Wednesday, February 25, 2015

As the Manson World Turns... Charles Manson's Health

It seems the "Manson World" got quite a scare last night, when unofficial reports led some "Manson supporters" to believe, that Charlie had "taken a turn for the worst" healthwise.

Loose reports (on social networks) indicated that Manson was placed on a ventilator last night, and "wasn't doing well".

In a nutshell, erroneous reports suggested that Manson was on his death bed.


I'm never one to believe anything (until it's reported by the Associated Press)... so I waited.

As it turns out, Manson has COPD and receives "regular breathing treatments and oxygen", which is why he wasn't returned to his PHU cell last night.

As of now, the "Manson community" is busy reassuring everyone that Manson is completely fine. The entire matter was "routine treatment for COPD".


This is my personal opinion (regarding Manson's health), for what it's worth:

Charles Manson isn't on his death bed, but he's not the picture of health either.

The bottom line:
Manson "haters" and Manson "supporters" both exaggerate.

The "general public" and "press" would love to see Manson croak. It's a story ( i.e., a piece of history) which would sell lots of newspapers... and probably spawn countless shitty books and movies. The average person (on the street) has no use for Charles Manson on a personal level. The fact is, "Manson on his deathbed" is a story which most folks can't wait to hear (buy and/or sell).

On the other hand...
"Manson supporters" consistantly exaggerate Manson's health and vigor. If you listen to "Manson supporters", you'd think Manson was gonna live for another 20 years!

Somewhere between these two extremes, lies the truth.

As I said previously:
Manson isn't on his death bed... but he's not the picture of health either. He's old and he has lung disease. Do the math.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by chronically poor airflow. It typically worsens over time. The main symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, and sputum production. Tobacco smoking is the most common cause of COPD.


LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

This is what I've always predicted, regarding the aftermath of Manson's death:

#1) There will be a renewed flurry of interest in this case for about two years following M's death... after which time, this case will begin to wane immensely in popularity.
(Money grabbers - make your move early on. LOL)

#2) About 5 years after Manson's death, the folks who are still incarcerated, will stand a better chance of parole.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

It always amazes me, the number of folks who still speak about Manson "getting a new trial"... and Manson "getting paroled".
Star is just one individual, who speaks with such hopes. There are others...

No disrespect to those people... but, it blows my mind.
Evidently, they see something I don't... said...

I'm trying to imagine the 12 jurors who don't know who Charles Manson is. What a truly terrifying bunch they would be.

MrPoirot said...

I'm no legal Beagle but I can not think of another trial where there was no defense offered no matter what the charge was. Everything about TLB is weird. Charlie opted to sit up on the stand and explain himself to the prosecution and judge without the jury present. What good did that do? All the defense lawyers were pitiful IMO. Leslie used a lawyer with zero experience. He died during the trial because he pitched his tent in a wash during a record rain storm. Duh.

It is my understanding that Fitzgerald thought up the "no-defense" defense. He even described it as genius.

MrPoirot said...

Let me tell you about Charlie's attorney Kanarek and how ineffectual and even damaging he was to the defense. On second thought I won't tell you. You already know.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Good point Cielo.

katie8753 said...

Charlie needs to see Tor for a special concoction of an herbal tea consisting of crampbark, cleavers & couchgrass. Plus he's eating too much dairy.

louis365 said...

I think Manson has 6 - 8 yrs left.

Ajerseydevil said...

Hello Lynyrd just wondering if you believe any of them will ever see freedom after Charlie's passing I personally don't & think Bruce Davis may very well pass before Manson then again maybe not ya gotta give it to Bruce surviving as long as he has in Prison Manson was basically back at home having spent most of his life incarcerated

katie8753 said...

William!!! Good to see you!!! :)

Ajerseydevil said...

Thank You Katie it's nice to be back I guess I should leave my replies on more recent posts I didn't even think that most won't go back to older posts I'm just trying to catch up here wasn't allowed my cellphone in hospital so hadn't seen the internet in awhile

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