Saturday, July 30, 2011
On another very good blog people seemed to be having orgasms that Snake Lake deigned to write them a letter that basically said nothing.
This is the same Snake Lake who basically said anything that the BUG told her to.
It made me think and wonder- I have watched as each year TLB recedes more and more into the darkness of time and distant memory.
Will there soon be a day, post BUG, when only a few historians care?
Are we chasing ourselves in our pursuit of the truth?
Monday, July 25, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
People come up to me in the supermarket and they say "Col, seriously, who cares about motive. Isn't it enough that these savage killers are in jail for the rest of their lives? They don't even deny their guilt anymore, we got the right people, what do you want Col? WHAT???"
Usually I ask them to move so I can get some Bomb Pops and be on my way.
Look..... I will say it again for the 900th time.
Bug wanted to get Charlie.
Before the case fucking started he already has Tex, and all the girls. Physical evidence. Clear guilt. ZERO reasonable doubt. This wasn't Casey Anthony. Bitches did it.
But there is no glory for the Italian Milkman Stalker if he just convicts some killer hippies. If he can convict their leader who MADE them kill for him- that's every parent's nightmare. That's the six o'clock news every night for a year.
So even though he was not obligated to show motive, he pulled one out of his ass and made it stick. He still shows up on TV 40 plus years later to make sure nobody blows the story.
And because of this, the meme got out that Charlie was a dangerous devil. This suited Charlie so he took it. And ANY rational attempt to look into the case is colored by people who think you are sick for looking into it.
BUG put guilty people away under false pretenses and now his lies keeps the truth away from us.
He makes me puke.
Friday, July 15, 2011
One thing I always wonder, when I reflect on the nitty gritty of the case is how much the contemporary Family members look back on their old gang and whether it means much to them anymore.
If you conclude as I do that the whole mess was over and done with by the end of 1972 (some LVH and Squeaky shit to come but still) and it can only possibly start in 1967, we are talking five years of their lives, from a long time ago. Aside from Little Paul who barely got 40 years, and recently Sadie, surprisingly almost all the players are out there in the wind growing old. Which is incredible, really, if you examined say a group of 50 random people from back then you would think that many more were gone than just one or two.
But seriously, does Nancy call up Clem and reminisce about the orgies? Does Donkey Dick Dan drunk dial Ouisch and remind her she was the best lay he ever had? In between vaginal studies does Snake Lake track down Bruce Davis on Facebook?
Of the people I hung with back between my 18th and 24th year, I stay in touch with 4 or 5 of them still. The Col is 88 in Panda Years and this doesn't seem like too many or too few people. I went to a reunion once and as Charlie would have said, "they all got old on me."
You never hear about any of them still communicating. I wonder if they do.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Lots of time I read ignorant comments from half-assers like Poirot where they clearly don't know what happened and don't care. More importantly they are so anxious to believe BUGliosi, despite the fact that even the lawyers who worked with him didn't believe him, on the motive bullshit angle that they close their eyes as to why it matters.
It matters because if the BUG can make up a motive to put Charlie Manson away, they can do the same thing to you.
It matters because we deserve to know what happened those nights, for real.
It matters because the 7 victims deserve the truth about why they died to be known.
It matters for a fuck of a lot of reasons, but here's one that is STILL important-
The motive matters when rendering a decision about parole. If Katie killed over a drug deal gone wrong I'd have let her out in 1978... if she killed on command to start a race war I don't really want her around even now.
The motive matters. It definitely was not Helter Skelter. I want to find out what it was. I probably won't, but fuck off I am trying.