If We Shadows Have Offended
Think But This And All Is Mended
That You Didst But Slumber Here
While These Visions Did Appear
And This Weak And Idle Theme
No More Yielding But A Dream.
When Marilyn Manson understands the culture and media problem better than most media outlets…you have problems.
Stop giving shooters their 15 minutes of fame.
I love this. Every time I see it, I love it more. People are always so strangely surprised to find that Marilyn Manson is well-spoken and highly educated.
This is so true.
Is it surprising because of the way he chooses to present himself? Or in how he uses his medium? Regardless, he has some pretty good interviews.
The late Roger Ebert said much the same thing when he was interviewed after Bowling for Columbine came out. He was asked if he thought violent movies and video games caused the shootings. He said no, it was the media and their need for attention that caused it. It wasn’t the answer they were looking for so they quickly moved on.
Every time one of these tragedies happen, the media always ask if violent movies, video games, and music are to blame. They never ask if their 24 hour coverage of it has anything to do with it.
Millions of people watch violent movies and play violent video games with no intention of ever killing anyone.