posted on Apr, 5 2005 @ 07:44 PM
Originally posted by Paul
I think that Manson was made a scapegoat, somewhat unfairly, for what happened at Columbine. Ironically, his villification came as a knee-jerk
reaction from conservative right-wingers (or is that whingers? ) who (rightly or wrongly) are against gun control.
On the flipside though, I think that most young people are shaped and influenced to some extent by musicians, celebrities etc, however alternative or
mainstream their style is, because they are role models plain and simple.
That said, if someone's driven to kill by what they hear on a record, then I think that the seeds were already there, and you can't blame the music
A massively greater number of people kill in the interest of financial gain (whether it be a robbery, gang killing, act of war etc), but you won't
hear any outcries of 'ban capitalism'.
[edit on 10-3-2005 by Paul]
I agree with you, and this is why, now this paragraph is long, so here it goes.
Man, this is long ago, but before I became a BSB fan, I remember the Top 40 Station WNCI, talking about gossip about them three saturdays stright.
week 1: Nick loses virginity at 17 and posts it on Rollingstone.com, week 2: Boys sleep with 1,000s of women in Europe and America. Week 3: BSB and
"Teen Bop" acts supposedly increase sex rates(lost of virginity) in US middle(22%-34%) and Highschools(27%-50%). I still remember the stats, now
that's scarey. But ultimately, it's always your choice. I could be mad at them, but I "grew out" of it along time ago. Because it's MY life and
if they want to screw around and get STDs that's their choice, if I want to read a book I will.
IT'S THE CHILD'S CHOICE!!!!!!!!!
This also allowed UNESCO, and certain memebers of both parties( and the UN PACs and lobbyists) to stay in power by increasing SEX-ED resources as
appose to say "Social Studies", "The Arts", or "MATH/BUSINESS". And now we're at #10 w/ Uganda(in world education), how nice of those rich,
self-absord, spoiled, lying men.
[edit on 4/5/05 by BSB2005]