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Helter Skelter is a type of Carnival amusement ride. The ride consists of a slide spiraling down around a central tower structure which houses steps or a ladder to climb up to the top of the slide. It is used in The Beatles song Helter Skelter ("When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide") The term was used as a metaphor for racism by the notorious Charles Manson. He used his so called "inspiration" as an excuse to commit atrocious murders in attempts to start a race war between Caucasians and African Americans. Manson claimed to be inspired by The Beatles song. However, the Beatles song itself was inspired by the imagery of that innocent carnival ride, and was more evocative of the innocent nature of the chaos of a carnival than anything else.

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