918 Americans (304 aged 17 or younger) – members of a San Francisco-based religious group called the Peoples Temple – died after drinking poison at the urging of their leader, the Reverend Jim Jones, in a secluded South American jungle settlement.

Jim Jones

I decided, how can I demonstrate my Marxism? The thought was, infiltrate the church. So I consciously made a decision to look into that prospect.

Jones the family man

Jones had previously witnessed a faith healing service at the Seventh Day Baptist Church, and concluded that such healings could attract people, and generate income, helping to accomplish his social goals.[3] Jones and Temple members knowingly faked healings because they found that the increased faith generated financial resources to help the poor and finance the church.[3] These “healings” involved chicken livers and other animal tissue, claimed by Jones (and confederate Temple members) to be cancerous tissues removed from the body.[5]

The Temple used ten to fifteen Greyhound-type bus cruisers to transport members up and down California freeways each week for recruitment and fundraising.[33]Jones always rode bus number seven, which contained armed guards and a special section lined with protective metal plates.[33] He told members that the Temple would not bother scheduling a trip unless it could net $100,000, and the Temple’s goal for annual net income from bus trips was $1 million

Jone’s church organized conventions that drew as many as 11,000 attendees,[6] as Jones and the other preachers conducted “healings” and impressed attendees by revealing private information—usually numbers, such as addresses, phone numbers, or Social Security numbers, which private detectives could easily discover beforehand.[6]

In 1961, Jones claimed he had had a vision of Chicago coming under a nuclear attack.[16] He claimed that Indianapolis would also be destroyed,[16] convincing aides that the Temple needed to look for a new location.  A 1962 Esquire magazine article listed the nine safest places to be in a nuclear war, so Jimmy set out to find a safe place to preach.  Jones preached that his healing power demonstrated that he was a special manifestation of “Christ the Revolution.

“Jim said that all of us were homosexuals,” Joyce Houston, an ex-Temple follower, said in the Jonestown documentary. “Everyone except [him]. He was the only heterosexual on the planet, and that the women were all lesbians; the guys were all gay. And so anyone who showed in interest in sex was just compensating.”

During Ryan’s visit in Jonestown, a few settlers told the congressman that they wanted to return to the States, an act that Jones saw as a betrayal. Afterwards when Ryan, the defectors, and the journalists were waiting at the Port Kaituma airstrip for planes to take them home, a truck arrived carrying Temple gunmen who then opened fire.

Jones then  made his speech to his followers in the Jonestown pavilion.  He commanded his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, starting with the children first.  Long before the actual event, Jones had his followers drink what they initially believed was poison as a test of loyalty to him, which  was a rehearsal for the event he had planned. There were armed guards with guns and crossbows to ensure that nobody was getting out alive.  Then gave the order to kill the children first.

Jim Jones, who was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head.  There is credible speculation that the person shot in the side of the head was not actually Jim Jones.



This year, November 18th will mark the 40th anniversary of the “Jonestown massacre”.  It was the largest such event in modern history and resulted in the largest single loss of American civilian life in a deliberate act until the state-sponsored staged events on September 11 in 2001.

9/11 was the event responsible for waking up many people to government deception by way of official narratives, investigations, reports and so on.  9/11 has also been responsible for motivating woke people to reexamine and often unlearn the official accounts of historical events.  The Jonestown massacre is such an event that needs to be unlearned.

Drink the Flavor Aid

First off, nobody drank Kool-Aid at the behest of Jim Jones, cult leader of the Peoples Temple at their agricultural commune known as “Jonestown” in the South American country of Guyana.  It was Flavor Aid—not Kool-Aid that was laced with cyanide poison and according to the Guyana government’s top pathologist, it was murder—not “revolutionary suicide” that claimed the lives of 911 of his “followers”.  [Yes, you read correctly.  911 deaths were reported by the Washington Post on December 17, 1978.   Add another one to the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up file.]

Dr. C. Leslie Mootoo found that 90 percent of the victims had fresh needle marks at the back of their left shoulder blades.  Obviously, someone else would have had to inject them there.  He also observed that other people were found shot or strangled to death and others had cyanide poison forcefully squirted into their throats.  Surviving eyewitnesses said that anyone who resisted drinking was killed by armed guards.  Furthermore, a U.S. Army spokesperson declared, “no autopsies were needed as the cause of death was not an issue”.  [Haven’t we seen this movie before?]

The Jonestown Death Tape

To listen to “The Jonestown Death Tape”, click here.

Initial media reports claimed that Jones convinced 408 of his followers to drink the deadly Kool-Aid.  Over the next week, the media continued to report 408 deaths but also began reporting that 700 followers survived and ran off into the Guyanese jungle and U.S. army teams had arrived on site.  Inexplicably, the death toll increased to 700 then 800 and finally 911 just one week after the initial reports of 408.

“All the Fake News That’s Fit to Print”


The New York Times reported on November 25th the additional 500 deaths were discovered because the Guyanese officials “could not count”.  Following reports claimed the new dead bodies were discovered hiding underneath the original bodies even though not one photograph of the hundreds taken showed any hidden bodies.

There’s always TIME for more propaganda

At the time, there were people who speculated that the seven hundred survivors that fled for the jungle were hunted down and killed by U.S. Military, Guyanese troops and British commandos who happened to be in the neighborhood for “training exercises”.  But it was Dr. Peter David Beter that revealed the truth about what really happened for those who subscribed his “audio letters”.

In Dr. Beter’s audio letter #40 from November 30, 1978, he disclosed that the Jonestown massacre was in fact staged by the U.S. military.  This mass casualty event allowed the military to take-out a nearby Soviet missile base and remove the bodies and warheads in coffins that were reportedly carrying the victims of the massacre.  He explained this is why the military brought sixteen C-131 aircraft, allegedly just to remove the bodies with only thirty-six caskets allotted for each plane.  This was despite the fact that this aircraft was commonly used for transporting tanks, trucks, troops and ammunition all in a single plane.

Operation Guyana

To watch “The Battle of Guyana”, click here.

So, add the Jonestown massacre to ever increasing list of historical events that one must unlearn in order to uncover the truth.  The new revised editions of our history books should read, “The government staged events on November 18, 1978 resulted in the largest loss of American civilian life in a deliberate covert act until the government staged events on September 11, 2001.

Dan Cromer is an information specialist, is a regular guest on The Raw Deal and The Power Hour. His research on Sandy Hook, Las Vegas and Parkland has been published by numerous media outlets.