Charles Manson "Helter Skelter" Cult Music Men's T-Shirt
Some people won't get this punk rock t-shirt, they may even hate it... but Charles Manson, despite his violent history (and intentionally shocking Swaztika tattoo), certainly has a way with words.
His sentiments touch on thoughts and feeling that any thinking man has pondered in his lifetime... the ignorance and apathy of humanity, societies lusting towards plastic (celebrity), blind consumerism and sheepish conformity to authority (in spite of obvious and rampant mis-use of that authority). Many men have contemplated these ideas... but only Charles Manson, due to his lot in life, acted on them.
You may write Manson off as a lunatic, but don't do so from a knee-jerk reaction... this man has a brilliant mind (an IQ of 121), and although he may have been forced into Anarchy / Nihilism, there's a very simple valid reason behind his actions: When you back an animal into a corner, it becomes more dangerous than ever.
You can't excuse the actions of The Manson Family... but we're big fans of all things "cult", and the Manson Family is certainly that. A fascinating look into the ways of the lost (Charles "Tex" Watson, Squeaky Fromme, Linda Kasabian), how drugs such as LSD can be used to allow verbal propaganda to sink in deeper (Timothy Leary anyone?),and the way one man's words can create such a violent reaction in others.
Many bands such as Marilyn Manson, Guns'n'Roses and Church of Misery have sung Manson's original songs, or at least their own songs about him. And we all know the bold statement "Helter Skelter" is actually on The Beatles White Album (where Charly procured it from).
If you mix in The Beach Boys (Dennis Wilson), actress Sharon Tate (Fearless Vampire Killers, Valley of The Dolls), director Roman Polanski (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, The Pianist) and the Spahn Ranch movie set (Bonanza, The Lone Ranger)... you've got one hell of an interesting story that deserves it's place on a tee shirt!!
Punk rockers, Satanists and hard rock and rollers will appreciate the definition of this shirt... we hope it's as shocking as the world expects Charles Manson to be... because that's what their blind ignorance deserves.
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