You see, there’s a culture in American now where you blame young people; Woodstock, the Columbine massacre. And it’s nothing new. Each successive generation is blamed for society’s ills. And now the music that kids listen to is demonized along with them. President Clinton made a hugely hypocritical statement after Columbine when he went on TV and said we must not use violence to settle our differences. 48 hours later a US Tomahawk missile blew up a bus of elderly women and children in Yugoslavia, and they also blew up a hospital. That’s a war crime. So in America you scapegoat computer games and Marilyn Manson, and ignore the rest. They’re terrified, for instance, of the gun lobby so they blame everyone else. President Clinton blows up hospitals, Marilyn Manson dresses up and sings in a scary voice. Who’s the demon there?
Tom Morello (via nerd—vana)