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Jim Jones, The People's Temple and Revolutionary Suicide (YouTube--Not PG)
New Zeal ^ | 19 Oct 2010 | various

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRGtGmPMGJ8&feature=player_embedded

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 ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: communism; cult; jimjones; koolaid; leninism; marxism; peoplestemple; progressivism; revolution
Video at link contains the story, images, audio & video.
1 posted on 10/20/2010 11:49:19 AM PDT by combat_boots
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To: combat_boots

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.


2 posted on 10/20/2010 11:53:31 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: combat_boots

Most don’t know Harvey Milk was one of Jim Jone’s biggest political supporters.


3 posted on 10/20/2010 11:53:49 AM PDT by Badeye (I can see NOVEMBER from My HOUSE.)
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To: combat_boots

It devolved into an “anti-racist” cult whose rhetoric you hear today out of any racist progressive.


4 posted on 10/20/2010 11:55:19 AM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: combat_boots

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.


5 posted on 10/20/2010 12:02:38 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: combat_boots

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.


6 posted on 10/20/2010 12:26:07 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: combat_boots

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.


7 posted on 10/20/2010 12:27:02 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: combat_boots

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.


8 posted on 10/20/2010 12:29:00 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: combat_boots

Correct video link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRGtGmPMGJ8&feature=player_embedded


9 posted on 10/20/2010 12:30:05 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: I cannot think of a name
Is Powers Booth one of the best actors in Hollywood?

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.

10 posted on 10/20/2010 12:30:19 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Powers Boothe was amazing as Jim Jones, in fact, whenever I see him in a movie, I still think of him as Jim Jones.


11 posted on 10/20/2010 12:30:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (Rangers leading the ALCS 3 games to 1)
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To: combat_boots

There was another one 7 years later, the Rajneesh cult. Also on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cDgOf2Om28


12 posted on 10/20/2010 12:34:52 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: ScottinVA

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.


13 posted on 10/20/2010 12:38:04 PM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: dfwgator
Powers Boothe was amazing as Jim Jones, in fact, whenever I see him in a movie, I still think of him as Jim Jones.

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.

14 posted on 10/20/2010 12:40:21 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: combat_boots

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.


15 posted on 10/20/2010 12:53:18 PM PDT by dmz
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To: I cannot think of a name

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”.


16 posted on 10/20/2010 12:56:47 PM PDT by dfwgator (Rangers leading the ALCS 3 games to 1)
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To: dfwgator

“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.


17 posted on 10/20/2010 1:00:31 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Larry Lucido

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.


18 posted on 10/20/2010 1:07:23 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: dmz

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.


19 posted on 10/20/2010 1:09:47 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

For some strange reason, Jim Jones reminds me a lot of Congressman Alan Gayson.


20 posted on 10/20/2010 1:25:48 PM PDT by kara37
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To: combat_boots

Jim Jones is proof that liberal idiots looking for “utopia” and not personal responsibility are gullible enough to kill themselves. They’ll do anything anyone tells them to do. Liberals always preach “open mindedness”, yet, they always fail to think for themselves.


21 posted on 10/20/2010 2:51:08 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: combat_boots

Okay, thanks. Still a good article.


22 posted on 10/20/2010 4:47:09 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: combat_boots
Roselyn and the good reverend.........
23 posted on 10/20/2010 7:06:30 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Wayne La Pierre ---- Nancy Pelosi's BBF)
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