I always thought Marilyn Manson was just an idiot. Shouting obscenities, trying to offend everyone in any possible way, etc. Then I saw few videos on youtube:
Marilyn Manson Bowling for Columbine
Marilyn Manson on O’Reilly
Marilyn Manson speech
While I am not going to start listening to his music (I just don’t like it), I started greatly respecting the guy. He is very smart and extremely articulate.