The Social Consciousness
A letter from Charles Manson, 1970
The social consciousness is clouded with much confusion. When is a lie a lie? If most people want to believe what they’re told, it then becomes a part of the social consciousness. If the people who are already mesmerized by the news media want a mad dog, they create one by fostering their own vicarious thrills. The image is magnified by the desire of the news media to make money, or the desire of some lying informant to get out of jail or become famous, and so on. The lie grows so big, who can believe it?
There is a price and you will pay. You may not see it, but the beast you created will devour you. That is to say, your social sub-consciousness. There is a subconsciousness that lurks below your awareness. The social subconscious beginning to make its move is called anarchy. Things happen everyday the newspapers don’t print and the TVs don’t show. You’re only told a small part of what’s going on and that part is only to control your mind, to get you to stay in line, to avoid panic and to create a social thought to keep down total chaos of the masses. The lie is becoming so big that no one can believe it. This is what isolates people, for soon no one will know what to believe. The last battle of Armageddon will be when the social consciousness reaches a high fear level, as fear has always and will always induce madness.