The Good Times: "We need assassins"

TomVoigt
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June 30th, 2008, 5:58 am #1

This pretty much speaks for itself. From the Oct. 30, 1970 issue of Good Times:



THANKS TO RAND FOR SENDING THIS
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PAUL
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June 30th, 2008, 3:27 pm #2

Interesting statement... "We need... enlightened minds sticking the pig in the gut, in the eyes, in the brain. Assassins with the touch of the surgeon. Bombers with the training of the analyst... Certain of us have been chosen by temperament and circumstance to carry the flame, others to wield the pen..."Ah the Good Times Commune... what a fun bunch.
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June 30th, 2008, 6:33 pm #3

Yes, interesting. If the truth about Zodiac comes to light and it is shown that more than one person was involved and the letters were not written by the actual killer(s), this comment about some people taking up the flame and others taking up the pen would take on a new significance.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

June 30th, 2008, 8:57 pm #4

Two thoughts:1. The articles thanking Dr. Leary for leading them "surely and joyously" along the lysergic lanes is interesting. It seems to confirm the commune's widespread use of LSD, which can certainly have an impact on a group's thought processes and views of the world.2. "We are sickened as any by the Tate atrocity". That's a very odd statement for a group that stated "FREE THE MANSON FAMILY!" in an article about the trial that was still going on at the time this was written.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

June 30th, 2008, 9:14 pm #5

Yes, they published a loving interview with Charlie, in which he rambled on and on, as usual, and the interviewer said something to the effect: please continue, Charlie, whatever comes to mind, go right ahead oh righteous one.
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gardibolt
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July 1st, 2008, 8:14 pm #6

"But not by the Wisconsin sabotage," which probably refers to the bombing of Sterling Hall and the Army Math Research Center:http://www.madison.com/library/LEE/ster ... htmlLittle did they know that this was the harbinger of the end of the antiwar movement.
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July 1st, 2008, 8:41 pm #7

Little did they know that this was the harbinger of the end of the antiwar movement.
I watched a special about the Manson clan and they ended it with almost your same quote. Basically saying that what happened with Manson helped end the hippie movement. Unfortunately a lot of good folks were probably looked at differently after that.
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August 7th, 2008, 3:16 am #8

Little did they know that this was the harbinger of the end of the antiwar movement.
I watched a special about the Manson clan and they ended it with almost your same quote. Basically saying that what happened with Manson helped end the hippie movement. Unfortunately a lot of good folks were probably looked at differently after that.
One would think it would be clear to anyone that Manson and his crew were a perversion rather than an accurate representation of the hippies. Bugliosi even states in "Helter Skelter" than nearly all hippies opposed Manson and his views. Apparently the baby boomers weren't as far gone as everyone thought. If the counterculture could be considered a form of religion then people like Manson comprised the violent fanatic minority that tarnished the lifestyle for everyone else.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

February 9th, 2010, 5:02 am #9

This pretty much speaks for itself. From the Oct. 30, 1970 issue of Good Times:THANKS TO RAND FOR SENDING THIS
Who found this MBurt?
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May 28th, 2018, 7:45 am #10

Starts sentences/paragraphs with "But" like Gaik did. As Editor, chances are Good he probably wrote the article seeing as the writer signed as The Good Times Commune.
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