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Anonymous asked: do you have a personal tumblr?
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"My main interest in politics has always been the Kennedy story. That was when America lost its innocence. I think part of America died back then because he represented something that was supposedly so grand and royal. Since he was slain in such a way, the drama of his death has made him into something he really wasn’t when he was alive. That’s why I’ve compared him to Christ in many ways."
Marilyn Manson’s follow up to his 1998 hit, Mechanical Animals, was a new millenium, in your face, Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death). An album followed by the tragedy of Columbine, it alludes to the famous school shooting many times. The record itself has a base message of guns and gun violence in America and how it has only seemed to worsen over the years.
On November 22, 1963, America’s youngest president was shot while riding peacefully in a motorcade in Texas. His wife by his side, the bullet struck and killed Kennedy immedietely. His graphic death can be seen on Zapruder film (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMBCfxIqP-s)
In the album Mechanical Animals, Manson has already alluded to Kennedy’s assasination as a way of immortalizing him; having many parallels to how Jesus was immortalized after his crucifixion. “She wants me to be perfect like Kennedy” and “She’s a saint like Jackie-O” are both lines in the song, “Posthuman”, referencing Kennedy.
The song title, “King Kill 33” is derived from a manuscript written by James Shelby Downward and Michael A. Hoffman a few years after the Kennedy assasination. Both theorized that the murder was planned out to the smallest detail, by Freemasons. Referencing the location of Kennedy’s car, the angle at which he was shot, and the time, the manuscript does very well in convincing people that it was a planned conspiracy. The link to the preface: http://www.whale.to/b/kingkill_33.html
Freemasons had a ritual titled, “Killing of the King” and the factors that were apparent in the Kennedy assasination follows suit with how the ritual ought to be performed. “The assassination of JFK was a performance of the occult ritual called The Killing of the King, designed as a mass-trauma, mind-control assault against the national body-politic of the United States.”James Shelby Downard, King Kill 33, 1987. “33” is also the highest degree a member can earn in the Freemason society. In the intro to this post, Manson states how the incident effected him, and how it was such a turning point in history. James Shelby also quotes in his manuscript, “Something died in the American people on November 22, 1963 - call it idealism, innocence, or the quest for moral excellence. It is the transformation of human beings which is the authentic reason and motive for the Kennedy murder-“
Kennedy was also to arrive at Dallas Love Field airport, maybe this location inspired the song title, “The Love Song”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemasonry (I could only find a link about Freemasonry from Wikipedia.)
In the song, King Kill 33, Manson provokes the listener to “kill the king”, aligning himself with Kennedy once again. A concurrent theme in Manson’s work from Mechanical Animals to even Golden Age of Grotesque is Manson and his alignment with Kennedy, and the Second Coming of Christ. But is it true that people would purposely kill a man just to start a big political wave? To kill the innocence in America? Was it, at that point in time, that the glass wasn’t so rose colored anymore and that we had already started creating the world of gun violence at that point?
Manson seems to think so. Another song on the album, “The Love Song”, is a song that holds a conversation in it. The conversation is set up from a father, a mother, and a son. Manson himself has said the song is a direct response to the Columbine tragedy, stating that the father was the hand, the mother the gun, and the son the bullet. This metaphor means that one generation of violence can breed another generation of violence. If one person doesn’t change, then change can’t come.
With the gun metaphor and the song King Kill 33, there’s a link between the tragedy in 1963 and 1999. There are 36 years between the two incidents, but keep in mind the 36 years; 36 inverted is 63, which is the year Kennedy was killed. Manson always finds a connection in numbers.
Whether or not the Kennedy assasination was a conspiracy carried out by an underground fraternity or simply the work of a hired hit man, we can’t exactly be sure. Was Kennedy really the perfect entity to be praised as a Second Christ? Was his fate really just a catalyst for a more violent society?
The King Kill 33 post will be about the basic connection to the assassination to JFK and the song, “The Love Song.”
Links will be included in the post as well.