October 15, 2008, - 12:08 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
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Recently I got this e-mail from a reader:
I have been a fan of yours since I first heard you on the Stern show years ago. I live in Texas now, near Austin. My daughter has told me that she and her friends have decided to go to a show that glorifies Charles Manson, the serial killer. I am concerned that she is getting a very distorted view of this monster, and because I am a single mother there doesn’t seem to be anything I can do. Aren’t there victims rights laws about this kind of thing? The show is thestripcult.com, and it is all ages which means my daughter can go without my permission. I’m sorry to burden you with this but I am concerned and I even asked the police if there was anything they could do but they said no.
I do not know if this reader’s daughter is under-aged and/or living in the reader’s house, which in either case, would be grounds for the mother to put her foot down and say: no show. My dad would tell me: If you go to that show, you’re out of my house and don’t get a dime from me anymore. And he’d give me info on the real story of Charles Manson and make me read it. It reminds me of when “The Brady Bunch” kids admired Jesse James, and they were set straight about it by Mr. Brady, who made them meet relatives of James’ innocent, murdered victims.
In any event, I feel for parents who must deal with this kind of thing, and I wanted you to be aware of this disgusting show glorifying this mass-murdering cultist. (There’s even a website devoted to glorifying all things Manson, including this show, and a “Charles Manson Funpage“. In fact, it’s difficult to find websites against Manson. Sick.)
What’s next–a live show/musical glorifying O.J. . . . or Bin Laden? Oh, yeah, we already have plenty of stuff coming out of Hollywood glorifying the latter guy.
Just a brief refresher on Manson for the clueless:
Charles Manson is a serial killer. He deserves to die but in liberal California they canceled the death penalty he got and deserved. He and his cult of blind followers, “The Family”, brutally murdered innocent people. This lowlife isn’t deserving of any sort of respect or admiration whatsoever, much less a musical.
That this scumbag is now an American cult figure and folk hero is yet another sad sign of America’s rapid decline.
**** UPDATE: Reader Sean writes:
I wish I could say that I’m shocked that people are making money out of glorifying Charles Manson, who murdered innocent, unsuspecting people in an attempt to start his “race war.” But should we be surprised? People have been making money off products glorifying Che and his “revolucion” for years, and he killed at least a couple of hundred people and ordered many more killed.