Charles Manson, Mind Kontrol and LSD

By Liam-Michael:Roberts




Charles Manson, once branded “the most dangerous man alive” passed away on 19 November 2017 after spending 46 years incarcerated for being the cult leader responsible for masterminding the crimes that ended the sixties in a bloodbath of murder on the nights of August 8/9 1969. 

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The most famous victim of the Manson Family murders was actress Sharon Tate, the then pregnant wife of film producer Roman Polanski. Manson was also later convicted for his involvement in the killings of stuntman Donald ‘Shorty’ Shea and musician Gary Hinman.

What makes Charles Manson interesting is not what he did, but rather what he didn’t do…. By that I mean his lack of involvement in the crimes - he wasn’t even at the Tate residence where the most brutal and bloody mindless violence took place and six lives were cruelly taken (including Tate’s baby and Stephen Parent).  Nor was he in the LaBianca residence when Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were brutally killed.  Bobby Beausoleil killed Gary Hinman, again Manson was not present, and Donald “Shorty” Shea’s body wasn’t even discovered until 1977, 6 years after Manson was convicted along with four others for his murder.

So, besides possible involvement in the murder of Shorty Shea, which is questionable at best under scrutiny, what did he do?

The mainstream narrative is quite a story and just the sort of thing you’d expect to find among other perhaps seemingly far-fetched conspiracies, except there’s one difference, this time it is the mainstream that are trying to sell the narrative of mind control, devil worship and death cults…

Charles Manson is said to have mind controlled his ‘family’ of followers to go out and commit crime and murder on his behalf, targeting rich white people so that it would start a race war between white and black people and advance Manson’s fiendish plan. This plan, the prosecution made claim, was called Helter Skelter. (This was based on the words “HEALTER SKELTER” being left in blood at one of the crime scenes and led to the fictitious theory that Manson was obsessed with the Beatles, in particular, ‘The White album’, which contains the song ‘Helter Skelter’). The prosecution also claimed that Manson believed the Blacks would win the war but would lack the intelligence to rule after Helter Skelter, and so, after waiting in hiding (in a cave under the desert, of course) Manson and his followers would emerge to rule over the blacks, who would apparently welcome the wisdom and leadership of Manson... This is the official narrative, although none of it can be substantiated, except by the statement of one witness, Linda Kasabian.


kasabianKasabian was a major participant in the murders herself, she provided the car used at both the Tate/LaBianca murders and even drove the rest of the murderers to the Tate residence.

However, a desperate prosecution saw Kasabian as their only way of securing a conviction against Manson, and, after establishing that Linda Kasabian would say anything they wanted in exchange for immunity from prosecution, she provided the decisive witness statements supporting the idea that Manson and ‘the family’ believed in Helter Skelter and that Manson had a hypnotic hold over his ‘followers’.  

At over nine-months, it was the longest and most expensive trial in American history, yet without Kasabian, the prosecution had no case, as openly admitted by prosecutor Bugliosi in his book Helter Skelter.



Charles Manson, Patricia Krenwinkle, Susan Atkins and Charles ‘Tex’ Watson were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death, later life in prison due to a change in state law regarding the death penalty. (Kasabian, the other murderer, was completely let off for aiding the prosecution as stated above).  Out of all those convicted, Manson was the least guilty of committing any offence.  Unlike Manson, Tex Watson brutally beat and murdered victims at both scenes, he even carved the word WAR into the chest of a dying Leno LaBianca after beating and strangling him and his wife. Tex Watson was present when Sharon Tate was pleading for the life of her unborn child, Charles Manson was not even in the area.

You should ask why isn’t Charles ‘Tex’ Watson the name most commonly associated with these murders? Why did Manson and not Tex Watson become the face of evil?

Why was it so important that Manson was convicted when the prosecution had the actual murderers also on trial? Why would the prosecution grant immunity to one of the perpetrators simply to get a guilty verdict on someone less-guilty than the one being offered immunity?


Was there an ulterior motive to systematically discredit the anti-establishment hippy lifestyle?


Popular culture and celebrity culture today is dominated by the elite’s agenda to shape and mold young minds. However, it was during the 1960s, when MK-Ultra was in full operation that society was changed drastically forever.

“MKUltra was an extensive testing and experimentation program, which included covert drug tests on unwitting citizens at all social levels, high and low, Native Americans and foreign. Several of these tests involved the administration of LSD to unwitting subjects in social situations.”  - Senator Edward Kennedy at the MKUltra Congressional Hearing of 1977.


The sole purpose of MKUltra was the behavioral modification, or behavioral engineering, of human beings.


The need to quell the anti-war and anti-establishment movements of the 60′s forced the elite to infiltrate and disrupt the culture. A series of destabilizing events occurred to shock idealistic minds and heroes became enemies - The “Peace and Love” of the sixties literally became Charles Manson and LSD of the seventies.

The sixties were arguably the most influential decade of modern history; Vietnam, the Cold war, the building of the Berlin wall, the assassination of JFK and Martin Luther King Jnr for a few examples; events would change the way we think, and the way we live our lives…

But the sixties are also well known for the anti-establishment cultural phenomenon known as the hippy counterculture that developed in the UK and USA and spread throughout much of the Western world. Drugs, in particular LSD, became central to the counterculture of the 1960s and was widely available thanks to government pushers (See MK ULTRA) …

The post-war "baby boom" resulted in an unprecedented number of prospective participants in a rethinking of the direction of American and other democratic societies during the sixties, and, as the decade progressed, widespread tensions developed in society regarding the war in Vietnam, race relations, human sexuality, women's rights, traditional modes of authority, experimentation with psychoactive drugs, and differing interpretations of the American Dream.

As the era unfolded, a dynamic youth subculture that emphasized creativity, experimentation and new incarnations of bohemian lifestyles emerged. In addition to the trendsetting Beatles, many other creative artists and thinkers, within and across many disciplines, contributed to the counterculture movement.

In the broadest sense, the 1960s countercultures grew from a confluence of events, issues, circumstances, and technological developments that served as intellectual and social catalysts for exceptionally rapid change during the era. It should not be underestimated how influential the drugs were in this change. 


The ‘Summer of Love’ was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people converged on the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco initiating a major cultural and political shift. (Not coincidentally Manson resided here after release from Terminal Island in March 1967).  Although hippies also gathered in major cities across the U.S., Canada and Europe, San Francisco remained the epicenter of the social earthquake that would come to be known as the Hippie Revolution, the activities centered therein became a defining moment of the 1960s, causing numerous 'ordinary citizens' to begin questioning everything and anything about them and their environment as a result.

But, by the end of the 60's the counter culture, which had begun as a progressive social movement bent on changing the world for the better, had all but died…


By 1968, the FBI's Counterintelligence Program, and the CIA's Operation Chaos, had included among their long list of domestic enemies "Advocates of New Lifestyles," "New Left," "Apostles of Non-Violence and Racial Harmony" and "Restless Youth."

Justification for indexing 300,000 law abiding citizens into files, and wiretapping, bugging, or burglarizing offices was rationalized on the basis that violence was prevalent - the cities were burning.  According to more recent Congressional investigations, being "non-violent" and wanting "racial harmony" was also a crime…


In October 1968 possession of LSD was made illegal in the US, but enforcing stricter laws and banning drugs alone was not enough, a catalyst was needed to change people’s perception and, in my opinion, the Tate/LaBianca murders were used to great effect to bring about an end to the peoples’ revolution.


Manson was essential to create the image in people’s minds that hippies were dangerous; Tex Watson, although clearly more ‘dangerous’ than Manson, did not fit the profile of ‘The Hippy Death Cult Leader’ or ‘The most Dangerous Man Alive’, he was 23, had short hair and a clean-shaven baby face, most importantly though, he did not look anything like a hippy. Manson, however, did look like a hippy; long hair, beard, untidy, shabby clothes, bare feet, he played guitar and made his own music, he was respected and influential among his friends, he lived off the land, disobeyed authority, saw himself as a free spirit, enjoyed drugs and sex and he was exactly the sort that young girls everywhere where shacking up with in communes across America. He fitted the profile exactly.

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 Above: Charles Tex Watson (left) and Charles Manson (right) around the time of the trial.


Vincent Bugliosi was the prosecutor against Manson, emphasised the impact of the Manson murders on society when he said:

"The mantra of the era was ‘peace, love and sharing’. Prior to (the Manson case), people just didn't identify hippies with violence. Then the Manson family comes along, looking like hippies, but being mass murderers. And that shocked America: How could this be?”


Bugliosi later told the Observer newspaper in 2009  

"The Manson murders sounded the death knell for hippies and all they symbolically represented… They closed an era. The 60s, the decade of love, ended on that night, on 9 August 1969."


Those statements do well to condense the vast amount of research I’ve done that draws the same conclusion about how the ‘Manson murders’ signified the end of an era and a dramatic shift of culture from that of love and peace to one of predominantly fear. No more could you hitch a ride for fear of being another crazy hippy, no longer were doors open and welcoming to strangers, now they were bolted and secured, the theory that ‘if you don’t control your kids they will end up joining a cult and killing people’ became a genuine belief and the attack on the freedom of youth culture began, it has progressed at an alarming rate since…


I’m not concluding that Manson was innocent in all of this or that he was good or bad, but I am concluding that he was in fact a fundamental figure in the changing of American society because he was ‘framed’ as the mastermind of these crimes. 


The plan from the start was to end the hippy era which was an undesired side effect of LSD experimentation. As I’ve explained in my article on MKUltra, the introduction of LSD to society during the 50’s and 60’s was “a social experiment to study human behavioral modification”. LSD resulted in an unwelcome peoples’ revolution. After the drugs were criminalized the next target was the lifestyle, and Charles Manson, fitting the profile perfectly, was presented as the face of the Hippy Death Cult responsible for the horrific murders. The longest and most expensive trial in American history kept the story at the forefront of people’s psyche for more than a year after the murders themselves and it was this false narrative that was responsible for one of the greatest cultural shifts in modern times. 



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