Questions & Answers II
Q: Were you a drug dealer as alleged on Wikipedia?
A: This is blown way out of proportion by those who try to make drug dealing the motive of the crime rather than simply the Helter Skelter philosophy, For three months, I did live with a woman, who sold ounces of weed to support herself. I admitted this in my initial book, and that I took $2,500 from a drug dealer without having the weed. Regardless of other allegations, that is the extent of my drug dealing.
Q: What were the motives for the crimes?
A: The late prosecuting attorney Vincent Bugliosi lays these out in his book Helter Skelter, which are verified in my book Will You Die For Me? chapter Helter Skelter I, the first paragraph.
Q: What do you think of the book Helter Skelter?
A: I appreciate all the research, plus his epilogue - "a shared madness."
Q: What did you think about the Derek Chauvin verdict?
I’m thankful that justice was served for George and his family. I’ve tried to put myself in their shoes, not only grieving for them, but also for Derek. The prophet Micah wrote, “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (6:8)
I grieve with Derek, thinking, what if he had responded reasonably to the call, saying, “I know George, let me talk to him!” George would have explained himself and been able to calm himself, so the cuffs could then be removed, but Derek’s pride got to him. As Solomon warned: “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).
I pray for greater compassion in society, as we learn to suffer with one another. Remember “…when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.” (Matthew 14:14).
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See also Questions & Answers I.
(For 208 more Q&A, see Charles Watson Speaks Out!)