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Originally posted by Lord Running Clam
The weird thing about Manson is I've never been able to figure out why he is considered the ultimate embodiment of evil or whatever.
Let me be clear...the things he did are wrong and evil, and I don't condone them. BUT, as far as serial killers go, he was pretty minor-league. He personally killed only ONE man in his life. He ordered his henchmen (or henchwomen) to kill a bunch of people, but the raw numbers are still FAR less than many other serial killers. Ted Bundy and the BTK killer both had body counts that may have ranged into the triple digits. John Wayne Gacy killed a lot more people than Manson and his crew...and most of them were kids, too.
Why the endless fascination with Manson?
Originally posted by mishigas
Nobody gets the chance to pick their parents, so whining is futile. Take the opportunity to capitalize on it for what it's worth.
Look at it this way..he has the perfect Get Out of Jail Free card if he ever pulls a nutto. So he's got that going for him.