Maybe he is innocent


So, I was watching the Charlie Manson movie 'Helter Skelter' tonight on CBS, and I got to thinking about the whole race war idea. I know Charlie was deeply influenced by the Beatles, and that he himself influenced the Beach Boys briefly. People called Charlie crazy, because of the possibility of the Beatles using their music to communicate orders to Charlie directly. If you don't know the story about 'Helter Skelter' already, allow me to sum up.

Charlie believe that a huge race war was inevitable between whites and blacks. He felt the blacks would win. However, he also felt that the blacks were too dumb to lead themselves. So, Charlie's plans were to hide out in the desert with his 'family' while the race war boiled over. Then he would march back to society and be the new leader of the black nation. That is 100% true folks (not the theory, but that Charlie believed the theory), read the whole thing in the prosecutors memoir by Vincent Bugliosi.

The purpose of the famed Tate/ LaBianca murders was to jump start the process. That is why things were written in blood like 'pig'. His thinking was that white america would assume black america was behind the killing, and so would begin the prophesized 'Helter Skelter'. So I started to do some digging, to see if the Beatles were complicit at all. Anyone familiar with my work already knows about my enlightening lyrical interpretationof John Lennon as arsonist in 'Norweigan Wood'.

Let the record reflect that my pieces regarding lyrical break down and analysis have been nothing if not 'complete prevarications' (USA Today). The NY Times hailed my piece as 'largely unread'. Anyhow, I found this terrific lyric archive and I present to you a copy and paste of the lyrics to Helter Skelter untouched and unedited. See what you think about it:

Helter Skelter
Lennon/ McCartney
When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slidey
Where I stop and I turn and I kill a whitey
Till I get to the bottom and I see you again.

Helter skelter helter skelter
Helter skelter.

Will you, won't you want me to rule you
I'm coming down fast but don't let them break you
Tell me tell me tell me the answer
You may be a killer but you ain't no master.

Look out helter skelter helter skelter
Helter skelter


When I get to the mansion I go back to the top of the slide
And I stab and I turn and I go for a ride
And I get to the bottom and I kill you again

Well do you, don't you want me to kill you
I'm coming down fast kill the white man
Tell me tell me tell me Charlie is the answer
the Whites are all dead, but I’ll be your master

Comments

Roy said…
Spooky. I never read the lyrics to this song before. I have heard it. Over and over again but never really listened to the words.

Another little gem in the Bianca/Tate murders. Manson picked the wrong house. According to some documentary I watched on the Biography channel, he was so mad at Candice Bergen's boyfriend, Terry Melcher, son of Doris Day. Melcher was some local and regional record producer and manager and wasn't keen on recording Manson's music. A plot was formed to kill him and Bergen. But the family went to the wrong house and killed Roman Polanski's girlfriend instead.

Just to add to the drama of the wack job of Chuckie.
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