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    Belarus Declares Rammstein an Enemy of the State

    Not content to oppress the country’s democratic opposition or rail against Western imperialism, the autocratic regime of Belarus has declared the German industrial rock band Rammstein to be an enemy of the state.

    The country’s Morality Council announced on Monday that the Berlin-based group’s songs were propaganda for “violence, masochism, homosexuality and other perversions” that could “destroy the Belarusian state order.” The official opprobrium calls into question a planned concert in the capital Minsk on March 7.

    The Belarusian moral authorities said “permission for a Rammstein concert is a mistake that can cost us greatly” and that the band would have to have its set list approved ahead of time in order to prevent “extremism” and to ensure the “dignity” the venue.

    Belarusian critics of the Morality Commission say it has been used to limit freedom of expression since it was set up in 2009. President Alexander Lukaschenko’s regime in the former Soviet republic has also been dubbed “Europe’s last dictatorship” and Minsk frequently rages against alleged Western meddling in its affairs.

    Members of Rammstein did not immediately comment on the official disapproval from Belarus, but the band is no stranger to controversy.

    Rammstein’s latest album was banned from sale to minors in Germany in November due to its sexually charged lyrics and artwork allegedly inciting sadomasochistic violence.

    The country's youth media watchdog the BPjM expressed particular concern over the song “Ich tu dir weh,” or “I'll Hurt You,” and a picture in the album booklet showing a seated man about to hit a naked woman. According to deputy BPjM chairwoman Petra Meier, the album promotes unsafe sex and portrays sexuality and power in a sadomasochistic manner.

    The video for Rammstein's first single on the album, “Pussy,” featured fully pornographic scenes of band members having sex. However, the musicians say their provocative material is meant to have a cartoonish satiric edge.

    For example, the lyrics “Blitzkrieg mit dem Fleischgewehr,” or “Blitzkrieg with the meat-gun,” in “Pussy” are meant to be a thinly veiled criticism of German sex tourism.
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    The country’s Morality Council announced on Monday that the Berlin-based group’s songs were propaganda for “violence, masochism, homosexuality and other perversions”
    For violence, masochism, homosexuality () and other perversions?

    I'm sorry to disappoint our Slavic friends, but homosexuality isn't exactly something particularly German. Klaus Wowereit is an exception, then again he's descended from Prussian-Lithuanians anyway, Voveraitis essentially means "Eichhörner" / "Squirreler" (originally literally voverė + -aitis = son of "the squirrel", probably a byname).
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

    (Heimdalls Wacht, In kalte Schatten versunken, stanzas 4-6)

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    Well like I always say "There always has to be a terd in the punch bowl".
    Rammstein is a band people.If you don't like it then don't listen to it.

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    Ever notice how every country that has a morality section of the government is usually a backwards hellhole?

    Rammstein is an epic band and I feel sorry for the Belorussians who have to put up with their government denying them the chance to hear the band.

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    We should appreciate this music.


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    These commies have so much in common with stereotypical right wingers aka the Bush world.

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