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    "We interrupt this program: Congressman Leo Ryan (D) and over  900 members of The Peoples Temple have died in Jonestown, Guyana."
    Where were you when Jonestown happened?  I was watching TV, and it was just as shocking as 9/11. This was Generation X 9/11.  To this day I think it was worse b/c one of our own did it.
     As the days went by, the images of 900 + people murdered trickled in, 1/3 of them children and babies.
    Another layer of horror: the poor condition of the bodies and the death stench from the tropical heat.

    Drink the Kool-Aide
     I'm trying to raise awareness of the Drinking the Kool-Aid term: It's linked to the Jonestown massacre, and contrary to popular belief, the folks there were not brainwashed and willing to kill themselves. The majority of them were forcibly injected with it, or had it forced down their throat.
    Armed guards ensured they couldn't escape, and the  members in Jonestown had been there against their will from the moment they arrived. Coupled with the thick jungle, escape was nearly impossible.
    Over 900 people were murdered, including babies, and children. Congressman Leo Ryan (D) was murdered that day when he went down their at the request of his constituents.

    November 18th is the 35 anniversary of Jonestown, and I hope people will remember the victims.  

    "Down with sodomy, up with teabagging!" Sign @ TeaBilly rally.

    by pitbullgirl65 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 03:24:13 PM PDT

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