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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR WRITES: HATE? WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?

Hate? What is it good for? by Laura Johnston Kohl This is an article I just wrote for volume 14 of the jonestown report. Recently, I opened an innocuous-looking piece of email that turned out to be hate mail. The sender must have seen one of my interviews in the documentaries that show up on PBS or one of the cable channels periodically. The people of Jonestown deserved what they got, he said. He added that when I cry about anything related to Peoples Temple, I’m just being stupid, ignorant, etc., and that I should just shut up. Why would anyone write such a ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Answers Question

In late May, 2012, I was giving a Jonestown Survivor Book Talk at the College-Rolando Branch Library. After my presentation, I had a thoughtful conversation with a young man at my event. He was in middle school. First, he asked me, "Can I ask you a question?" I always laugh at that beginning. I, of course, said yes. He asked, "What is it like being an author?" I told him that it is wonderful. I explained why. Now that I have written my autobiography, I have allowed myself to NOT feel ...

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