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    1 / 4 Jim Jones: Cult Maniac 909 people's corpses lie lifeless in a religious colony known as Jonestown. They lie lifeless from the cyanide tainted kool aid ingested through their bodies (Donnely 271). The man at fault for this is a crazed, religious leader by the name of Jim Jones. He was responsible for the cult-like community of Jonestown that was riddled with abuse and secrets that changed the lives of the many who died there. Jim Jones, who was an American religious cult leader, was responsible for the deaths of nearly a thousand from mass suicide in his religious colony, and he had a huge negative influence on society. James Warren "Jim" Jones was born on May 31st, in Crete, Indiana to parents James Thurman Jones and Lynetta Putnam…

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    Case Study Jim Jones

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    Jim Jones targeted those who were vulnerable, those who would be easily convince of his messages and promises. These people consisted of the less fortunate, poor blacks, ex-addicts, and the elderlies. He would use the foot in the door technique to recruit new members. This technique is based on the theory that people will agree to a large favor if you can get them to agree to a small favor first. Jim Jones demonstrate it by having recruiters ask passerby to help a poor person, or to donate five…

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    Jim Jones was born in rural Randolph county Indiana to James Thurman Jones and Lynetta Putnam. Lynetta was said to believe that she had given birth to the messiah. During the great depression, in 1934 the Jones family moved to Lynn Indiana. Jones was said to have studied on Joseph Stalin, Karl Marx, Mao Zedong, Mahatma Gandhi and Adolf Hitler. He concentrated on the strengths and weaknesses of each. Jones also developed a great interest in the idea of religion. Early on in his adulthood he…

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    The Jonestown Massacre

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    Jonestown Jim Jones was born in 1931; he was from Crete, Indiana. In the 1970’s Jones was a popular cult leader, and claimed himself to be the leader of the Peoples Temple religious cult. Jones promised a utopia to his followers that were dedicated disciples. “On November 18, 1978, in what became known as the Jonestown Massacre, Jones led more than 900 men, women and children to their deaths in a mass suicide by cyanide-laced punch.”(Editors).When Jim Jones promised a racially integrated…

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    in severity was the Peoples Temple based in Jonestown, Guyana. This particular cult was led by a man named Jim Jones. Jones had strong views on equality and wanted to create a place where people of all ages, races, and sexual orientations could live together in peace, therefore he started the Peoples Temple. The Temple was established in Indianapolis in the 1950’s. The Temple seemed to be a sort of Utopia and attracted many people who were longing for a sense of belonging. However, due to…

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    the peoples temple believed that Jim was their god or an human representation of god. This made it easier for Jones to manipulate the members of the temple, he would abduct people who were struggling and give them “a better life” “Jones: I've tried my best to give you a good life. In spite of allI've tried, a handful of people, with their lies, have made our life impossible. If we cant live in peace then lets die in peace.(Applause). We have been so terribly betrayed 
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    Qualities of the Prince”, he illustrates an example of a leadership figure who began his life as a generous man, but soon reframed because it led him nowhere during a time of need “ Pope Julius II, although he made use of his reputation for generosity in order to gain the papacy, then decided not to maintain it in order to be able to wage war”(Machiavelli 329). Although Machiavelli’s ideal leadership figure must be miser, the singular action one must never do is spending their people’s money…

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    It was tailor made for political rallies and it rose Jim Jones to power. During the 70’s he took a different turn, he began taking drugs and became more paranoid. His paranoia caused him to create paranoia in his followers, he made them believe that they were “just about to be destroyed” lucky for Jones a fire that burned down a temple helped validate his proposed statement, everyone is against them. This is when the beginning of Jonestown starts, he proposes for them to handle their own…

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    After reading part one of Gone from the Promise Land, I was not at all surprised to find out how troublesome Jim Jones’s childhood was. In class, I learned that Jim Jones had thought of himself as ‘God’ and he had lead a religion where he was able to convince the followers of this religion to commit suicide. Since Jim Jones was able to convince a large number of people to commit suicide, I thought that his reasoning for doing this must have stemmed from his childhood. I thought it stemmed from…

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    The book "1984" was a perfect example of how a group of "chosen" disguise their Dystopian society, behind the facade of an Utopian ideas. Everyone was brainwashed into thinking absolutely nothing was wrong. In the case of "Jonestown cult", the followers had nowhere else to go and thought the cult was the best they could do. Utopian ideas was used by Jim Jones to lure his followers and used them for his own Dystopian world. It is a common theme that can be found throughout many Utopian stories. …

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