Friday, June 02, 2006
Nam Ryenge Ho Part SIX
We're at the end. We are unlikely to make strong sense out of all of this but hell we can try, no?
9- Charlie leaves- Bobby/Sadie/Mary continue to threaten and abuse to get the money. Gary promised to go to the police.
10 - Gary mounts a last ditch effort for freedom. Bobby stabs. Girls clean up. Writing on walls.
Here's where all the official stories officially do NOT make sense to me.
You've got your ear slashed. You're having a hell of a day. You basically are fucked. And then you sit there, in more trouble than you have ever seen and you TELL THE PEOPLE YOU ARE WITH THAT YOU ARE FOR SURE GOING TO REPORT THEM TO THE COPS? I mean I don't think so. Even if they didn't have LAW AND ORDER back in 1969 they had plenty of cop shows. You tell everyone "look, this has been a bad day all around, let's just get me some medical attention and I'll forget everything." THEN you call the coppers. But according to EVERY single report I have read Gary assures Bobby, Sadie and Mary that they are going to be reported to the police no matter what they do.
I don't get it. You could argue like some that he really thought that they were his friends and they were closer than we could understand and he was trying to scare them. But you have a GASH in your face that needs stitches. No, it doesn't compute for me at all.
I do understand the final ditch effort for freedom. Very filmic. I do understand Bobby killing him. Oddly, in the two conversations I had with Bobby, I TRIED to spin the murder as almost an accident, that he did it in the heat of the moment, but he assured me that no, he thought about it and decided to kill Gary rather than face the music. I do admire his forthrightness if not his actions.
But what he doesn't answer clearly, nor does the casework, is where the Christ the idea to paint on the walls and blame the Panthers comes from. Because this was not an everyday occurrence in 1969 Topanga Canyon. No one has been able to show me where the idea came from. It was lame ( the police did NOT blame the Panthers or even blacks) and macabre (does not sound like it came from Charlie either).
So we have two more things we need the answers to
1- Why would Gary assure his killers he would go to the police?
2- Why did Bobby and Sadie and Mary write in blood on the walls?
Remember- the killers were NOT scared of being caught. They stole Gary's cars and drove them back to the Ranch. Bobby is captured in the Fiat. Gary is not found for days.
The Col has enjoyed this particular dissection with you. He doesn't have all the answers. But he does believe that the ultimate solution to TLB has its roots in Hinman. No Hinman killing does yield no TLB killings by any equation.
The Col prays for an answer in his lifetime.