Passing the Buck: A Rhetorical analysis of Marilyn Manson’s “Columbine who’s fault is it”

After the 1999 school shootings in Littleton Colorado, Marilyn Manson wrote “Columbine: whose fault is it” when his music was blamed for the massacre on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School leaving 12 students and 1 teacher dead, Manson a hard rock singer wrote “Columbine: Whose fault is it” in answer to these accusations. His claim is that people are responsible for their own actions, that pop-culture, music, and film should not be used to hang blame.

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Analog vs. Digital

Technology has made major advances in the literary genre. We now have books on tape and the works of all the great authors are now available on a tablet or other digital medium. Although these Technologies are educational and great for on-the-go entertainment, most believe they will never replace the physical book There are even many purists who believed these technologies will ruin literature as we know it. This statement could not be further from the truth If anything it has only augmented the literary world. It has also made many works once inaccessible easily obtained by many.

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We must not Turn a Blind Eye

In all of nature man is the most deadly creature. Although mankind has a great capacity for love and compassion, it is equally matched by its brutality and utter disregard for human life. No other species can set about on a calculated, systematic, eradication of a race or population. Whether it be for political reasons, racially motivated, or through religious warfare, acts of genocide have littered the landscape of our world’s history.

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