jonestown- it's been 30 years already?

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  1. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    First panels of Jonestown memorial unveiled - CNN.com

    Jonestown. 30 years ago already? wow, i feel my age now.
    I remember studying this and other examples of charismatic people misleading people back in high school.
    i hate to say it, but my teacher kinda sterilized this tragedy by only talking about the psychology of it.

    it wasn't until later that i really learned just how bad this really was.

    i thought that things like this couldn't happen again, (blame it on the 70s, weird times then) but we had it happen at Waco.

    i suppose the experts could explain this to me all day, but i doubt i will ever get it. really. how can a person fall for something like this?

    anyhoo, It is about time they got a memorial.
    personally, the best tribute we could pay is by doing our best to prevent it from happening again.
     
  2. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    I see this a great discussion topic but I fear it will lead to the path of religion and ultimately be locked.
     
  3. GW_Freak

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    Is it National "Let's all have some Kool-Aid" day?!

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  4. Chaos Muffin

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    Did'nt know about the Jonestown thing until catching a story on it a few years ago on the History channel. I was like wow, that's crazy *nom nom nom *
     
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    I always thought Heavens Gate was far more like Jonestown then Waco.

    Sadly, there will always be people so desperate for belonging, structure, and to be surrounded/led by people who they see as charasmatic and filled with a conviction that they lack, that they become targets for even the most deranged of minds.
     
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    I've heard of Jonestown from watching a program on History channel like Chaos Muffin. I have the same reaction too.
     
  7. Malikon

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    *whistles while making purple kool-aid*
     
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    Oh, nooo :D 
     

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    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    kinda overlooked Heaven's Gate.

    Though most of these tragedies are linked to spirituality or religious beliefs, there are enough that aren't, and i hoped to avoid the religion no-no rule.
    QFT, there. The Manson Family, street gangs, or even whole armies are proof of this. excellent point.
     
  10. Rodimus Prime

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    Go study it, it had little to do with religion. Jim Jones himself did not believe in God and was known to have thrown the Bible on the ground, stomp on it, and say that since there wasn't a heaven, they would have to make one on earth. It was much more of a political group, rather than religious. Heck, most of his teachings was about the glories of communism and socalism, not faith. Heck, many of his followers left the U.S.S.R. as the beneficiary of their wills.

    This isn't meant as a political discussion, btw, just pointing out that it wasn't a religious movement, but a political cult.

    Oh, and one last thing... it was flavor-aid, not kool-aid. :) 
     
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    *looks at Hot Rodimus*

    Maybe I should just keep my mouth shut.
     
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    So that's why I keep seeing programs on it on the History channel. Seriously, I was starting to think I was loosing my mind. Every morning before I went to work I was like..."wasn't this JUST on yesterday?"
     
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    That video was intense.

    Time for a mindwipe.
     
  16. OmegaDead

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    all I have to say is thank whoever got these stupid people off this earth. I feel bad for whatever kids got caught up in this (god save there souls). But which ever adults join up in this kind in this crap get what they deserve. Saves more enviroment for the normals!
     

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