The Comparisons of Charles Manson to Transcendental Philosophy

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The Comparisons of Charles Manson to Transcendental Philosophy

Charles Manson and various members of his "family" brutally killed several people from the Tate and LaBianca family on two separate occasions
. The purposes of these killings are misunderstood by today's society, when ignoring
Manson's philosophy. Although Manson never killed anyone, he went to prison in
1969 for masterminding the operation. Today's society has labeled Charles
Manson as a mass-murderer who had no purpose through his cause. However, society overlooks the goal of Manson's plan, which included creating a better society. Manson continues to preach his cause through repeated parole attempts, behind the walls of a California prison where he resides
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Therefore, Manson began to prepare for helter skelter by informing his family. Instead of waiting for helter skelter, Manson wanted to prevent it by creating a utopian society that excluded the African-American race.

Above and beyond individuality, Manson felt that four important things needed preserved: air, water, trees, and animals. Mr. Manson commonly refers to these things as AWTA, and claims that his "family gave their lives to unite the brothers and sisters of the world" with these standards. The use of euphorics by Manson and his followers, provided an enhanced sense of individuality in an environment interacting with nature. Manson commonly used music to get his message out to other people, and generally, he would end a session with songs prophesizing helter skelter orchestrated by his guitar. Today, many of Manson's songs have been released under the Guns and Roses album name. This angers
Manson and extends his argument that the rights of an individual are no longer safe. In his 1986 Parole Hearing Statement, Manson talks about how his "family wanted to stop a war and turn the government and world to peace." He goes farther to say that his masterplan included preserving ATWA, which would extend to enhance the individual. Both of these ideals were important to the transcendentalists of the 19th century. The belief that the individual, not the government was key to society, was important to the transcendental philosophy.

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