Re: RARA-AVIS: Maltese Falcon

From: Robert Elkin (
Date: 23 May 2008

Manson, at 22, had already led an "institutional" life, so that's a bit late. (& when we all have price tags on our head it'll be time to find a new land)

----- Original Message ---- From: Patrick King <> To: Sent: Friday, May 23, 2008 12:57:57 PM Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Maltese Falcon

--- jacquesdebierue <jacquesdebierue@> wrote:
> Not so cosmetic. The idea of being mere merchandise
> is unimaginable to
> us fortunate enough not to have been slaves. The
> slaves couldn't
> emigrate, as the starving populations of many
> countries have
> traditionally done when the going got really rough
> because of war,
> famine, brutal regimes, pogroms and so on.
************ ********* ********* ********* ********* **** Of course I'm using hyperbole. Nonetheless, it's easy to see why the underemployed in the US join gangs rather than work the lousy jobs available to them. The gang life leads to prison, another form of slavery. The court system is a bureaucracy so extenuating circumstances do not apply. At the age of 22, Charles Manson was sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing a $46 federal check. It was a FEDERAL check so the maximum penalty applied. At least 7 lives would have been saved if a program had been in place to re-educate and re-introduce Manson to society. It would have been no more expensive than keeping him in prison. Or maybe they should have just killed him for the $46. Lives would have been saved including those of the victims he conned into committing murder none of whom are psychotic today.

Patrick King



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