Goodbye Charlie, with you and bin-laden gone, who will the Spectacle have to use as the boogeyman?
The Family was just a microcosm of then-society under control by a skilled black magician whose Family were communally taking controlled acid trips but covertly using amphetamine and were on a speed binge during the murders. It seems that Charlie had figured out how to reprogram people into being killers!
Women's place in the Family was biblical. For a young man in 1967, it must have seemed wonderful. Paul Watkins' book is worth reading if you can find it
The reason Polanski's place was chosen for the hit was he was known 'on the scene' to pick up runaways in LA and bring them up to the mansion and film them, and some may not have left - the State Police took all those films - and Sebring was some kind of ecstasy dealer - I've always wondered about Polanski's proclivity to drugging and raping children and his part in the Manson murders - he was out of town! Had he assaulted someone elses child and manson was hired to hit Tate as payback? The Labiancas played a part in a larger non-tax filing organization, so to speak, and weren't paying up correctly and were also moving some kind of product to make money so they were put on Manson's radar.