Study of a Socialist

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(From Editor:  Originally published Sept. 24, 2012.  Thought it would be fun to re-release.)

This man was all about “the People” and began his career as a community organizer.

He despised capitalism, denigrated the “millionaires and billionaires” and gathered the trust of the poor and oppressed by claiming he was a religious man.  Only after establishing their trust and devotion did he admit he was an atheist.

He was lauded by Democrat politicians and dignitaries including California Governor Jerry Brown, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, Walter Mondale, gay activist Harvey Milk and former first lady Rosalynn Carter—all of whom either gave or attended testimonial dinners for him.

He claimed in a sermon that Jesus was a communist.

He was the friend of most of the United States worldwide enemies, including the Nation of Islam, communist leaders, dictators and terrorists like Angela Davis.  He was once described as a combination of “Martin King, Angela Davis, Albert Einstein…ChairmanMao.”

He was an excellent fundraiser and collected money from people throughout the United States.

He hired media specialists to dispute any negative allegations made against him, including rumors that he had a homosexual affair.

He idolized Mao Zedong and carefully studied how Mao was able to overthrow the Chinese government.

No, he’s not Barack Obama, Van Jones, or any number of progressives in America today; his name is “Don’t Drink the Kool-aid” Jim Jones, founder of the Peoples Temple and the leader of one of the largest mass-suicides in history.

Jim Jones was obsessed with creating a ‘socialistic utopia’ in America and he realized the easiest way to manipulate the masses was by infiltrating religion. “How can I demonstrate my Marxism? The thought was, infiltrate the church,” Jones said, and soon after he created  The Peoples Temple Christian Church Full Gospel.  At a time when segregation was still occurring in America, Jones’ church was inter-racial and attracted thousands of poor and disadvantaged people.

After Jones was given tax-exemption status for his Peoples Temple church, he began openly telling outsiders that he was an atheist and communist.  He admitted in an article that he had learned the way to achieve social change through Marxism in the United States was to “mobilize people through religion.” In one of his California sermons, Jones said, “If you’re born in capitalist America, racist America, fascist America, then you’re born in sin. But if you’re born in socialism, you’re not born in sin.”

Jim Jones’ ultimate goal—much like the organizers of Occupy Wall Street–was to create a ‘socialist utopia’ in the U.S. but when he realized that wasn’t going to happen, he moved to a strip of land in Guyana which he renamed “Jonestown”.

Everything finally came crashing down when Jones learned that California Congressman Leo Ryan was coming to Guyana to investigate Jonestown for possible human rights violations.   Jones ordered some of his followers to murder Rep. Ryan, three journalists and a defecting Temple member in an ambush on a Port Kaituma airstrip. Backed into a corner, the master manipulator convinced his followers to participate in a “revolutionary suicide” by drinking cyanide-laced grape Flavor-Aide.  Jones had borrowed the term by Black Panther leader and Peoples Temple supporter Huey Newton who said, “the slow suicide of life in the ghetto ought to be replaced by revolutionary struggle that would end only in victory (socialism and self determination) or revolutionary suicide (death).”

On November 18, 1978, 909 inhabitants of Jonestown, 303 of them children, were found dead in and around a pavilion, including Jones who had died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.  The Jonestown suicides were the greatest single loss of American civilian life in a non-natural disaster until the 9/11 attacks.

“We didn’t commit suicide; we committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world,” Jones said in a tape recording made during the event.

In 2010 Jim Jones’ adopted son, Jim Jones, Jr. was on the Oprah Winfrey show.  He said, “I’m part of an organization that tried to build a new world.  Nine hundred people died, and I miss them every day. But I also recognize that they tried.  They tried something—they failed horrifically—but they tried, and out of that, I’ve taken a lot of pride to realize that I’m Jim Jones Jr.  I can’t hide from that.”

2011 Occupy Wall Street quotes:

“There’s a lot of different kinds of people here who want to shift the paradigm to something that’s addressing the huge gap between the rich and the poor.” Susan Sarandon

“You’re talking about raising political consciousness so it spills over all parts of the country…in the end we’re really talking about what Martin King would call a revolution: A transfer of power from oligarchs to everyday people of all colors. And that is a step by step process.” Princeton University religion professor Dr. Cornel West

“We’re here to give everything from the people from whom you stole everything.”  Van Jones

“Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!”  Karl Marx

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Ann-Marie Murrell

Ann-Marie Murrell is the original PolitiChick anchor and is the National Director/Editor-in-Chief of, which was nominated at CPAC 2013 as the “People’s Choice Blogger of the Year”. In 2013, Ann-Marie received Front Page Magazine’s Glazov Gang Ronald Reagan Award. Ann-Marie writes for dozens of respected Conservative websites including TownHall, Daily Caller, Front Page Magazine, The Blaze and more. Ann-Marie is often a guest speaker at rallies across the US and is a frequent guest on radio and TV shows, including a 2013 appearance on the Dr. Phil Show in which she represented the conservative viewpoint. She has been featured on dozens of radio and television shows, including Fox News, BlazeTV, the Dennis Prager Show, the Janine Turner Show and she is a regular commentator and guest host on One America’s Rick Amato Show, Front Page Magazine’s Glazov Gang and the Mark Isler Show on 870/The Answer. Ann-Marie is one of the go-to conservative reporters in Los Angeles and has covered multiple political events throughout the United States. Ann-Marie has conducted hundreds of interviews with conservative leaders including Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Lt. Col. Allen West, Dr. Ben Carson, and she was one of the last reporters to interview the late Andrew Breitbart. Ann-Marie speaks at various Conservative rallies and 2nd Amendment events across the country, from California to Texas and many cities in between, and was the exclusive reporter for the David Horowitz Freedom Center West Coast retreat. You can find Ann-Marie Murrell on Facebook and Twitter (@PolitichickAM). (@PolitichickAM).

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  1. With Barack Obama in office, those who couldn’t get it done in the 60s think their time has come to achieve their goals of Communism. The Occupy Wall Street quotes say it all. Another great article, Ann-Marie!

    • Thanks Lainie. It took the ‘perfect storm’ to get someone like Barack in office, it’s going to take a HURRICANE to get him out…

      • ADRoberts says:

        God ALLOWED him into office because of the wickedness of our nation. Even the good people remain silent when wickedness pervades all of our society. And when a Christian speaks up, the Laodicean Christians, refuse to participate. They don’t want to make waves.
        I would much rather make waves with mankind as to face God with the real accusation that I was ASHAMED of Him.

  2. rosemarienoa says:

    There is a TV show on the Military Channel titled “The Fatal Attraction of Adolf Hitler” In a few years it will be titled “The Fatal Attraction of Barack Obama”!!! Wait for it! This is a story that will be another historical tragedy!!!

    • Dick says:

      I think you’re wrong. There will be no military channel. The 24/7 All Gay Channel will replace that. You probably won’t be able to afford cable TV or a TV for that matter. And I think the Fuhrer will not allow his name to be spoken, written or certainly nothing derogatory said about him. God help the USA and those of us with any sense at all.

      • Gramma76 says:

        Just read yesterday on WND that anyone saying anything against obozo will get in trouble ASAP! Think they were talking about social media, Facebook, etc., and maybe personal emails! This is a very scary time!

        • reggiec says:

          Obama Quotes

          “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the
          United States of America.” —Barack
          Obama, October 30, 2008

          Obama On Hispanic Radio interview Oct. 26, 2010:

          “On issues that are important to us, we’re going to punish
          our enemies and reward our friends”

          April 2. 2009

          “Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother.” That’s what President Barack Obama said to Rep. Peter DeFazio in a closed-door meeting of the House Democratic Caucus last week, according to the Associated Press. A few weeks ago, Mr. DeFazio voted against the administration’s stimulus

          Valarie Jarrett:

          “After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time.
          Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.”
          Look up:
          “Obama’s Marxist Ideas from His College Days Can Still be
          Seen Today” at Freedom Outpost

          Feb. 7, 2013
          Maxine Waters:
          “‘Obama Has Put In Place Secret Database With Everything On Everyone. The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life. That’s going to be very, very powerful. That database
          will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it’s never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. (Read, they will have to bow to Obama to get his data base
          info.) They’re going to go down with that database and the
          concerns of those people because they can’t get around it. And he’s [President Obama] been very smart.It’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place.”

          ***Where will Obama get the information for his “Secret
          Database”? We know The IRS was cooperating with the Obama administration, we know the NSA is compiling huge metadata on all Americans, we know Obamacare has
          all your financial data, we know that The DOJ under Holder is purely and singularly Obama’s enforcement thug squad.

          Obama On Hispanic Radio interview Oct. 26, 2010:
          “On issues that are important to us, we’re going to punish
          our enemies and reward our friends”

          If you do not realize that all your vital information, including gun ownership, will not go directly into Obama’s data base you are delusional.

      • rosemarienoa says:

        I hope you are wrong but I am afraid you may be correct !!! Especially after his loss on the Justice Dept. nominee yesterday !!! He called it a travesty! What is a travesty is him being president !!!!

  3. Great article Ann-Marie you know I w
    also had a thought of when Ronald Reagan began his career in acting the Communist were trying to take over and he helped to put a stop to it. It is Obvious Like Laine said that they now see this as a time to take over and Obama is their Leader. I would hate to see another four years of his insane policies and executive orders…it will be a sad day. Again Great article!

  4. What a powerful article –insightful and down right scarey. Politichicks are not fatalist – we just tell it like it is. Good job as always!

  5. jbalbo says:

    This is an interesting study of someone who believed in extremism and was frankly a nut job. For that, I commend the interesting piece which supplements what I remember from the events as a child. The quotes listed below the Jim Jones piece are of more current people who also believe in a more socialism-based mindset. I don’t see what it has to do at all with Barack Obama’s policies (to be fair, Ann-Marie, you did not directly make this reference, but clearly those commenting infer this). The fact that established politicial leaders mistakenly supported him also has nothing to do with Barack Obama. Ronald Reagan supported the Contras and gave weapons to groups who later became active against the United States (like the Taliban) and nobody blames him. The fact is he didn’t know at the time (we hope). So screaming Socialism, Hitler and other beliefs and then putting Barack Obama in the same sentence says nothing. [Side note: I'm from LA and the people I am surrounded by are mostly conservative.]

    • Read the first paragraph again & you should understand why I referenced Obama. Community organizer, denigrating “millionaires & billionaires”, strange church, surrounded by communists/socialists etc etc. Sorry, but the similarities are absolutely there.

  6. Wow, what an article, and probably news to some people who use the “drink the kool aid” phrase and never knew where it came from. Please take care.

    • For What Its Worth says:

      If Jim Jones were around now, the modern Democrat party would have him as their standard bearer for 2016 and he would be the darling of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Progressives (all brands) and the rest of the lemming crowd infesting the party. Koolaid anyone??

  7. slyefocks says:

    Sounds like comrade Barry Soetoro’s (aka Barak Hussein Obama) autobiography!!!

  8. DHouk says:

    I agree Ann-Marie, the similarites are strikingly similar between the Obummer and Jim Jones. How do these whack jobs obscure their true intent to people and how do people lose all their senses and not see their deception. I have often said on many posts that we can survive the Fool (Obummer) because he is after all, only a fool; what we cannot survive are the fools that are willing to have one such as he as our leader. The lowering of our standards is what is the most dangerous threat to our country.

  9. jeanne says:

    Every time I see and hear some of Obama’s rethoric, I am reminded of these poor people, who would not understand what was happening to them. A great deal of Obama supporters seem to be in this ‘I believe’ state of mind…that is truly frightening…not only for our country, but for them as well… I remember the Jim Jones tragedy and what a blow it was to America to see that he had such a hold over these people, that they were willing to ‘drink the kool-aid’.

  10. GUEST says:

    To all who are taken in by ths Muslim Barry Soetoro, Alias, Barack Hussein Obama Jr., let me say this::. Wherever you are, if you have the chance to see him, you will do whatever it takes for you to see that SMILING, MAYBE LAUGHING, BUT LIEING FACE! but we are not going to vote for a person who smiles or laughs lots,we are going to vote for a man who can get the USA out of the very DEEP HOLE our man has got us into. You do not have to believe anyone, just check on his past, though he has hidden all of his private life, school records, birth certificate and everything that he WANTED HIDDEN. If a man hides something important that he doesn’t want Others to know, there is a reason. , and we learned his reason. , UNTIL he got by the person who did not check him for his elibibility, his cirtizenship, birth certificate and where he was born , a mistake by someone in Washington, D.C. Congress. He claimed he doesn’t know his birthday, lieing all the time. PLEASE do not vote for a person who should be working for the citizens of the USA , but must be traveling the country to CAMPAIGN. He seems NOT to have a problem in the world. WRONG!!! We are not going to hire a person who walks around whistling, smiling and laughing, because he has pulled an unbelievable FARCE on the USA. The citizens are the people that are suffering, not the Muslim. He has made enough money off of the citizens to have a very,very HIGH LIFE. However, he will have to start paying for all the traveling that his wife, Michelle does and that will take millions of dollars. You younger people who have not really found out just what he is going to TRY very hard to do,let me promise you, you are NOT going to like it. Be sure to vote but not for a Marxist, Communist, liar with the name of either Soetoro or Obama, Jr. It is not verified as yet.

  11. pizano says:

    He would have a much easier time achieving his socialist utopia in today’s America!

  12. purplewings says:

    The strange thing about all this that might prevent people from following so easily, is to recognize that usually those who convince others it is being done so ‘they’ can have a better opportunity in life, are those who have had everything, and make no effort to give away their own excessive wealth. So by accumulating loyal followers, they become powerful leaders who are also very wealthy due to the capitalism they feel so much hatred for.

    • For What Its Worth says:

      Well put! I believe the term is “trust” or “limousine” liberals. Either way, they are hypocrites of the worst kind.

  13. Michele says:

    Here’s a chilling video (disturbing) of Jones with his zealotry for his socialism/communism and proof of links to the USSR, ties to big Dems, etc.

  14. Yes, He's a Communist says:

    “The goal of Socialism, .. is Communism.”
    - Vladimir Lenin
    Whether one calls himself a liberal/progressive/socialist/communist, doesn’t matter.
    They’re all the same thing.

    • For What Its Worth says:

      Spot on correct! Every Soviet era school child was taught that Socialism was just the way-station or halfway mark on the way to full blown Communism. The American left still don’t get it for the most part….the hardcore Communists do however! Between Antonio Gramsci, Saul Alinsky and now Obama and Hilary Clinton, the plan is well underway……

  15. Gramma76 says:

    AMM- knew he was nothing but trouble back when he first “burst” on the scene! Know that he was “chosen” not by the voters but by the people that control him and all of DC! What is hard to fathom is why?? Why do those people want to destroy America when America has made them who they are/ perhaps YOU CAN EXPLAINTHAT TO ME! Sorry for the caps, key got stuck!

    • AFSarge says:

      If you do get that explanation please get it to me. The only explanation I can come up with is Power and Greed or just a type of mental retardation. I bet you can name more than a few people or groups that felt that their way of life was the only way everyone else should live. Then you find out that most of the stuff they were preaching that was bad, they were doing to others all along. Utopia is only in the mind and interpreted through the eyes of the individual. I hate to admit it but Hollywood, in a way, got it right with the movie “Demolition Man” as to what a utopian world would look like through the eyes of an individual or individuals that were to create it. Weak and gutless, laws passed for thee and not for me. Only to have it all fall apart.

  16. Lara Fabans says:

    Growing up near SF in the 70s, I knew of Jim Jones and how “well respected” he was. And I was in SFO when they brought through the body of Leo Ryan…it was horrifying. How can we so easily forget the lessons that history provides?

    • AFSarge says:

      It amazes me that as important history is as a learning tool that people feel that it is something trivial. The old saying is true, to forget history you are doomed to repeat it. The socialist have always twisted history to back their cause and make people question the validity of history. People and socialist like Jim Jones, Van Jones, Jerry Brown, Angela Davis and many more all use the phrase “History is only written by the victors” to fool the weak minded, disadvantaged, poor and others in to thinking that they are their real hero’s and saviors fighting for them. But as history has shown that most if not all are really dictators in disguise or become dictators because they get drunk on power. But then the other old saying comes in to play “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” and again history points that out to us. Any one person or group can become dangerous as they gain power and especially if gained through corruption and lies like in the case with Jim Jones the Nazi’s and many others. That’s why I like our Constitution, our way of life so much more than any other in the world. We have checks and balances that, though many complain about, have worked and continue to work. I’m not saying that there is no corruption or greed here, but sooner or later it gets uncovered and fixed over time. My hope is that our society hasn’t become too complacent in our daily lives to understand that it only takes a few years with a few laws, driven by gut reactions to an event to loos all of our freedoms with a stroke of a pen! Anyone that truly understands history knows that freedom is not free! It comes at a high price and the currency is blood and lives. Ben Franklin said it better than I ever could,“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
      Sorry for all this, but that last quote was the driving force, in me at least, that sparked my interest in history and the driving force in my military service. I will never forget.

  17. BS7SDEN says:

    God must despise ‘Socialists’ – that is why ‘the Devil’ created so many of them!

  18. ADRoberts says:

    Can’t you see it. The common thread between all these deluded people is the DESIRE FOR POWER. And that encompasses Obama, Bush, Clinton, Clinton, J. Jones, D. Koresh, Joel Olsteen, Boehner, Reid, P. Murray, Feinstein, Boxer, Sharpton, Trump, Schumer, Bloomberg and a thousand other self-centered, arrogant narcissistic individuals who ASPIRE TO BE god. (I just could not capitalize the world when it referred to them)
    Do you want peace. Find Jesus as your Savior and then you can make your way into the presence of God.
    IF you foolishly decide to let someone else LEAD you, like these people above, you will find some kind of Mt. Carmel, or Jonestown. That will include EVERY politician on both sides of the aisle.

  19. MIKE6080 says:

    please, please drink the real kool-aid

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