Thank you for posting these lyrics and for your support on this subject.
I should have never opened this door. It will take me awhile to get over the lyrics. I'm just appalled. I think I'll go for a walk.
This is but a snow flake on the tip of the iceberg with respect to the MESSAGES that our young people are receiving today.
Their views on sex, male/female relationships and general respect for each other is both reflected within and stem from the MESSAGES that they receive from the CULTURE that is operating around them.
In my view the bigger threat to our advancement as a people is coming from WITHIN!!
How is it that a Black man is going to be in the life of a child that he has with a woman when HE DOESN'T RESPECT HER, he lives in a society THAT DOESN'T DEMAND THAT HE BE A MEANINGFUL PART OF THIS CHILD'S LIFE (and this is beyond the paycheck that the JUDGE IF FORCING HIM TO SEND EACH MONTH).
We need to flip our views around - This promiscuity and disrespect is happening in the vaccum of a DYSFUNCTIONAL CULTURE that DOES NOT ASK ANYTHING OF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE. Their peers largely influence the norms that these young people learn to accept. With young folks sex, money and popularity dominate their lives when there is no framework for them to build their character around.
The parents and the broader society has FAILED to provide this structure to these young people. As a result too many of them will operate at a level of the 7 deadly sins that are at each of our base and instinctive level:
quote:Pride is excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity.
Envy is the desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or situation.
Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.
Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.
Anger is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath.
Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.
Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work.