October 15, 2008, - 12:08 pm

Is Your Kid Going to the Charles Manson Show?

By Debbie Schlussel
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.


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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.

Sadly true.

15 Responses

And Bernadine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers, terrorist, considers Manson “so cool” or something for his final act of sticking a fork in one of his victims. I guess Obama considers Manson “rehabilitated”, just like hsi old friend Ayers.

Codekeyguy on October 15, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Can we donate to get the reader a subscription to Dr. Laura’s show and the down payment on a spine transplant?

dm60462 on October 15, 2008 at 12:49 pm

I don’t get it. Is she asking you to adopt her daughter thinking you’ll show the parental responsibility she doesn’t.

Blayne on October 15, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Millions and millions of American children have grown up and are growing up without ever hearing, seeing or coming in contact with a WISE person. ‘Famous’ is the ultimate value and the line between mass murderer and mass entertainer gets thinner all the time.

poetcomic1 on October 15, 2008 at 3:47 pm

The cop who was the brother of the person who was married to my aunt in California was one of the first to break into the Tate home after the Manson “family” did their “work”. He said he’d never seen such carnage before in his police career. It was like a slaughterhouse.
And now this murderous creep gets a show glorifying him?

Underzog on October 15, 2008 at 8:11 pm

The cop who was the brother of the person who was married to my aunt in California was one of the first to break into the Tate home after the Manson “family” did their “work”. He said he’d never seen such carnage before in his police career. It was like a slaughterhouse.
And now this murderous creep gets a show glorifying him?

Underzog on October 15, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Shoot! This is confusing — I posted twice.

Underzog on October 15, 2008 at 8:14 pm

Right now, my kids are watching the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup. Later we’ll watch old Tail Spin episodes. That’s how you keep kids properly entertained!
Charles Manson show – indeed! (((spitting)))

bhparkman on October 15, 2008 at 8:42 pm

You people are wasting your time worrying about some kind of “Manson” show. The only people that go for this sort of thing is the punk/indie scene and the goths. It’s all part of that halloween every Friday and Saturday night at the clubs that feature hard rock, and is much more silly than dangerous. Most of those people aren’t dangerous at all as long as you can get their car keys away from them when they leave the club so they don’t drive drunk. Alot of this stuff is done for shock value because they get off on scaring and offending the “straights”. Pissing off tight assed people is big fun to them.

Ron Taylor on October 15, 2008 at 9:40 pm

The problem runs deep with this mother. If her daughter doesnt value innocent life then going to a Manson musical seems like no big deal. Hopefully her daughter will understand having a loved one taken away by the hands of another is an unbearable pain that can never be healed. That is the lesson she must teach her daughter after she stops her from going.

californiascreaming on October 15, 2008 at 11:39 pm

I was only 8 years old when the Manson Family went on their rampage. Now Charlie Manson is a model prisoner. Certainly I can sit on a board with him and become his friend now right?

Dennis D on October 16, 2008 at 7:36 am

McCain should so an AD Titled ” I was only 8″.
Perhaps use REAL people saying the following
” I was only 8 when Hitler began killing Jews and I don’t seek out Nazi’s to have dinner with”

Dennis D on October 16, 2008 at 7:40 am

To Debbie’s reader in Austin: if you want your daughter to understand just what kind of man Manson was, rent Helter Skelter and make her watch it with you.
Or just make her sit down with you and google him. Either way, she will get a taste of exactly what that disgusting show is glorifying.

JimmyC on October 16, 2008 at 9:33 am

Manson was/is, a racist,especially against Blacks. I wonder if the show will include him spewing his views of them.That is ,after all, why he had his “family” commit those murders; in the hope that it would start a Race War,Blacks would win it,but would be too stupid to run anything well, so Manson and his Family would come out of hiding and easily take it all back and rule over the country.
I wonder if this thing will mention this.If the Left is behind it, I seriously doubt it.Ironic, since Leftists are automatically anti-White.

OldSchoolW on October 16, 2008 at 11:08 am

How dare all of you criticize a young girl for thinking on her own and not being spoonfed stories told by the press. Of course people are trying to make money off of Manson. Vincent Bugliosi did with the one sided book ‘Helter Skelter.’

anne on March 16, 2011 at 9:38 pm

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