Monday, December 26, 2011
CHARLES MANSON (PT.1): ... The "Victim" who never Whined ... Portrait of a contemporary American Scapegoat (INCARCERATED AMERICAN PT.8)
Charlie & wife Rosalie Willis
This "Incarcerated American" Part 8 will be to look at the case and trial of what I see as one of the biggest scapegoat witch hunt style pop culture kangaroo trials and conviction that I ever seen in my 55 years of life, that of Charlie Manson, and really is fitting for this series. Charlie and his case is one that I am personally familiar with, that I first looked into 20+ year's ago at least ... through a friend who introduced me, who was doing some research on this case with Charlie. But first a couple short videos of some clips and quotes from the man, and the link right below for a look at the trial, then I will add my thoughts and such on it after.
FAMOUS TRIALS: THE TRIAL OF CHARLES MANSON 1970- 71
PD/ RCJ: "INCARCERATED AMERICAN" PART'S 7 THRU 1
PD/ RCJ: "CHARLES MANSON" PT.2
Charles Manson- Injustice Revealed ... Thanx to DYSTOPIAUK
1994 Diane Sawyer Charles Manson Interview Clips ... Thanx to MICHAELSBACKPORCH
Interview with Charles Manson ... Thanx to RYANGARY60
The reason for this posting, is not to try to get on the "Free Charlie" bandwagon or anything like such, as a matter of fact, I wondered ... "What in Hell would Charlie do if he was freed?" ... I mean most of his life, all he ever known was incarceration. I was actually shocked looking at the case, listening to Charlie's side and how it went down, everything connected with it was so flimsy, especially the testimonies/ depositions from alleged participants, and Charlie acting nutty in court simply out of rebellion and anger sure as Hell helped fuel it, being the guy has been there before in small bunk cases, knew the hypocrisy of the system when it comes to folks of his social/ economic background and such, and was just pissed and created a freakshow as sort of an insult, because he knew this was all about wanting for some freak to toy with for societies pleasure and someone to publicly scapegoat and hang, because of the counter culture uprise of the time (similar to folks like Occupy Wall Street and war protesting, etc of today), and what better candidate, than a nobody to connect to a gruesome murder scene. Even his priors he went down for were amplified by technicalities, probationary/ parole violations, stealing petty to eat or whatever, which when any stolen property/ merchandise is taken over a "state line" by offender, it automatically jumps the offense into the "federal" category.
As far as those who claim they were under Charlie's magickal LSD induced spell or other bullshit, such as Pat Krenwinkel (It was Krenwinkel's plea deal testimony designed by Bugliosi that basically sealed Charlie's conviction during the trial), Leslie Van Houten, Susan Atkins, Charles "Tex" Watson ... who actually admitted to doing these brutal slayings ... there will be no talk of them in this series besides what little here, because they're all basically liars and most importantly, whining coward's. One statement of Charlie once that caught my atencion, was him saying something about the honesty in jail/ prison, and the repercussions of your actions in prison, if you're a phony basically ... it's true, like a street code of sort ... bottom line ... you screw up, play games ... you die, period. Out here in especially this day and time, we are saturated with lies, pop culture, and bullshit ... even those we look up to as leaders are basically worthless cowards in many cases, running their goddamn mouth about all what they do, which frankly aint a goddamn thing, but running their goddamn mouth :-) I think ole Tex (Watson) was preaching, others were saving others through psychological group sessions, prayers, or whatever in prison, getting brownie points in the public and prisons eyes as having "changed", and now "good" instead of "evil" etc. Even Sadie (Atkins) a few years back dying of brain cancer, pleading to be released, with her new pretty look and hairstyle, soft spoken, loving and all the rest of the nauseating bullshit about all she done as "good", and nothing about the brutal acts she committed and even teased and flaunted about in court at the trial, as well as to fellow inmates ... was whining about how evil Charlie was, and how she has changed, etc. The only one out of this so called "familia" who has stood to their guns with any amount of honesty, has been Charlie, who committed no related offense, was not even at the scene for that matter of it, yet has spent over 4 decades incarcerated over it.
To this day ... Charlie is actually called one of the most recognized "serial killer's" of the 20th century ... just to show you an example of just how twisted our brains have gotten ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh :-) ... we have REALLY been brainwashed, and NOT by Charlie either :-) ... technically he doesnt even fit any way into the definition of a serial killer, so dont kid yourself. Just picture if you said that you didnt like a person or thing, spoke of how they should be eliminated for their actions, not even in a specific manner, and your buddies/ associates went and killed that person or thing after, even though they did it, turn around and say your "words" and/ or "dislikes" inspired them, so it's your fault? I dont know if that even makes sense, but that's what you have here basically. Kind of like when folks blame "guns" on murder instead of the actual person that pulled the trigger, eh(?) There isnt a damn thing wrong mentally with Charlie in my opinion, in fact, despite his lack of formal education, like many I met on the streets, is more level headed, and keen to the reality, has more integrity, and certainly more honest than many we look up to. I would actually feel safer and trust him more than many that are considered safe or trustworthy today, if I was sleeping in the same cell as his cellie for that matter ... at least I would know there is a certain amount of integrity if anything with him ... he's an actual victim and doesnt even whine about it. Charlie's angry? he sayz outrageous things? of course he does, he's been shit on his whole life, what should he do ... smile and talk loving to everyone, knowing they're just there for their ratings and to create a cheap show, making millions off him? ... but most importantly, he's about as straight as you can get.
I also notice there's this sub- culture movement now to free Charlie and even talk of another trial, etc ... but I am no way connected to any of that either. When the trial was going on, I was a young teen and didnt pay much atencion to it, only knowing it was in the news constantly, besides the weekly casualties in Nam (Vietnam) ... I didnt even grasp the whole late 1960's peace and love flower thing, even though I loved the rock music of the era ... and damn sure wouldnt have even considered on living in some commune type environment, and when I got out in more rural areas like the Mojave Desert of the Southwest, Texas, or upstate New York, the last thing on my mind was doing LSD and holding hands with folks singing love songs in a commune ... I was there to do things like "hunting" and/ or related sports. I was a kid who knew realities like the streets of New York City, which wasnt very peaceful and loving most of the time, and stayed as a teen fugitive in a brothel (or what some call a whorehouse/ cathouse, etc), nothing like the commune environment, I actually showered daily, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh :-) ... so the trial and "movement", protesting war or such, to me frankly I could have gave a rats ass less about at the time. I even tried to enlist in the U.S. Navy at 17 or so, despite the chance of going to Nam ... didnt give a shit about the war either. So I never belonged to this peace and love or free the people movement either, meaning I have no motives of such to write this about Charlie or this following. But I heard constantly about this so called "familia" ... how evil they were and their so called "leader", "pied piper", or "guru" ... "Charlie", so I just took it for face value ... thinking that's it. I had no idea what this was about until my first contact with this case and Charlie 20+ years ago ... and found out, it's nothing like what the stories say, and Charlie also seemed to be some die- hard environmentalist as well to me if anything.
One of the most incredible parts of this case, was the lengthy story book presentation Prosecutor Bugliosi made of this for "motive", and even got away with it blindly for a bit by a jury and court, basing it mainly on a song off a Beatles record album at that, mixed with some ancient verses from the Holy Bible, then twisted to some kind of modern day interpretation of these verses, engineered by Bugliosi actually, as if it was a school arts project ... with depositions/ testimonies from a bunch of so called followers, that willingly went on their own to hang out in this commune, were not even competent enough or should have needed to been to testify, who were on multiple LSD trips, and still even tweaking during some of their stories ... basically scared kids, runaways, ex- offenders, kids rejected by their families, etc ... being fed with words and ideas to fabricate even way- out nonsensical theories of motive by Bugliosi as well, even Manson's defense was a joke of legal eagles, disorganized, and in my opinion a waste of money, spending more time with each other, trying to present their theories and strategies. Even the jury was railroaded time and again and denied (believe it or not) to even hear testimonies from the defendants, based on ... get this ... Charlie and his/ their hypnotic vibes, drug induced psych powers, telepathy or whatever may harm them and their mental health, claiming that it happened to these followers. Frankly the one who should have been in question on their mental health, should have been this Prosecutor Bugliosi, who made a nice little nest egg off his book too, which was really "motive" for Bugliosi's show. This case is to look at a victim that never whined, and his portrait as a contemporary scapegoat only.
Enough said ....