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Postby Orcuo » Tue Apr 09, 2024 2:04 pm

Reports suggest that governing authorities within the Russian republic of Chechnya will be banning specific types of music. More from CNN:
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Authorities in the Russian Republic of Chechnya have announced a ban on music that they consider too fast or slow.

Minister of Culture Musa Dadayev announced the decision to limit all musical, vocal and choreographic compositions to a tempo ranging from 80 to 116 beats per minute (BPM) at a meeting Friday, the Russian state new agency TASS reported.

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The new law was announced in a meeting on Friday.
“(I) have announced the final decision, agreed with the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Akhmatovich Kadyrov, that from now on all musical, vocal and choreographic works must correspond to a tempo of 80 to 116 beats per minute,” Dadayev said, according to TASS.

Under Kadyrov’s directive, the region now ensures that Chechen musical and dance creations align with the “Chechen mentality and musical rhythm,” aiming to bring “to the people and to the future of our children the cultural heritage of the Chechen people,” Dadayev added.

Prominent Russian journalist Elena Milashina and lawyer 'severely beaten' in attack in the Chechnya Republic.
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The ban will mean that many songs in musical styles such as pop and techno will be banned.

So, what does NSG think of this? Personally I think this is lunacy, however I’d like to hear other peoples’ opinions.
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Postby Einaro » Tue Apr 09, 2024 2:54 pm

Civil disobedience time. Play music at both 79 and 117 BPM at all times.
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Postby Russk » Tue Apr 09, 2024 2:59 pm

is it more of a religious reason or a public disturbance reason?
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Postby Wisteria and Surrounding Territories » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:02 pm

Einaro wrote:Civil disobedience time. Play music at both 79 and 117 BPM at all times.

This.
If there is nobody that will follow a law, you cannot enforce it.
No government should be allowed to ban music based on their tastes, and if this persists, the people will have to be radical. If the people do not fight this, only more authoritarianism will follow.
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Postby The Acolyte Confederacy » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:04 pm

Wisteria and Surrounding Territories wrote:
Einaro wrote:Civil disobedience time. Play music at both 79 and 117 BPM at all times.

This.
If there is nobody that will follow a law, you cannot enforce it.
No government should be allowed to ban music based on their tastes, and if this persists, the people will have to be radical. If the people do not fight this, only more authoritarianism will follow.

ah yes, religion. authoritarianism I guess.
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Postby Taosun » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:06 pm

Yet another reason that Russia needs to crack down on that archaic theocratic Chechnyan Republic. Separatist states bully their owners into making concessions and granting semi-autonomy, of which they use to enforce draconian religious laws.
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Postby Wisteria and Surrounding Territories » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:06 pm

The Acolyte Confederacy wrote:
Wisteria and Surrounding Territories wrote:This.
If there is nobody that will follow a law, you cannot enforce it.
No government should be allowed to ban music based on their tastes, and if this persists, the people will have to be radical. If the people do not fight this, only more authoritarianism will follow.

ah yes, religion. authoritarianism I guess.

It doesn't matter if it has to do with religion. The point I am making is that "authorities" were the ones responsible for the ban.
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One question:

Why...?
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Postby Orcuo » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:07 pm

Almighty Biden wrote:One question:

Why...?

The East is falling, millions must abandon their music tastes.
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Postby Southland » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:08 pm

Russk wrote:is it more of a religious reason or a public disturbance reason?


If it was a religious reason, they would have either banned music entirely or only permitted acapellas given it's Chechnya. Sounds like it's more petty authoritarian BS ""cultural"" reasons.

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Postby Taosun » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:10 pm

Does Putin not see the wacko theocratic government in Chechnya? The government that he can easily force to comply with the rest of Russia? Just another example of the superiority of Unitarianism over Federalism.
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Postby Valentine Z » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:11 pm

Oh drat. Now they are now unable to face the music.

This is the most interesting part - normally, I expected them to ban ALL music as most dictatorships do, you know, the usual stuff. No... it's because the song is too slow or too fast. The latter, okay maybe I can give them some benefit of a doubt in their shoes - maybeeee too devilish, too fast, too rave-y. Fine! I don't agree with banning fast music, but I can *see* the reasoning as to why.

But too slow? What?
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Postby Wisteria and Surrounding Territories » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:13 pm

Taosun wrote:Does Putin not see the wacko theocratic government in Chechnya? The government that he can easily force to comply with the rest of Russia? Just another example of the superiority of Unitarianism over Federalism.

It shouldn't be up to Putin to help the people, the people should disobey! The people are the ones that give power to the government, if the government has the audacity to ban certain music, then the people must take those powers away!
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Postby Hauskri » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:13 pm

Valentine Z wrote:Oh drat. Now they are now unable to face the music.

This is the most interesting part - normally, I expected them to ban ALL music as most dictatorships do, you know, the usual stuff. No... it's because the song is too slow or too fast. The latter, okay maybe I can give them some benefit of a doubt in their shoes - maybeeee too devilish, too fast, too rave-y. Fine!

But too slow? What?

They're idiots, that's what.

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Valentine Z wrote:Oh drat. Now they are now unable to face the music.

This is the most interesting part - normally, I expected them to ban ALL music as most dictatorships do, you know, the usual stuff. No... it's because the song is too slow or too fast. The latter, okay maybe I can give them some benefit of a doubt in their shoes - maybeeee too devilish, too fast, too rave-y. Fine!

But too slow? What?

Maybe because it makes people too relaxed and sends them to sleep when they should be working!11
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Postby Tangatarehua » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:15 pm

If I saw a thread in the roleplay forums featuring some of the things that Chechnya does in real life, I'd assume it was the account of a spastic 11 year old trying to shock people with their lol-evil nation.

The fact that this is General, and that this is happening in real life is simultaneously hilarious and tragic.
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Postby Valentine Z » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:18 pm

Tangatarehua wrote:If I saw a thread in the roleplay forums featuring some of the things that Chechnya does in real life, I'd assume it was the account of a spastic 11 year old trying to shock people with their lol-evil nation.

The fact that this is General, and that this is happening in real life is simultaneously hilarious and tragic.

The Onion and International Incident of NS just don't have what it takes to beat real life at this point.
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Postby Love Peace and Friendship » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:18 pm

Taosun wrote:Does Putin not see the wacko theocratic government in Chechnya? The government that he can easily force to comply with the rest of Russia? Just another example of the superiority of Unitarianism over Federalism.

Putin needs Chechnya's support for the war in Ukraine. Chechnya is a strong supplier of Russia's military forces in the country, and the government there runs a relatively stable regime for a region which was once engulfed in terrorism against the Russian invasion. I think Putin would rather reward Kadyrov then punish him.
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Postby Wisteria and Surrounding Territories » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:19 pm

Valentine Z wrote:
Tangatarehua wrote:If I saw a thread in the roleplay forums featuring some of the things that Chechnya does in real life, I'd assume it was the account of a spastic 11 year old trying to shock people with their lol-evil nation.

The fact that this is General, and that this is happening in real life is simultaneously hilarious and tragic.

The Onion and International Incident of NS just don't have what it takes to beat real life at this point.

Life imitates art imitates life...
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Postby The Apollonian Systems » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:26 pm

Einaro wrote:Civil disobedience time. Play music at both 79 and 117 BPM at all times.

This the same Chechnya that went around executing gay men. It’s a fiefdom ruled by a warlord.

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Postby Dayganistan » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:27 pm

Taosun wrote:Does Putin not see the wacko theocratic government in Chechnya? The government that he can easily force to comply with the rest of Russia? Just another example of the superiority of Unitarianism over Federalism.

Putin supported Kadyrov's clan taking power over Chechnya, funnily enough against the more moderate, secular Chechen nationalists lead by Dzhokhar Dudayev. He's not going to throw the Kadyrov regime under the bus because that opens the way for the other faction that actually wants complete and total independence from Russia to march in.
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Postby Fort Viorlia » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:30 pm

Wisteria and Surrounding Territories wrote:
The Acolyte Confederacy wrote:ah yes, religion. authoritarianism I guess.

It doesn't matter if it has to do with religion. The point I am making is that "authorities" were the ones responsible for the ban.

Yeah, but most people who say this are too scared to do so, sadly, though some people aren’t.

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Postby Wisteria and Surrounding Territories » Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:33 pm

Fort Viorlia wrote:
Wisteria and Surrounding Territories wrote:It doesn't matter if it has to do with religion. The point I am making is that "authorities" were the ones responsible for the ban.

Yeah, but most people who say this are too scared to do so, sadly, though some people aren’t.

Very much sadly. Hopefully, with the loss of freedoms across the world, people start gaining some courage, lest we end up in a dystopian situation.
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