Saturday, August 15th, was the anniversary of the death of America's most beloved political satirist, Will Rogers. Rogers, who's most famous quote, "I never met a man I didn't like," perished in a plane crash with his aviator, Wiley Post. How much do you want to bet Rogers was choking Post on the way down saying, "You son of a bitch, I’m gonna die because you were too cheap to fill it up?"
I never bought that famous sentiment of his. How could you go your whole life without disliking someone you've met? His never meeting a man he disliked made me think of whom I never met but did dislike. Charles Manson, comes to mind. He is about as reprehensible a human being as I can imagine, a complete waste of epidermis. I suppose the Christian thing to do would be to dislike the so called, sin, but continue to find something redeeming in Manson. Nah.
Manson, is among other things, dumb, and delusional. He actually thought murdering Sharon Tate and others who had the misfortune to be attending that intimate house party would result in a race war. The gruesome writings on the wall were supposed to lead people to believe the crime was committed by blacks. An incensed white public would begin a race war which they would lose. The blacks would assume leadership of society but be unable to govern. Naturally, at least in Manson's mind, they would turn to him, appointing him leader of the world. Well, at least the man wasn't a racist.
Manson, I recently learned, is only 5' 2" tall, had absolutely nothing going for him, and figured this would be his path to glory. Aside from having a Napoleon complex he was a major douche bag. We would all have been better off if his complex had been recognized early, and appointed him President of his own country called, Shrimpistan. It would, of course, been a temporary appointment, lasting only until the Munchkin cast members of the Wizard of Oz died off. This prick still tries to intimidate the members of his parole board hearing members by giving them the hairy eyeball every so many years when his legally required hearing for legal release is denied.
It's safe to say that even Will Rogers would have punched Manson in the mouth.