Mind of Manson

“Mr. and Mrs. America–you are wrong.  I am not the King of the Jews nor am I a hippie cult leader.  I am what you have made me and the mad dog devil killer fiend leper is a reflection of your society. . .Whatever the outcome of this madness that you call a fair trial or Christian justice, you can know this: In my mind’s eye my thoughts light fires in your cities.”  (1)

Charles Manson’s statement after his conviction 

Manson didn’t weld the weapons in murders of Sharon Tate, her unborn child or six other victims; however, it was at his instigation these innocent people lost their lives. Charles Manson has remained unapologetic of his crimes.  He has no guilt or remorse for his actions, instead he condemns society.  

 “The children that come at you with knives are your children.  You taught them.  I didn’t teach them.  I just tried to help them stand up….”  

Manson claims he never had followers, they were only friends. Manson encouraged the use of mind altering drugs with Family members in order to warp reality and manipulate.  He would stand on a pulpit, preaching about the end of days brought about by a race war. Manson planned the Tate and LaBianca murders to ignite the war, supposedly prophesied in the lyrics of Helter Skelter.  

According to prosecutors, “Manson saw verse 15 as a prophecy of the imminent Helter Skelter in which a revolt by blacks would result in a killing of one-third of the population.   “And the four angels were loosed, that had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, that they should kill the third part of men.”  Manson may have believed that he was setting this revolt in motion in August of 1969 when he loosed from Spahn ranch his Family members with instructions to kill.” (1)  

Manson has been institutionalized most of his life.  He was born, No Name Maddox to a 16 year old prostitute.  Manson was repeatedly given away by his mother – once he was even “sold” for a six pack of beer.  He spent his childhood on the street, fighting for survival. He was a petty thief.  “School officials described young Manson as moody and suffering a persecution complex–but “likable” during those periods he was feeling happy.” (2) 

Manson is a psychopath, a personality disorder characterized by amoral and antisocial behavior. He is delusional, believing himself entitled and exempt from society’s laws because society has perpetuated evil upon him. 

 1. www.law.umkc.eduThe Book of Revelation (Chapter 9) and the Ideology of Charles Manson 2. www.law.umkc.eduThe Charles Manson (Tate-LaBianca Murder) Trial: The Defendants

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One Response to Mind of Manson

  1. My two year old granddaughter was murdered after 9 months of documented abuse. Her mother and step dad are both in prison in connection of her death. We will never know who killed Kelsey as the time frame was so small to pinpoint. My son, SPC Lance Briggs, had been serving in Iraq and was back in Ft. Benning, GA to process out of the Army when he got the news his only child was dead. He did not get the heroes welcome, he came off the plane with the camel he had bought his baby girl to a family who had to help him walk to the car. During those nine months Kelsey suffered from a broken collar bone, dozens of bruises, and two broken legs. She was put in my home for awhile and no more injuries occured until the unsupervised visits with her mother. When the legs were broken the mother blamed me after not taking her to the doctor for five days. DHS removed her from my home and placed her with the maternal grandmother. Again, no injuries for a month. The judge then placed Kelsey back with her mother and illuminated visits with our family. DHS commented they should give her back to the mother and see what else happened. We say her one more time on August 27 and was shocked at the frail little girl that had visibly lost her spirit for life. When we voiced our concerns back to DHS we were no longer allowed visits. Six weeks later she was dead to blunt force trauma to the abdomen. Two of the journalists on Kelsey’s case from day one wrote a book with our family where we shared our personal and very emotional stories about the days that followed her death. Kelsey had two funerals, one with each family, her body was later exhumed for another autopsy so she was buried twice and she had two separate obituaries. Both families live in a town of 900 and this story split the town. Kelsey’s case was the highest profiled child abuse case in Oklahoma. I hope you will take the time to learn more about Kelsey and help us to get her story to others. Oklahoma ranks worse in the country for child abuse and neglect deaths so our work is cut out for us. Our family asked for and got a new law named for Kelsey. We also founded the Kelsey Briggs Foundation and our goal it to make the blue ribbon just as recognized as the pink one is. We also want a facility in our county to house all the entities to help a child that has been abused. We are also working on a curriculum to educate lower elementary children about abuse. If anyone one you the people on your site would help us get Kelsey’s story out it would be appreciated. We feel God blessed us when he chose our family to know and love her for even a short time and we feel her life had purpose and it was to help other abused children.

    Thank you,

    Kathie J. Briggs

    http://www.whokilledkelsey.com is the book

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