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A seminal work on Jim Jones, leader of The People's Temple and the massacre at Johnstown Guyana.

Disclaimer (#3)Document.png essay  by John Judge dated 1985
Subjects: Jim Jones, Jonestown, MK-Ultra, Operation Garden Plot, Leo Ryan
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The Black Hole of Guyana




Contents

  • You Know the Official Version
  • But Just Suppose It Didn’t Happen That Way...
  • Who Was Jim Jones?
  • What Was Jonestown?
  • One Too Many Jonestowns
  • The Links to U.S. Intelligence Agencies
  • The Strange Connection to the Murder of Martin Luther King
  • Aftermath
  • Sources

Forword

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." If the discrepancy between the truth of Jonestown and the official version can be so great, what other lies have we been told about major events?

History is precious. 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." Otherwise we live in the 1984 envisioned by Orwell’s projections and we must heed his warning that those who control the past control the future.

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 900 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.

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