Global warming must be true, Charles Manson believes in it. Killer breaks 20-year silence on 40th anniversary of gruesome Sharon Tate murdersYeah. "Everyone's God." NewAge all the way.
Crazed cult leader Charles Manson has broken a 20-year silence in a prison interview coinciding with the 40th anniversary of his conviction for the gruesome Sharon Tate murders - to speak out about global warming.
The infamous killer, who started championing environmental causes from behind bars, bemoaned the 'bad things' being done to environment in a rambling phone interview from his Californian jail cell.
'Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we’re doing bad things to the atmosphere.
'If we don’t change that as rapidly as I’m speaking to you now, if we don’t put the green back on the planet and put the trees back that we’ve butchered, if we don’t go to war against the problem...' he added, trailing off.
Manson, who described himself to his interviewer as a 'bad man who shoots people', brainwashed members of a commune known as The Family into butchering eight people including film director Roman Polanski’s pregnant wife Sharon Tate in July and August 1969.
Speaking to Vanity Fair Spain magazine of the killing spree he led his crazed disciples on, the 76-year-old said: 'I live in the underworld. I don’t tell people what to do. They know what to do.
'If they don’t know what to do they don’t come around me because I’m very mean, I’m very mean.'
Interspersing English with Spanish, he added: 'I’m very mal hombre, nasty.
'I’m in the bullring. I run in the bullring with the heart of the world.'
'I don’t play. I shoot people.
'I’m too bad. I’m a mean guy. I’m an outlaw. I’m a criminal. I’m everything bad.'
Now, I know, for most people this will mean nothing. It's just a crazy cult killer, spewing what he's heard going on out here back at us.
But if you were me, uncovering the history and influence of cults on our society, it fits perfectly into the larger mosaic of mindlessness we've been on since Charlie roamed our streets, partying with The Beach Boys, sure The Beatles were sending secret messages just to him. What do I mean by that? Well, let me put it to you this way:
Charlie Manson, who still gets cell phones smuggled to him and fan mail, has never been alone. And especially not in his beliefs.