Jim Jones, Peoples Temple, Mendocino ...
The Mendo Mount

Shasta Lake, CA

#21 May 26, 2008
nothing else. How can there be sound trust from
black people if thare's only white nit-picking
staff, hungrily taking advantage to castrate
black men? Staff creates so much guilt that it
breaks the black spirit of revolution (if the
blacks have any). There's no revolutionary
teaching taught the way it used to be. At one
time you told us to read, yet now staff comes in
to steal books from those who have them. All the
staff concerns itself with is sex, sex, sex.
What about socialism? How does 99 1/2 percent
of People's Temple manage to know zero about
socialism?[67]
Sex was just about the only reward that Jones and his aides
received for their efforts. Caucasian aides enjoyed a higher
standard of living than did the Black congregation but the
Temple never paid in cash, only services and a prolific sex
life was the favored remuneration. Sex was a common topic of
Temple services as Jones was continually bragging about his
superhuman abilities. His female aides gave absurd testimony
as to the pleasures of Jones' "divine penis," but his sexual
exploits were not confined to women as he had homosexual
relationships with many of his male assistants who were then
blackmailed into slavery. Jones was so promiscuous as to
require an appointment secretary just to schedule his
affairs. Patty Cartmell
The Mendo Mount

Shasta Lake, CA

#22 May 26, 2008
and later Carolyn Layton, who Jones jokingly referred to as
his "fucking secretary," would telephone a member to ask,
"Father hates to do this but he has this tremendous urge and
could you please...?" All of the chosen were Caucasian.
Despite its interracial image, mixed marriages were not
permitted in the Temple and there is no evidence to even
suggest that Jones or his White aides ever had sex with a
Black member. There is not a single case of a mulatto child
being born to a Temple member.

All sexual relationships had to first be approved by the
Temple's Relationship Committee, giving Jones additional
control over the congregation that was often denied sex,
even between married couples. Members who stepped out of
line were often humiliated by requiring them to elaborate on
their sexual experiences or strip naked and copulate in
front of the entire congregation. Steve Addison, who was
accused of having sex without prior approval was once called
to the podium and ordered to perform cunnilingus on an
overweight woman in the midst of her menstrual period. As
Addison dropped to his knees to accept his punishment, Jones
shouted, "Piss! Piss!" and the woman urinated in his face.
"Throw up! Throw up!" he yelled, and the woman forced her
fingers down her throat until she vomited on his head.

Sex was also used to reward and blackmail politicians both
in California and later in Guyana where Jones would provide
a number of Temple women to government officials who were
then shown photographs of their encounter and reminded that
if they refused to co-operate Temple their public careers
would with the be ruined.
The Mendo Mount

Shasta Lake, CA

#23 May 26, 2008
Jones claimed to be the only true heterosexual in the Temple
and often called for a show of hands of all homosexuals. If
a member did not raise his hand, he would be ridiculed for
dishonesty. If he did raise his hand, he ran the risk of
being singled out for praise. The subject was impossible to
avoid. Many members were forced to sign confessions
attesting to homosexuality or child molesting that were
later used to blackmail the signatory.

The Peoples Temple was not a religion. Jim Jones did not
believe in God who he said was powerless to effect any
change on the earth. He claimed the Bible was "dotted
through and through with fabrications, inconsistencies and
incongruities which insult the normal intelligence of
readers." He would throw the Bible on the floor, step on it,
tear out the pages and talk about using them for toilet
paper. Once he burned a Bible during a service just to show
that there would be no reprisal from the "Impotent Sky God."
He called it the "Black Book" which may be the only time in
his public career that Jones used the word "black" in a
derogatory manner as he went so far as to change "blackmail"
to "whitemail and "black market" to "white market" so as not
to offend his congregation. Temple services had many of the
trappings of a church, there was organ music and gospel
singing but that is about as far as it went. Jones' sermons
were mainly political, taking stories from the newspaper to
prove his point that the Blacks were losing their rights as
citizens. The Peoples Temple was not a church but a social
experiment disguised as a church.

In 1970, Jones' old friend Prime Minister Forbes Burnham
left the British Commonwealth, established diplomatic
relations with Cuba and so lost
The Mendo Mount

Shasta Lake, CA

#24 May 26, 2008
all U.S. aid. It was a critical year for Guyana and the
prime minister called for help from his old CIA buddy. Jones
first flew to Cuba, where he met with Fidel Castro after
which he continued on to Georgetown, Guyana for his meeting
with Burnham. What was accomplished on this trip is
uncertain.

Jones was not the only Temple member who traveled. His fleet
of eleven used Greyhound buses carried the congregation on
weekly trips to San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles
where in a single weekend the Temple might receive as much
as twenty thousand dollars in donations. As a show of
strength, Jones always took his Redwood Valley congregation
on such tours. The buses were said to have been over-
crowded, with people riding in the overhead storage racks
and down below in the baggage compartment. Members
complained that the air conditioners and toilets did not
work and that they were driven too long without food or
rest. Jones had a special bus with air conditioning, a
working bath and a private, bulletproof compartment. Each
summer, members were given the opportunity to take a cross-
country vacation and many boarded the Temple buses bound for
national parks, monuments and other points of interest;
sites never seen by these inner-city Blacks. The Temple's
advance team arranged to rent auditoriums and leaf letted the
major cities to herald the group's arrival. Jones put on his
usual show with its many collections all across the country.
Such a trip was expected to net one to two hundred thousand
dollars. The 1973 cross country trip was the most
noteworthy. The buses stopped in Washington, D.C. where the
Temple called on congressmen and succeeded in getting a
description of the Peoples Temple entered in the congressional hearings. But the
The Mendo Mount

Shasta Lake, CA

#25 May 26, 2008
highlight of the trip was the publicity Jones received when
his Temple buses unloaded hundreds of members on the steps
of the Capitol to pick up the litter around the grounds. The Washington Post recorded the publicity stunt in their
editorial page, dated August 18, 1973 in which was written,

The hands-down winners of any-body's tourist-of-
the-year award have got to be the 660 wonderful
members of the Peoples Temple... this spirited
group of travelers fanned out from their 13
buses and spent about an hour cleaning up the
[Capitol] grounds.

In addition to the summer vacations and the revival tours,
the Temple buses also carried members to the voting polls
and anywhere else Jones wanted to demonstrate his power.
When a group of reporters in Fresno were tried for refusing
to divulge their sources, Jones sent hundreds to rally in
support of the "Fresno Four" as he called them. It was
ironic that this manipulator of the media would defend the
freedom of the press, but irony was his trademark. In 1976,
the buses arrived at San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge
where members disembarked to stage a demonstration in
support of the proposed anti-suicide fences. Over the years,
about six hundred people have jumped to their death from the
bridge, two-thirds the number who would commit mass suicide
in Jonestown; the same people who donated their energies in
a public demonstration acknowledging the government's
responsibility to help avert suicide.

Orignal page 194 Jonetown

In spite of all of his questionable and outright illegal
activities in private, Jones enjoyed respectable reputation
in public. In 1975 he was chosen one of [TAR NOTE: an inside
org?] "The 100 Outstanding Clergyman in America" by the
Foundation for Religion in American Life. In 1976, the Los Angeles Examiner named him Humanitarian of the Year"
but the most impressive title came in January of 1977, when
Jones was given the "Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award."
He must have had a good laugh about that.
The Mendo Mount

Shasta Lake, CA

#26 May 26, 2008
http://youtube.com/watch...
DONT WORRY BE HAPPY THERES NO CORRUPTION IN MENDOCINO TODAY..........
Nice Nuggets

Hilo, HI

#29 May 31, 2008
just keepin this thread alive, what too scary no comments!
Realist

Hayward, CA

#30 May 31, 2008
Jim Jones was the ultimate con man, and a lot of good people were deceived by him. It was a tragedy this community will never forget.
B is 4 BAD

Hilo, HI

#31 May 31, 2008
Realist wrote:
Jim Jones was the ultimate con man, and a lot of good people were deceived by him. It was a tragedy this community will never forget.
how many local people went to Guyana?
dirty liberty

Pearl City, HI

#32 Jun 2, 2008
one more day till election, can't wait!
dirty liberty

Pearl City, HI

#33 Jun 2, 2008
NO ON B!
Little Red Riding Hood

United States

#34 Jun 2, 2008
I know that the week after the Kool Aid Incident, we started attending Funerals of Family and Friends... It seemed like at least a dozen within a matter of days. I dont know the actual head count of Mendo People... but I would venture a guess of over 500. As a teenage girl Jones tried to get a peice of Red..I now wish I would have done more than knocking his nards back up into his gut... I could never understand why all these older people thought he was so great.. when at 13 I knew he was a Freak & Evil. Thanks to him... It's why Im so Anti Religion...and feel they are all Hypocrites... Atleast I know my first Impressions are Dead On! Jim Jones, I hope you are still rotting in hell... and don't worry about me...Im having the time of my Life.

Now... Can we be done with this? I hate drudging up old bad memories... not to say we should ever forget...
B is 4 BAD wrote:
<quoted text>
how many local people went to Guyana?
Move To Mendo

Henan, China

#35 Jul 31, 2008
25 Marijuana Plants Legal IN Mendocino!

Lets Get as many Pro-Legalization registered voters to move to Mendocino County and join the Thousands already living the Mendocino Dream. Tell your friends that 25 plants stand tall and most importantly LEGAL! The goal is to encourage the masses to join the Mendocino Dream Team in in it's efforts at complete legalization of Marijuana in Mendocino by 2010. Move to Mendocino and Register to Vote!
See you at the Polls!
Lets Legalize it by 2010!
Measure B Only Unites Us Together!
Don't Mourn - ORGANIZE!

25 Plants Legal in Mendocino!
lawnorder

Jackson St Forest, CA

#36 Jul 31, 2008
More cut and paste spam from the commercial growers and their marijuana lobby allies.

They want Mendocino County to permit the highest production of commercial marijuana of anywhere in the nation coupled with the lowest priority enforcement for marijuana related crimes.

We already tried this once. It was called Measure G. The result was that commercial growers were attracted here from all over the country.

The growers and their allies want to return to the failure of Measure G and pretend marijuana is legal in Mendocino County.

And who do they appeal to? Wannabe commercial growers from all over the county. They want us to be a laboratory for what it looks like when the commercial growers and drug dealers are in total control.
25 Legal in Mendo

Henan, China

#37 Jul 31, 2008
Mendocino County Welcomes You!

Lets Get as many Pro-Legalization registered voters to move to Mendocino County and join the Thousands already living the Mendocino Dream. Tell your friends that 25 plants stand tall and most importantly LEGAL! The goal is to encourage the masses to join the Mendocino Dream Team in in it's efforts at complete legalization of Marijuana in Mendocino by 2010. Move to Mendocino and Register to Vote!
See you at the Polls!
Lets Legalize it by 2010!
Measure B Only Unites Us Together!
Don't Mourn - ORGANIZE!

25 Marijuana Plants Legal in Mendocino!
Join the Mendo Revolution! Register to Vote!
Even Measure B was a failure!
25 Legal in Mendo

Henan, China

#38 Jul 31, 2008
BUMP FOR TRUTH

“IMPRISON DOPERS FOR LIFE”

Since: Jul 08

Hayward, CA

#39 Jul 31, 2008
lawnorder wrote:
More cut and paste spam from the commercial growers and their marijuana lobby allies.
They want Mendocino County to permit the highest production of commercial marijuana of anywhere in the nation coupled with the lowest priority enforcement for marijuana related crimes.
We already tried this once. It was called Measure G. The result was that commercial growers were attracted here from all over the country.
The growers and their allies want to return to the failure of Measure G and pretend marijuana is legal in Mendocino County.
And who do they appeal to? Wannabe commercial growers from all over the county. They want us to be a laboratory for what it looks like when the commercial growers and drug dealers are in total control.
Yep. Pretty transparent. DOPE DEALERS will do anything, including spamming and threats.
Bump it Up

Washington, DC

#41 Aug 16, 2008
Bump for truth
Mongo Is That You

Washington, DC

#42 Aug 16, 2008
lawnorder wrote:
More cut and paste spam from the commercial growers and their marijuana lobby allies.
They want Mendocino County to permit the highest production of commercial marijuana of anywhere in the nation coupled with the lowest priority enforcement for marijuana related crimes.
We already tried this once. It was called Measure G. The result was that commercial growers were attracted here from all over the country.
The growers and their allies want to return to the failure of Measure G and pretend marijuana is legal in Mendocino County.
And who do they appeal to? Wannabe commercial growers from all over the county. They want us to be a laboratory for what it looks like when the commercial growers and drug dealers are in total control.
Is that you??

Well is it?
Willits

Jackson St Forest, CA

#44 Aug 18, 2008
Thanks for the Jim Jones story: I enjoyed reading it. My son's were 3 years and 3 months old at the time the Jones party passed away. I had alot of friends that had gone with Jim Jones. Old news is old news but its also history too. Sure makes one wonder if their are others out there doing the same thing that Jim Jones was doing now.

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