Jonestown Part 6: 'They were absolutely trapped' in Jonestown

After a while, former members said conditions at the compound began to deteriorate, food started running out and Jones' "true colors" started to show.
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Transcript for Jonestown Part 6: 'They were absolutely trapped' in Jonestown
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Meanwhilem Jones does have a cottage to himself with a couple of his concubin and air coioning with title refrige run F a general. And he has his cold Pepsis the and he's the only person that grew fatjo And hconstantly H court. Sitthere on one throne or another, having people tend to him, while he blathered O Karl Marx and lennd Mao, greater men than us, said the only way for change is armed struggle. This was all to perpetuate overnd over agn, this sense of there is no world out TRE to go to all the L out there. But in this bubble, you are safe with me. Not long afteat, the punishments get even worse. Ino holds bar now. Peoplthat stood U said, "Something's wrong here. I want O ey'd be taken the meet in theilion and injected with drugs and kept in another unit so could Nev S up again. Me and is kid, brn Davis, we had ran away, and then they put us on work crew R 16 hours a. It got sat he had ld me, "Dude, gve a eak. I got to stop. Just hit my thumb. Just hit it with a sledgehaer." Ask yourself this, what does it take for a perto be drive to a point to just get a fi-minute br T thumb on top of a sping amble D want somebody ting down a three-pound to five-pound sledge crush it get a break? Short a things started really escalating. We having theractice white T actice suicide drills. We had drills and drills of whitgh tttention. Hey'd wake us up ie cups of kool-aid and weou that we to commituiention, atntion. He comes over T.A. St under attk. We'runder attack." "Hurry, hurry children. Humo the mercenaries are coming in. They're going to take the dren.they're going to tture the children get ure quickly. So, everybody runs of out of their cs arms thes them STD to defenjonestown from these phantom mercenaries in the June. I've been up several nights and da fighting is horrible conspira It is during this time that he says,e're under attack, if theme for us,e doher." It wasn N that he actually brought up this idea of suicide, mass ide. It was St a Quiett. But it's good for people not to be able to die for what they lieve. Hry suicide. You're dying for ase. There's nothing G for committing suicide that. He STD taking ves. When he takes first vote, only two people raised their hands and those are his two closest aides, but it becomes a eme. We've debathis suicide many, manyours here and I have made up my mind that ths the way prefer going. This is the sick control that this guy had ope It was peer pressure run amok. I voted here tonight to undergo retionary suidth everybo else. Willing tdit fovolutionarsuicide. Th Croyeah! T was just- breaki you down physically, emotionally, iritually. You came to be -- you were exhausted by the tit was over. And that he did. He exhausted us. Things had en so bad there, that every night when you went to sleep, you prayed and hoped you didnake up the nextor He used to Y in meetings, more thahen I go, M take as many people with me as I can." Time was running out for Rea this big one There was no outside frof rerence. There were no more voices other feedback, and so, Jim Jones succeeded in corolling their woto the extent thawhat he was Al was reaaneverything elseasn. Versary dinner, rlin'.

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