Skip to comments.Jim Jonesí Sinister Grip on San Francisco (Peoples Temple Cult Leader Ensnared Harvey Milk, Dems)
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
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 citys 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. Thats where Jim Jones went. Thats where he took the people who followed him.
Joness flock, ignored and scorned by society, was electrified by the preachers 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 ...
Part II - Peoples Temples inside man
When investigators began uncovering Jim Jones sordid web of violence and corruption, he was one step ahead of them
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
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.
Wow, I had no idea
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.
Rosalyn Carter tape found at Jonestown
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.
All evil men are.
There's a contradiction in terms ...
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 .
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
“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.
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.
Jones was also heavy into Black Liberation Theology, same as Jeremiah Wright.
Jones’ last speech is today’s Democratic standard speech on race and immigration.
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.
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”.
I understand that San Diego State University has a Jim Jones sycophant on the payroll.
From what I’ve read, Alinsky was a similar malcontent.
From what I’ve read, Alinsky was a similar malcontent.
So, Jim Jones was a democrat, and the present democrats would have us drink the koolaid, right?
Please click the link.
The Republic you save may be your own.
Also, Jane Fonda supported him Jim Jones.
Our favorite fellow traveler critical race theorist Soledad O'Brien has done a story on them. I haven't seen it, but I would guess she doesn't go into too much details about the democrat connections.
That's exactly what Jones and San Francisco liberal progressives did best and planned from the start.
Additionally, much of it was taxpayers money in the form of welfare checks that went to Jones to finance his political and personal empire.
That's why the useful idiots were moved to Guyana and held prisoner so they couldn't quit and take their checks with 'em.
It was worse than Stalin's Soviet union or Mao's Cultural Revolution.
Yep. Rebecca Moore. Her sister was one of Jones’ mistresses and sired one of his children. Their father, a retired Methodist minister and the whole Moore family are apologists for the Temple, even have tried to get Jim Jones name on a memorial wall at Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland.
Correction, Jones’ name is on the Memorial at the Oakland Cemetery
If you guys haven’t seen Powers Boothe as Jim Jones in ‘Guyana Tragedy’ you really should. I highly recommend it. He was amazing and deserved that Emmy.
Hw actually stomped on it?
Mass suicide/mass murder would be more accurate.
Those bodies had been there for days. Can you imagine the stench?
That’s “he”,not “hw”.
That’s “he”,not “hw”.
There are a few closer pictures I saw before I posted that reveal how bloated the bodies are.
I have actually seen a video of Jones stomping on a Bible.
Since the video would probably have been approved by Jones, he clearly wanted it shown.
*Shudder*.That’s really gross.
Curiosity got the better of me and I looked up Jim Jones on Getty Images.
The rotting body of Jim Jones was the worst. Ugh.
I was watching a documentary on it a while back and the people who flew over could actually smell the decaying bodies from the plane.
Did he get an Emmy for that? I hope so. It is truly an incredible production, and Powers Boothe is beyond great in it. It’s also very accurate as to the reality of what went down. No need to dramatize much — it was already pretty dramatic in real-time story. I remember well when it happened, and I’ve gone back and re-researched the articles of the day in library files. The movie Guyana Story pretty much nails it. And it’s pretty clear, if I remember correctly, that Jones’ political connectons were Democrats and liberals.
You have to watch out for charismatic people;they can be evil and manipulative.
He was an atheist, who cynically realized that he could cloak his Marxism under the guise of religion.
Yeah,he got the Emmy Award.
It’s pretty good for a TV movie.
I have it on DVD.
He was so good, that to this day whenever I see him in a movie, I still see him as Jim Jones.
He was also an atheist.
So there goes the theory that religion is responsible for the world’s evils.
So do I,even though I’ve had a crush on him for a while now. :)
I personally believe Obama, Holder and especially Sebelius are as bad or worse than Jones.
Something extremely odd to me about Jonestown is that it was in Guyana. I had a professor who had served with Army intelligence in Guyana when it was just gaining it’s freedom from Britain.
The Blacks in Guyana were led by communists while the less numerous East Indians were more pro British. According to this professor, and I believed him (and had a reason to) there were demons in Guyana which made themselves known to the British Soldiers with which he served.
I believe Guyana was particularly used by Satan. That is why I think Jones went there.