It seems Charles Manson's birthday came and went, with little mention on the blogs.
And how appropriate really?
Yesterday, I saw a Facebook post about a WWII veteran.
The man was 108 years old.
The gentleman, is our country's oldest living veteran.
He still looks strong... and evidently, he's still very active in his community.
He even organizes his local parade.
At that moment, I thought to myself:
Now... here's a guy, who deserves notoriety and press coverage.
Charles Manson's birthday came and went, like a fart in the breeze... and how appropriate.
I sometimes feel guilty, about the notoriety these blogs bring to Charles Manson.
(My own blog included, of course)
I remember when Mark David Chapman killed John Lennon.
Chapman said something to the effect of (and, I'm very loosely paraphrasing here):
"I was a nobody. I figured... if I killed someone important, I'd be a 'somebody'. People would remember me."
In the aftermath...
I remember Paul McCartney encouraged the entire world, to give Mark David Chapman, no more press, attention, or notoriety than absolutely necessary.
McCartney said (again, I'm loosely paraphrasing):
"Let Chapman rot in obscurity."
I sometimes feel the same way, about Charles Manson.
Manson has already lived longer than he deserves.
From his birth, Manson has contributed zero to the world... and he's been a constant drain on society.
Maybe letting a criminal "rot in obscurity", is the best punishment of all.
Richard Arvine Overton is truly a national treasure!
The oldest WWII veteran is an American centenarian from Austin Texas. He served in the South Pacific from 1942 through 1945, including stops in Hawaii, Guam, Palau and Iwo Jima. He left the U.S. Army in October 1945.
Yesterday, Overton served as the Grand Marshal in Austin's Veteran Day Parade. Living in the same home he purchased for $4000 after returning from the war, Richard Overton is still very active.
Overton used to start his days with some whiskey in his coffee, and he still adds a teaspoon from time-to-time. “It’s just like medicine,” he said. Overton also smokes cigars daily, too. Keep in Mind he is 108 years old!!!!
Respect and Love!