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Stink over Gaga? What a Bugger!

19 November 2012, 14:26

I was quite amused last week watching all the fuss over Lady Gaga’s pending tour to South Africa - seems that you people are a sensitive bunch when it comes to controversial acts.

I’ve learnt some great new words here, some Afrikaans ones too (although I’ve been told not to use them unless I’m angry with someone).  One of the words is ‘bugger’, as in 'oh, that's a bugger', or ‘bugger off!’  I like this word cause it’s better than the F one in its place (which I’ve hardly ever used).  Although I understand that ‘bugger’ has it’s originals with homosexuality or something.

Now don’t get me wrong, I was one of those who had a lot to say when Marilyn Manson wanted to tour Australia some years ago.  I threw my lot in with the activists as he is clearly evil and there’s even a photo of him posing with Anton Lavey, the former co-founder of the Church of Satan.

It’s only right that a country protects itself from all threats, not just military ones.

On the Gaga front, I’m really in two minds about her:  On the one hand she’s a very talented artist with more hits to her name than Mike Tyson, but on the other, she sends a clear message to the youth which encourages homosexuality and promiscuity.

We must never underestimate the power of music over the minds of our youth. 

People get themselves all worked up and into a trance-like state when the music gets them.  Just look at the metal concerts will all the demonic head-banging, ‘moshing’ and ‘walls of death’ which sees young people charging into each other like a possessed rugby players or something.  It’s the encouraging of mob violence that starts all kinds of trouble.

Now Lady Gaga might not have those levels of violence at her shows, yet, but surely she’s just encouraging other types of hedonistic behavior and debauchery?  Who knows what the mesmerized, screaming fans get up to when the lights go down?

On a side note, as an American I’m pleased with her success.  Even in third-world countries where people have no money, she still manages to sell out all her shows.  I won’t be going to see her though cause she’s more of a teenage act if you ask me.  Anyone over the age of eighteen who goes to see her shows is either a little ‘special’ or in major denial about his/her sexuality, I reckon.

I don’t think she’s evil, 'per se', but there are question marks about her impact on the minds of the youth and how she’s able to draw more gays than a Pride March.  Something’s up with that...

I hope the local police form are out in numbers at these concerts when she performs here with appropriate riot gear and crowd control weaponry as you never know what could happen. 

If her music gets them, then her teenage fans could get a bit rowdy and out of hand, and from where I’m standing, the last thing you people need in this country is more violence.

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