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FREE í Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders Ý The true story behind the most infamous mass murder case ever and its perpetrator, the notorious criminal Charles MansonOn August th , seven people were found shot, stabbed and bludgeoned to death in Los Angeles America watched in fascinated horror as the killers were tried and convicted But the real questions went unanswered How did Manson make his family kill for him What made these young men and women kill again and again with no trace of remorse Did the murders continue even after Manson s imprisonment No matter how much you think you know about this case, this book will still shock you Good grief Helter Skelter shocked me in many ways I had no idea that so many people were murdered or how batshit crazy and evil the Family was.Charles Manson was not only an evil, little man but was extremely manipulative and cunning He was a con man, a racist and a misogynist He had the ability to read others from being in the prison system for years before he started the Family at Spahn Ranch which is located in the South Los Angeles area.He would figure out the weaknesses and issues with Good grief Helter Skelter shocked me in many ways I had no idea that so many people were murdered or how batshit crazy and evil the Family was.Charles Manson was not only an evil, little man but was extremely manipulative and cunning He was a con man, a racist and a misogynist He had the ability to read others from being in the prison system for years before he started the Family at Spahn Ranch which is located in the South Los Angeles area.He would figure out the weaknesses and issues with a person and manipulate that into controlling and isolating them He took these skills along with drugs and sex to influence and control women and men coming into the Family.I do believe that some of the women and men that came into the family were already foul to begin with and Manson just pushed them over the edgeYou can convince anybody of anything if you just push it at them all of the time They may not believe it 100 percent, but they will still draw opinions from it, especially if they have no other information to draw their opinions from Charles MansonWas this the best true crime book that I ve read No, it s not.Helter Skelter is not light reading nor does it lack in details There are so many details in the investigation and trial.I just took my time with the book Know this going in if you decide to read this book.I still enjoyed all of the investigation details and the prosecution s case against Manson and the Family I was amazed at how lazy and imcompetant the LAPD was back in 1969 I m glad they ve gotten a bit better I m glad I finally read Helter Skelter since it s fascinating and creepy read I ve always wanted to read this retelling of a brutal, historical period in America during the 1960sWhenever people unquestioningly turn over their minds to authoritarian figures to do with as the please whether it be in a satanic cult or some of thefanatic offshoots of the Jesus Movement, in the right wing or the far left, or in the mind bending cults of the new sensitivity those potentials exist One hopes that none of these groups will spawn other Charles Mansons But it would be na ve to suggest that that chilling possibility does not exist Vincent Bugliosi DISCLAIMER I READ THIS BOOK UNDER THE CONSTANT INFLUENCE OF THE WHITE ALBUM BY THE BEATLES Hello Charlie You crazy F expletive has been deleted because for some crazy reason I ve got a bunch of kids following my reviews R How are you going to get the establishment You can t sing to them I tried that I tried to save them, but they wouldn t listen Now we got to destroy them Charlie Manson to a friend in the summer of 1969The number of people killed by the Manson family i DISCLAIMER I READ THIS BOOK UNDER THE CONSTANT INFLUENCE OF THE WHITE ALBUM BY THE BEATLES Hello Charlie You crazy F expletive has been deleted because for some crazy reason I ve got a bunch of kids following my reviews R How are you going to get the establishment You can t sing to them I tried that I tried to save them, but they wouldn t listen Now we got to destroy them Charlie Manson to a friend in the summer of 1969The number of people killed by the Manson family in the 1960s and 1970s could be as many as 35 There are still bodies missing and murders that fit the profile of The Family that were never proven for lack of evidence For the prosecutor, Vincent Bugliosi, the goal was to get Charlie Manson, along with his most fervent followers, out of circulation for a long, long time From moment one he felt the strain of making a misstep that would give the judge or jury reasonable doubt The most famous of these murders were the five people killed in, what is referred to as, The Tate Murders The murder case was named for the wife of famed director Roman Polanski Sharon Tate was not only brutally murdered, but was also eight months pregnant It changes the score, right When you ruthlessly kill a pregnant woman, it isn t just murder anyit is a heinous crime against humanity Bugliosi, who wrote this book, does a wonderful job laying out the evidence and also explaining our legal system pitfalls The crimes themselves, though interesting in a ghoulish, shiver inducing way, are in a sense immaterial when compared to the feral genius of Charlie Manson He wasn t book smart, but he had his own brilliant way of discovering the weaknesses of most people he met and turning them into brainwashed zombie followers He was a career inmate He purposely committed crimes with the highest federal punishment for instance like stealing the US Mail which has mandatory sentencing much higher than say stealing cars to make sure he stayed in jail longer When he was released from the prison for the last time, he begged the warden to let him stay He understood prison, but he couldn t understand the real world It only makes sense that he would create his own realityI may have implied on several occasions to several different people that I may have been Jesus Christ, but I haven t decided yet what I am or who I amMost of the people he brought into The Family were between the ages of 17 to 27, with a heavy emphasis on 17 He had a man by the name of Paul Watkins, who was a good looking lad, who would hang around areas where high school girls would be and recruit them into The Family There was no end of young women from middle class families who had runaway from their families or wanted to Manson offered them a haven in the desert Paul Watkins, the pretty boy girl recruiter Charlie would say, Paul I m horny Go get me a new girl, and Paul would go get one.He would interview them, discovering that generally they had Daddy issues, and exploit their resentments against their parents All he was offering was freedom and free love and plenty of drugs, but in reality he was breaking them down so that they would do what he wanted without question He would first have sex with them Then, have them have sex with a woman Don t be uptight, girl It is all part of being free Then, they would over time have sex with all the men in the group He would organize orgies in which they had to participate or face excommunication from the group By this time, he had shattered the pillar of their moral compass and now had fresh clay to build them back up into who he needed them to be The transformation from who they were to who he made them was truly disheartening and frightening to witness The Manson girls look just like the girls we all went to highschool with So the question is, how did he turn them into killers These girls came from very sheltered existences They were angry at their parents for a whole host of reasons, but probably the unifying theme was that they didn t want to be told what to do Manson offered a delusional freedom that wasn t free at all, but actually shackled them to him and his demented visions of chaos One of the girls said, I ve finally reached the point where I can kill my parents Manson became completely enad with The White Album by The Beatles He thought The Beatles were giving him specific instructions of what had to go down Helter Skelter, which is the name of one of the songs on the album, became the defining words of the new world he hoped to create When he sent his minions out to kill the people at the Tate residency, he was hoping to start a war He wanted to leave evidence that black people were killing white people, and then they would kill each other The Black connections they were hoping to make were pathetically attempted, and at no time did the police think the Black Panthers or some other armed black resistance were behind the murders The only whites who were going to survive this racial war were those living in the desert with Charlie Manson How do you get people to believe this stuff Charlie was always preaching love Charlie had no idea what love was Charlie was so far from love it wasn t even funny Death is Charlie s trip It really is He had his own agenda to get even with everyone He wanted to instill fear He wanted to destroy the world He wanted people to pay for the shambles of his own life People have made comparisons between the mesmerizing abilities of Adolf Hitler and Charlie Manson They were both small men with large ideas about who they should be They could both convince people to do things that any rational person should reject Neither one of them respected life I usually don t like comparisons to Hitler because he is often evoked in modern politics erroneously, but there are certainly some aspects about their characters and their power over people that makes the comparisons, unfortunately, very valid At times Manson had hundreds of followers, a small army of potential assassins All he had to do was say the word They all wanted to make Charlie happy, and underlying all the love they felt for him was a real fear of the consequences of disappointing him It is scary to think about how easily Manson gained control of these young people I m sure there were people who spent five minutes in his presence who started looking for the nearest exit, but his ability to convince people of his own importance and power is fortunately a very unusual trait among madmen Could another Manson come along Absolutely Will they find followers Absolutely This book was thoughtful and well researched and certainly proved to be a page turner for me, sometimes deep into the heart of darkness If you wish to seeof my most recent book and movie reviews, visit also have a Facebook blogger page at 1969 was the end of an era, and the beginning of another Post WWII America up against Vietnam America as society rolls over from clean cut, white picket fences to long hair and free love While every decade ends differently than it began, the 60s might be evenso than others when it comes to society, pop culture, and government While 1969 stands out in my mind as one of the most important years of our time, it wasn t until I read Helter Skelter that I realized how much happened at the end 1969 was the end of an era, and the beginning of another Post WWII America up against Vietnam America as society rolls over from clean cut, white picket fences to long hair and free love While every decade ends differently than it began, the 60s might be evenso than others when it comes to society, pop culture, and government While 1969 stands out in my mind as one of the most important years of our time, it wasn t until I read Helter Skelter that I realized how much happened at the end of that summer Woodstock August 15th 17th Neil Armstrong is the first man to walk on the Moon July 20th Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick July 18th Beatles crossing Abbey Road photo taken August 8th Tate LaBianca Manson Family Murders August 8th 9thWhile humanity had proven its ability to produce madness, one of the most insane and well publicized is the Manson Family and their reign of terror in Southern California in the late 1960s and the legacy that still haunts us today While I was somewhat familiar with Manson and the crimes committed by his followers, It was not until I read Helter Skelter that I realized all the facts Believe me, if you think what you know already is horrifying, just wait until you get the whole story.Bugliosi is one of the most famous attorneys and true crime authors of our time The fact that he was the prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial gave him a first hand view of the proceedings Because of this, Helter Skelter is probably the most well researched and presented true crime stories I have ever read It even sounds like Manson wasimpressed with Bugliosi than his own defense attorneys Now, a caveat here if you like your true crime to beof a retelling and less of a deep dive into the details or if you prefer a lighter abridged story something that might fit into an hour long show on the Investigation Discovery Channel , then this may not be the book for you While the crimes are discussed, the majority of the book is the trial, the evidence, and interviews with the witnesses Truly, this is not a book for the casual True Crime fan this is only for the hardcore I have seen some abridged copies of this book out there, perhaps they are best suited if you are not ready to commit to something this intense.If you are ready for music, madness, and murder and want ALL the details you must check this book out So the simple fact is this man is crazier than a sh t house rat He s disturbing and sick And is his 80 year old nasty self still married to some 20 something year old I m not showing pictures I don t even want to do a review thinking some freaks are still out there and will come for us all And don t get me started on those crazy girls of his, well the whole crew, but still We are off to be charged with murder, and we don t care at all.