around the golden calf, it was music (the “noise of them that sing” the Bible calls it) that accompanied an evil spirit of REBELLION!!! Rock music is synonymous with rebellion, sexual immorality and substance abuse (drugs and alcohol). Increasingly we are also seeing body piercings, self-mutilation and tattoos from head-to-toe associated with darker forms of worldly music.
Dangers Of The Satanic Music Industry
Look at the photo to the right, evidencing what music influences today's youth to look like. Godless fools see no harm in such insanity. Bands like JUDAS PRIEST have influenced millions of fans around the world to adorn themselves in black leather, spikes, chains, tattoos, black lipstick, pierced body parts and other freakish behavior. Music is a very effective vehicle.
Over 30 years ago a woman named Dorothy Retallack conducted experiments using music, plants and their combined environment. The results became, and still to this day, remain famous.
Taking two identical sets of plants in two separated but identical rooms, she exposed them to music. The first set of plants were played quiet placid subdued devotional "religious" classical music, while the other set were subjected to loud aggressive rock music played at full deafening volume 24 hours a day.
The plants exposed to rock grew away from the music source, withered and died, while the plants that were played religious music grew towards the music source and thrived.
The lesson? If rock music attacks and kills plants, what does it do to people? I think it's rather obvious - it does the exact same thing! Rock music attacks the nervous system, affecting one's emotional state. Is it any wonder why Americans, now more than ever before, are blowing-up in anger, flying off the handle, committing suicide, and losing their minds?
Goth is particularly dangerous because the lyrics to the music often glamorize killing, brutality, sadism, masochism, pedophilia, torture, freakism and all sorts of heathendom. The music is often characterized by relentless yelling and screaming, freakish embellishments of the voice, evil sounding backgrounds, etc. There just a bunch of sickos. Magician, Criss Angel, has made millions of dollars with his “Mind Freak” series, and he definitely fits in well with the Goth freak culture.
Luciferian worshipper, Ozzy Osbourne once stated that his music doesn't make people crazy, but it provides a vehicle for crazy people to ride on. There's a lot of truth in that statement. Listening to psychotic music about committing suicide, killing, drugs and rape doesn't necessarily make people go do it; however, there's always a small percentage of mentally disturbed people on the edge who can't handle it—the weak of society (especially youth who are naturally weak), the vulnerable, the depressed, emotionally hurting, the oppressed, teens with problems at home, and those socially dysfunctional.
If you produce an album which generates hundreds-of millions of dollars in profits for the record company, singing songs with lyrics that glorify killing, rape, suicide, harming parents and insanity, then you are very much responsible! One of the most Godless, reprobate and demonic bands ever formed is “TWIZTID,” started in 1997. Here's some of the satanic lyrics from their twisted song, “KILLING SEASON,” from their 2009 album, “W.I.C.K.E.D.” (Wish I Could Kill Every Day)...
On the last hunt for the youth and the runaways
Killed his blood relatives and then murdered his first grades
Long gone, any moments when the heart is suppose to beat
And there's no one home behind the walls of vacancy of his mind
No matter what they do to me, no matter what they say
I can't do right, I always go the other way
They can't reach me, I refuse to reason
I am lost in my wicked mind and it's killing season
On March 17, 2009, Twiztid released its seventh studio album, W.I.C.K.E.D. (Wish I Could Kill Every Day). W.I.C.K.E.D was Twiztid's highest charting album, peaking at #11 on the Billboard 200, #4 on the Top Rap Albums chart, and #1 on the Top Independent Albums chart. How could anyone even attempt to defend the Gothic subculture which glorifies death, rape, evil and murderous rampage? If you think that such demented music has no influence on youth, then you are nuts! Columbine didn't just happen, something led up to that mass-killing.
Rap and Hip Hop genres often cross-over into Goth, which feature sick-minded bands such as INSANE CLOWN POSSE, and A NEW NIGHTMARE. Insane Clown Posse is a satanic, hardcore, Hip Hop group who sings (if you dare call it that) a psychopathic form of noise called HORRORCORE! The band was sued in 2011 for $2,000,000 by a Goth industry agency over the group's use of the theme from the gory horror film HALLOWEEN, starring Michael Myers, a crazed, psychotic mass-murderer who kills nearly everyone in the movie.
Insane Clown Posse sued for $2 million by gothic music agency
Rappers have allegedly failed to pay for some spooky samples
Shock rappers Insane Clown Posse are being sued for over $2 million (£1.3 million) by a gothic music agency.
The agency, which is called Entity Productions, are claiming that the rappers sampled copyrighted Halloween-themed music on seven tracks without permission from their owners The Midnight Syndicate and want $2.1 million in damages as a result.
The lawsuit was filed on Monday (October 31) in Ohio and is likely to be heard after Christmas, reports Allhiphop.com.
Insane Clown Posse, who consist of rappers Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J, made headlines earlier this week when their fans, who are known as Juggalos, were officially classified as a criminal gang by the FBI.
The FBI 2011's National Gang Threat Assessment Report [NGTAR] has labeled Juggalos as a "concern to law enforcement" after becoming alarmed by their "general destructive and violent nature".
A report published by the NGTAR says: "Most crimes committed by Juggalos are sporadic, disorganised, individualistic and often involve a simple assault, personal drug use and possession, petty theft, and vandalism. However, open source reporting suggests that a small
SOURCE: Insane Clown Posse sued for $2 million by gothic music agency
The FBI is fully aware of the deadly, evil and destructive nature of Hip Hip, Goth, Rap and other related forms of ghetto-prison music (which is really bad noise). The FBI considers fans of Insane Clown Posse A CRIMINAL THREAT!!! And as you just read, the FBI's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment Report (NGTAR) has labeled their fans (collectively known as JUGGALOS) as a criminal threat...
The FBI 2011's National Gang Threat Assessment Report [NGTAR] has labeled Juggalos as a "concern to law enforcement" after becoming alarmed by their "general destructive and violent nature".
“Juggalos” refer to anyone who is a fan of the production company “Psychopathic Records,” also known as “The Hatchet Family,” who are an American independent record label based in Farmington Hills, Michigan that specializes in hip hop music. The company should be held accountable in court for all the violent crimes committed by youth who are influenced by their sick style of indoctrination. They use music to glorify and encourage Friday The 13th, Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre style killings. Goth is synonymous with horror films, Halloween, costumes, vampires, black leather and the satanic hand-sign.
The whole idea behind "Gothic" rock web sites and blogs is to suck young people into a kinky and somewhat depraved world where things dark or of a forbidden nature are bandied about and both sexes will wear black lipstick and black finger nail polish. Occult symbols are commonly posted at these web sites.
The average American has no idea how deeply satanism has infiltrated and permeated every strata of American society. Many high level politicians, world leaders, Hollywood entertainers, heavy metal rock stars, upper level military people, police chiefs, judges, doctors, lawyers, dentists, evangelical preachers, etc, etc.. You name a profession, and there are signifigant numbers of satanists within their ranks.
SOURCE: More on the Satanic Hand Sign (August 28, 2007)
Why, oh why, would anyone want to inspire America's youth to commit senseless acts of killing, murdering their family in cold blood and carrying out Sandy Hook and Columbine style mass-killings. What in the world is wrong with our government and law enforcement in the United States? How can anyone dare claim that liberty and freedom gives someone the right to influence our youth to rape, pillage and murder on a serial killer rampage? Goth has become an industry! Liberty is the freedom to make choices, but freedom is a reward for making the right choices.
The Religion Of Music
I once saw a large bar tavern advertisement which read, “MUSIC IS MY RELIGION!” For many people that statement is very true. Rock "N' Roll is indeed a worldly religion (a system of beliefs) that many people ascribe to. Worldly music goes along with worldly behavior. Rock music singers dress seductively, immodestly, others wear torn clothes and bizarre styles, wrong sizes and anything improper or weird. It's all a statement of rebellion, deliberately trying to offend anyone who values decency, morality and integrity.
America has become so horrible in so many ways. They say, “We're still a free society, which is better than many countries.” Yet, tyranny is seldom seen except by those oppressed by it. I am grieved that fool-hearted American's openly and without hesitation support President Barack Obama, despite his hundreds of documented lies since taking office in 2009. We have become a nation of liars—lying lawyers, lying politicians, liars who quit their marriage and break their vows, lying ministers, lying Bible versions, shady lying advertising and fine print, dishonest taxation and blatant corruption, et cetera. Lies, lies and more lies. We are a nation of liars!!! Most Americans have become apathetic and indifferent, which is why America is being turned into the Soviet Union...
Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) was a monster! He replaced crackpot Vladimir Lenin as ruler over the Soviet Union in 1922 and reigned until his death in 1953, thus ending the Korean War. Upwards of 60,000,000 innocent people were murdered under Stalin's brutal regime. When Russian government policies led to widespread famine, Stalin refused to release an abundance of stored grain, causing at least 400,000 of Russians to starve to death. Stalin's own wife and son attempted suicide to escape his tyranny. Stalin was a piece of trash, a high-ranking member of the occult elite, and a sworn atheist who mistreated people his entire life. Stalin has the blood of tens-of-millions of murdered victims on his hands; yet just like Obama's fans don't care how evil he is, Stalin is still idolized, praised and revered around the world by atheists, Communists and sick-minded selfish people.
Stalin hated the United States because of our nation's strong middle-class, and the liberty to own personal property. Few people today realize how much America has become like the Soviet Union, stealing American citizen's homes and transferring their wealth over to Wall Street banks. In time, no one will be able to afford their own home. Right now the banks have the American people tricked into thinking they are free and own their own property. Don't pay your property taxes for a year and see whose property it becomes real fast! Americans slave in a factory for 30-40 years to buy their own, just so the banks can steal it if you miss a single payment or fail to pay your property taxes. It's Communism of the worst sort! To the same degree that the middle-class are being wiped-out in America (AND IT IS HAPPENING!), to that same degree Joseph Stalin would love our nation today because we have become as Soviet Communist Russia!!!
Argue as you may, there is no debate that worldly forms of music play an important, powerful and inseparable role in human mind-control, memorization of the masses, and wickedness of every sort. The Bible is filled with examples evidencing the powerful impact of music on people. When wicked king Nebuchadnezzar erected a 90 x 9 foot obelisk image, he demanded that the gathered nations and languages bow down at the sound of the music. Music is the universal language, transcending all ethnic, social, cultural, religious and language barriers...
Daniel 3:4-7, “Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.”
Not surprisingly, the powers behind the uprising New World Order (NWO) are using secular and religious music alike in combination with occult symbols (The Great Pyramid and the All Seeing Eye) to influence the masses. Their goal is world government. The darker agenda at work is that Satan (the god of this evil world, 2nd Corinthians 4:4) is preparing the world for the coming man of sin, the Beast, aka, the Antichrist. The Devil is finishing what God stopped mankind from achieving in Genesis 11:7-9, that is, world government. This time man will succeed, in accordance with God's sovereign will and plan. Current world events are 100% in step with Biblical prophecy. If you'll read the preceding articles which I've provided links for, either your heart will burn in excitement for the reality of the Word of God or else you need to get right with God. It is clear that we are living in the end times. Why study prophecy?
Only a fool denies the strong influence and powerful impact which music has upon youth, either for good or evil. Whereas many fools are denying the role and influence of Gothic music in the Columbine murders, the FBI isn't so naive and woefully ignorant. The hottest trash band in recent years has been the INSANE CLOWN POSSE, who've played a big part in filling America's prisons with criminals. It's intimidating to decent, normal, law-abiding citizens to be in the presence of youth covered in tattoos, having dozens of piercings all over the body, wearing torn/freakish clothing and looking like they've spent quality time with the Devil.
Tragically, America is being woefully influenced today by the opinions of singers. It is no coincidence that we see rock idols getting involved into politics, working with the United Nations and incorporating brainwashing government propaganda into their music. Music is a spiritual medium, by which people are greatly influenced. America's youth are under Satanic attack like never before, and it is the duty of every Christian believer to expose the evils of Rock, Country, Rap and so-called Christian Rock...
"The strongest appeal you can make is emotionally. If you can get their emotions going, make them forget their logic, you've got them. AT MTV, WE DON'T SHOOT FOR THE 14-YEAR OLDS, WE OWN THEM." (MTV is Rock Around the Clock, Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 3, 1982)
Sadly, Music Television Videos MTV (owned by Viacom Media Networks) does own many of America's youth—corrupting their morals, turning them toward Satan, and leading them into hellfire. 1st John 4:1 tells us to "try" (i.e., test) the spirits, to see if they are of God or not. The Word of God is our test standard. How does your favorite music or music video measure up to the Bible? How do your favorite singers measure up to the Word of God? Do the women dress in modest apparel as 1st Timothy 2:9 commands? Who are their fans praising? Are they flashing the Satanic salute symbol? Is there occult symbolism on their album cover? Does the music you listen to glorify God; or does it glorify sin and having a good time? These are some of the questions that we need to ask ourselves.
The Beatles, Communism And Sexual Immorality
When the Godless Beatles came to America, thousands of girls screamed, cried and idolized them.
Tragically, the Beatles were Communist in their philosophies and music; but America's youth didn't care because the music was so emotionally overpowering.
Remember, Satan is a beautiful liar. The Beatle's music glorified immoral sex, drug abuse and rebellion.
Today, the Beatle's are revered in America and their music is aired everywhere we go. It just shows the apostate condition of the United States. We have forgotten God. John Lennon of the Beatles called Jesus... "a garlic-eating, stinking little yellow, greasy fascist bastard catholic Spaniard" (A Spaniard in the Works, p.14). Lennon also made that infamous statement, "Christianity will go, it will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that. I'm right and will be proved right . . . We're more popular than Jesus now" (San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 1966, p.26).
Do you see the great danger of music idols? Even though the Beatles deny God, curse the name of Jesus and attack Christianity—the fans don't care, because the music has won their heart. John Denver was correct in certain regards when he said, "Music is a more powerful force than Christianity." Denver died an atheist. Oh, how many people will one day burn in the fires of Hell because of the evil influences of demonic music!
I realize that only a few people will take to heart what I am saying, because most people just don't care anymore. It is very important that parents do their best to steer their children away from worldly idols, from sicko freaks like Britney Spears, who teach young girls to be selfish, feminist, homewrecking whores. Young people today are absolutely saturated with Rock music, literally worshipping the artists as gods. Don't believe it?
Rocker Frank Zappa (who discovered the awful truth December 4, 1993 the moment he died) proudly boasted:
"I'm the devil's advocate. We have our own worshippers who are called 'groupies.' Girls will give their bodies to musicians as you would give a sacrifice to a god." (Peters Brothers, What About Christian Rock, p. 17)
Music is so powerful that is compels young girls (and boys) to give their bodies in sexual sacrifice to the Rock singers. Sexual immorality is prevalent and an epidemic amongst Rock bands. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) is idolized and revered in the Rock music industry. Crowley was a sex-fiend, degenerative, bisexual, rapist and pervert in every sense of the term. Crowley taught in his books on the occult, witchcraft and satanism how to manipulate people, which includes speaking, writing, walking and singing backwards (a technique that has been widely used in the music industry). Satan is alive and real, roaming about the Bible says as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (1st Peter 5:8). Will Satan devour you and your family? Without Jesus Christ you are vulnerable!
Americans are so idolatrous that we have even named one of our most popular shows AMERICAN IDOL! We are so sinful that we have named one of our biggest cities SIN CITY! I am praying for God to judge America, because that is what we deserve and need. Slowly, but surely, we are bringing imminent judgment upon ourselves, as God is removing His hand of blessing from our nation. The average U.S. Citizen today is oblivious to judgment of God already upon us.
This world is filled with ingrates today who hate Jesus Christ, like comedian Sarah Silverman. The real joke is her life. Who is influencing you and your children? ...
“Good! I hope the Jews did kill Christ, I'd do it again. I'd F*cking do it again in a second!”
—Jewish comedian, Sarah Silverman, Jesus is Magic; 72-minute movie, 2006
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