"THE JIM JONES CULT WAS ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT DOOMSDAY CULTS OF THE 1970S. JONES WAS RELIGIOUS COMMUNIST WHO BELIEVED MARXISM WAS IN FACT THE CORRECT SOCIAL ORDER. ..."
A BRIEF HISTORY OF CULTS AND THE MODERN LEFT
PUBLISHED: 10th November, 2017 | By ADAM SMITH
As I have spent more time observing the nature of Leftist politics I have become more and more intrigued in the field of cultism in general. What makes people so blinded to the truth by the influence of personality cults that they throw away even their most basic common sense? Do we even fully understand cult psychology? My gut tells me no - we are only beginning to scratch the surface. There is a full spectrum of mind control techniques that these cults use to indoctrinate their naive and often unsuspecting members. The surface level explanation of a cult is that it is simply a group of people mindlessly worshipping someone, some entity or some idea they believe to be superior to them. A rather simple definition I found online goes as follows:
A misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing.
But I find this definition to be unsatisfactory. Let's dig a bit deeper into the cult mindset...
There has been a long history of cults operating in the West and particularly in the US in recent decades. The Jim Jones Cult was one of the most prominent doomsday cults of the 1970s. Jones was religious communist who believed Marxism was in fact the correct social order. He was the founder the "People's Temple" which was a utopian pseudo-Christian cult that convinced its members to completely abandon society and all of their material belongings. This "church" had to move several times throughout the 1970s between South America and the United States and gathered a variety of different "multi-cultural" followers from different walks of life, different social classes, races and career paths but all of whom worshipped Jim Jones as a God.
However, unlike most cult leaders Jim Jones had numerous connections to high ranking politicians which should give the reader some pause particularly as it pertains to California State Politics. For instance Mr. Jones was quite close with former San Fransisco Mayor George Moscone and in 1975 Moscone promoted Jones to the Chairman of the San Fransisco Housing Authority. Unfortunately Mr. Jone's political ties got even deeper as time went on. In September 1977, California assemblyman Willie Brown served as master of ceremonies at a large testimonial dinner for Jones attended by Governor Jerry Brown and Lieutenant Governor Mervyn Dymally. During the dinner, Brown hailed Jones as "what you should see every day when you look in the mirror in the early morning hours... a combination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, Albert Einstein... Chairman Mao".
Infamous former openly gay Mayor of San Fransisco, Harvey Milk, who often spoke at the Temple, wrote to Jones after one of his sermons:
"Rev Jim, It may take me many a day to come back down from the high that I reach today. I found something dear today. I found a sense of being that makes up for all the hours and energy placed in a fight. I found what you wanted me to find. I shall be back. For I can never leave".
Jones also formed allegiances with key journalists at the San Fransisco Chronicle - something which should stand out given the current nearly complete takeover of mainstream media by yellow journalists with clear Marxist agendas. However, when a Chronicle reporter named Marshall Kilduff attempted to write an exposé on the People's Temple but was rejected, he brought his story to New West magazine. In the summer of 1977, Jones and several hundred of his Temple members left the United States for good in favor of the Temple's compound in Guyana after they learned of the contents of Kilduff's article to be imminently published, which included allegations by former Temple members they were physically, emotionally, and sexually abused. This illustrates a common pattern with cults which is an inability to entertain any kind of criticism or negative press/impressions of the cult from the outside perspective of non-cultists.
Not long after, the entire cult community was lured into a remote location in the South American jungles of Guyana which was rebuilt into a supposed "Utopia" and aptly named "Jonestown". Members were asked to cut all ties with their friends and families back home (naturally this was a reaction to the pending story about to be published). During this time a crew of investigative journalists led by Congressman Leo Ryan were allowed access to "Jonestown" with an initially warm reception by Jones himself. However things turned sour quickly as one of Jones's cohorts attempted to stab the congressman after they had been served dinner. Later the crew decided to flee by plane and while attempting to board they were shot and killed by Jones's "Red Brigade" never making it out. Prior to this Jones had made plans to evacuate the entire community to the Soviet Union which was initially agreed to but then later recanted after news of the murders quickly travelled through the embassies. Knowing they would be hunted down by US military Jones began demanding that no one be taken alive. Eventually the notorious "Kool-Aid" was served and over 900 cult members were suicided en-masse. But how did they not see this coming?
A surviving member of the cult reflects upon its allure in this interview with The Atlantic:
"As O'Shea tells it, Jones's idealism was a large part of what made him so lethal. He tapped into the zeitgeist of the late 1960s and 1970s, feeding on people's fears and promising to create a "rainbow family" where everyone would truly be equal. He was charismatic enough to lure hundreds of people to a South American jungle, where he cut off all their ties with the outside world....
He was very charismatic and attracted people who were feeling vulnerable or disenfranchised for whatever reason. Most of them were African-American, but there were also white people, Jewish people, people of Mexican descent. There were religious Christians and communists. If you wanted religion, Jim Jones could give it to you. If you wanted socialism, he could give it to you. If you were looking for a father figure, he'd be your father. He always homed in on what you needed and managed to bring you in emotionally.
I always looked at the Temple as a utopian community that used religion to get where we were wanting to go. Other people took it as Christ's way. There's a passage in the Bible where Jesus tells people to leave their families and follow him. Jim quoted that quite a lot. He said he was Gandhi, Buddha, Lenin -- he said he was the coming back of anybody you'd ever want to come back. And we believed him."
So as you can see Jones was a huge promoter of modern "multiculturalism" and "equalitarianism" by force (i.e. communism). Jones himself went out of his way to integrate non-caucasian families and bring them into the cult as well as promote a Utopian vision of humanity that he felt only communism could achieve. You would have thought by now that people would have figured out the connection between cultism and communism but sadly the Jim Jones cult is more often associated with Christianity even though it is a complete perversion of Christian teachings. For instance, Jones himself would often have sexual relations with his younger male cult members which he claimed he was disgusted by but did it only, according to him, to be a father figure to them - if you can believe that.
After the Jim Jones debacle, America was not done with suicide purity cults. The infamous "Heaven's Gate" cult of the 1990s believed they would make it to the "Next Level" only by completely abandoning their families, friends and society and then eventually even their own physical bodies. They believed a large UFO filled with "Earth 2.0" inhabitants was circling the earth. Their founder believed he was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ (a common delusion among cult leaders is that they are the reincarnation of a deity or prophet from a previous era) and spoke of a coming "recycling" of the Earth that could only be escaped by him and apparently by leaving your physical body behind.
The Heaven's Gate cult was one of the numerous "new age" cults that spawned during the late 80's and 90's particularly in the Western U.S. Many of these cults have roots (ostensibly) in Eastern Philosophy and conspiracy theory (or combined these with Christianity in some way) so as "widen the net" so to speak of potential cult members. A large number of these cult facilities exist in remote locations, particularly in places like Arizona (Sedona) and other mountainous regions.
Even places as seemingly innocuous as extended meditation retreats can be turned int cults if the retreat leaders and members do not allow for any questioning or attempt to isolate or temporarily quarantine members completely from society. Goenka style Vipassana for instance has been accused of being a cult as practitioners are told they should not leave the confines of the retreat for up to 10 days and are indoctrinated via a series of chants led by the tape recordings of a dead person (S.N. Goenka) who insists on "complete and total surrender" to the technique (i.e. to him) that he and he alone claims to have discovered (and which is ostensibly the only true teachings of the Buddha that survived in the jungles of Burma for thousands of years). While many who complete the retreats claim it has led to personal breakthroughs others have reported experiencing complete mental breakdowns after sustained isolation, silence and chanting.
Another interesting case of cult psychology and its connection to communism occurred in the late 1980s just during and briefly after the final failure of Soviet style communism in the USSR. Immediately prior to and just after the collapse of the Soviet Union apparently a cult leader by the name of Alan Chumak became very prominent on Soviet State Television claiming he could heal people right through the television set - not even American televangelists were that bold! Anyways, the Russians were captivated by him and one of his side-kicks until inevitably there was a feud over money and the future direction of their "religion". Eventually they were forgotten about and Russians moved on to more pragmatic considerations after the fall of communism. But again - this reiterates what I've always known and suspected. Communism may very well be the biggest cult of them all. When it finally wears off and a nation is ready to awaken itself again there is sort of an intermediate vacuum phase that is formed where people are seeking a connection with something "out there" to replace the void the State (as God) once occupied. Soviets were drawn to this cult leader because something inside them felt missing once their Communist leadership began to fail and the signs became more and more undeniable that communism was a complete and utter catastrophe. In their desire to escape the bitter reality of what they had put themselves through for the last 50-60 years they simply flung themselves into another cult belief system.
What becomes clear in all of this is that mind control, isolation and the shedding of possessions and previous social ties are the primary tools of cult leadership whereas the more common view of cults seems to be only that they only attempt to dupe people out of their life savings which is also true but misses the "how?" and the "why?" completely. Humans must first allow themselves to be completely automated and subjugated before such pilfering of life savings and other material possessions (as well as complete estrangement from family, friends and society) can commence. Once the brain has been rewired by cult psychology it is not necessary to demand people give over their material possessions. Once they are completely indoctrinated they do it willingly and without question. Its amazing to me that people fail to notice this.
Fast forward to today (first week of November, 2017) - in a move more shocking than any supposed leak on President Trump, CNN anchor Donna Brazille finally broke ranks with the Democrats and spilled the beans on the DNC leading up to the primaries in 2016 and as of today she is even claiming she feared for her life after the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. We now have absolute proof the Clinton Machine rigged the entire primary and debates to put Hillary Clinton into the White House. To be fair, this isn't really that much of a surprise. There was more than enough information in the WikiLeaks DNC email dumps and Project Veritas sting operation to indict the Clintons but now we have the unequivocal voice of a DNC chairwoman reiterating that election rigging was always part and parcel with the Clinton Campaign (and the insinuation that murder may be as well). And yet most of the very same people who wanted Bernie Sanders to run against Trump, who now seem obsessed with getting an impeachment against Trump, are still bizarrely silent about this latest confession or are at the very least are uninterested. Progressives just don't care when progressive myths are shattered by empirical facts - they simply invent new myths to replace old myths. We have to consider the possibility here that the Left is so corrupt an unable to self-reflect that it is going the only way that it could go - straight off a cliff towards its own self-destruction just like a suicide purity cult.
I suspect Donna Brazille sees the writing on the wall and that possible future indictments against the DNC leadership are looming if they don't get rid of Trump *now*. Maybe they think they can get Trump impeached before the gears of law enforcement suddenly turn on them but how is that going to work out? Then they would have to deal with Mike Pence who is *ultra* conservative. Probably they would insist on a military coup at that point. "But that would be inconsistent with progressive values!" you say? How many times do people have to be reminded that the Left does not care one iota for consistency? They exist in a state of perpetual, self-inflicted emergency crisis of racism, sexism, whatever-phobia, etc. Then there are the increasingly larger lists of impossible reparations and lengthy apologies demanded from particular members of society - most notably white males. Those who capitulate to these demands inevitably show classical signs of brainwashing.
There simply is no time to think when you are stuck in this cycle of lunacy. There is only the cult of leftism which cannot be questioned - a suicide purity cult that is hellbent on destroying everything great about Western Civilization and if it succeeds at that, it will turn on and consume itself like rats ultimately leading the way to communist world government and totalitarianism. Half of these leftists today are simply useful idiots ready to be discarded and sent to their own gulags by the Deep State once they have served their only useful purpose in life which is to pave the way for violent and bloody revolution followed by mass die-off.
Even I am admittedly stunned at how disconnected and out of synch with reality everyone on the Left is these days - even among friends and family. They are living in a delusional fantasy world that is slowly slipping away from them. Day after day we hear about possible "Russian influence" but nothing substantial is offered for evidence - just innuendo and "indictments" based on nothing that would ever hold in a real court of law. But worse is that we see piles upon piles of evidence that the Clintons and other high ranking Democrats are involved in all kinds of criminal activity and yet no one demands an investigation into them on the Left. The shootings at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (which reek of a Government cover-up), recent terror attacks in New York City and the murder of 27 church-goers in Austin Texas (Antifa?) did not fall into predictable Leftist narratives regarding “white supremacists!" and hence we see that they are largely silent on these topics even as their own hipster urbanites are mowed down by vans driven by Islamic radicals (I guess hipster cyclists don't care about cars driven by terrorists but I digress).
The Left reeks of a suicide purity cult right now. One where all the "bad things" in the world are automatically re-assigned the label “right wing" and as the Left continues its suicidal warpath towards its own oblivion we are seeing pieces of its machinery come flying off as some of its more reasonable members finally abandon ship.
All meaningful dialogue with leftists has ceased and I frequently see them turning on even moderate liberals who still have some modicum of common sense. The antipathy towards Donald Trump seems to be boiling over into child like rage among them. Others seem to just be hiding while ostracizing people who don't agree with them ultimately falling into despair or self-centred nihilism (I have heard of record numbers of liberals seeking psychiatric counselling after Trump's election upset in November 2016). I am told by the Left that the Right clings to God, guns and nation during times of struggle. I would counter that the Left clings to childish accusations of racism and phobia that they hurl endlessly at the Right as though they themselves are purified of such things. There is nothing now but finger pointing and name calling.
I found this article recently which really hit me regarding the direction of the human race and the West in general. This is of course with regards to Keynesian monetary policy that Leftists typically believe in, but I believe the analogy the author is making goes much deeper than that:
"When we are no longer in contact with reality, we are diagnosed with mental illness; in other words, we are crazy. Thus, the world can be said to be crazy, because it can no longer act rationally upon the physical world due to the intermediation of false money – numbers – through which it has a falsified access to reality.
The existence of a mental block, consisting of numbers used as “money”, between reasoning humanity and the physical world is a matter of paramount concern...
Another curious manifestation of the intellectual effects of this “numbers money” mental block is the support given, in all seriousness, on the part of important people to lunatic projects such as the establishing of a human colony on Mars. There is another lunatic project to control the world’s climate. Humanity has lost touch with reality, due to false money, and the list of lunacies is endless...
The final manifestation of the consequences of the presence of a mental block between human action and the reality of the physical world, will be, inevitably, a total, absolute breakdown of conditions in our present world, which as I have said, is struggling in vain to maintain and further industrial and commercial activity as it existed prior to the banishment of gold as money, in 1971. Shades of “Atlas Shrugged”!
And if, by some almost miraculous change, gold should come back into use as the world’s money, we have to consider how a totally confused world might cope with that change: could it be, perhaps, by opting for a wholesale, suicidal destruction of the human race, rather than an adaptation to new habits, new employments and reordering of priorities which the rational understanding of the world will require, once the mental block of “numbers-money” is removed?"
- Hugo Salinas Price
Those who are still following, regurgitating and parroting leftist media at this point are doing harm not only to others but to themselves. They have lost all touch with reality. On the other hand, maybe we should only try to accelerate their madness while we prepare for the final act?
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