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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 23, Virtual Item 02, Q805- Messages of loyalty to Jim Jones; telephone calls | Special Collections & University Archives

 
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Title:
Peoples Temple Collection; Box 23, Virtual Item 02, Q805- Messages of loyalty to Jim Jones; telephone calls
Date:
Summer 1977
Description:

This tape consists of four parts. The first side ends after part 1, a series of revolutionary messages from a number of Temple leaders, all but one of whom identify themselves. The last three parts, which comprise side 2 of the tape, are a series of phone calls. In Part 1, six Temple leaders read statements which they have apparently composed themselves, but all of which have the same message: They are loyal to socialism, they are loyal to Jim Jones, but they are tired of pacifism. They are all ready to go out and commit acts of terrorism against corporations, utilities and government entities. Several advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. government; two recite the Maoist rhetoric that power "comes from the barrel of a gun."

Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

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Original audiocassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
ID:
ms-0183_23.02
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Special Collections & University Archives
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Publisher:
The Jonestown Institute
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