“Weeds never die,” says insane former cult leader Charles Manson, 76, in his first interview in 20 years.
Manson, whose “family” killed at least eight people in 1969, was recently interviewed in Vanity Fair’s Spanish edition.
Manson, convicted of conspiracy to commit murder in 1971, continues to serve a well-deserved life sentence. He dodged the death penalty via a 1972 decision by the Supreme Court of California to eliminate capital punishment.
He seems to have gone from “a bad man who shoots people” to a tree hugger.
“Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we’re doing bad things to the atmosphere.”
He added, “If we don’t change that as rapidly as I’m speaking to you now, if we don’t put the green back on the planet and put the trees back that we’ve butchered, if we don’t go to war against the problem…”
Here’s a few more quotes that will hopefully help keep him behind bars forever:
* “I’m in the bullring. I run in the bullring with the heart of the world.”
* “I don’t play. I shoot people.”
* “I’m too bad. I’m a mean guy. I’m an outlaw. I’m a criminal. I’m everything bad.”
* He described President Obama as “a slave of Wall Street.” ”I think Obama is an idiot for doing what he’s doing. They’re playing with him.”
And, attempting to channel something akin to Zen … “‘We are all martyrs. Love is a martyr... I am a martyr. But I am also a victim. And I’m a performer. And a dam. I’m both. I am everything. I am nothing.”
If you think he’s gotten crazier since the ’60s, you’d be wrong. If you doubt me, listen to this attempt at songwriting.