Forty years ago in the 1969 Peace and Love era, Charles Manson launched Operation Helter Skelter and changed the face of America forever. Charles ” Tex ” Watson , along with a HomeComing Queen and other middle class female ” Manson Family ” members went on a killing spree for the Beatnik Cult Leader, Manson. The popular young actress Sharon Tate and others were Murdered over two nights in Los Angeles , California. The intended targets were probably Terry Melcher who dashed Manson’s hopes of Music Recording and Rudi Altobelli , the owner of the home where Tate was living.
Born in 1934 as Charles Milles Maddox , Charles Manson , has spent the majority of his life in prisons and institutions. The burglar , car thief and pimp became a hippie guru in Haight-Ashbury San Francisco in the Summer of Love 1967. His group were mostly young female followers. They travelled by volkswagen van and in 1968 met Brian Wilson and stayed for some time in his Sunset Blvd home. Later they settled in Spahn Ranch making that their compound and lastly the Bottomless Pit , Death Valley Ranch.
Manson was Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Murder [ Tate / LaBianca Murders ] and Received the Death Sentence. Later it was changed to a Life Sentence in the infamous San Quentin Prison. In a hard hitting , tell it like it is , interview with Geraldo Rivera here is the media’s poster child of Evil – Charles Manson , in his own words:
Part 1 Charles Manson ” Crime Factory ” Video Interview with Geraldo Rivera. ” Get our Heads together – Crime Factories are Buying and Selling Crime for jobs and profit – We can stop the crime by stop buying and selling it – I’m Thinking the World outside the Prison – You’re Projecting the Thought – My Life is Bigger than this Space , I’m Big , My Mind is Big – call it Nuclear Mind , the Will of Life – the kid runs off and does whatever he’s being Programmed to Do – there’s a Reverse Side of everything too , I’m both Positive and Negative – I’m Evil , I’m Everything – Survival takes precedence over Programming – I’m in Paradise , I’m in Harmony with God – I See Everything as it is – I Am the Street ”
Part 2 ” I Am Responsible for My Actions – Money takes Presidents – You’re looking to Sell Death – Can I Survive on this Planet Earth – I don’t care about your Society – I’m Jesus Christ , I don’t care if You Believe it or Not – The Whole World’s in a Thought , It’s in the Thought – Peace on Earth – You’re Living in a 1000 Illusions – You’ve got a Prison in Mind , You’re Living in Jail – My Guitar , my Human Rights – 99% of that Newspaper is For Money – it’s a little different between what you’ve heard and what is – I’m in Harmony with the Truth – get in harmony with life and Relax “
” I want World Peace – that’s your judgement , the Judgement you make on this Mirror you gotta Carry – You can’t Never Tell nobody anything , You can’t Judge Nobody Else , there’s only One Person You can Judge , I Judge Me – I don’t break laws , I Make Laws , I’m the Lawmaker , I make the Laws ” – Charles Manson
” Your courtrooms have Convicted me of being Jesus Christ in one courtroom and then in the other courtroom you’ve convicted me of being the Devil – there’s a lot more to this World than you See – I live in the Truth with Mind – I can only be responsible for one human being , myself – Do what You know is Right , do what you feel is right , inside you ”
” Pay me what I got coming – people don’t hear each other , we talk to each other but very seldom do we ever Communicate – I don’t live in that world you live in , you’re in jail you’re in prison , I’m not Locked in Dollar Bills , I’m Free man I’m Free – I’m looking at Golden Arches and I’m Fine – I can go anywhere and do anything I want – people are scared, they use me as an excuse , they’re afraid of what they dont’ understand and what they don’t know ”
” you’re out of Balance – I’m the King where I Live – do what your love tells you to do , infinite consciousness , universal order – I’m whatever you need me to be for you and whatever you make me to be , you’ll carry the rest of your life – your heart beats in the truth , if you’re lying you’re only lying to yourself – become Free in your Mind – I entertain myself and if others are around they may feel the energy of that and be entertained – in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave – I Know Everything , I Live Forever ”
Charles Manson Helter Skelter video interview by Geraldo Rivera.