So I'd like your opinion. This is how I'm going to turn it in so hopefully it isn't a complete piece of garbage ;P
You can read Marilyn Manson's paper here.
Marilyn Manson has always been a controversial artist and after the Columbine
shootings, he became a scapegoat. Was it his fault though? Manson wrote an article
defending himself and mentioning where he thinks the blame lies; everybody. “Throw a
rock and you’ll hit someone who’s guilty” Manson says. He started his band to criticize
the hypocrisy of America. He chose the name “Marilyn Manson” because Charles
Manson has graced the cover of Time Magazine and has become as popular as Marilyn
Humans are a violent species; there was violence long before music or television.
Manson mentions the Bible as a great example; Cain murdering his brother Abel and
Jesus Christ being crucified in vivid detail. Skip forwards a couple thousand years and
we see the creation of the A-Bomb, a bomb so powerful, it can obliterate an entire city.
These scientists who created this powerful weapon are praised. The media focuses on
violence, from John F. Kennedy’s assassination coverage to the wreckage of Princess
Diana’s car. The media seems to thrive on these stories and America soaks it up like a
Manson is right, America is a hypocritical society. Some groups of pro-life
activists will kill a doctor who performs abortions. Media reports mention Klebold and
Harris as being Manson fans. Later it is found out that they didn’t even like Marilyn
Manson’s music, he was just a convenient target. We need to stop blaming games like
Grand Theft Auto and focus more on how we treat each other.