Okay, let's weigh in on this subject. Was Gary Hinman killed because Manson thought he had "inherited money", had a home, had "lots of stocks and bonds", and had 2 broken down cars. OR...
Was Gary killed because he sold some bad dope to Bobby, who sold it to the motorcycle group, who later puked and said they'd been poisoned by said bad dope. (Like a motorcycle gang had never puked before, LOL).
Well, there's no proof of either theory.
When we talk about "getting money" we're talking about Manson being desperate to leave the LA area and go to the desert. Why does it cost $5000 to go to the desert? I don't know. I would think that was cheap, but maybe he's thinking about overhead.
You know, supporting 25 or 30 people in the desert for years, food, water, gasoline to make trips, expensive grocery purchases (that famous trip to the grocery store! LOL). It would take a few years for the clan to know he was lying about the "hole in the desert".
Evidently, to manufacture bad dope, you don't need any fancy equipment, just some pots and pans, a roll of string, some Bandaids, some fingernail polish, a mouse trap, some pretzels, a burned out "D" battery, a couple of bobby pins, 2 teaspoons of Anacanapanasan and some scotch tape. I would throw in the Kitchen Sink, but it was shot by a stray bullet.
Wow, it's that easy to make drugs? Then why do the crack heads steal things to buy it? Why not just make it? Or why didn't the motorcycle gang just make their own and save $1,000.00? I don't know.
Oh well, let's debate...