I have never wished ill on anyone, not even those deserving of the worst karma has to offer. But for the life of me I cannot understand the R.I.P tweets this morning. Are we truly wishing a peaceful afterlife to someone who was linked to such heinous murders?
You either die a hero or live long enough to carve a swastika into your own forehead.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 20, 2017
RIP Charles Manson.
Damn RIP Charles Manson. It was kinda cool living at the same time as one of the most notorious serial killers.— ¡s/\bel (@ixxues) November 20, 2017
In case you don't know, Charles Manson was a cult leader who orchestrated the murders of seven people. The members of his cult, known as the "Manson Family" killed for him. How messed up and powerful must one man's mind be to convince others to kill for him?
"If I started murdering people, there'd be none of you left."— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 20, 2017
Charles Manson has died age 83, but leaves behind a terrifying legacy. pic.twitter.com/3p6mxTsxF4
According to People Magazine, Debra Tate, sister of murder victim Sharon, received a call from a prison guard telling Charles Manson had died. "I said a prayer for his soul," Debra told the magazine.
Manson was also was convicted in the connection with the killings of Gary Hinman, a musician, and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea in 1969. Maybe with his death the families of these victims get some closure. Although I have to tell you, it kind of irks me that Manson gets another wave of fame after his death. My prayers go out to the victims of his insanity. I hope everyone who's talking about him online and otherwise takes a moment to pray for these souls.