“I was walking in Bali and I saw a bunch of people on a clearing having a ball because someone they really liked had just died and I realized that everything is just how you decide to think about it. Sometimes people let the same problems make them miserable for years when they should just say “So What?”. That’s one of my favorite things to say, “So What?”. I don’t know how I made it through all the years before I learned to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it but once you do you never forget.”—Andy Warhol
I wanted to address the hypocrisy of talk show America, how morals are worn as a badge to make you look good and how it’s so much easier to talk about your beliefs than to live up to them.
I was very much wrapped up in the concept that as kids growing up, a lot of the things that we’re presented with have deeper meanings than our parents would like us to see, like Willy Wonka and the Brothers Grimm. So what I was trying to point out was that when our parents hide the truth from us, it’s more damaging than if they were to expose us to things like Marilyn Manson in the first place. My point was that in this way I’m an anti-hero.
“And then I saw her, bathed in light
A host of angels, no doubt a sight, she said
You have forsaken all you believe
Crossed earth and oceans to be with me
And I’ll be your lover, I’ll be your rack
And now you’re never coming back”—The Toadies - No Deliverance