It began as charismatic preacher Jim Jones’ attempt to build a socialist utopia, but it ended with the deaths of more than 900 people in a remote settlement in Guyana known as Jonestown. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports the second installment of TODAY’s “Cults & Crimes” series.
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Jonestown Mass Suicide: Revisiting The Cult That Ended With The Deaths Of 900 | TODAY

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31 COMMENTS

  1. Y'all actually trying to teach people about communist and socialist ideology?? That's what they were. Jim Jones says, don't be like this, die like good communist and socialist.

  2. every time I see a video like this, i assume this is the most absurd event ever in the history of humanity… a while later, youtube throws at me an even worse and unbelievably ridiculous. there's no limit to what people can do :/

  3. Mass murder? Sounds similar?? Can any one say (Coronavirus) maybe they should have just waited for the covid19 to wipe them out.. stupid people follow stupider people instead of being their own independently self guided.

  4. Good for his son for still going by the name… Jim Jones (Sr) actually did a lot of good, esp race-equality related things, in his early days. If he hadn't lost the plot at some point, I think could have done a lot of great things and helped make a lot of positive changes. Unfortunately it didn't go that way, and obviously I don't condone what ultimatly happened- Just pointing out that the fact that it could have gone so differently/he initially had great potential.

  5. I am from Guyana. I still live here. Me and my sister were just talking about this. So I came on YouTube to see if I can find any documentary on it. Most people don't even know Guyana exist until you mention Jim Jones or Jonestown. Right now the place is just pure jungle. No one goes there to stay overnight or wants to live there.

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