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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: August 28, 2021 11:37AM

Never underestimate the power of cults to brainwash you.

Jonestown, (November 18, 1978), was the location of the mass murder-suicide of members of the California-based Peoples Temple cult at the behest of their charismatic but paranoid leader, Jim Jones, in Jonestown agricultural commune, Guyana. The death toll exceeded 900, including some 300 who were age 17 and under, making the incident one of the largest mass deaths in American history.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/28/2021 11:38AM by anybody.

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Posted by: Anyone ( )
Date: August 30, 2021 01:40PM

Far from being a Christian fundamentalist in a stereotypical sense, he backed LGBT+ causes, common ownership, and called his church a "rainbow family', because of the diversity of backgrounds among the membership... and they all ended up equal in death

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Posted by: Susan I/S ( )
Date: August 31, 2021 02:06AM

They did a lot of good for the community but from the start there was a lot of abuse. As with Smith, he just wouldn't keep it in his pants.

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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: August 31, 2021 06:01AM

to be inmeshed in a cult. You can be brainwashed right in your own home. Faux News, evangelical EvTV, DJT, and others have made that possible.

Lies and pseudoscientific nonsense are taken as "truth."

Hate and fear are now commodities that are packaged and sold to willing buyers who've been indoctrinated to consume nothing else.

This is propaganda on a level beyond Joseph Goebbels' wildest dreams.

You don't have to push it.

They're addicted.

They want it.

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Posted by: Gordon B. Stinky ( )
Date: August 31, 2021 01:58PM

Jonestown was a tragedy.

Jones had armed enforcers ("Danites"?). They assassinated a Congressman who'd come to investigate, and ringed the the area intending to shoot anyone who tried to flee the mass suicide.

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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: September 01, 2021 04:20PM

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