LuckyOtter considers similarities between these two groups.
When Charles Manson, the infamous mass murderer who ordered his followers to carry out a series of brutal murders in 1969, died in prison in early November, I was intrigued by the many comments I read that half-jokingly (but also half-seriously) said that had Manson been free (and still alive) he would have become an icon for the alt-right and possibly even become a de facto alt-right leader.
If you don’t think about it too deeply, the comparison seems preposterous. After all, Charles Manson was an outcome of the 1960s far left (or at least seemed to be): an aging LSD-tripping, wild-eyed, long haired musician (I hesitate to call him a hippie because he actually was not) and ex-convict psychopath who headed a commune of long-haired young hippies, most who were girls and most who were runaways (or castaways) from broken homes. The girls (and the few boys) who lived…
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