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Sources The ultimate victims of mind control at Jonestown are the American people. If we fail to look beyond the constructed images given us by the television and the press, then our consciousness is manipulated, just as well as the Jonestown victims' was.
Facing nuclear annihilation, may see the current militarism of the Reagan policies, and military training itself, as the real "mass suicide cult. In a democracy, knowledge must be accessible for informed consent to function.
Hiding or distorting history behind "national security" leaves the public as the final enemy of the government. Democratic process cannot operate on "need to know. The real tragedy of Jonestown is not only that it occurred, but that so few chose to ask themselves why or how, so few sought to find out the facts behind the bizarre tale used to explain away the death of more than people, and that so many will continue to be blind to the grim reality of our intelligence agencies.
In the long run, the truth will come out.
Only our complicity in the deception continues to dishonor the dead. Somewhere in the concrete canyons of New York City a recently formed rock group is using the name Jim Jones and the Suicides.
Irreverent and disarming, the name reflects the new trend in punk rock, to take social issues head on. Cynicism about the Jonestown deaths and its social parallels abound in the lyrics of today's music.
The messages are clear because we all know the story. But despite all the coverage, the reality of Jonestown and the reasons behind the bizarre events remain a mystery. The details have faded from memory for most of us since November 18,but not the outlines.
Think back a moment and you'll remember. You Know the Official Version A fanatic religious leader in California led a multiracial community into the jungles of remote Guyana to establish a socialist utopia. The People's Temple, his church, was in the heart of San Francisco and drew poor people, social activists, Blacks and Hispanics, young and old.
The message was racial harmony and justice, and criticism of the hypocrisy of the world around his followers. The political confrontations of the 60s were almost over, and religious cults and "personal transformation" were on the rise. Those who had preached a similar message on the political soap box were gone, burnt out, discredited, or dead.
The counter-culture had apparently degenerated into drugs and violence. Charlie Manson was the only visible image of the period. Suddenly, religion seemed to offer a last hope. Stories of beatings, kidnapping, sexual abuse and mysterious deaths leaked out in the press.
Then came the almost unbelievable "White Night," a mass suicide pact of the Jonestown camp. A community made up mostly of Blacks and women drank cyanide from paper cups of Kool-Aid, adults and children alike died and fell around the main pavilion.
Jones himself was shot in the head, an apparent suicide. For days, the body count mounted, from to nearly 1, The bodies were flown to the United States and later cremated or buried in mass graves. Ryan was recently awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor, and was the first Congress member to die in the line of duty.
Any alternative to the current system was seen as futile, if not deadly. Protest only led to police riots and political assassination.
Alternative life styles and drugs led to "creepy-crawly" communes and violent murders. Social utopias were dreams that turned into nightmares.
The television urged us to go back to "The Happy Days" of the apolitical 50s. The message was, get a job, and go back to church. There was no answer but death, no exit from the grisly future. The new ethic was personal success, aerobics, material consumption, a return to "American values," and the "moral majority" white Christian world.
The official message was clear. The headlines the day of the massacre read: The headline figures from the first day add to the same number:SUMMARY.
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