Monday, January 31, 2005

You can hear God crying

I'd like to leave you with a quick thought before I head out to work. Several employees at a radio station in New York put together a parody of "We Are the World" that mocks the Tsunami victims. It's tasteless and disgusting, and now those employees have been suspended. Now the important question: what kind of music does that radio station play regularly? Because there are a lot of songs out there that are just as bad, if not worse, that are played by popular radio stations. The lyrics are disrespectful toward God, women, and just about every other sacred thing that there is. I wouldn't be surprised one bit if their music regularly uses racial slurs and offensive ideas. But when the world hears that they're making fun of Tsunami victims, that's suddenly an un-PC thing and we're all outraged. It's not popular to stand up and shout down stations that play songs that are offensive on many levels to a wide variety of people, but when the station's DJs make fun of Tsunami victims, that's gone too far. Interesting.

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