Leo Ryan

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  • Jonestown Massacre Research Paper

    gather in the pavilion and partake in what were known as “white nights.” He would have the members drink fake poisonous drinks in order to see if the members would be loyal to the society. Armed Peoples Temple guards patrolled the border to protect residents but also to keep members from escaping. Over time, a group of former Temple members and concerned relatives of current members convinced Congressman Leo Ryan to investigate the settlement in person. On November 18, 1978, Ryan arrived at the settlement along with a group of journalists and observers. Several residents of Jonestown were not welcoming to the outsiders and asked them to leave Guyana. Overall the visit seemed to have gone well and just as Ryan and the others were preparing to leave, one of Jones's lieutenants attacked Ryan with a knife. The congressman escaped the incident unharmed, but Jones learned of the incident and became uneasy about what the repercussions for the event would be. Therefore, Jones ordered that the group be ambushed and killed at the Port Kaituma airstrip as the attempted to leave. Ryan and four others were killed as they were boarding. Back at Jonestown, Jones gathered everyone under the main pavilion. Jones told the people of Jonestown the story of what was going on and of the revolutionary suicide they must carry out. A drink made up of a mixture of cyanide, sedatives, and powdered drink mixture was passed around. The drink was alike to the ones the people had taken many…

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  • The Jonestown Massacre

    ordered to drink a cup full of red liquid, which contained “poisons” but really didn’t. After a while the members were told it was a loyalty test and that they had passed. (Editors). Temple members also, “Worked long days in the fields and were subjected to harsh punishments if they questioned Jones’ authority. Their passports were confiscated, their letters home censored and members were encouraged to inform on one another and forced to attend lengthy, late-night meetings.” (Staff). As…

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  • The Five Deaths In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

    would establish utopian community. Since it was meant to be a utopia, everyone was expecting to go perfectly, but there were issues surfacing. There wasn’t enough cabins to house everyone resulting in overcrowding. The cabins were also segregated by gender so married couples were forced to live apart. Jones’ voice was always broadcasted through a loudspeaker, day and night. Many people wanted out but said nothing of it because they knew they would get punished. There is also the fact that…

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  • The Butterfly Revolution Analysis

    Benjamin Franklin once said “[t]hose who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” The message Franklin was trying to convey is that liberty is a gift, and it should not be used as a bargaining chip for ones personal desires. His warning to all about the value of vital rights is not just right-wing propaganda, but rather a warning with truth behind it. Throughout history many people have given total devotion to a ruler in hopes…

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  • Machiavelli's The Qualities Of The Prince

    Throughout history, there has been an enormous amount of leadership figures—both good and bad. One of the most famous is Martin Luther King Jr.--the leader of the African-American civil rights movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent disobedience. Although there have been a significant amount of honest leaders who care for the well being of his/her people, there never ceases to be an evil commander who is self-absorbent, selfish, and corrupt.…

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  • Dorothy's Diary Analysis

    Through the course of this assignment transcribing and interpreting Dorothy’s diary, there was a great amount of information to be gleaned about her life. While some aspects of Dorothy’s life, such as specific details about herself, are lacking, she provides plenty of evidence from which to draw conclusions about her employment, location, age, activities she does for fun, how she travels around, and the people she teaches and with which she works, shops, and goes out. To begin, it is clear…

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  • Hegemonic Masculinity In Sports

    Yet there is much scholarly debate as to whether sport today continues to uphold the values of hegemonic masculinity or actually contributes to breaking down the hegemonic aspects of masculinity. Juxtaposing the media portrayals of Nolan Ryan and Russell Westbrook, as well as examining the views of a men’s college soccer team in the Northeast, provides strong evidence that hegemonic masculinity, although it has aspects that maintain a significant presence in society, is being challenged by other…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Sunday School Easter Program

    The Sunday School Easter program was about to begin at Bethesda Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. For my last time speaking in front of the congregation before leaving for Tennessee State University (TSU), I was charged with introducing the speaker of the program. As I stood in front of hundreds of people to recite the introduction that I wrote, I was confident and thoughts of how far I had come since giving my life to Christ ran thru my mind. My spiritual journey began when I was about 5…

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  • Analysis Of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'

    Khloé & Lamar, Kourtney and Khloé Take the Hamptons and Dash Dolls (Eonline 2015). All these shows, along with a few television specials involving important and special moments experienced by the family, are aired on channel E! (Eonline 2015). These specials include About Bruce the preluded I am Cait. Keeping up with the Kardashians as a television show is the anchor that both created and continuously holds the family’s fame in place. This essay will discuss reasons why the docu-soap should be…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Philadelphia

    The corner of Broad and Sansom will always have a special place in my heart. In my travels around the city of Philadelphia, it is one of the few places that can smack me in the face with déjà vu. Whenever I walk by and look up at the windows above I still see the “David Wright shot a 72 on Wednesday” sign (this became a battle cry for me whenever the Phillies played the Mets, regardless of whether or not Wright was in the lineup). That was the prime location I was able to snag on October 31,…

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