Posted by: callighan | 4 July 2010

Mister Svperstar Delivers a Diatribe

I recently discovered videos of Marilyn Manson delivering a speech (more of a diatribe) about violence and blame.

What he said in those videos, are the philosophical contents of his three main albums: Antichrist Superstar, Mechanical Animals, and Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death).

For one familiar with the subject matter of those albums and the philosophical discourses about it, his speech might be passĂ©. There’s a feeling of “heard that before”. But the thing about Manson is that (his artistic genius notwhithstanding) Manson never really offer us a solution. Much unlike Nietzche who offered us the overman.

That being said, I think he’s living inside his own world. When Dita von Teese wanted him to get out of it, it created a clash so mentally devastating that we got Eat Me, Drink Me out of it.

With Evan Rachel Wood, I think he’s dragging her into his world. Which is why their relationship still exist. Albeit on and off.

Manson is the intellectual artist who’ll never be a true intellectual. But he’s one god-awesome artist.

Now if he’ll only move on to Huxley..


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