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Jim Jonesí Sinister Grip on San Francisco (Peoples Temple Cult Leader Ensnared Harvey Milk, Dems)
Salon.com ^ | Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | David Talbot

Posted on 05/06/2012 1:34:50 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Jim Jones’ sinister grip on San Francisco

How the Peoples Temple cult leader ensnared Harvey Milk and other progressive icons

pervert Harvey Milk w/ Death Cultist Jim Jones

“Season of the Witch,” the new book by Salon founder David Talbot, tells the story of the wild and bloody birth of “San Francisco values.” The following excerpt – Part 1 in a three-part series -- recounts one of the darker dramas before the ultimate triumph of those values.

Jim Jones, the strange and charismatic leader of Peoples Temple, proved a master at politically wiring San Francisco in the mid-1970s. The driven preacher had begun his climb up the political pyramid by planting roots in the Fillmore district, the city’s devastated black neighborhood. Jones moved into the Fillmore at its most vulnerable moment. Urban renewal czar Justin Herman – the Robert Moses of San Francisco — had “literally destroyed the neighborhood,” observed community activist Hannibal Williams, “[and] people were desperate for solutions, something to follow. Jim Jones was another solution. He had a charismatic personality that won the hearts and souls of people. And people followed him to hell. That’s where Jim Jones went. That’s where he took the people who followed him.”

Jones’s flock, ignored and scorned by society, was electrified by the preacher’s vision of a new Eden. Everybody was exalted in his services, even the lowliest recovering drunks and addicts. “He made us feel special, like something bigger than ourselves,” said one temple member. “Total equality, no rich or poor, no races,” said another. “We were alive in those services,” testified one more. “They had life, soul power.”

Jones — an oddball and renegade his entire life, someone who never felt at home in his own skin —

(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...


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The article further details how Jim Jones cultivated political alliances and close ties with then S.F. Mayor George Moscone, Supervisor Harvey Milk, then Assemblyman Willie Brown, then Supervisor Dianne Feinstein, then Governor Jerry Brown, and even the 1976 Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale campaign ... "the wild and bloody birth of San Francisco values" indeed; murderous marxist social utopianism in motion towards mass suicide and murder.
1 posted on 05/06/2012 1:35:00 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Part II - Peoples Temple’s inside man

When investigators began uncovering Jim Jones’ sordid web of violence and corruption, he was one step ahead of them

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/02/peoples_temples_inside_man/

Part III - A heaven made in hell

Even as he slid deep into madness in his jungle “paradise,” Jim Jones found support in high places in San Francisco

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/03/a_heaven_made_in_hell/singleton/


2 posted on 05/06/2012 1:36:37 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Jones was a full on progressive, social justice, collective salvation type.

When I think of demonic possession, I don’t think of the head spinning around crap. I think of Jones, Hitler, Stalin, Manson, and Alinski.


3 posted on 05/06/2012 1:41:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Wow, I had no idea


4 posted on 05/06/2012 1:42:09 PM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: DogByte6RER

I can’t recall if Jimmy Carter ever attended the peoples temple but am sure Rosalyn did.

I remember them praising Jim Jones to high heaven. When I read that he would throw a Bible on the floor and stomp on it, I knew what he really was.


5 posted on 05/06/2012 1:51:19 PM PDT by yarddog
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6 posted on 05/06/2012 1:53:24 PM PDT by Prospero
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To: DogByte6RER
My old Man spent a lot of time in SF in the late ‘30’s, we had a lot of family who settled there in the 1849-50 time frame. He said it was a very strange place even then.
7 posted on 05/06/2012 1:54:49 PM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: DogByte6RER

http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/AboutJonestown/Tapes/Tapes/TapeSummaries/799.html

Rosalyn Carter tape found at Jonestown


8 posted on 05/06/2012 1:58:24 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: DogByte6RER
David Talbot is wrong on several points,

1) It was much worse, much more evil, and much more premeditated than he suggests.

2) No one was "ensnared", San Fransicko progressives all had the same morals, ethics and agenda as Jones, they all eagerly made the standard deal with Satan.

3) San Franciscans got what they deserved and have degenerated consistently continuing through today.

9 posted on 05/06/2012 1:59:09 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: DogByte6RER
He was an avowed communist.

All evil men are.

10 posted on 05/06/2012 2:02:21 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: DogByte6RER
“San Francisco values.”

There's a contradiction in terms ...

11 posted on 05/06/2012 2:26:51 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Lazamataz
"He was an avowed communist."

And even a party member!

Thus the need for this typical leftist cover-up and misdirection. In approximately 2,500 words, this article/excerpt so carefully omits that one word that explains all the excesses and the ultimate fate of Jim Jones, his Jonestown and all his true believer.

Because that one word - "Communist" - is not only at the root of who Jim Jones was but also what his "Temple" was about and even more importantly why his "useful idiot" allies on the Left were bound at the hip to that madman then and must cover-up the truth today .

12 posted on 05/06/2012 2:33:19 PM PDT by drpix
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To: DogByte6RER

Milk knew how dangerous Jones was, but did anything he could to get elected. There’s even a handwritten note from him telling Jones his name was “cut in stone” in support of the Temple

http://maroonedinmarin.blogspot.com/2009/02/liberal-hollywood-gives-milk-oscar-for.html


13 posted on 05/06/2012 2:40:27 PM PDT by stratman1969 (Anyone but Obama, Romney or Paul in 2012)
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To: vanilla swirl

“Wow, I had no idea”

Me neither. Is that Harvey Milk pictured on the right and Jones on the left?

If that’s Milk he really does look like Sean Penn in the picture.

I do sort of remember that Jones had some prominence, or had had some, when that mass suicide/murder occured.

Maybe that really marked the end of the wild & crazy 60s in a way.

So much crazy stuff was going on back in those days.


14 posted on 05/06/2012 2:59:25 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: DogByte6RER

I remember it well, was working in the Fillmore when Jonestown went down, went through People’s Temple when they auctioned all their stuff off.


15 posted on 05/06/2012 3:04:43 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Lazamataz

Jones was also heavy into Black Liberation Theology, same as Jeremiah Wright.


16 posted on 05/06/2012 3:07:56 PM PDT by Argus
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To: DogByte6RER

Jones’ last speech is today’s Democratic standard speech on race and immigration.


17 posted on 05/06/2012 3:13:54 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Jones didn’t just plant his roots in the Filmore; he also planted some on the east side of the bay in Lafayette, and south in Santa Cruz, in both cases in the Disciples of Christ churches, populated with lazy liberal looney school teachers and pro communist agitators.

Many in both towns still think Jones got a bad rap.


18 posted on 05/06/2012 3:37:05 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: Navy Patriot

I was thinking much the same thing; I’m glad you wrote that.

Jim Jones didn’t birth “San Francisco values”. He just took advantage of them. But then, that’s what they’re for; to siphhon money and power from fools to the “elites”.


19 posted on 05/06/2012 3:45:13 PM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: DogByte6RER

I understand that San Diego State University has a Jim Jones sycophant on the payroll.


20 posted on 05/06/2012 3:54:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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