COMBINING SUSAN’s LAST THOUGHTS WITH OTHER INFO DEVELOPMENTS PRODUCES ??? THEORY OF EVERYTHING – CM thinks he killed CROWE (Dennis Wilson or crew tip Crowe off where to find TEX) so fearing panther retaliation CM makes to gather drugs ‘n dough and disappear into the desert while ensuring no one is clean enough to nark him off, explains motive for Hinman murder, Shea is killed due to learning about Hinman if Atkins is on the money. Zero over some drug dispute or because he knows too much, Manson does get a tad paranoid at times. The family invests Linda’s 5g or what is left of it in a drug buy to either on-sell to raise more $’s or to split partly for this and part to take to the desert but pivotally gets bad mafia originated product from Voy/Sebring. Manson hears from Cafritz that she and Sharon are at Esalen (MAYBE) and rushes up there to try get some dough off Cafritz, due to this interaction he thinks or he gets told Sharon is not at Cielo house and a drug cargo is arriving there so they should be able to get their investment back... but she can’t give him any dough right now – this gets him shitty so he sends his minions to sort it out with orders to kill if Cielo people don’t make good. Before getting killed Cielo people point a finger at La Bianca's as their suppliers maybe to throw heat temporarily off the actual ones? None of this is meant to come out but Atkins blabs thinking the code of silence she struggles with has her back - wrong - so it all goes to court necessitating murder by the mafia or the family of Leslies lawyer over him doing some real digging (maybe he wanted to call Cafritz to testify), and Cafritz to play dead. Genesis of my thinking below, eclectic sources. (MY NOTATIONS IN CAPS- THE REST IS FROM SUSAN’s LAST BOOK) “M encouraged (young girls) to become dependent on drugs – drugs which he alone would disperse” “Charles Manson had everything. At one time he had almost thirty young girls taking care of him. He hob-nobbed with the Beach Boys and attended Hollywood parties with musicians and movie stars…. Very few people who met Charles Manson during this period weren’t attracted to him.” Hollywood forgave his sexual debauchery with under-age girls. Los Angeles forgave his drug use. The music industry and the counter-culture overlooked his prison time. Charles Manson was finally rejected by society not, as he likes to tell it, because they were cruel and worldly establishment people who didn’t want to “get off his back.” “Gary Hinman, who had donated food and clothing to feed and clothe Manson’s own baby son, was murdered when he wouldn’t give Manson more money.” I don’t speak so much for myself but for the younger kids at the ranch back in 1969. The young runaways who were fed a mouthful of bitterness toward the law and society, and then pulled into auto theft, drug dealing… Once he settled at Spahn’s Ranch, in Los Angeles, Charles Manson’s wants and needs reached even higher. He had men to get him money and drugs and to do his dirty work. If Charles Manson thought Helter Skelter was imminent, and he desperately didn’t want to get caught for the murders, why would he still go ahead and arrange for people to be murdered? He wouldn’t. A STUDY LAST WEEK FOUND 10% THINK THE END IS NIGH …you can imagine what the expenses for drugs were. And for Charles Manson this became a very important consideration. By the summer of 1969, most expenses at Spahn’s Ranch were financed by drug deals and auto theft. All activity around Charles Manson and the men he trusted concerned procuring drugs or money for drugs. Robberies and swindles were performed, sometimes including very dangerous drug burns. And all to obtain more and more money for drugs. By the summer of 1969, Family members were being encouraged to steal from their friends and even burglarize their parents’ homes … Watson (under pressure from M) apparently told Crowe he would sell the drugs to a waiting buyer and then return immediately with the money. (He left a girl as collateral and did not return). Unfortunately the girl had heard Watson call some people earlier and she remembered the phone number. When Watson didn’t come back and Bernard Crowe began pressuring the girl, she called the number she’d seen Watson call and she asked for “Charles.” But Charles Watson was known as “Tex” at Spahn’s Ranch. There was only one “Charles,” and that was Charles Manson. When Manson answered the phone Crowe told him he was a Black Panther (which wasn’t true) and he knew where Manson was and if Manson didn’t come down and give him his money, he and all his Black Panther buddies were going to make a raid at Spahn’s Ranch and kill everyone there.” I FIND IT UNLIKELY THE GIRL REMEMBERED THE NUMBER OR KNEW THAT SPAHN WAS THE PLACE TO FIND THEM JUST THROUGH MAKING A PH CALL! “Though Charles Manson had never even heard of Bernard Crowe it was immediately obvious that (1) Bernard Crowe knew who he was (this was a mistake in identification, but Charles Manson never figured this out), (2) Bernard Crowe knew where Charles Manson lived, and (3) Bernard Crowe was mad.” I’M GUESSING THE TIP OFF RE CHARLES WATSON BEING OF SPAHN CAME FROM DENNIS WILSON OR SOMEONE OF THAT CIRCLE If something happened to Crowe no one would be around to tell the Panthers anything. But either way, it had to be done quick. And so Charles Manson told Bernard Crowe he would meet with him and straighten the whole thing up. The plan was that if Manson wasn’t able to talk his way out of the situation, when they got close enough Manson would signal T. J., who was supposed to pull out the gun and shoot Crowe. Manson was forced to pull the gun himself. He shot Bernard Crowe right in the chest. Crowe fell to the ground and lay still. Later Bernard Crowe told police he’d played dead until Manson left and then got to a hospital. His friends had made sure Manson thought Crowe had been killed… WHAT FRIENDS – WHY WOULD MANSON BE IN TOUCH WITH CROWES FRIENDS - OR ARE WE TALKING DENNIS WILSON? (Atop other problems like the drug hunt he faced) the prospect of retaliation by the Panthers for Crowe’s death…. many of the people in and around Spahn’s Ranch knew he had gone to see Crowe (so he needed to control that risk)… SO THE HELTER SKELTER STORY WAS NOW NOT A RAP TO HOOK DISCIPLES BY MIRRORING THEIR RACE CONCERNS BUT BECOMING MORE OF A EUPHEMISM FOR “WE MUST URGENTLY DEFEND THE RANCH AND MOVE OUT BECAUSE A BUNCH OF BLACKS IS ABOUT TO ATTACK THE RANCH (ACTUALLY JUST ME CM BUT NEVER MIND THAT DETAIL KIDS)” I got to hear what he told the men – and he didn’t waste their time with stories of Helter Skelter. Charles Manson told these men he had just killed a Panther and he needed money to split to the desert and he needed it now! THIS AGREES WITH BOBBY”S CLAIM IN AN INTERVIEW THAT MANSON SAID THEY WERE GOING TO THE DESERT AND SETTING UP A ROCK FESTIVAL …he called a meeting of his top men – he wanted money and he wanted it now!Manson was desperate and getting angry. He was particularly angry with Charles Watson. Manson had done all this for them, he insisted. He had gone to Crowe’s place to protect them – to cover up for Watson’s mistake – now they had to do something to protect him.(Bobby said Hinman had inherited money)… Charles Manson said that Hinman was practically part of the Family (he’d given food for his son and Hinman taught Beausoliel and Manson guitar techniques) – or at least he could be convinced to join. AS A RIVAL LEADER IN THE FAMILY MANSON WANTED TO DEFUSE THE RISK OF BOBBY NARKING ON HIM RE CROWE BY ALSO DIRTYING HIS HANDS SUSAN ELABORATES. WHICH MAY ALSO BE WHY SUSAN WAS CHOSEN TO AID EXTORTION AS SHE KNEW TOO MUCH AS WELL. THOUGH PER BOBBY HINMAN HAD SOLD BAD DRUGS WHICH SHRECK SEEMS TO HAVE POSSIBLY ALSO GOT FROM MANSON –SUGGESTING IF TRUE THAT ATKINS NEEDED HER EAVESDROPPING EAR A HEARING AID. PER SHRECK Doyle sold the bad MDA to Frykowski that Frykowski then sold to Tex Watson and Linda Kasabian, which, in turn, motivated their revenge robbery on August 9, 1969 BUT KARLEEN (SEBRING'S SECRETARY) SAYS IT WAS SEBRING WHO GOT RIPPED DID LINDA KASABIAN’S 5g OR ITS REMAINDER FUND A BUY UP BY TEX?LK VIA FRYKOWSKI OR VIA SEBRING AS A MIDDLE MAN… DID TEX TELL SEBRING THE DRUGS WERE NO GOOD AND REFUND WANTED… IS THIS WHY KARLEEN SAID SEBRING WAS ANGRY RE BEING SOLD BAD DRUGS… DID SEBRING AND VOY CHALLENGE THEIR MAFIA SUPPLIERS OVER BAD PRODUCT? WERE BOTH THE FAMILY AND THE MAFIA MORE THAN A LITTLE PISSED WITH VOY?SEBRING>>> WAS IT A MUTUALLY AGREED HIT GIVEN “SHARON WAS NOT MEANT TO BE THERE” WHAT OF CM’s RECENT STATEMENT TO SHRECK WARNING HIM TO AVOID SHOW BIZ BECAUSE IT”S RUN BY MAFIA WHO BUY YOU AND REMOVE CREATIVE FREEDOM. IF MANSON ALWAYS KNEW MAFIA WAS A BIG PLAYER IN MAKING AND BREAKING STARS WHAT EMBOLDENED HIM TO THREATEN THE LIFE OF DENNIS WILSONS SON? WAS HE A FOOT SOLDIER WHOSE LIFE FINALLY WAS SCRIPTED BY HOLLYWOODS POWER PLAYERS TO MAKE HIM A FALSE MAN OF HS MYTH? HOW WEIRD IS IT THAT DESPITE CM’s FURY AT DENNIS OVER THE SONG REWRITING ON CEASE TO EXIST DENNIS STAYED ON HIS SIDE, ALONG WITH CHARLENE CAFRITZ. DID DENNIS TRY AND TELL CM IT WAS NOT HIS CHOICE TO CHANGE THE WORDS, BUT THE MAFIOSI BOSSES RUNNING THE SHOW?