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Fri May 5, 2017, 10:23 PM

Chump supporters are cult members who are like jim jones supporters

They have been so brain washed they are in the cult are will so far gone they will drink the kool side and die under chumpcare.

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Reply Chump supporters are cult members who are like jim jones supporters (Original post)
kimbutgar May 2017 OP
Bettie May 2017 #1
canetoad May 2017 #2
LOL Lib May 2017 #3
dembotoz May 2017 #17
Grassy Knoll May 2017 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2017 #5
Docreed2003 May 2017 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2017 #12
Docreed2003 May 2017 #14
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2017 #15
Post removed May 2017 #6
oasis May 2017 #8
MrScorpio May 2017 #9
kairos12 May 2017 #7
Laffy Kat May 2017 #11
Liberal In Texas May 2017 #13
Vinca May 2017 #16
NurseJackie May 2017 #18

Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 10:28 PM

1. And on their deathbeds

they will thank their Orange messiah for saving them...from living in a decent world.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 10:47 PM

2. That's the whole thing about cults

And Amway, some churches, Silver's Seminars, Landmark Forum and so on; they work very hard to break down your critical thinking so you are susceptible to the message.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 10:48 PM

3. I support their right to mass suicide.

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Response to LOL Lib (Reply #3)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:29 AM

17. Can we get them to line up now?

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 11:14 PM

4. King CON

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 11:55 PM

5. I'm currently reading

The Road to Jonestone: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn. Absolutely fascinating. Jones actually started out sincerely believing in Socialism. He was also, rather early on, willing to fake things like faith healing. It's going to be interesting watch him change into the man who oversaw the death of nearly 1,000 people in a Jungle in Guyana.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #5)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:50 AM

10. I heard an interview with the author of that book earlier in the week

On the Michelangelo Singorile show on XM Progress. It was absolutely fascinating and I really want to read the book now. I think the Trump analogy is entirely spot on. As an aside, I've always had a special interest in the Jonestown incident. My grandmother's sister was an early member of Jone's People's Temple, even moving with the church to California. She did not, however, make the transition to Jonestown. Its frightening how easily people can be swept up in such brainwashing tactics.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #10)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:57 AM

12. Wow. Thank you for sharing your personal connection.

Jeff Guinn is an amazing writer. So far the book is an incredible read. I believe I read his book on Bonnie and Clyde a few years ago, and I'm hoping to read more of his work. Luckily, my library (my main source of reading material) has several others of his.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #12)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:14 AM

14. His Manson book is pretty incredible, if you haven't read it.

It's funny, I hadn't really thought about Jonestown for a long time until I heard that interview and now I'm ready to run off to B&N and pick up the book.

To flesh out my earlier point a little bit, my great aunt started attending services with him in Indianapolis. My grandmother visited her sisters there pretty regularly and actually went to the church on a couple of occasions. It's fascinating to me that two sisters who were so close in beliefs would come away with such diametrically opposite viewpoints. Jones's charisma and his passion for civil rights resonated with my great aunt, while my grandmother saw through the facade and was truly frightened by the man.

I think the story speaks to the power of charismatic, authoritarian leaders and it should scare all of us that Trump shares so many similar qualities.

Thanks for the Bonnie and Clyde book recommendation. I'll definitely check it out too!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #14)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:06 AM

15. I will need to read his Manson book.

My library has it.

Sigh. So many books, so little time.

I like to say that I want very much to believe in an afterlife and that there are libraries there. And eternity to read books.

Honestly, without invoking the possibility of an afterlife, I'm rather crazed by how many books are published every year. I cannot begin to keep up with them all. It might help if I had limited interests, such as one good friend who reads mysteries and only mysteries, but no, I read almost everything. Sigh.

I could consider a form of censorship. Not for content. Because, for instance, just because I never read Westerns, I wouldn't want to arbitrarily stop publishing them. But could we PLEASE limit the new books to no more than, oh, say, a thousand per year? Even then I couldn't keep up, but I could console myself with thoughts of the afterlife.

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Sat May 6, 2017, 12:05 AM

8. Well you don't necessarily need to leave this world...but

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Response to Post removed (Reply #6)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:07 AM

9. Been dipping into the meth, I see.

Don't get high on your own supply

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:04 AM

7. I think they prefer we drink the Kool Aid and just die.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:51 AM

11. I think you're on to something. nt

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:01 AM

13. Yes, they have been brainwashed.

Constant TV tuned to FOX Newchannel. If not that, AM radio.

They don't read. They tend to not be very intelligent when you talk to them.

It's sad, but this is destroying our country. And they have no idea.



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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:46 AM

16. It seems so. Maybe they'll wake up when their insurance premium comes due and it's

thousands of dollars more with fewer benefits.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:15 AM

18. That also describes Susan Sarandon... a brainwashed CULT mentality also accounts for the...

... irrational hatred, contempt and fear of Hillary Clinton.




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