Charles Manson's Rise To Power

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It is no secret that there are numerous individuals throughout history that have became famous for heinous and wicked acts. Some work alone while others tend to depend on others to carry out their villainous plots. For those who are dependent upon others, they generally gain power over their subordinates through manipulation, deceit, false securities, and chicanery. One such individual was Charles Manson. Born Charles Milles Maddox on November 12, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Manson was the illegitimate child of Kathleen Maddox, a 16-year-old, single, unwed young woman. His mother found work in prostitution and struggled with an alcohol addiction. (Biography, 2017). Manson was abandoned by his father who refused to acknowledge him. In 1939, …show more content…
He began to steal and create problems. By the time Manson was nine he was sent to a change school, and in less then one year he had run away from his school (Biography, 2017). He attempted to find his mom, and once he did she did not want anything to do with him. Manson spent many of the early years of his life in and out of change schools, correctional facilities, and disciplinary organizations. Manson was arrested in 1955 for actions such as stealing, pimping, and passing stolen checks (Oliver 2016). By 1958, Charles Manson was discharged on parole just to create more problems. After being arrested in Indiana, Charles ran from a juvenile center after one day (Biography, 2017). Once found, he was sent to Father Flanagan's Boy's Town, and after just four days, he escaped in a stolen car and fled to Illinois with the goal of locating family (Twisted, 2012). Along the way he had committed many burglaries, and once he arrived he was busted again (Twisted, 2012). Afterwards, he was kept for a long time in a change school at Plainfield, Indiana. (Biography, …show more content…
They also murdered four friends of Tate and the son of her gardner (Chua-Eoan, 2007). The following day of August 10th, grocery store official Leno LaBianca and his significant other were killed in a similar manner. The resemblance of the murders included writing “PIG” on the front door of Tate’s home in her own blood; and carving “WAR” on LaBianca’s stomach with a fork (Chua-Eoan, 2007). Manson did not take part in the murder of Sharon Tate, but he did take part in the LaBianca murder. It would take investigators about five months to find Charles Manson and his alleged Family. Furthermore, when they did, an alarming blend of mind-control and lack of morals (Chua-Eoan, 2007). Influenced by LSD, art and music, Manson began to preach of “Helter-Skelter” a phrase from The Beatles' song of a similar name, which implied a prophetically catastrophic race war. Which he believed would emerge amongst blacks and whites (Manson, 2013). August 9th was the day that Manson decided “Helter-Skelter” would begin. Manson and his tribe of followers, who might have survived “Helter-Shelter" by hiding in a cave in Death Valley, California while the race war happened

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