No, I'm not saying that. I said that Chuckie was trying to achieve similar results.
Look, I'd better start at the beginning.
Back in 1605 there was a plot by some Catholics to blow up Parliament in England. Seems that they were pissed about anti-Catholic policies, and they figured that the problem were the guys controlling the government. If they could kill the king and most of the members of Parliament then the army would be crippled. They thought that the majority of England was secretly Catholic, and with the government in disarray then the people would rise up and kick out the anti-Papists. They decided that the best way to do this was to pack a basement under Parliament with gunpowder barrels and touch them off when the King was there.
Of course the plot failed. Someone sent a letter to one of the guys who was going to be there when the gunpowder went off, telling him to call in sick or something. The barrels were found, people were arrested, and some of the conspirators took to the hills to whip up some home-brewed revolution. Didn't work big time. The last of them tried to hole up in this house and had to be pulled out of there by force.
Okay, so we have some in-bred rich guys from England. What does that have to do with Charles Manson?
Back in 1969 Charles Manson was some loser that headed a commune of even worse losers. He had this idea that there was going to be a race war in the U.S., and just about everybody and everything was going to be destroyed. Anyone who was prepared and had a group of followers could go out in this blasted landscape and set themselves up as, I dunno, a king or something. The only problem was that the race war never seemed to get started.
So some of Chuckie's followers decided to help things along. They decided to go to some rich people's houses and kill everyone in bloody and depraved ways. Then they'd steal some stuff and drop it in black neighborhoods. When the police arrested the black people who found the stuff the white community would rise up and try to destroy every black person they could. Hey, instant race war!
Of course the whole thing failed, just like the Gunpowder Plot. At least Chuckie was taking LSD pretty heavily and had an excuse. But both of them thought that their society was ready for violent change, that they could profit from the violence, and that the ball would start rolling if they could only find the right thread to pull. One tug and the whole sweater turns in to a pile of wrinkled yarn on the floor.
It's interesting to note that most fringe groups have the same idea. Take the white supremacists. Some of these guys think that there's eventually going to be some sort of race war. If they're ready for it then they can walk in and start a whole new kingdom using the survivors. I doubt they'd be too happy about being compared with Charles Manson, though.
Another group of whackos with the same idea are these terrorists we've been having trouble with lately. They actually think that, if they blow up enough innocent Americans, they'll start a war between Islam and everybody else. The idea that they have a prayer of winning a war with the U.S., let alone with everyone else, is sheer idiocy. But that doesn't mean that they stop trying. All they have to do is find the right thread to pull and they Rule the World!
So this brings us back to the Gunpowder Plot. The Islamic terrorist guys were smart enough to realize that the World Trade Centers were more influential in today's world then Parliament, but I can't help wishing that they'd blown up that building instead. The result would have been the same, with the United States gearing up and kicking terrorist butt (hey, who else could have done it?). But at least then the Europeans would have a clearer picture of whose side they were on.