Charles Manson. He and his cult, "The Family," together killed
seven people, bloodied and butchered. The people who he and others killed,
the Tate and LaBianca families, were wealthy and well-off. What could have
made them do such a thing without pity or remorse? Read on........MANSON: The Man Himself
In 1954, Manson set up a commune-based cult, drawing in hippies,
drifters. and the unemployed at the Spahn Ranch, near Los Angeles. Manson
had lovely ideas and his followers or "Family" regarded him as a
Christ-like figure. They indulged in free love practices, pseudo religious
ceremonies, and used drugs such as marijuana and LSD.
The Black Panthers were a major black movement in the 1960's. After
killing a leader of this movement in self defence, Manson grew scared on
the promise of revenge from the Black Panthers. Scared, Manson ordered his
followers to practice guerrilla tactics and they did so, without question.
Manson sad he taught love because in love there is no hatred, but John
Flynn, a man who testified at his trial, testified to some very
incriminating admissions by Manson. Barbara Holt, a "Family" member, fled
the group before a raid. She later showed up as a prosecution witness, a
potential danger to Manson, so faithful members of the "Family" tried to
kill her with a hamburger laced with LSD. Before her testimony, another
"Family" member, Gary Hinman, who had also fled he group, was killed
because he had betrayed the "Family." As you can see, the punishment for
crossing the "Family" was severe.
Manson makes claims to thirty-five murders. Although he was convicted
for others, there was not enough evidence to bring him to trial for the
THE MOTIVE BEHIND THE MAN
The driving force behind Manson's killing was hard to prove and hard
to believe. Manson had a plan in his head. When the Beatles first
released "The White Album," it was a hit. Manson listened to it often. He
had a great devotion to the Beatles, who he believed... [continues]
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