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Marilyn Manson Connects Iraq And Columbine

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Manson equates Columbine with the Iraq War in one simple observation:

I've had my grasp on morals for some time since my dad's experience [in Vietnam], but also because I had to sit there and think 'Why is it OK that we're blowing the shit out of some other country and two kids blow up a high school?'" he says. "What's the difference? Because somebody says? At the end of the day it's all killing. You can drive yourself crazy in circles going round about that but it's... it would take an hour at least just to go down that path. I think art is your escape. That's what keeps me going.

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1. Plan2Damage writes:

He considers his 'music' art? Yeah, real artistic to shove a microphone up your ass, and continue to sing and lick on it...real artistic, Marilyn...

# Sep 20, 2004 @ 10:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Spanky writes:

Man, Manson is sooooooo smart, he should quit music and go in politics, he would be sooooo goooooood.

# Sep 20, 2004 @ 11:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ryan writes:

f*** you, Plan2Damage, a lot of his music is really incredible, but that's irrelevant to the profound yet simple observation he's making. It's okay for one man to order the deaths of countless thousands just because of some title he bears?

# Sep 20, 2004 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Insanislupus writes:

Oh, man, that sucks we have a president willing to go to war with some country that has just been waiting for the chance to obtain nukes and kill all of us. I could care f***ing less if we went to war for oil, so long as it's against those anti-American (and anti-every other country) f***ing Iraqi's.

# Sep 20, 2004 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ryan writes:

Too bad the president scared the sh** out of us by lying and telling us they already had nukes. Fact is there are quite a few countries who would nuke the sh** out of us if given the chance. Are we supposed to just take over all of them? Terrorism is the price you pay for establishing an empire. Throughout history every single nation or state that has dominated the world has been in someway attacked by groups of rebels who refuse to be assimilated into any different lifestyle. It's unavoidable. That shouldn't even apply to Iraq though, as they weren't a terrorist nation holding nuclear warheads as Bush wanted us to believe so badly.

# Sep 20, 2004 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BlackMage writes:

North korea vowed to turn america into a sea of fire, and then pulled out of long-range ballistic missile and nuclear treaties. Then we went to war with Iraq. I'm sure I'm not the only one who can see the bullsh** there.

# Sep 20, 2004 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brad writes:

ryan quiet down and take your herbal medication

# Sep 20, 2004 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. KMADD writes:

I wish I had some herbal medication of the green kind!!!

# Sep 20, 2004 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Plan3Damage writes:

Manson has art showings. He does oil paintings. Get a clue before you open your mouth.

# Sep 20, 2004 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Plan2Damage writes:

I am aware that Manson does oil paintings, dumbass...but I hardly call, what he calls music, 'art'...

# Sep 20, 2004 @ 10:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Andy Christ writes:

Why is it 'profound' when someone famous states the painfully obvious? Manson is a mediocre artist in everything he's ever tried. He's an artist, but not a good one.

# Sep 20, 2004 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Plan2Damage writes:

ehh, I guess your right...

# Sep 21, 2004 @ 6:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Johnson writes:

Manson is the f***ing man, no one can touch his sh**. Its not his fault for Columbine, its the f***ing stupid upper-class, rich, money hungry c0ck suckers who destroy their kids lives fault. f*** the war in Iraq, its all a bunch of bullsh**. Why spend money on all those missle and bombs, while we have kids blowing up school and killing eachother here????

# Sep 21, 2004 @ 11:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. dancing monkeys writes:

i wonder how long manson has had that on his brilliant mind...

# Sep 21, 2004 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Ian writes:

f*** him in his stupid face.

# Sep 22, 2004 @ 12:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Andy Christ writes:

Columbine happened because some bully f***s got what was coming to them. Lesson, don't be a total c*** in an age when heavy weaponry is readily available, or easily manufactured.

# Sep 22, 2004 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ME writes:

To andy christ... thats f***ing bullsh** ... no one deserves to be killed especially at that age... there was something wrong with those kids that made them think hey lets kill ppl instead of talking to someone about it... if u thik that bully had it comming to him then u are just as f***ied up as they were.... BTW u were bullied to werent u HAHA

# Sep 29, 2004 @ 8:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. brad writes:

BTW me


were you one of those mullet wearing assf***s who think your mom jokes are funny. dumbsh**

# Sep 29, 2004 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ryan writes:

Seriously that's the worst joke ever, ME.

# Sep 30, 2004 @ 1:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Andy writes:

Hey man, I never said they deserved it. I was just saying that if you throw rocks at the hornet's nest, the f***ers are gonna sting you eventually. I don't support the shooters' actions - but I've seen what bullies do to smaller kids, and I can see how something like this would happen with the world growing more f***ed up each day. How do you talk to people about anything when you're a kid? No f***er takes anything a kid says seriously. If they said they were getting bullied, most adults pass it off as youthful boisteriousness and let it go. That how kids end up killing themselves, or as in that case, killed others.

And no, I wasn't bullied, no c*** had the backbone to try. But I know kids who have gone crazy or gotten f***ed up world perceptions because of bullying. I know a guy who's just f***ing nervous constantly. Always shaking. I won't go into what happened - he won't tell anyone everything that happened - but that is what these f***ers do to these kids, and that is why those f***ers got shot those kids.

# Sep 30, 2004 @ 6:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Andy Christ writes:

Hey man, I never said they deserved it. I was just saying that if you throw rocks at the hornet's nest, the f***ers are gonna sting you eventually. I don't support the shooters' actions - but I've seen what bullies do to smaller kids, and I can see how something like this would happen with the world growing more f***ed up each day. How do you talk to people about anything when you're a kid? No f***er takes anything a kid says seriously. If they said they were getting bullied, most adults pass it off as youthful boisteriousness and let it go. That how kids end up killing themselves, or as in that case, killed others.

And no, I wasn't bullied, no c*** had the backbone to try. But I know kids who have gone crazy or gotten f***ed up world perceptions because of bullying. I know a guy who's just f***ing nervous constantly. Always shaking. I won't go into what happened - he won't tell anyone everything that happened - but that is what these f***ers do to these kids, and that is why those f***ers got shot those kids.

# Sep 30, 2004 @ 6:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Andy Christ writes:

Ok, that was weird.

# Sep 30, 2004 @ 6:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Redders writes:

if more bullies get shot it will sure as hell put people off being bullies won't it? most likly reduce total deaths even!

# Oct 10, 2004 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. KMADD writes:

A Yuppie hunting we will go. High ho the derry'o the preppies we will be hunting we will go!!!!
Praise for the revolutionists at Columbine-Hail Hatred!!!!!

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