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Comment 16 by caseyg5 :

Why did 900 people kill themselves in Guyana? Because their "god," Jim Jones, said so. That was more than enough so as to avoid a painful afterlife that their leader said awaited them if they disobeyed.

If you get a chance to see the documentary film which shows footage of the actual event, do so, but know that it is extremely disturbing. I am still haunted by what I saw. Many people actually tried to flee to the woods and were hunted down. One made it as far as the landing gear/wheels of the airplane before being shot. Others were forced to drink the Koolaid. It was not "kumbaya" peace, love, and happiness. It was very chaotic and the intention to mass murder was very obvious.

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 01:28:53 UTC | #933166