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Old 12th October 2017, 12:46 PM   #1
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Jim Jones...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKe3G1zMZ6A

The Jim Jones / Jonestown story is an old one but I thought that perhaps it needs to be retold. I remember when this was 'news' but I never really knew any details until I found this video on YouTube.

I suspect that there even might be younger people today (folks < 35 years old) who might not even be aware of what happened. It's a disturbing story and the video runs 01:13:28.

I would suggest that you do not watch it unless you have the time and inclination to view the entire film from start to finish. I feel this is important to experience the full impact of the story.

Thoughts and opinions are welcome...
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Old 17th October 2017, 03:26 AM   #2
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I remember watching a documentary on it a while ago. While it's all tragic and sad, there's one particular bit that really stuck with me.

There was a mother and teenage daughter living at the compound, looking after the kids. When the call came that it was time, the pair killed the kids first, and then stood in the middle of the room, facing each other, and slit each other's throats.

Even now, years later, I find the mental image of a mother and daughter looking into each other's eyes as they willingly killed each other with knives haunting.
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