A relationship with Manson as just a friend is a very hard thing to do as just a bystander. Manson don't have friends unless they can play some part in his life, and there are masses who come to give all and take on some role in the existence of the Charles Manson Family History. It is being played out for all to see these days in the media, with Star, Grey and Black and whomever else can convince Manson they can submit to his order.
I thought it would be wise to follow the lead of a George Spahn, whom was able to maintain a relationship with the people, become only involved to a point that he was on the inside, but then again he wasn't, that's where I always tried to stay with the subject and the people.
Manson will try to convince you a myme is a perfect thing to be, or take on a nickname as an identity he would give, those things I wouldn't put myself into, staying a bystander, although Manson would give me, or try to give me the nicknames, none would ever convince me to become a part of anything.
A nickname is fine, he can call me whatever he wants, but when you start to call yourself that and take on the identity of that, your only the wolf in your own mind, and more a sheep than the wolf. I seen it many times with my own eyes. He could call me whatever, and he did, Capricorn, Ohio, Dog man, and even Rosebud if you can believe that one. I was not interested in becoming a story, I was a curious person, interested in the story. The story goes, if you don't take on them identity's or nicknames you won't last long, which one day got me to thinking why does Manson like me? I don't follow the rules at all, never have, but its now some 20 years into and he still says he likes me, why? So I would write him to ask the very question of why?
I was never the guy to take on the myme, or nickname, and have a mind that conflicts with many other ideas of what ones think I should be, always have always will that's just me, and you know that. I like you ole man don't take this wrong, but people whom flock to get the nicknames and follow some sort of a path all have some sort of issues they deal with and most are mental issues they don't themselves even see. I don't know why they flocked to the ranch but I sure see why they are doing that now. I like you because you remind me of my relatives, my grandfather and sometimes my dad, how they would tell me stories from the wise to the youth, I always sat with open ears. You have a wisdom from experience as well like all did from back there. I like a lot of things about you but would not fall into the same category of most of your friends, so my question is why do you like me if you even do, what is it with me you seem to like? Very curious? -Michael