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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Answers a Researcher’s Question

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR: I received an email from a Peoples Temple researcher. He had this question: What do you believe Jim Jones meant by 'revolutionary suicide' and what he was protesting at the massacre? Jim used the phrase "Revolutionary suicide" to protest that we had people from outside of our Jonestown community thinking they could come in and monitor what was happening. He turned his decision for everyone to die into a political message - a message that was in the rhetoric of the Left during that time in the US. He tried to put the burden of the suicides (he called it suicide ...

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