the NachtKabarett

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I don't like the drugs
(but the drugs like me)

Collaboration with Brad Jaeger

And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire.

And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire.

Matthew 18:8-9

A more literal adaptation of Biblical imagery is in the video for "I Don't Like The Drugs (But The Drugs Like Me)" from the verses of Matthew 18:8 and Mark 9:43 ...

And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Mark 9:43,44
Left; the band either awaiting or recovering from the prescribed operation, note John 5 holding his crotch which Manson later confirmed him being a sex addict . Right; The Mechanical Christ's medical records with photographs of his gangrenous stigmata, caused by the use of needles for his drugs consumption.


Several stills of the amputation scene. Notice the medical illustration behind screaming Manson.
Right : "Hand Of Glory", Manson's watercolor presented as the showpiece of his first exhibition, 'The Golden Age of Grotesque' in 2002.
"It's part of a short story I wrote about a girl and her hand being taken away from her. It kind of goes along with superstitions from voodoo and witchcraft about taking someone's hand and getting power from it." "The hand is a symbol of power and it represents stealing innocence and imagination from children."(Marilyn Manson, in several interviews about the show).
Final scene of the video, also related to the Mechanical Christ and premonitory of Holy Wood's Cruci-fiction in Space...
Opposite/back cover of 'Mechanical Animals' showing a typical men's room symbol but with the left arm shorter than the right. Note that here and in the video it is the LEFT arm being amputated, the left denoting the Left Hand path, the same "blind" eye which signifies Manson as being the Antichrist and the hand lowered by Christ and the Baphomet sending the damned down into Hell


For more related to the Left Hand Path and Biblical reinterpretation in Manson's cosmology see: