We are off on another trip, and so any work I am doing on Jonestown is on hold. However, I did take time this morning to look into Gaia’s work on this subject, which is still visible at Fakeopedia, here. After reading that I realized that I don’t have to reinvent the wheel, but merely pick up on, highlight, and perhaps expand on work already done.
In reading that work I realized as well that this is a massive undertaking. I have more questions than answers, but am settling on one aspect that makes everything else more poignant:
No one died.
Stop and think about it – the people who supposedly died there were from the lower casts of society, at least that is the story. They were mostly black, and that adds to the unspoken and indelicate attitude that these were not important people, sorry to say. So there are several angles from which we might approach the event:
- We assume real deaths. Killing them would be inconsequential. It is easy to kill people who no one cares about – what did Chomsky or someone call them? “Unworthy victims”?
- Murder is consequential. Almost all of us are incapable of killing another human. If there were indeed 918 victims there, then there would be perhaps 300 families, and of those 300 families, maybe a dozen people would want answers and actively investigate what happened. That would be a nuisance – they would have to start arranging accidents and suicides for those people too. It is a whole lot of trouble.
- C’mon. 918 people do not commit suicide all at once under any circumstances. I realize that suicide is a common thing, the tenth leading cause of death. But imagine the improbability of assembling 918 suicidal people. It could not be done. What would have happened once it was understood that mass murder (forced suicide) was going on? Mass panic, people scattered all over the hillsides and in the jungle, and a massive effort then to find them and murder them. That is, as the military expression says, FUBAR.
How much easier if they just had a photo shoot and wrote a back story. Lincoln was wrong – most people can be fooled ALL of the time.
So set aside the mass death scene, and what is left?
- Was there indeed a compound there?
- Was it really in Guyana? (Pictures is all any of us know, so it could be anywhere.)
- If Guyana, why Guyana?
- Were people growing crops and raising children there?
- If so, who were these people and where were they from?
- Why did Jim Jones have any interest in this compound and its people?
- Why did they decide to close it?
- Why did they stage a fake mass suicide?
- Did Congresswoman Ryan fake his death? Or did he die for real? Did he stumble on something important? Is that what triggered the panic?
- Was this some sort of military operation?
- Was this some sort of corporate venture?
- Was this event planned, or spontaneous?
Two things come to mind as I view aerial photos of the Jonestown compound: A military base, or a mining operation.
One of the explanations offered among those who assume that people really died that day is that this was a CIA mind control experiment. I discount that idea in total. Whatever progress that has been made in mind control is apparent all around us. We already live in the Zombie Apocalypse, most people brain-dead already. Scratch that. As long as we have TV, further attempts at mind control are redundant.
Obviously I have bitten off more than I can chew – I knew that going in. I am thankful for Gaia and all the others who have already worked on this. I mentioned in the comments that perhaps this can be a clearing house for information on Jonestown, where all the work done can be centralized … but that was Gaia’s objective at Fakeopedia. Since Faye and Ab have jettisoned Gaia, I would like to preserve his work here. I don’t think it is secure over there.
Finally, I received an excited email from Kevin, who is working the genealogy aspect, something he is very good at. It did not take him long to stumble on something really interesting, and yes, this is a tease. We agreed that he should use a separate headline when he is ready to put that work up so that it does not get lost in the comments.
Adios for a while. I will be in Billings, Montana, for a few days, and it has Internet, I know. I will have an iPad, and will be aware of what is going on here, watching the comments with great interest. After that, we will be in a campground in Yellowstone National Park that has no Internet and no cell signal, part of its appeal. It is a small place that has a small creek running through it and a larger one running by it. It is like … Jonestown north. Maybe all of us campers will get together and commit suicide. It happens, you know.