Sunday, September 04, 2005
License to Kill
Does anyone else find strange that Linda Kasabian was chosen to drive to two nights of mass murder because she "had the only valid driver's license"? The Col preaches on this blog for us to "Question Everything" and I was wondering just now out of a clear blue Sunday whether that was true or not. California then, as now, was all about car culture and when a kid turns 16, it becomes all about getting licenses and wheels so you can get away from your folks. Okay Maybe Charlie had lost his driving rights through crimes or bad driving or whatever. But there were a LOT of people around the ranch. Much more hardcore Family members. Remember, Linda was there less than six weeks. Didn't Gypsy have a license? I know Mary and Sandy were in jail in Van Nuys, but didn't Brenda have a license? Hell, Sadie could strip a few miles away but didn't have a license to drive? It might be true- I know people hitched back then- but it just seems- odd. Obviously hindsight is everything and Linda's future Judas behavior calls in to question sending her at all- but was she really sent because of a driver's license? Did the Family routinely get pulled over and hassled by the Fuzz? Because this "fact" does indeed make Charlie seem very calculating as well as knowledgeable that shit would be going down, bad shit.
If that WAS NOT why Linda was sent, then why was she? Obviously Charlie, Tex and Sadie (her supposed closest friend there, next to Gypsy) had reason to believe that she could be trusted and relied on. And until busted, she was reliable. WHAT did they know that we don't about why Linda was trusted to go to TWO nights of homicide?