The Jonestown Massacre

JonestownSixty years ago, a preacher, Jim Jones, rented a small building in a racially-mixed section of Indianapolis and founded a religious group called Wings of Deliverance. A year later, Wings of Deliverance was renamed Peoples Temple and one of the most notorious cults in American history was born.

On November 18, 1978, in what became known as the “Jonestown Massacre”, more than 900 members of the cult died in a mass suicide-murder under the direction of their charismatic but highly dangerous leader.

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David Winship has written an unauthorised autobiography and several critically disdained literary tomes. His work is frequently compared with Steinbeck, Orwell and Hemingway, but unfortunately Mike Steinbeck, Daisy Orwell and Howard Hemingway were all terrible writers. He has been totally overlooked for the most prestigious literary awards worldwide, which is a shame as most of the words are spelled correctly. In fact, his books contain material that ranks with the finest literary works in history: all the right letters are there, just not necessarily in the right order.

Dave’s blog (The Speed Of Dark Blog) is part of his crusade for truth and justice and universal entitlement to free real ale. It may well be that his whole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.

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