LSD & Charles Mansion: the Social Experiment

By Liam-Michael:Roberts

Please note that my thoughts on this article have evolved slightly. While most of it is still very relevant, my research on Charles Manson has taken me to an even deeper understanding in the subjects of both Manson and mind control.  I am still proud of this article, but I have started to rewrite these sections more in line with my evolving understanding of them.  The first new article is on MKULTRA and understanding its part in todays addiction to Heroin and other Opioids.  In the next few segments I will readdress other areas of MKULTRA research and of course I will also be looking to overhaul the work I have done on Manson.  


Mind control may still seem like science fiction to many but there is a shocking truth to be learnt if one does the research. I’ve said it before in other articles such as ‘reprogramming the subconscious’ but it is a simple fact that we have been mass mind manipulated and controlled through illegal and covert operations that infiltrate everything from politics and banking to media, celebrities and entertainment.

Unbelievably the evidence is sat staring us all in the face but because of our programming, most of us can’t even see it for ourselves.  This is why we have to start breaking down the programming, and the key to that is realizing what techniques are used and identifying these techniques in current and historical events. 

For one great example of how mind control is effectively used today watch Stanley Kubrick’s film Full Metal Jacket, the film shows the blatant brainwashing of the conscripted men who lose their own identity and names to be replaced as trained killing machines, programmed not to reason why, but to do or die. These are the same methods used in armies and police today to program, control and make them into robotic slaves.

"We are people, this is NOT true" comes the cry, but of course that is exactly what you would say if you were blissfully unaware of your programming as most of us are.


Any more examples of how mind control is used today? Off the top of my head, how about advertising; media; pop culture; politics… Need I go on? Need I explain?


If you look into some of the mind control projects that have taken place before, during and after World War Two, you will appreciate that experimentation with mind control has been practiced for many years, the official claim is that such experiments are no longer taking place, which suggests to me, the experiments stopped because the techniques had been perfected and the practicing of now tried and tested methods continues to this day.  (In reality, I don’t believe the tests ever stopped and new methods of human control are being constantly developed and practiced).


manson crazy britneyThe celebrity world is literally drowning in mind control victims; in fact the definition of Celebrity should be as follows; ‘Celebrity – An individual programmed by the elite to program the masses’.

After all what better way to influence and control the masses than to control those who we worship and seek inspiration from?  And worship them we do… As John Lennon famously once said “we’re more popular than Jesus now…” Which is a good point to make, up until the last hundred years or so religion has been the all powerful tool used to manipulate people all over the world, in modern western culture, where religion has lost the stronghold it once had over people, celebrities are just a new form of religion.


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We mimic their hair, their make-up, their fashion, we obsess about their diet, their bodies, their sex-life, their routines, we flock in huge crowds just to get a glimpse of them walk the red carpet in their ‘wear-it-once-and-throw-away-or-be-mocked-for-wearing-it-twice-super-expensive-fashion. 

The very same same people who spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on clothing and vanity then campaign for some Charity the next minute claiming to have morals, its sad, sad, sad!

Although I’m not one to tell people how to live their lives if that describes you, please wake up because I’ve got news for you, these people are manipulated and acting in a controlled way, designed to manipulate you, the way you think and the way you perceive everything.


Today, never before has human behaviour been so predictable, not just because of the advances in studies and science but mainly because now the intelligence agencies have access to your facebook, your email, your browser history, your webcam, your mobile phone camera, your photos, your calls, your texts, etc. That’s not paranoia either, you just need to read the terms and conditions you agree to when you update your smart phone next, (yes all the small print). Apple can access any iphone camera and take images or recordings without your knowledge because you have agreed to it in their terms and conditions. Why would they do this? Smart phones are exactly that, smart, they know when someone is smiling, they understand commands, etc, therefore it is not unimaginable to think these things could be used to digitally record data which when collected in large numbers over time reveals behavioral patterns and when used effectively can be analyzed to predict the way we would react to new situations. 


There were no mobile phones or internet in the 50’s and 60’s but collecting information about the way humans behave was still widely taking place.

manson BestJohnLennonquotes7The Beatles were inspirational, but as with all things, timing was everything - without the drugs revolution of the 60’s the Beatles would undoubtedly not have had the same appeal, as with many bands of that era…  

As Lennon said in a Playboy interview published in January 1981

“We must always remember to thank the CIA and the Army for LSD. That's what people forget. ... They invented LSD to control people and what they did was give us freedom.”





“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.


In 1945 the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency was established and given direct responsibility for Operation Paperclip, an OSS/CIA program for capturing and taking Nazi German scientists to the United States at the end of the Second World WarSeveral secret U.S. government projects grew out of Operation Paperclip, including; Project CHATTER, Project BLUEBIRD, Project ARTICHOKE and, in 1953 the CIA began a research program code named Project MKULTRA.  (MK stood for Mind Kontrolle, using the German spelling of control in a tip of the hat to the Nazi scientists who began the work years earlier).

The sole purpose of the MKUltra was the behavioral modification – or behavioral engineering – of human beings in order to be able to control and enslave them.

MKUltra experiments included administering LSD to CIA employees, military personnel, doctors, other government agents, prostitutes, mentally ill patients, and members of the general public in order to study their reactions. Other experiments involved drugs such as temazepam, heroin, morphine, MDMA, mescaline, psilocybin, scopolamine, marijuana, alcohol, sodium pentothal, and ergine. The LSD and other drugs were usually administered without the subject's knowledge or informed consent, a direct violation of the Nuremberg Code that the U.S. agreed to follow after World War II. Through these mind control techniques, subjects are first “de-patterned” by manipulating their individual mental states and altering their brain functions through Electro Convulsion Therapy, the administration of drugs, hypnosis, sensory and sleep deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, and various other forms of torture. As a result, and as a coping mechanism to deal with extreme trauma, the victims’ brains would develop Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), or more colloquially, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID); which is when different dissociative parts of a single brain view themselves as separate persons.  MKUltra victims would be subject to trauma after trauma to completely break down their personality and to recondition their minds.

This is how celebrities are made, through the illegal techniques used by intelligence agencies working on drafts designed by Nazi scientists almost 100 years ago, their purpose is not to entertain but to distract, to manipulate and influence us and ultimately to help the elite form our misguided perception of the world. 

This is where a more subtle form of mind control comes into play in the form of slow brainwashing that takes generations.  Usually the subjects are more or less unaware that any of this is happening to them. This is achieved by playing on the subconscious part of the brain using propaganda, mass media and pop culture.  This is where we come in, all star struck, mimicking and idolizing our celebrity heroes like they are gods.  There’s nothing wrong with having a passion for something you genuinely enjoy or care about, but I think we can all agree its gone too far when one little 18 year old boy like Justin Bieber has such a hold over the lives of his young predominantly teenage fans…

 Justin Bieber is one good example to choose when referencing mind controlled celebrities because he is a walking advert for the controllers having even been branded with tattoos that are clearly symbolic of his illuminati programming.

But as I’ve said, mind control is no new phenomenon, the techniques and methods were largely already being developed prior to the MKUltra experiments of the 50s, 60s and beyond.  Indeed it was the Nazis who were behind CIA programs such as MKUltra and it is well known that the Nazi’s were conducting all kinds of experimentation using various methods of manipulation and torture as well as medical experimentation on humans at Auschwitz.

The introduction of LSD to society during the 50’s and 60’s was a social experiment to study human behavioral modification, as set out in CIA mind control project MKULTRA. As Lennon correctly stated, LSD was created by the intelligence agency to control people and it was, (and still is today), the army and the government who put these drugs on the street.


And the drugs shaped our modern lives…


The sixties was arguably the most influential decade of modern history. Events that would change the way we think and the way we live our lives; Vietnam, the Cold war, building of the Berlin wall, the assassination of JFK and Martin Luther King Jnr.  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.

LSD became central to the counterculture of the 1960s and was widely available thanks to government drug pushers…

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, (in particular LSD), 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, 1960s counterculture 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. 

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

Was the end of the hippy movement systematic? I believe so.  The introduction of LSD to society during the 50’s and 60’s was, as set out in project MKULTRA, an experiment, and I believe the counterculture of the sixties was an undesired side effect of the drug.  “Oh shit, they’re not doing what we tell them and they’re opposed to wars and violence, remove the LSD, destroy the music and disgrace the culture and lifestyle…” Well, that’s kind of how it happened.

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. 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.

"Never again was there a festival such as the one that took place that weekend of 1967. Never was there another event where over thirty rock groups were inflated by no more that the joy of an enraptured audience and the gorgeous pleasure of performance itself. There were eight, nine, ten times as many people running rock festivals taking place only two years later. There was never another Monterey! The weekend was too intoxicating, too radiant, too pure.” Janis Joplin, Buried Alive, Myra Friedman

The spirit of the era was summed up well by Mick Jagger in a 1967 interview:

"I see a great deal of danger in the air. Teenagers are not screaming over pop music anymore, they're screaming for much deeper reasons. We're only serving as a means of giving them an outlet. Pop music is just the superficial tissue. When I'm on the stage I sense that the teenagers are trying to communicate to me, like by telepathy, a message of some urgency. Not about me or my music, but about the world and the way they live. I interpret it as their demonstration against society and it's sick attitudes. Teenagers the world over are weary of being pushed around by half-witted politicians who attempt to dominate their way of thinking and set a code for their living. This is a protest against the system. And I see a lot of trouble coming in the dawn."

Indeed there was a revolution occurring, the world was changing drastically, control was shifting from the elite few to the masses, and from the elite’s point of view something significant was needed to restore control. 

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.

Now we find out that being "non-violent" and wanting "racial harmony," according to recent Congressional investigations, was also a crime.

Also in October 1968 possession of LSD was made illegal in the States.


But enforcing stricter laws and banning drugs alone was not enough, a catalyst was needed to change people’s perception and in my opinion, Charles Manson was used to great effect to bring about an end to the peoples revolution.


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 In late 1969, the ‘Manson Family’ was the subject of sensational news reports and eventually found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder. 

They were the murders that ended the 1960s, the decade of love, in a bloodbath that shocked the world. The most famous victim was actress Sharon Tate, wife of Roman Polanski, the polish filmmaker, paedophile and US fugitive.


(Seven years after Tate’s murder, Polanski was arrested and charged with a number of offenses against 13-year-old Samantha Geimer, including rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor).


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Tate was 8-months pregnant when she was tied up and stabbed to death in her home at 10050 Cielo Drive and it seems to be no coincidence that Roman Polanski, Tate’s paedophile husband released a film in 1968 called Rosemary’s baby. 

The film is an adaptation of Ira Levins 1967 best selling horror novel but it is eerily fitting that Polanski should release this film the same year his pregnant wife and baby are murdered in what appears to be a ritualistic manner - Sharon Tate’s body was left in the ritualistic position of the hanged man, tarot card XII, with rope around her neck attached to her dead ex-lover Jay Sebring. 

Tate’s blood was also used to write the word PIG on the wall.



A website article on Rosemary’s baby which I found ties in brilliantly with this article can be read in full here, the article talks about the film in great detail and raises many interesting points, but I have taken a few excerpts for the purpose of keeping on topic:


“Although pop culture has always been tainted by the elite’s agenda to shape and mold young minds, it is during the 60s and the 70s that MK-Ultra stooges and dark secret societies became visible parts of the mix. 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 60s became Charles Manson and LSD of the 70’s…

Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby and its story about the manipulation of a young woman by an elite witch coven to carry and give birth to the Anti-Christ captured the mindset of this era and became symbolic of the irreversible shift that happened in the late 60s. However, it is the real life events surrounding the movie that truly defined this era: Less than a year after the release of Rosemary’s Baby, Roman Polanski’s pregnant wife was ritualistically murdered by members of the Charles Manson family. This horrific event brought a brutal end to the “good vibrations” of the 60s and is viewed by many historians as a pivotal moment in American history.

While some will consider Rosemary’s Baby to be nothing more than a scary movie playing on the sensibilities of devout Christians and young mothers, others see it as Roman Polanski’s courageous exposition of high society’s occult mind state. Many however see the movie as an occult manifesto, heralding a new era.  Rosemary’s Baby is Aleister Crowley’s “Child of the new Aeon”, or Horus the son of Isis – the bringer of a new era in world history. Whether it was intentional or not, Rosemary’s Baby did appear at the brink of a new era and became part of an important social change.”


There are many theories surrounding the murder of Sharon Tate, some would suggest Polanski himself was involved or at least aware, again eerily mimicking the storyline of Rosemary’s Baby.

Is it also just another coincidence that three years before her death, Tate played the role of a witch in the movie Eye of the Devil? The movie’s ultimate conclusion was that a blood sacrifice was required to “make things right again”. A coincidence quite possibly, but none the less there’s far more behind the dark curtain of Hollywood than we first thought…

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Talking of coincidences, John Lennon was shot dead in the lobby of the Dakota building on December 8th 1980, the significance of that particular building was not just its notoriety for strange goings on but also the fact that the Dakota was the building featured in the film Rosemary’s Baby.


Today Yoko Ono still owns several apartments at the Dakota. If your thinking of purchasing an apartment there the minimum price is $5.9 million and you have to be accepted by the co-op board before being accepted as a resident, (it seems they’re fussy about who they let in), naturally with prices like that the Dakota today is home away from home for many of the elite and rich and famous celebrities.



Another spooky coincidence is Lennon’s 1974 Rolling Stone interview where he places 3 of the Beatles at 10500 Cielo drive,

“And then, well, we just decided to take LSD again in California…We were on tour, in one of those houses, like Doris Day’s house or wherever it was we used to stay. And the three of us took it. Ringo, George and I… And a couple of the Byrds… Crosby and the other guy, who used to be the leader… McGuinn. I think they came round, I’m not sure, on a few trips.”


10500 Cielo drive was of course the location of the first night of the Manson family murders, at the time the house at 10500 Cielo drive was owned by Doris Day, Day’s son was Terry Melcher who worked with the Beatles and was also the man who Charles Manson had been trying to impress with his music after becoming acquainted through their mutual friend Beach Boy Brian Wilson.  

In case you are not familiar with the Charles Manson case in a nutshell, here is what the prosecutors and media say about him:

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- He was a hippie cult leader.


- He believed in something he called ‘Helter Skelter’, (named after the Beatles song of the same name), this involved a race war between blacks and whites, it is said Manson believed the Blacks would win the war, but would lack the intelligence to rule themselves, so after hiding out in the desert with his followers during Helter Skelter, Manson could emerge and become the leader of the new world… 


- He held a great deal of resentment towards record producer Terry Melcher whom he met at 10050 Cielo Drive prior to Polanski and Tate moving in. The house was actually owned by Melcher’s mother, none other than Doris Day. Melcher famously worked with The Beatles, the Byrds and the Beach Boys but a record deal with Manson never happened and this was the alleged motive of Manson’s instructions to kill.


- He held a strange hypnotic hold over his followers and brainwashed them into committing the murders to escalate Helter Skelter.


- Rolling Stone Magazine called him ‘the most dangerous man alive’


It is largely unspoken that Manson himself has never actually committed murder, but the fact remains that he has not been convicted for being directly responsible but for ‘conspiracy to murder’. 

That’s why I found Charles Manson so interesting, because he is probably one of the best-known ‘serial killers’, yet evidence proves Manson was less guilty than others in actually committing the crimes. Manson remains incarcerated but still protests his innocence to this day. 

I’ve read a lot on Manson, my interest began when I read Helter Skelter, the book by Manson’s Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi; this was really the start of my research into Manson. Within 150 pages I was struggling to believe what I was reading. In fact I didn’t believe it at all. So I looked into it a lot deeper and I was pretty amazed at what I came across, and that’s how this whole situation turns back to the music and the celebrities, these figures who through their thoughts and expressions have the power of influencing our thoughts and expressions.


When we read the mainstream version of events and even the prosecution against Manson we are reading a false representation of the truth behind who this man was.  From my research, I firmly believe Charles Manson has been portrayed to be something he is not by the prosecutors and the media, and this I suspect is deliberate and systematic.  I’m not trying to say I support Manson, or even that I think he is an innocent victim, but I am saying that he was effectively a patsy, used to kill the hippy-love era, the face of the Manson family, a figure that the media could make the public relate to.  I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if Manson himself was a victim of mind control. He clearly has personality disorders and this is a classic example of someone who’s undergone this sort of mind control program.  (Patricia Krenwinkle, one of the Manson family members said it took her five years to become fully conscious again after the time spent with the family).


manson hitlerThe events become irrelevant when the media have the ability to influence our perception of them. Ask people who Charles Tex Watson is and they will probably draw a blank, ask them who Charles Manson is and they’ll likely tell you he is a serial killer.


That’s how the media conveniently presents it all, Charles Manson is proclaimed to be a man with the ability to manipulate people of their own free will to commit the most horrific murders. He is “the most dangerous man alive”, yet they ignore the fact that Charles Tex Watson, the sick individual who carved words into his victims chest with a knife, actually IS a serial killer along with Patricia Krenwinkle, Linda Kasabian, Leslie Van Houten and Susan Atkins. Watson wasn’t prosecuted until 1971, and Linda Kasabian got away with it altogether after accepting a blatant bribe, taking a new identity in exchange for the vital ‘evidence’ to prosecute Manson. (She was totally led by the prosecution and encouraged to sell her story to the papers to influence public perception).


manson satanBy accepting that media drawn up bullshit, it changed the society we lived in fundamentally. 


If you research Manson carefully, and I say that because there is so much written about him which is nothing more than out of date repeated media hype and scaremongering, you will find that he was not a hippy nor was he a cult leader.

Being a rejected, abused, child of the state who grew up in boys homes and prisons having spent half his life behind bars before being convicted of the Tate/LaBianca Murders, I also suspect he did not posses the power to brainwash and control people’s actions to the extent that prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi makes claim in his book. 


Some of my theories may be way out there but Bugliosi’s official prosecution against Manson is genuinely laughable, at one point he even insinuates Manson’s desire to murder may have been fueled by being given directions to walk through an alley;


“Now, the back alley may be an alley to Hatami, a foreigner from Iran, but to Charles Manson, a back alley is a place where they have garbage cans, it is the habitat of rats and cats and dogs. So I am sure he wasn't too happy when Hatami says to take the back alley. One doesn't have to stretch the imagination to realize that the Tate residence was symbolic to Charles Manson, and particularly the establishment's rejection of him. Now, with an overall motive for these murders, an overall motive of Helter Skelter, the victims who Charles Manson ordered murdered really didn't make too much difference to him. As long as they were white and members of the establishment they were qualified, as it were. On the evening of August the eighth, 1969, when Charles Manson sent his robots out on a mission of murder, since the only qualifications the victims had to have was that they be white and members of the establishment, obviously, it made immense sense to Charles Manson, so he may just as well select a residence that he was familiar with, particularly one where he had been treated rather shabbily and whose former occupant, Terry Melcher, had rejected him. If the Tate premises, ladies and gentlemen, did not symbolize the establishment to Charles Manson, no residence, no premises, ever would.”

Indeed, he must be guilty!


There were many anomalies in the official version, key witnesses and even perpetrators were given bribes and offered immunity on the basis that they testify against Manson, (Linda Kasabian for one) and Manson himself was not allowed to call his key witnesses to the stand in his defense.  Despite how its portrayed in the books and the films, Manson was never given his right to a fair trial, even President Nixon famously declared “Manson Guilty” in an American paper even before the jury had heard the case and made their own decision… 

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With Nixon’s view cementing public opinion and undoubtedly swaying the jury the whole media hype and publicity was fundamentally instrumental in bringing an end to the hippy era.

I chose to include three quotes from Manson taken from the fascinating book ‘Manson In his own words’:

“In the 50s, to score a lid of grass you had to make a phone-call or two and use a lot of discretion about who you dealt with. As for making it with a broad, a guy might wine and dine her for several times before even being able to kiss a girl goodnight. Now people were like the music, very fast. And all seemed willing. Pretty little girls were running around every place with no panties or bras and asking for love. Grass and hallucinatory drugs were being handed to you on the streets. It was a different world than I had ever been in, and one that I believed was too good to be true. It was a convicts dream and after being locked up for seven solid years I didn’t run from it. I joined it and the generation that lived it.”


“I stayed in the Haight (Haight Ashbury District) for some time… Overall the people in the district were like one big family. As a true family is bonded by heredity, those in the Haight were bonded by their counter-culture lifestyles and resentment of government and society, it was a place where everyone did his own thing and didn’t object to the other guy doing his… The occult was practiced almost as openly as socially accepted religions. A Catholic or a protestant would enter the Haight and possibly leave as a Buddhist or an atheist. Devil worship, witchcraft, sex orgies and perversion were everyday occurrences. A group of people might shed a tear one day over the slight injury of an animal, when the night before they had participated in some weird bloodletting ritual.

I have heard that Haight-Ashbury’s reputation was created by “flower-children” who advocated love and peace. There were a few of those still in the district, but as a whole, that image was on the decline long before Charles Manson appeared on the scene. Other than the love and hallucinogenic drugs, I did not participate in mind trips or rituals. Nor did I ever get involved in all the protest concerning the Vietnam war. When approached to march or stand in front of some building in protest, I’d say, half seriously, “What war? Shit, I been locked up for seven years, is there a war going on?”


“...They say I became convinced the Beatles' White Album with its songs of "Piggies," Revolution #9," and "Helter Skelter" held special messages for me and my circle, that I interpreted them as signals to create an uprising between the races, and began programming everyone to prepare themselves for the shit that was going to come down.

I don't deny disappointment at not reaching my goals as a musician. Nor do I deny being impressed with the White Album. But I gotta say, those kids (the family members) were expressing their own ideas more than what was going through my mind. Hell, those kids were the Beatles' generation - I had at least ten years on most of them. I envied any successful musician and appreciated any best-selling album, but like most people, the music I felt close to was music I had heard when I was young. Sinatra, Crosby, Como and people of that era meant more to me than the Beatles, Beach Boys or any of the prominent groups in the 60s The lyrics I wrote and the music I put to those lyrics identify me as not being all that wrapped up in the Beatles.”


Vincent Bugliosi emphasizes the impact of the Manson murders on society:

"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."


Exactly, and that is what it was all about. The plan from the start was to end the hippy era. As I said earlier, the introduction of LSD to society during the 50’s and 60’s was a social experiment to study human behavioral modification. Charles Manson was just another catalyst like the LSD, used to spark a reaction and change the way people behaved.  




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