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MARILYN MANSON (Memories of the 1900's)

"The Zapruder film is significant
 in the same way as da Vinci's
 'Last Supper'"


CULTURAL EVENTS
The most important events in recent history
form a chain reaction. It started with the spear of destiny
being passed from Hitler to Patton, which then created the
atom bomb; I think America's detonation of the atom bomb was
the beginning of the end of mankind. Following that, Kennedy's
assassination was to modern man what Christ was to the people at
his time. I like to compare the Zapruder film to da Vinci's
"The Last Supper" - I think it's significant in the same way.

        The next significant event was Charles Manson being sent
to prison as what many would consider a political prisoner in
some ways, a scapegoat for the "love generation", a generation
that probably contained more hatred than any other. I'm not
defending his crimes in any way. I don't think there is any sense
is letting Charles Manson out of jail now, he's not going to get
a job in Baskin-Robbins. I'm just saying that the way America
handled the whole situation was a turning point. Nixon and the
media began to contribute to decisions rather than reporting
on them. That was when things started sliding down.

        The next important event is my birth. I wouldn't say
I'm more important than an Alister Crowley or a John Lennon or
a John the Baptist or the guy who cloned sheep, but in my eyes
I'd have to count myself as a significant thing.

*HOPES FOR SOCIETY
People have stopped thinking altogether.
They're always relying on someone else to tell them what they're
supposed to think, and man has kind of painted himself into
a corner technology so that eventually he just becomes useless.
I think there needs to be some greater event. People expect it to
be associated with the turn of the new millennium, but that's very
predictable. I always look to art as the thing that changes people
the most, over politics and anything else. I have a constant desire
to expose people to anything, whether it be bad, good, complicated
or easy to understand - just to have people thinking.

[missing content] millennium, this is what I would put into a time capsule:
Frame 313 from the Zapruder film, witch would be a good clip of mankind's
generosity to share his violence with the world in such a cinematic
way. Frame 313 is where the brain matter lifts from Kennedy's head
and tries to fly away like a little bird. I would also include my
father's rifle that he brought back from Vietnam that he took from
the hands of a deceased Viet Cong soldier, made in Russia and very
similar to the one Oswald used. I think guns exemplify man and his
other limb that he wasn't born with, that he felt a need to create.
And I would put my foreskin, which my parents managed to save from
my circumcision; that way, if anyone wanted to clone me, they wouldn't
have any problems. It lies like a crusty Life Saver in a small
plastic jar; I assume they keep it next to my grandmother's dentures.
I would also include the King James Bible, Nietzsche's "Anti-Christ"
and the dictionary. So when the time capsule is opened up, they would
learn our language; they would read the Bible and would be inspired to
commit terrible acts of violence; and they would they read Nietzsche's
book, and it would enrage them that they had spent so much time reading
the other books. And the conclusion they would come to about our society
would be that there's really no point in it - that mankind is God's worst joke.

*RESOLUTION
New Years's resolutions are for people who can't deal with
their problems. If I where forced to make one, my New Year's resolution
would be to stop doing press. If everyone stopped doing press, it would
be good for the world. It would give mankind a moment to have to think for
himself. And chances are everyone would probably commit suicide, because
they wouldn't be sure what they were supposed to believe in or buy or hate
or be at war with or love. So they would probably implode within
themselves. And it would be what man deserves. It's neither good or bad;
it's just God's divine justice.

Article Taken From: Rolling Stone Magazine (Millennium Issue)
Processed by Fredrik Mattsson