I did not know this, did you? As I was reading various emails and connecting to the links, and reading some of the comments, I came across this alarming comment. I researched it to see if it had any truth to it because I couldn’t believe it. Everything is true and then some.
I can’t believe all the support this charismatic leader (Jim Jones) received by our government and the media by covering up the story. I was a young person when all of this was taking place. This is the origin of the the term “drinking the Kool-Aide.”
Heywoodsays: April 28, 2012 at 6:50 am
I humbly offer up a forum reply I wrote for a discussion about wooing young voters that you might find useful. Keep up the good work.
For those young voters too young to remember: Young people from San Francisco followed a charismatic messianic leader who ingratiated himself to many of San Francisco’s liberals. He was rewarded by Mayor Moscone with an appointment to head up public housing. He fancied himself as a Savior, and nurtured a blind loyalty in his followers. They were required to hand over all material possessions so he could start a Socialist utopia community at Jonestown, Guyana. Crops weren’t good, and working the fields was brutal work. Only his views were tolerated; others were punished as “heresy.” A few got messages of despair and alarm out despite his tight reign on communications, and a few tried to escape the cult commune when Congressman Leo Ryan (D-CA) flew in to check things out. Jones’ mercenaries killed Ryan and shot his aide, current Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who survived the horror. Next, Jones convinced nearly every one of his 800 followers to drink poisoned Kool-Ade following that attack. That tragic event is the origin of the phrase, “Don’t Drink the Kool-Ade,” meaning be careful what ideas you swallow. Perhaps this story sounds familiar. Be wary of Savior figures, socialist ideals, and Kool-Ade, Don’t accept any Kool-Ade, even when it’s been re-labeled “Purple Drank” to disguise its purpose.
Now, read Mychal Massie’s (chairman of the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives-Project 21 – a conservative black think tank located in Washington, D.C.) WND article below. See the similar deceptive practices our Present Day Charismatic Leader of America is using to entice the youth especially, but all of us! As it happened with Jim Jones, the media is covering up for Obama, and our government including the courts are offering their support to this Present Day Charismatic Leader.
When will Obama crack in public? http://www.wnd.com/2011/04/288657/
Exclusive: Mychal Massie says BHO displayed ‘a dark psychopathy’ during budget talk
At a time when many Americans can barely afford Burger King and a movie, Obama boasts of spending a billion dollars on his re-election campaign. Questioned at a recent appearance about the spiraling fuel costs, Obama said, “Get used to it” – and with an insouciant grin and chortle, he told another person at the event, who complained about the effect high fuel prices were having on his family, to “get a more fuel-efficient car.”
The Obamas behave as if they were sharecroppers living in a trailer and hit the Powerball, but instead of getting new tires for their trailer and a new pickup truck, they moved to Washington. And instead of making possum pie, with goats and chickens in the front yard, they’re spending and living large at taxpayer expense – opulent vacations, gala balls, resplendent dinners and exclusive command performances at the White House, grand date nights, golf, basketball, more golf, exclusive resorts and still more golf.
Expensive, ill-fitting and ill-chosen wigs and fashions hardly befit the first lady of the United States. The Obamas have behaved in every way but presidential – which is why it’s so offensive when we hear Obama say, in order “to restore fiscal responsibility, we all need to share in the sacrifice – but we don’t have to sacrifice the America we believe in.”
The American people have been sacrificing; it is he and his family who are behaving as if they’ve never had two nickels to rub together – and now, having hit the mother lode, they’re going to spend away their feelings of inadequacy at the taxpayers’ expense.
Obama continues to exhibit behavior that, at best, can be described as mobocratic and, at worst, reveals a deeply damaged individual. In a February 2010 column, I asked, “Is Obama unraveling?” I wrote that it was beginning to appear the growing mistrust of him and contempt for his policies was beginning to have a destabilizing effect on him.
At that time, I wrote that not having things go one’s way can be a bitter pill, but reasonable people don’t behave as he was behaving. He had insulted Republicans at their luncheon, where he had been an invited guest. I had speculated that was, in part, what had led him to falsely accuse Supreme Court justices before Congress, the nation and the world, during the 2010 State of the Union address.
It appeared, at that time, as if he were “fraying around the emotional edges.” That behavior has not abated – it has become more pronounced. While addressing the nation, after being forced to explain the validity of his unilateral aggression with Libya, America witnessed a petulant individual scowling and scolding the public for daring to insist he explain his actions.
But during an afternoon speech to address the budget/debt, he took his scornful, unstable despotic behavior to depths that should give the nation cause for concern. Displaying a dark psychopathy more representative of an episode of “The Tudors” television series, he invited Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to sit in the front row during his speech and then proceeded to berate both Ryan and Ryan’s budget-cutting plan. Even liberal Democrats were put off by the act. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough questioned the sanity of Obama’s actions.
Today, criticism is coming from all sides. A senior Democrat lawmaker said, “I have been very disappointed in [Obama], to the point where I’m embarrassed that I endorsed him. It’s so bad that some of us are thinking, is there some way we can replace him? How do you get rid of this guy?” (“Democrats’ Disgust with Obama,” The Daily Beast, April 15, 2011)
Steve McCann wrote: Obama’s speech “was chock full of lies, deceit and crass fear-mongering. It must be said that [he] is the most dishonest, deceitful and mendacious person in a position of power I have ever witnessed” (“The Mendacity of Barack Obama,” AmericanThinker.com, April 15, 2011).
McCann continued: “[His] performance was the culmination of four years of outright lies and narcissism that have been largely ignored by the media, including some in the conservative press and political class who are loath to call [him] what he is in the bluntest of terms: a liar and a fraud. That he relies on his skin color to intimidate, either outright or by insinuation [against] those who oppose his radical agenda only add to his audacity. It is apparent that he has gotten away with his character flaws his entire life, aided and abetted by sycophants around him. …”
With these being among the kinder rebukes being directed at Obama, and with people becoming less intimidated by his willingness to use race as a bludgeon, with falling poll numbers in every meaningful category and an increasingly aggressive tea-party opposition – how much longer before he cracks completely?
The coming months of political life are not going to be pleasant for Obama. Possessed by a self-perceived palatine mindset, that in his mind places him above criticism, how long before he cracks in public? Can America risk a man with a documented track record of lying and misrepresenting truth as a basic way of life, who is becoming increasingly more contumelious?
This is frightening because if our Present Day Charismatic Leader of America is successful we are doomed.