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Helter Skelter: Is Charles Manson's Race War Finally Happening?

Updated on November 18, 2015

Helter Skelter

The White Album, or as it was originally known, The Beatles, was filled with songs which were received by some as being apocalyptic in nature; of calling for the end of the world, a war, or other esoteric meanings. Manson certainly interpreted them in this manner, particularly Blackbird, Piggie, Revolution and of course, Helter Skelter. Whether or not they were intended to be such the fact remained: Manson made them so to his followers. And what he did with that power and influence still haunts America today.

While the race war he called for, hoped for did not come true then, is it possible it might be coming true today? Might we be on the edge of a disaster, another civil war if you will?

Charles Manson
Charles Manson | Source

Manson originally felt that by creating the right music he would draw the young white hippie girls to him, thus denying the black men their "affection" won in the recent sexual revolution. With no outlet for their desires, blacks would then go on a murderous rampage against whitey with violent crimes and such, which would result in the frightened whites reacting with force against those blacks. Then the militant blacks would react by inciting a war whereby they would finish off the whites, both combatant and non-combatant, along with all remaining non-blacks.

And the Blacks shall inherit the Earth.

Then Manson and his family would emerge from the desert to run the world that the blacks now ruled over yet found themselves to be incapable of running. So Manson would happily take control and rule the world, patting them on the head and sending them back to the cotton fields (his words).

Sounds far-fetched, doesn't it?

Doesn't it?

Timeline: 2015

Status: Decided unrest in the Black Community due to perceived slights, harsh handed policing by authorities and diminished opportunities for their populace. "Black Lives Matter" slogans, pickets, marches and riots erupt. Black criminals shot to death by white police officers lead the nightly news virtually every week. Stories where white individuals are shot by black criminals are either swept beneath the rug or captions are twisted in such a manner as to not tell the whole truth. White youth shot by police officers are not even headline news at all. And when a black man assassinates a white sheriff, rather than this person seen in a video still as being black is instead described as a "dark skinned individual". Not a black man, certainly not a black man shooting an innocent officer fifteen times at close range, and most certainly not while the man is lying on the ground continuing to be shot in the head. Not black, no; blacks are victims remember? They are the downtrodden, the put upon, the ones whom are being discriminated against. They are not in the wrong.

Yet a criminal, black skinned, fresh from a crime is shot dead for refusing to cooperate with a white officer is then deified, lifted up, praised, even borderline made into a saint. What is going on?

White police officers killing black criminals. Black criminals killing innocent whites. White victims include news reporters and officers alike. Black criminals shooting into homes of fellow black families killing innocent children.

Has Manson's race war begun? Is there some entity out there, hiding in the vast desert just waiting and watching, ready to step up at the end of the war to rule the world? Is that entity a news media, intent on selling their propaganda to the mindless masses? Or is it someone else, someone we are not aware of? Could it be one who aspires to run the country, then the world? Is it possible for it to be a Presidential Candidate intent on creating such havoc that they sneak in and grasp control of this country? I would have said impossible once, but now?

Or is it simply stupidity? Are some people so dense as to not realize that by breaking the law they run the risk of being targeted by law enforcement? Do they even care? A part of me believes this is the most likely scenario, that there is a segment of civilization that has no comprehension regarding what is taking place. That there is a certain portion of the populace that cannot think past the end of their immediate moments that they act in a manner closer to the Law of the Jungle than the Law of the Land.

The Law of the Jungle

Every man for himself. Anything goes. Survival of the strongest. Fittest. Smartest. Dog eat dog. Kill or be killed. Needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many. The Oxford Dictionary defines it as follows:

"superiority of brute force or self-interest in the struggle for survival."

Specifically, the exact opposite of what Spock believed, lived and acted upon. And exactly contrary to what our country was founded upon. We the People. We. Not You or I or him or her. We.

So, what has led our country to this point? Is it unemployment? Some would say yes. Is it living in the slums? Again, some would agree. Desperate times? Possible.

Laziness? Refusal to work? Drugs? Broken families? Fatherless homes? Expectation of continued payment for doing nothing? Of food stamps being a wage in place of work? Subsidized housing replacing working to earn your way in the world? Of Disability replacing effort? A mindset of I matter, you don't? Give me what I demand or I will set this town on fire?

Has the Inner City Concrete Jungle devolved into a literal jungle where only the strongest survive? Or is that simply a mentality that befits what is occurring within those vast buildings which have become a literal jungle complete with a law: Survival of one's self at any cost. At all cost.

Manson predicted a race war where the Black men would attack and kill Whites. We are seeing that now. Whites would then respond with force against the Black men. Again, we are seeing that now. Will it continue to escalate? Will more killings from both parties, back and forth, continue until we have a full on war in our cities? Will more White families buy guns and guard dogs and such in response to a knee jerk reaction that they have from watching the news? Will more Black men attack in packs, in gangs against police, reporters, innocent bystanders? Will police and National Guardsmen eventually move into the cities where this is taking place and march, street by street, checking home after home in order to find those who they seek? Will it look like a war zone that is shown as it occurs much the same as we have seen in Iran and Afghanistan?

Are we on the brink of another civil war, one that won't be fought in the fields and farms but in the streets of our largest cities? It will not be two sides split over a way of life but a war over who decides the way of life moving forward in America. Will it be the thug life, with fear and desolation for all, or civilization with liberty and justice for all? Will it be similar to one of those post-apocalyptic films we've all been exposed to, a kind of Mad Max gone wild?

While it may not be true, it appears as though a war against authority is about to begin, one that will decide our future as a nation.

When a Black man, a criminal, is shot down while in the process of committing a crime, of defying law enforcement, the Black community responds with marches and protests that morph into riots, displays of grief that border on scripted emotions. "Oh God; he was just a boy! He was unarmed! Why did he have to die? Oh why oh why oh why!!" Tears streaming down faces, prostrate with grief, on knees, hands pounding the pavement and such. An emotional gamut run wild and free on national news stations. But when a White police officer is shot down by a Black criminal, the family is reserved, a few tears are shown, no marches, no riots, no overt displays of grief. Very dignified and the emotions are kept in check o a greater degree.

Why the dramatic difference? Is it a cultural difference? Or is it something else? Is it a civilization difference? Are the White families and culture shown in these instances incapable of displaying the same stages of grief shown by the Black families? Are the Black families incapable of showing restraint in the same instance as the White families are? Is there a cultural difference at the root of the issue?

As I postulated before, there may be a Law of the Jungle effect at work here. The inner cities, which seem to be primarily Black, may have been cut off from the rest of the country through the lack of jobs, existing on Government subsidies, drugs and gang violence run amok, and a general giving in to their way of life. It may not have been forced upon them, but it is their reality nonetheless.

Something must change. The subsidies which encourage not being a functional part of America and actually discourage them from being an integral part of it must stop. Whether those on it have to sweep streets, work at soup kitchens, perform community service of some kind in order to qualify for the moneys received they have to be held accountable to some degree. To sit back and take every day is not good nor healthy for their psyche. Nor is it good that there are so many unwed parents, single parent households that are given additional money based upon how many children are in that household. Again, this encourages this group to have more children in order to gain more funds and food. This entire life style encourages sloth and poor habits. It has to end if we are to heal our nation.

Every single person who is capable of performing some duty needs to be working. Corporations need to put America ahead of pure profits and bring jobs back home. The government needs to halt the wholesale handouts and create jobs, duties, anything to encourage its citizens to care about themselves and others more than they currently do.

Recently the University of Missouri campus was the scene of a demonstration demanding the resignation of the school's president. His crime? Not reacting strongly enough at a swastika formed from fecal matter on a wall. The Black students demanded, and forced, his resignation in cooperation with the football team's threats to not practice or take the field for a game.

Power of the masses at work. Power of a college sport and its threats. Power of a few to control the many. Read the following comment found in an Internet story of the incident speaking about one of the demands from the Black students at Mizzou. They are demanding that the school increase the percentage of Black teachers and Professors at the school to 10% by 2017. Currently there are 3% of the faculty who are Black, and about 7% of the enrolled students are Black. Their reasoning? They can better learn from a teacher that can relate to them.The problem with that? There simply are not enough persons of color who meet the criteria for becoming a university professor. Their answer to that problem? Lower the standards. What a wonderful solution: if we can't find enough qualified individuals to teach you that you can relate to, then we just lower our standards for who a teacher is and what qualifications they must meet. Yeah, that will make us better. Anyway, here is the comment.

"Ok, then why can't we put a limit on the number of black players on the NFL football teams? Why is it okay to lower the standards for professors so that lower quality applicants can take the position of better qualified applicants due to the color of their skin.
America used to be great because if you worked hard, you did well. Now we've become a country where we believe that those that work hard or are successful should be brought down so that others who don't work hard can be brought up.
As for the BS of students will do better if they can relate to their teacher? What a bunch of #$%$. I've never been able to relate to any of my professors in college or medical school. They were usually 20-40 years older than me. One of my favorite professors in medical school was black, as a white male, how did I relate to him? It didn't affect my learning.
Martin Luther King wanted the black race to succeed through hard work, not hand outs! Too bad these lazy kids never paid attention in class to realize that.
America, soon to be "The Land of the Handouts"."

Well, accurate or not? Are we becoming a Land of Handouts to those who cannot, or will not, help themselves to succeed? Are we a country that will lower our standards because a percentage of the population demand it? Or are we better than that? Will we stand firm and demand that those who wish to improve their life do so by achievements rather than gifts?

What America do you want to live in?

Can you please tell me what, if anything, is acceptable in those links above? Black Lives Matter groups angry because the spotlight was taken from them by the Paris attacks and they responded by the only way they know - saying they matter and displaying a "Look At Me!" mentality in order to garner more attention to themselves.

I'm sure those in Paris who lost family members, loved ones, and friends would gladly take them back if they could, and would grant you the spotlight once more. This is the selfishness I am so disturbed by, this egocentric thought process, this "woe is me" mentality being displayed for the world to see, this I matter, you don't and you damn well better give me what I want because I'm not going to work for it idea spreading across America today.

When did it become acceptable to demand rather than earn; to expect rather than try; to get something for nothing? The original idea, set forth in the 1930's by FDR was sound, but it has been corrupted into something the originators never could have imagined and now we find ourselves on the brink of disaster.

Where do we go from here?

I see the name, I read the report but I do not see the nationality of the young man who is now dead before he could vote, buy cigarettes, or graduate high school. Was he Black? Was he White? The name gives us nothing but his address and where this occurred gives us a clue.

Near Ferguson. Home of Michael Brown, another "youth" killed in the act of breaking the law. Yet this time, there seems to be no outcry by the community, no "He was just a baby!" or "He was gunned down by Whitey!" statements crowding the headlines. I wonder why?

We do not know the names or races of the victims of his crime, or of the one who shot and killed him in the act of robbery. Were they White? Were they Black? Does it matter?

I am guessing he was another Black teenager, running the streets at night, bent upon theft and burglary instead of bettering himself through the normal means (hard work, stay in school, etc.) available to all. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.

If we do not halt this, if we do not find a way to mend the growing rift between the races we are on target for a disaster of epic proportions. Don't believe me? Watch the news. Every single day another murder, another crime that sets the races against one another, another police officer being shot or being forced to shoot another Black man, another drive by or run by shooting in a predominantly Black neighborhood that takes the life of one of their own.




The Black race is crying foul against the White race for killing its men. Most of the time it appears to be a justified shooting as the men were engaged in a criminal activity and were refusing to cease and desist when confronted and often attacking the officer. Black men are shooting innocent White victims, from police officers getting gas to news personalities performing an interview. Running from a scene and an officer and shooting the officer as they run.

Stop! Just stop! Black community, it is time to call a cease fire amongst your fellow citizens. If you don't want them shot, do your best to talk them out of breaking the law. Government, get the jobs back in country so our people can go back to work. Make it not profitable to outsource jobs to third world countries, rather make it worth their while to keep jobs here. If our people are at work, they might be happier and less likely to break the law.

Remember, idle hands are the Devil's workshop.


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      2 years ago

      The NAZIS and KKK finally got a President in the White house. It will be like World War II in the streets here soon. The resistance picking off one of their leaders and in retaliation they will be destroying a few towns and killing all the residence. Maybe we will follow the French Revolution where one group gets in power then murdered until all the lunatics are dead. What if Mexico refuses to take back our American citizens? Will they be building death camps or throw them in the ocean like Argentina? Scary times and I see no one trying to reduce the level of scary in this country. If anything we are naïve and I am still wondering who our these people who our going to do all the dirty work? Maybe Manson has a chance at being in the White House, say Home Land Defense or Secretary of State. Anything seems possible these days but then again he killed rich white people to look like black people did it. Its a 50-50 chance he gets confirmed so his chances are pretty good but we will never know until the Grand Wizard tells us so. Ahhh, the suspense.

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      Mr Archer 

      3 years ago from Missouri

      Thanks for the stop and comment S Lertseh. Manson was (and is) truly insane; my using him as a reference was due to something he believd some 50 years ago (the racially charged war between the Black and White Americans) seems to be occurring in our lifetimes. I am saddened by this split between the races and fear what appears to be on the horizon even as someone like Manson might welcome it. It helps no one and harms all. Hopefully we will wake up as a nation before its too late.

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      S Leretseh 

      3 years ago

      I think Manson was a completely crazy brain dude. So I really don't get using him as a reference point... I do agree with many of the points you make here however. I was a believer/ supporter of forced integration (civil rights) in my younger days. For so, so many reasons...I am no longer.

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      Mr Archer 

      3 years ago from Missouri

      Thank you Jodah. Take care Sir.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This is a great hub and and touches on some very worrying but real issues. Also your other recent hub "BLM, Transgender and ISIS"..I couldn't agree more with your views. Thanks for taking a stand.

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      Mr Archer 

      3 years ago from Missouri

      I understand, Cheyenne. It was hard enough to write it, I admit. This whole world has just hit the skids and I don't see it improving much any time soon. I was raised in the same manner as you were, and although I do my best to keep my nose clean, the world still finds its way into my home. It seems like it is impossible for some to live by the treat others rule. It breaks my heart. Take care and carry our prayers with you and yours.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      Mike, I have to admit I couldn't read all of this post. I'm just so tired of the unrest in this world. More specifically, of the press and space these acts are getting. That's exactly what "they" want.

      I was raised with the mantra, "keep your nose clean and you'll stay out of trouble." I happen to believe that. The unrest we hear about (and is occupying our minds, hardening our hearts) is mostly caused by people who commit crimes, then blame their chosen way of life on racial differences. Bullshit. No matter what color you are, if you choose to live of life of crime and abuse, the repercussions will be felt.

      I still see the beauty if life and the kindness in ((most) of humanity. Perhaps it's because I keep my nose clean.

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      Mr Archer 

      3 years ago from Missouri

      Avian, I understand. We may attempt to treat others as we ourselves desire to be treated b this small scale impact is not affecting the real world. There is far too much hate out there and those of us who try are slapped in the face by the media. At times, I feel like just giving up.

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sadly, this country has been losing ground since we were kids. Public programs put into place then had an opposing effect, and it sure didn't matter who you were or where you lived. Some people will just take if they can get it, as that it how they were raised. I don't know if you have experienced the South lately, but I have been here for four years. People are NOT treated equally, and believe you me, there are educated people of every color and creed in this college town. Prejudice is very much alive in the Great State of Oklatucky.

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      Mr Archer 

      3 years ago from Missouri

      Amen Bill. This exhibitionism, name calling, saber rattling is doing nothing but harm.

      How are you out West? Heard your area had some bad weather recently? Everybody okay?

      Take care Bill and you and Bev have a great Thanksgiving.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It's an interesting question, Mike. We have serious problems in this country, and the longer we deny them and pretend they don't exist, the worse they will become. We need level-headed people to come together and work for change, because heaven help us if we don't do that.


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