reply to post by crankyoldman
You are correct. He loves attention, any way he can get it and he says "People love crazy, people are attracted to the dark side of life" so he
does put on an act when he's being interviewed and such. He absolutely has mental disorders, no way to get around that.
When I had to start communicating with him I was nervous but after the first phone call I was shocked. He was as polite, intelligent and all things
positive. I know what some are thinking....."he was drawing you in". But I had contact with him for years for this project and not one time did he
ever try to influence me, tell me how to be, nothing of the sort. His mood changed a lot but then a lot of people's do, but his are extreme. Please
don't take me wrong, I don't like the guy. He does have a pattern of finding people like Star and using them to get what he wants; money, material
things and constant attention.
The people that were the actual killers of the Tate-LaBianca murders were bad seeds to begin with, for example, Susan Atkins had been arrested twice
in a brawl using a deadly weapon, a gun. Charles WATSON did all of the actual killings, and more that he wasn't charged with, one happened before he
Manson knew what was going to happen; the murders. He didn't care. That's how much respect he has for human life. He doesn't have any, at all.
His does truly care about the environment and has a natural gift in that field. But the ATWA organization is ran by Star and another elderly
gentlemen. They use the organization as a cover getting donations to pay for their cost of living. They won't work. It's unreal how much money is
Bottom line about Manson, he's a bad guy in just about every way; thief, pimp, fighter, on and on, but I don't "think" he has it in him to kill
anyone, even with no respect for human life. He's where he should be. He does not fit in our society at all. Never did.
BTW, I saw someone write he killed Donald Shea. That was Watson too, along with Bruce Davis and Steve Grogan.
Star is basically a bad seed wanting fame and she is mentally disturbed, along with dangerous. Don't be surprised if she does something in the
future. I'm very serious about that. She's very jealous of any female that has contact with Manson, some males as well. She wants to be number
one. She's already done some pretty scary things to people.
When I read about people having a fascination about him, wanting to write him or visit him I always want to warn them not to. Their life style, their
world is a very dark place. They all attract the worst of the worst, but yet again, I put that blame a lot of the blame on Mr. Bugliosi.
Manson still keeps in contact with 3 of the original followers by mail.
So many people that have met him and has seen his good side, he does have a good side, usually become hooked, just like a drug. I saw his good side,
I was blown away.... it's how he says things and what he says. But, the dark side shadows over the good to me.