The jonestown conspiracy theories are conspiracy theories centering on the peoples temple agricultural project and the jonestown massacre many proponents of such conspiracy theories contend that outside forces were involved in what occurred at the commune, including the massacre these theories often include the. Moore's paper is just one part of the encyclopedic jonestown institute website it's also worth checking out this chicago tribune story rounding up various media mentions of kool-aid versus flavor aid, 30 years after the jonestown massacre if you're into documentaries, i recommend jonestown: the life. Jonestown massacre: how many individuals knew that they were actually ingesting poison ana smith, research for a paper focusing on the history of the people's temlple answered mar 12, 2016 i can't be 100% sure but from my research it seems that this was not a hidden fact prior to the mass suicide, there had been. The scariest thing about “jonestown: the life and death of peoples temple” is that so many of the followers of jim jones, the demented demagogue who led them to commit mass suicide, appear to have been intelligent, idealistic, life- loving people on nov 18, 1978, more than 900 of them died after. Jim jones, middle, cult leader in the jonestown massacre, with san francisco mayor jones, said mr jim jenkins, senior research officer at the medical research centre unit at graylingwell hospital, chichester, seems to fit the pattern of a powerful leader, a man who sees himself as a latterday messiah.
Therefore, the question the paper tries to answer is the following: what are the causes that led to this mass suicide and how did it escalated in such a way in order to answer the question, the paper will first briefly describe the case study of the jonestown massacre and the origins of the religious movement thereafter. Buy the road to jonestown: jim jones and peoples temple by jeff guinn (isbn : 9781476763828) from amazon's book store everyday low prices the level of research and detail in the road to jonestown is the best ever, and really lets readers understand not only what happened, but how and why this book tells the. On the 18th of november 1978 more than 900 american citizens committed mass suicide in a small commune carved out of the south american jungle until 9/11, it remained the largest massacre in american history the story of jonestown and the peoples temple didn't start, or end, on that night but after.
I, too, was aware that in 1978 about 900 members of the people's temple living at jonestown in guyana took their own lives with a concoction of grape flavor- aid despite an ad taken out in the local paper by 200 ukiah residents telling the prophet jim jones and his followers that they were wanted and. Upon arrival in jonestown, the couple felt deceived it was far from the paradise jones described people were packed into metal-roofed cabins, sleeping on bunks without mattresses and using outhouses with newsprint for toilet paper there were armed guards, and jones warned that deserters would. Find out more about the history of jonestown, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on historycom.
That citation is taken from a popular social psychology textbook, and is a resounding demonstration of the phenomenon that this paper will attempt to explore: you see, the authors of that textbook feel so secure in their knowledge of the events surrounding the deaths in jonestown that they feel no need to. Through 25 years of research and interviews with jonestown survivors, zimbardo has found parallels between the mind control techniques used by jones at jonestown--namely sophisticated types of compliance, conformity and obedience training--and those described in orwell's fictional book 1984 in the book, orwell.