Monday, November 17, 2008

You Keep On Using Me (Until You Use Me Up)

"...Propping up African Americans, giving them opportunities. No one wanted to see the negatives. No one wanted to see this as a cult."
-- Agar Jaicks, on the friendly political environment Jim Jones (above) and The Peoples Temple thrived in - but also describing how the press still uses the template of black advancement to avoid hard-nosed investigations of cult influence (in everything from alternative medicine to Barack Obama/Oprah Winfrey and groups like Your Black Muslim Bakery) - while speaking to The SFGate.

Here's a message that might as well be directed at Jim Jones:

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