September 11, 2007
Politically Correct Lyrics - Part One
You know what I love about this blog? The comments you people leave! I could spend all day responding in depth to some of the things said here. I can rarely find anyone in person to get into good discussions with, but here something always sparks a thought.
This thought was sparked by Jeff's comment on the last post. He shared a lyric from John Lennon's song "Woman is the Nigger of the World". I just cringed typing the "N" word. Its considered to be such a negative word that books containing it have been banned from school libraries, its not allowed to be said on radio shows, its rarely used because of the controversy surrounding it.
Even back in 1972 when John and Yoko (she coined the phrase) recorded the song, it was banned from many radio stations even though the message behind the song was something a lot of people agreed with.
My question is: Do you think John would use that same term today in the title/lyric of a song?
Part Two on another day. My mind works faster than my energy lasts, if that makes sense.