Yesterday, November 18, 2018, marked the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre. The late murderous cult leader Jim Jones was very methodical and somewhat effective in how he operated his Peoples Temple. So effective that he convinced or forced at gunpoint most of his followers (over 900) into drinking poisoned punch in the jungle of Guyana in South America after ordering the assassination of California congressman Leo Ryan and a group with him from the US who visited Jonestown to retrieve cult members being held against their will. How Jones operated not only gave us the popular phrase “drinking the Kool-Aid,” (even though they really drank Flavor Aid) the pattern of how he manipulated has been repeated and followed by many prominent figures and movements perpetrated by contemporary liberals. If you want to know why and how liberals do what they do, just look at the history of Jim Jones, who was an atheist, liberal, Marxist, and liberation theologist. In my opinion, you can even call contemporary liberals “Jim Jones liberals” whether they are leaders or followers.
Here are some interesting comparisons that should be made:
■ To rise to prominence, Jim Jones passed himself off as a devout Christian, although he was into Marxism and its Roman Catholic offshoot called liberation theology.
■ Contemporary leftists enjoy claiming Christianity, like Nancy Pelosi and the Clintons to promote themselves while they are actually closeted Saul Alinsky Communists who hold to liberation theology and/or other false doctrines.
■ Jim Jones became so self-absorbed, he called himself a god who could save the poor and oppressed (¶s 11 and 12 of this link) from the oppression of “the rich white men” who “control the system”, and as such was above the law, following the advice of cultist “Father Divine.” He then formed his own laws within his cult and oppressed those who wouldn’t obey him.
■ Prominent liberals and/or members of the Deep State believe it’s okay for them to break laws or form their own as if they are above the law (a god) under the guise of helping the oppressed while they target law-abiding citizens who don’t buy into their schemes.
■ Jim Jones promised his followers he would make their lives better, but instead intentionally made their lives worse to gain more power over them.
■ Former President Barack Obama promised Americans would do better under his administration and often implied he would lift up blacks, but he only made their situation worse. But like many African Americans still backed Jim Jones even when he was exposed as a fraud, blacks do the same for Obama. Gay rights activists, claiming to make life better, encourage sexual practices that are making life worse for LGBTs. Leftists running California who promised to make life better there have ended up ruining the state with high taxes, exorbitant housing costs, and natural disasters due to mismanagement of natural resources, prompting an exodus from the state.
■ While Jim Jones claimed that he loved his followers and would defend them from their enemies to preserve their lives, his ideas and actions led to his own death and the death of his followers. In the end he hated them enough to murder those who wouldn’t obey his suicide order and forced others at gunpoint to kill themselves to please him. They had become his slaves.
■ As atheist socialist billionaire George Soros claims that he cares about people and wants to help people improve their lives, the causes he supports such as the flood of migrants to Europe to force open borders and Antifa, his causes have resulted in rising crime due to criminal migrants or violent demonstrations carried out by Antifa.
The methods and false doctrines Jim Jones used will be similar to (if not the same as) methods and false doctrines that will be implemented on a far grander scale by the coming Antichrist, or beast. He most likely will be a socialist (Daniel 11:24 says he will scatter among certain people “the prey, and spoil, and riches”–a redistribution of wealth). He will claim to be a god and demand worship (2 Thessalonians 2:4). The Antichrist will also force people to obey his unjust whims and requests under penalty of death (Revelation 11:7; 13:15-17). Antichrists like Jim Jones (and Hitler) are merely Satan’s practice runs for his future Antichrist global leader at his grand finale during the great tribulation.
(This post is an updated version of an earlier post. Image above used under Creative Commons license from http://www.rexflip.com.)