Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Metal Isn't The Problem: Parents Are

I remember that parents were freaking out when Decline of Western Civilization, Part II-The Metal Years was released in 1988, because this was back when metal was blamed for everything in the American media, from suicide to juvenile delinquency.

Lo and behold, a recent study was published that debunked that propaganda:

https://wearechange.org/the-metalhead-kids-are-all-right/A second article reiterates the point that kids like myself were actually the brightest in the class: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/3352230/Heavy-metal-a-comfort-for-the-bright-child.html

Hey, I've been listening to heavy metal since 1981 and I've been a heavy metal musician since 1984-and I haven't eaten anyone.

Hence, I just tell these parents to get off their kids' back whenever they whine about Avenged Sevenfold or Marilyn Manson; that they have no idea what they're talking about-and then I relate to my own experiences with metal-without which I would not be here today to make the point.  I also tell the parents to get their priorities straight; that their kids wouldn't have the emotional problems that they do if they (the parents) spent more POSITIVE time with them.

American parents spend the least amount of time with their children in the West and parents blame the media for THEIR LAZINESS.

Hey, it's called telecommuting, okay?  They should try it sometime.

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