Jonestown Massacre & Cults

I guess most of you here are hoping that Corbyn/Momentum turn into a true cult and all off themselves when the proletariat fails to rise up in socialist revolution.
 
Wasn't there some other bunch of nutters who decided that they were going to get a lift on the Hale-Bopp comet and be taken to Paradise (or somewhere) and the way to hitch a lift was to kill yourself?


This lot

Heaven's Gate (religious group) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kind of funny how they had all their clothes and sports gear packed for the trip even though they were told the only way to get there was to kill themselves.

"Please leave any bodies in the recepticles provided before boarding the UFO"
 
On a serious note (because I do lighthearted so well).

This is a really good read.

"How the Millennium Comes Violently" by Catherine Wessinger

From memory many of the academics who contribute are on the FBI's Critical Incident Group call-out list as SME's.

The evolution from the catastrophe at Waco to the capabilty that can be deployed now is impressive.
 
My birth mum belongs to a cult

It was obvious to me, the discouragement of friendships outside the group, the encouragement of arranged marriages between members of the group, the guru with their big houses round the world and fleet of cars, who says money doesn't matter in the world but asks for money to help run their centres

It all screamed cult to me, but I saw little point in arguing it, if someone is that brainwashed they need to fall out of favour it themselves, you can't walk them back to reality easily (a bit like talking to remainers really)
 
This is a very valuable resource for New Religious Movements.

Who we are? | Inform

(Try not to use the C-Bomb, it can be a pejorative).
 
On a serious note (because I do lighthearted so well).

This is a really good read.

"How the Millennium Comes Violently" by Catherine Wessinger

From memory many of the academics who contribute are on the FBI's Critical Incident Group call-out list as SME's.

The evolution from the catastrophe at Waco to the capabilty that can be deployed now is impressive.
Feck - anyone got a buckshee pdf - £101 on Amazon otherwise
 
Having just watched a documentary about the Jonestown cult suicide, I'm amazed that such a thing happened. I'm interested in what people remember about this event from when it happened.

Cults are fascinating topic, always good for a discussion too.

If you've got 47 minutes to kill, here's a good documentary to watch:


Don't drink the Kool Aid!
I remember it being on the news but being 17 at the time it was of passing interest.

I recently puzzled two people in their thirties when I made a reference to drinking the Kool Aid.
 
I remember it being on the news but being 17 at the time it was of passing interest.

I recently puzzled two people in their thirties when I made a reference to drinking the Kool Aid.
Pointless factoid: Kool-Aid is actually incorrect, as Jones used Flavor Aid.
 
Have either companies made an effort to disassociate their products from the Jonestown massacre? Sounds like they agree with it from here...
 

Robme

LE
Someone said I was a cult once, can I join?
No, you miss-heard, they called you a Cnut, but you can join if you like. Happy to help.
 

Robme

LE
Cults take people over. They brainwash them and while there may seem to be a willingness to submit to being dominated by the "Leader" and their principal aides and accepting their bidding, there are a whole number of weapons utilised by cults including both physical and mental coercion.

I have a friend who is a leading expert on cults and the things they do to people. In fact, he was on the TV recently giving expert advice in a program about cults.

The whole thing is a minefield. Cults aren't always frightened to take their detractors into court in their fight to keep doing what they do to people. Like many things, it's about power and money and cults will do almost anything including committing mass murder or inciting mass suicide to achieve their aims.
It’s all about Sex, istr most cult programs center on the need for the lovely’s of the cult to shag the cult leader senseless so as to produce babies for god. Both the Johnstown and the Waco nutter were well into producing sprogs. The nutter at Waco wouldn’t let his own children walk out when the FTA/FBI launched their final assault and died with him. Subsequent DNA checks showed he was the father of 19.
 

Robme

LE
There was a documentary on one of the lesser know sky channels last week. A lot of the male followers of this cult took themselves off to Mexico in order to have themselves castrated, can't recall what the specific reason was.
It was the Hale-Bopp comment dudes, along with additional numbers living in Switzerland ( listen if you got a great deal ticket wise you don’t want to leave anybody behind now do you)?
 

Robme

LE
I must admit, these cults do give me cause to ponder. Is it simply that the leader is so charismatic - that your common or garden average person simply feels a 'need' to follow him/her. Or is it simply he/she (the leader) identifying sheep-le who have are easily led?
Well as it usually a sex thing, perhaps it’s the dude with the biggest slong, which gets to do the dirty?
 

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