Why Charles Manson’s Life is Probably Better Than Yours

Why Charles Manson’s Life is Probably Better Than Yours

I work two jobs; one full-time and one part-time. Up until this semester I was also enrolled full-time in school pursuing an AA-T in Sociology in the hopes of ultimately receiving my Bachelor’s. Just this past year I published an eBook and started my own business. I do all this in the hopes that at some point, I can be 100% self-sufficient and self-employed. Neither of these things have happened yet but I’d like to think as a good law abiding citizen, eventually one or both of these things will come to fruition.

Despite working copious hours a week I’m still unable to afford basic things like health care and a new pair of boots. I live by modest means; I reside with my cat in a studio, pay my bills, and rarely take a sick day. I work hard and don’t play nearly as hard as I used to. Why? Because I’m tired and broke.

I don’t date. Not because I don’t want to but because, frankly, I don’t have the time. It takes all my energy just to keep my hamster wheel from coming to an utter and complete stop. I take care of myself and for every three steps forward, I’m usually falling one step behind. It’s a nasty cycle but one I’ve been trying to break for years. As a dreamer and an optimist, I’ll never stop aiming for the stars.

But enough about me. My life really isn’t that bad. I have great tits.

Then Charles Manson got engaged. Somewhere an angel is weeping.

The sting of this man not only becoming engaged but being allowed to do so is offensive on several fronts. I had the same reaction when Honey Boo Boo’s mother married.

At this point, I’m not even going to delve into the mind of the 26 year old woman willing to tie the knot with a cult leader/murderer who finds swastikas appropriate forehead decoration. I’m afraid I don’t have the time or energy to rationalize such stupidity.

Here’s where I become frustrated with this bullshit. Chuck did a bad, bad thing. And he’s spent the majority of his life behind bars paying for it by making art, writing music, and apparently courting women. He doesn’t have to get up and go to work every day, he gets free medical, doesn’t have to pay taxes, and gets fed three meals a day. All while I pay for it by working two jobs. Basically, he’s living the life.

And now, he gets to marry. In a country where same-sex marriage is still debated and banned in over a dozen states, this convicted killer gets to take a bride.

Just let that sink in for a minute.

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1 Comment

  1. nicole
    November 19, 10:44 Reply
    Word! Not to mention the fact that our prison systems are a mess in so many ways and yet a notorious murderer like this seems to be living it up.

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