OK, I am guilty of sensationalism. But just a minute, there is a connection and it is not that they are both guilty of drug induced, grizzly mass murders. That would be hyperbole.
When I was 7 years old, Charles Manson was busy committing horrible, terrorizing bloody murders in Southern California. We were living in San Francisco when, at around the same time, the Zodiac Murders began. I do remember conversations in my house about it, especially by my older siblings. It is any wonder I was able to get a goodnight’s sleep. In college, I took a comparative non-fiction class and together we read the highly stylized In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and Vincent Bugliosi’s tome Helter Skelter . The latter is a detailed-filled, must read, retelling of the the cult, the murders and the trial of Charlie and the “girls”. Both books are chilling, but only one has body location maps and bloody police photos of the crime scenes. It really is a great, but frightening read.
What do George Bush and Charles Manson have in common? Vincent Buglisosi has written well researched, and reviewed books about their respective crimes against humanity. Published next week, Buglisosi makes the argument that if George Bush, lied, and/or withheld information to make the very public argument for war, he is guilty of the murder of hundreds of thousands Iraqi people killed in the military operation. If the brown people’s lives don’t have value, then how about the thousands of dead and disabled military personnel from the coalition of the willing?? The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder