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What the fuck has our society come to?!

In the town of Muhlenburg, KY, a 31-year-old Exodus fan was arrested last week for simply posting some of the Bay Area Thrash Legend's lyrics on his Facebook page. The song? "Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)" from their 2010 album Exhibit B: The Human Condition and more specifically, these lyrics: 

"Student bodies lying dead in the halls, a blood splattered treatise of hate. Class dismissed is my hypothesis, gun fire ends in debate."

The charges were "terrorist threats" because people "feared" that the fan was literally going to go to the school he was attending and shoot the place up. Okay, look, I can understand investigating the post and asking the guy a few questions for just in case purposes in case he may have some mental issues, because really, that's something you really shouldn't be posting on Facebook for all people to see, but to just flat out arrest him for just simply posting it and doing no further research on it?!

When will this bullshit fucking stop?! I am so sick of metal music and fans getting blamed whenever anything bad happens in *insert over patriotic redneck voice* good ol' 'Murica. 

Here's what band leader Gary Holt had to say on the matter:

“The idea that an individual in this great country of ours could be arrested for simply posting lyrics to a song is something I never believed could happen in a free society. James Evans was simply posting lyrics to a band he likes on Facebook, and he was locked up for it. The song ‘Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)’ was written as a view through the eyes of a madman and in no way endorses that kind of fucked up behavior. It was the Virginia Tech massacre perpetrated by Seung-Hui Cho that was the subject and inspiration to write the song, one in which we put the brakes on playing it live after the Sandy Hook shooting, as we did not want to seem insensitive.

As some of us in Exodus are parents, of course these things hit close to home, it's every parent's worst fear. These moments are the stuff of nightmares, and life, as well as music, isn't always pretty. But when we start to overreact to things like lyrics by any band, including Exodus, and start arresting people, we are caving in to paranoia and are well on our way to becoming an Orwellian society.”

(Source: www.metalinjection.net/latest-…

What do you guys think? Should have the fan not posted the lyrics at all or should he have not been arrested in the first place?


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Hello, deviantArt!. The name's Derek, your average railroad enthusiast/metalhead from West Florida (as of 7/2/12 Kansas City) (And no way in hell am I a foamer!). I have been obsessed with trains since I was about 3 and it has grown from a hobby to working a for a life long career (that's right, working for my degree to become an locomotive engineer!). My obseesion with heavy metal began when I was about 15 and somedays just can't go five minutes without a screeching guitar solo blasting through my speakers.

I'm not really much of an artist, I'm okay but not great. I usually draw trains or guitars, but lately I've been practicing/drawing some of my favorite cartoons I used to watch as a kid, such as Hey Arnold!, Danny Phantom, Rugrats/All Grown Up, etc, etc. and I'm getting better at it (still need to work on hands though, I always seem to fail on those XD ). Anyway feel free to browse around, comment and favorite.

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Thank you very much for the fav^^
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Thanks for the fav man... I appreciate it.
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No Prob. 
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Give me a few minutes. 
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skaaaaaip
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If you get time, check out my journal. Things so fucked up yesterday, I lost my watch list. Re-adding you. ><
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