Skip to comments.Jim Jones, The People's Temple and Revolutionary Suicide (YouTube--Not PG)
Posted on 10/20/2010 11:49:16 AM PDT by combat_boots
I'll bet you didn't know (and the media would never tell you) that the Jim Jones/People's Temple mass suicide in Guyana was a Marxist/Lenninst revolutionary act.
In 1976 the Peoples Temple changed a San Francisco political juggernaut which was secretly harboring designs of world communist revolution to a paranoid North Korean-style enclave in Jonestown in 1978. There, they negotiated with the Soviet Union, North Korea and others for a possible exodus. A Soviet delegation visited Jonestown, showering it with praise.
(Excerpt) Read more at newzeal.blogspot.com ...
There’s a movie about this guy that answers the question: Is Powers Booth one of the best actors in Hollywood?
The answer is damm yes - he plays this guy well enough to scare the heck out of you. The movie (or maybe it was a mini-series) is well worth the watch.
Most don’t know Harvey Milk was one of Jim Jone’s biggest political supporters.
It devolved into an “anti-racist” cult whose rhetoric you hear today out of any racist progressive.
I watched a show on either the History Channel of discovery recently that talked about this group. Scary crap and yes, echo’s of todays so-called progressives.
The music really ruins this video. It’s much louder than the audio track, interferes with it, distracts from it, and makes the whole presentation painful to watch/listen to.
I wish they would have left out that stupid overlay of unnecessary “music”.
I would have liked to have just heard the raw footage, unadorned.
It’s an interesting story and they mucked it all up.
Absolutely I knew that. On the heels of the mass suicide, it was fairly well known that Jones’ Marxist-Leninist leanings were what guided the formation of the commune at Jonestown. It was a mix of self-worshipping mysticism and marxism.
Accuracy in Media told us that way back in 1978. I read their entire unexcerpted account back then.
BTW why didn’t you just post the whole blog? If it’s important enough to post a thread, then post the content.
Correct video link.
I completely agree. His portrayal of Jones was downright scary, down to the personal resemblance. IMHO, Booth hasn't gotten top billing nearly as much I'd like to have seen over the years. He's been great in every role I've seen him in.
Powers Boothe was amazing as Jim Jones, in fact, whenever I see him in a movie, I still think of him as Jim Jones.
There was another one 7 years later, the Rajneesh cult. Also on Youtube.
Somewhere I have an old Black Muslim newspaper...bought at a shopping mall in the 70’s from a Muslim rasing money to help “kids”....Okay, I was a dumb ass liberal in the 70’s....
Anyway, the cover story in the newspaper was about a meeting between the head (at that time) of this group (the one Muhammand Ali belongs to) and Jim Jones...Jones was being praised by the Muslim group for his social justice work.
I read an interview with him where he as much said the same thing. People wouldn't offer him roles for a few years because he was so indelibly etched in peoples’ mind as Jim Jones.
If you say so.
I still see it as the act of a crazy man, paranoid beyond belief, who somehow managed to convince a bunch of weak willed humans to follow him to hell.
Sometimes evil is just evil, not needing a mark on the political spectrum. JMO.
That makes a lot of sense, another actor who I think fell into that trap was Steve Railsback, who portrayed Charles Manson in “Helter Skelter”.
“Steve Railsback, who portrayed Charles Manson in Helter Skelter.
He made another strange but classic movie called, “The Stunt Man” that I happened to find at a used DVD store last year. After that movie he seemed to fall off the face of the earth.
I thought this was the whole article on the blog site, but there are comments there, some of which might be interesting.
I don’t have a blog.
I had only thought of Jones as a cultist, frankly, until I saw this montage. In fact, I’d almost (well, I’d have rather) not remembered anything about these people except that they were lunatics.
For some strange reason, Jim Jones reminds me a lot of Congressman Alan Gayson.
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