Sleep The Light Away

Hipster Intelligence Agency

Cults the alt-pop duo from Austin Texas has an interesting video for their single Go Outside contructed from clips from Jim Jones’ People’s Temple and the lead up to the Jonestown Massacre.

The People’s Temple was a multi-cultural, multi-racial, utopian cult in San Francisco led by Jim Jones that operated the Jonestown Agricultural Community in Guyana, South America. The experiment ended in tragedy when 909 people were murdered on November 18, 1978. To an extent, the actions in Jonestown were viewed as a mass suicide; some sources, including Jonestown survivors, regard the event as a mass murder. 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 events of September 11, 2001.

One of the survivors was Richard Dwyer, a State Department official and suspected CIA operative.

I really want to go…

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