… But For Such Squeamish Souls
empire news, published this story yesterday, June 4, 2014, on Charles Manson being granted parole. Although it is false, it’s a kind of twisted oxy-moron- in that it is a journalistic lie that speaks truth to power- especially in regard to proportionality and “justice” from such a christian nation. I know that there are many who read this story and thought the news was just, long overdue, and absolutely fair… for a man at his 80th year… a man who has spent the last 45 years of his life in prison, mostly in an inhumane solitary confinement… a man whose actual role in the murders was nothing it was perverted and scripted to be, by a district attorney (bugliosi) who would then write the book that began the lucrative, sensationalistic market of “real crime” novels… a man who was convicted in a courtroom in which his right to defend himself was denied by a judge who would later reside in the “divorce court” of popular tv… it could go on… and on…
this should be real news, but for “such squeamish souls”-
as Nikolas Schreck put it in The Manson File- Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman-
“Those whose understanding of the spiritual path is limited to preconceived notions of conventional morality and “goodness” or reject out of hand the possibility that a man who probably defines himself as an outlaw could be endowed with genuine wisdom. Such squeamish souls would also fail to understand that a gem that’s fallen in the gutter is no less precious than one embedded in a king’s crown.
Such dilemmas, however, are to be expected in the Kali Yuga, the “unlucky age” of spiritual ignorance and rampant materialism we currently find ourselves enmeshed in. The sages who prophecy this iron age new that we would live in a time when the spiritual has all but then forgot. The traditional organized religions, as predicted, have become hollow shells of their former glory. They pay lip service to dead doctrines which only few actually live.
In such dark aeons as ours, the increasingly rare treasure of transcendental knowledge will be found only where we least expect it.”
“Corcoran, California – One of the most famous killers in the American prison system will be walking free. On Tuesday Charles Manson, who is now 79 years old, was granted parole by the California Board of Parole and authorized by California Governor Jerry Brown. According to California Board of Parole Hearings Commissioner John Peck, prison overcrowding forced the prison board to re-evaluate prisoners that are elderly or those with serious illnesses. In February a panel of federal judges ordered California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) two more years to reduce chronic prison overcrowding that has cost the state billions of dollars The ruling, issued by three judges overseeing the state’s efforts to ease the overcrowding, gives California until February 2016 to achieve their goals. But, the judges said, the state has to make elderly inmates and those with serious illnesses eligible for parole immediately. Manson, who was denied parole in April of 2012 and wasn’t scheduled for another parole hearing until 2027, was re-evaluated due to his age and health and the Parole Board recommended his parole. “He is 79 years old and in poor health,” said Commissioner Peck. “We know it’s not going to be a popular decision but, considering our other options he’s the least threat.” Protesters have already planned to picket the lawn outside of the prison in Corcoran but what is more surprising is the number of supporters that have come out to express joy over the news. “It’s a great [expletive] day in America!” said Joe Goldsmith, who camped out in from of the prison Wednesday morning decked out in manson gear with tattoos covering his face. “Manson is my idol” While parole was granted, the actual release date has not yet been set.”