08 / May
08 / May
Jonestown's Apologist

The Manson Family, Heaven's Gate's Hale Boppers, and Leopold and Loeb all lack academic defenders. But not Jim Jones' Peoples Temple. Rebecca Moore has made a career as an apologist for the political cult whose 1978 act of "revolutionary suicide" resulted in the deaths of more than 900 people. My article @ City Journal exposes the San Francisco politicians who fawned over Peoples Temple--and the academic who follows in their footsteps more than three decades later.

posted at 12:00 AM
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That this woman would have credibility is shocking even though lack of common sense is pandemic these days. California has instituted a special day to "honor" one of Jones' accomplices in crime (Harvey Milk). Thank you for shining a light on this dark, evil propaganda that poisons the minds of readers and can lead to the whitewashing of the crimes of a mass murderer.

Posted by: Sherri on May 7, 2010 11:29 PM

Liberalism kills people!

What happened then is somewhat what is what is happening now with intellectuals, politicians and the media types making excuses for jihadists (homegrown or otherwise) and opening the door in addition to throwing out the welcome mat for more attempts to murder Americans.

Posted by: asdf on May 8, 2010 10:20 AM

Very good. I wonder did Eric Hoffer ever comment on the People's Temple since he was from San Francisco, and there is no greater voice on the psychology of cult followers?

Posted by: The Jungle Cat on May 8, 2010 11:33 PM

Liberals are the great threat to the U.S. Constitution when it comes to trying to shutdown others. Utah just did the right thing & Crist in Florida is now ahead in the polls.

Posted by: SummerRain on May 9, 2010 11:41 AM
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