Apr 10, 2017 · How Jim Jones led massacre victims to ‘drink the Kool-Aid’ Jeff Guinn’s ‘The Road to Jonestown’ relives the horrors of Guyana and the Peoples Temple.
Ballad of Jim Jones by the Brian Jonestown Massacre, available on Thank God for Mental Illness (1996).  Carnage in the Temple of the Damned , by Deicide , available on Deicide (1990).
Cause of death: Suicide by gunshot wound to the head
Among the head-banging anthems metal musicians have based on the Peoples Temple tragedy are “Guyana: Cult of the Damned” by Manowar (1984), “Carnage in the Temple of the Damned” by Deicide (1990), “Jonestown Massacre (Jim Jones)” by Church of Misery (2009), “Last Call in Jonestown” by Polkadot Cadaver (2013).
The deceased were followers of a deranged cult leader named Jim Jones, who had led his followers to Jonestown with promises of a better life, and had kept them there through violence and intimidation.
Although Jones used poisoned Flavor Aid, the drink mix was also commonly (mistakenly) referred to as Kool-Aid. This has led to the phrase » drinking the Kool-Aid «, referring to a person or group holding an unquestioned belief, argument, or philosophy without critical examination.
Rare Photos From Jonestown, the Deadliest Cult in American History A glimpse inside the lives of Jim Jones’ 909 followers, before they «drank the Kool-Aid.» by Liberty Lawson
Many of us have heard the expression “drinking the Kool-Aid” when talking about people or groups blindly going along with bad or dangerous ideas because of pressure from others. But the term originates from a historical event much more tragic than the light-hearted phrase implies: the Jonestown massacre. On November 18, 1978, more than 900 men, women and children lost their lives on an agricultural …
Jones himself didn’t “drink the Kool-Aid”. They found the 47-year-old preacher with a bullet wound to the head : possibly murder, perhaps more likely suicide. But to the very end he
There were a number of lawsuits going on in United States, calling on Jim Jones to come back. Jim’s lawyer, Mark Lane, had come down to Guyana and told him there was a conspiracy against him.
Today, the phrase «drink the Kool-Aid» is firmly entrenched in popular language, although the evidence suggests that it should more realistically be either «drink the Flavor Aid/Kool Aid mix» or
The Jonestown Massacre also remains the only time in history in which a U.S. congressman (Leo Ryan) was killed in the line of duty. Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple Founded in 1956 by Jim Jones , the Peoples Temple was a racially integrated church that focused on helping people in need.
Feb 22, 2017 · Watch video · Jim Jones was best known as the cult leader of the Peoples Temple who led more than 900 followers in a mass suicide via cyanide-laced punch known as the Jonestown Massacre. Born on May 13, 1931
Born: May 13, 1931
Jim Jones, left, led a cult group to Guyana that committed mass suicide in 1978. Since the Jonestown massacre, the phrase “drinking the Kool-Aid” has become a popular term for blind trust
From the age of 13, Leslie Wagner Wilson had been indoctrinated in the California-based Peoples Temple, led by the charismatic Jim Jones, whose mission was to …