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Charlie Manson’s ‘Helter Skelter’ environmentalism goes mainstream

Written By | Nov 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, November 20, 2014 — “There was a desert wind blowing that night,” wrote Raymond Chandler in his 1938 mystery novel Red Wind. “It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands’ necks.”

The same ill wind whistled through Topanga Canyon and rolled down the hills overlooking Santa Monica, California just after midnight on August 9, 1969. That morning, actress Sharon Tate, weeks away from giving birth, and four others were butchered by the sadistic “family” of charismatic leader Charlie Manson.

Manson prosecutor, Vincent Bugliosi, noted in his book Helter Skelter that Manson “had become a cause” for the counterculture left. “Bernardine Dohrn told Students for a Democratic Society convention: ‘Offing those rich pigs with their own forks and knives, and then eating a meal in the same room, far out!”

Years later, Dohrn and fellow radical Weather Underground terrorist and husband, Bill Ayers, hosted a loving reception at their Chicago home to launch the political career of one Barack Hussein Obama.

“Do what your love tells you,” Manson once said. “Far out!”

And love told Afton Elaine Burton to venture near a serial killer’s event horizon and tumble down the bottomless pit of his evil. At age 79, serving a life sentence in California’s Corcoran State Prison, Charles Manson has applied for a marriage license.

Manson’s 26 year-old paramour, who goes by the nickname “Star,” insists she is not attracted to Manson because of his heinous deeds, but for his “pro-Earth environmental stance, known as ATWA, standing for air, trees, water and animals,” Rolling Stone magazine reported.

Author Jeffrey Kaplan makes an interesting observation in his Encyclopedia of White Power: A Sourcebook on the Radical Racist Right:

“Explicit Satanism would seem odd in the present-day National Socialist movement, and indeed it is the province of a small number of adherents. But the occult is a long-standing feature of National Socialist thought… In every country with an active National Socialist movement today, one of the key – and most dearly held – planks of the group’ programs gives ecological concerns an equal billing with questions of race and religion. The reasons for this are complex, centering on the National Socialist quest for purity in all its forms, be they racial or environmental. Thus the emphasis on ATWA by Manson’s faithful today, as they seek to make the case for the leadership offered by their imprisoned leader.”

In a 1970 interview with Time magazine’s Andrea Sachs, Los Angeles County District Attorney Bugliosi said, “His [Manson’s] moral values were completely twisted and warped, but let’s not confuse that with insanity. He was crazy in the way that Hitler was crazy. In fact, Hitler was Manson’s greatest hero – he spoke about Hitler all the time. He said that Hitler had the right answer for everything, that he was a tuned-in guy.”

As Jeffrey Kaplan points out in his White Power encyclopedia, “Yet another point of contact between Manson and the modern National Socialist movement is his unreconstructed patriarchy. This is hardly surprising, given the fact that Charles Manson’s following was primarily female.”

That was certainly born out by Manson family member Sandra Good. Dubbed “Blue” by Manson, Good dressed in blue to symbolize “clean air and water,” she told the Associated Press in a prison interview.

Good was convicted in 1976 for mailing death threats to corporate executives for their environmental crimes. She claimed there was a “wave of assassins watching those that were killing wildlife and the Earth.”

During her trial, Good set a $100 bill on fire. “This is your truth,” she yelled at the jury, “your trust in faith.” After she was subdued by federal marshals and returned to her seat, Good addressed the jury once more. “I regret I didn’t kill somebody.”

The jury took all of ninety minutes to deliberate and convict her.

“We all need ATWA to survive,” Good told the AP,recalling Charlie’s environmental dogma. “So, you can see that the [Tate-LaBianca] killings were done in self-defense. Also, they were done to prevent the world from being blown up, but that’s all I can say about that. He [Manson] is the balance, I know this in the depths of my soul; also, I have a child by Charlie.”

Sandra Good was released from prison in 1985 and currently lives near Corcoran State Prison to be close to Manson.

A female British lawyer, Polly Higgins, has proposed that the United Nations accept as a “crime against peace” the denial of man-made global warming.

“Ecocide is in essence the very antithesis of life,” said Higgins. “It leads to resource depletion, and where there is escalation of resource depletion, war comes chasing behind. Where such destruction arises out of the actions of mankind, ecocide can be regarded as a crime against peace.”

Charlie Manson’s fascistic, environmental feminism has gone mainstream.

Earlier this week, President Obama signed an agreement with the People’s Republic of China that aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 28% in a decade. That’s the same CO2 Earth’s plants use to produce the oxygen we breathe.

Think of the next ten years as a party held in the hills of Topanga Canyon. Enjoy it while it lasts. The midnight knock at the door will be the starry-eyed, “pro-Earth” saviors of “air, trees, water and animals” ready to off us “rich pigs” with our “own forks and knives.”

“Far out!”

Steven M. Lopez

Originally from Los Angeles, Steven M. Lopez has been in the news business for more than thirty years. He made his way around the country: Arizona, the Bay Area and now resides in South Florida.