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Charles Manson, Cult Leader And Environmentalist?

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When we think of environmental advocates and leaders in the movement, we think of people like Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio. Cult leader and the man behind eight murders, Charles Manson, doesn’t usually come up.

I mean, who in their right mind is going to take advice from that guy? That hasn’t stopped him from giving his two cents on issues like climate change.

In a recent interview with Spain’s Vanity Fair Magazine, his first in twenty years, Manson said, “Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we’re doing bad things to the atmosphere. The automobiles and fossil fuels are destroying the atmosphere and we won’t have air to breathe. If we don’t change that as rapidly as I’m speaking to you now, if we don’t put the green back on the planet and put the trees back that we’ve butchered, if we don’t go to war against the problem…”

He didn’t quite finish that last sentence, but you get the idea. The funny thing is, if anyone else had publicly given those sentiments, we’d all be cheering. But Charles Manson? Really? It had to be him? Can’t we trade him in for a politician or celebrity? It had to be a twisted jailed murderer.

Apparently Manson is the founder of ATWA, an acronym that stands for Air Trees Water Animals and All the Way Alive. Their mission statement talks about pollution and the destruction of the planet. Another founder of this organization is Lynette Fromme, a member of the Manson family who was jailed for her attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford.

After she was taken into custody, she said about the attempt, “I was so relieved not to have to shoot it, but, in truth, I came to get life. Not just my life but clean air, healthy water and respect for creatures and creation.”

Seriously people, with friends like these, who needs enemies.

Via Huffington Post

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