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  •  There is evidence (2+ / 0-)
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    cotterperson, Will Smith

    Will Smith wrote about it in one of his recent diaries, posting the evidence.

    Here it is

    Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

    by moviemeister76 on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 10:48:21 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, Will Smith cited this reference in his reply (1+ / 0-)
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      to my comment.  The reference makes a statement, but does not offer evidence.

      Can recorded conversations be produced, or e-mails that confirm the existence of this conspiracy?  Have any of the artists been quoted as having been told of this plot?  Are there whistleblowers from the recording industry who have records of this plan?  Additionally, what is the motivation of large multinational corporations in such a course of action, and who are they in collusion with?  

      The misogony, racist slurs, violent imagery, and obscenities in contemporary Hip Hop are offensive, but the "gangsta" image appeals to many young people, both black and white.  The recording industry is happy to jump on board to make money, but the idea that there is some sort of grand racist plan that guides the music industry is farfetched.

      Conspiracy theories are easy to invent, and as many come from the left as from the right.  People who agree with the point of view the theory supports are quick to believe.

      Ultimately however, it is counterproductive to believe in things that are not true.

      •  never forget... (0+ / 0-)
        “Doubling the conviction rate in this country would do more
        to cure crime in America than quadrupling the funds for
        [Hubert] Humphrey’s war on poverty.”
        –Richard Nixon, 38th President of the United States of America
        “[President Nixon] emphasized that you have to face the fact
        that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to
        devise a system that recognizes this while not appearing to.”
        –H.R. Haldeman, Nixon’s Chief of Staff
        Both quotes from:
        Beckett, Katherine, & Sasson, Theodore (2004). Conservative agendas and campaigns: The rise of the modern “tough on crime” movement, the politics of injustice: Crime and punishment in America. Political Research Associates. Retrieved from: http://www.defendingjustice.org/...
        This is not a conspiracy theory. Please read this article on rapper Too Short:
        http://www.hiphopdx.com/...
        And watch these videos from hip hop veteran, record executive and former gangster rapper, Scarface:
        http://www.youtube.com/...

        http://www.youtube.com/...

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