When discussing the merits of whether Jonestown was a good comparison for current modern day Democrat or Leftist obedience to evil, something old was unearthed.
The second was a particular type of psychological coercion described in Deborah Layton’s very fine and highly recommended book Seductive Poison. I am describing this from memory (I read the book many years ago), but my recollection is that they were encouraged to inform on each other if they heard anyone complain about or criticize Jones or Jonestown. The tattler was then publicly praised, while the complainer was subject to public harangues, physical punishment, withdrawal of privileges, and ostracism. In a totally controlled environment, this was especially difficult to take, even for those with strong personalities.
What was even more terrible—and diabolical—was the fact that Jones made some of his close confederates pretend to be be discontented, confiding their criticism of Jones and Jonestown to others. The listeners had no idea that these were false “confessions.” If they listened sympathetically and perhaps shared their own discontent, they were reported and punished. But worse, if they failed to report the confidences of their “friends”—who were actually, unbeknownst to them, Jim Jones plants—then they were punished as well.
The entire system encouraged extreme distrust of sharing any complaints with or confiding in anyone. Therefore no mass rebellion or escape plans could be hatched. A resident never knew who was telling the truth, or who would go straight to Jones with the news. Even those who hated Jones and Jonestown had to wrestle with their consciences about whether to report on a friend; the consequences for failure to do so could be dire.-Neo
So to summarize, Neo said Jonestown was not a good comparison because Jonestown had brainwashing methods designed for a prison camp. And such details were provided in bold, above, on an older post about Jim Jones, the Leftist crusader.
What I immediately noticed, because psychological warfare and propaganda manipulation has become a necessity for me to study and master, is how closely it resembled the florist and Christian baker scenarios.
A homo couple entered a Christian bakery and then taped the refusal to design wedding cakes for an extremist and non socially accepted gathering. The florist was confronted by her “friends” when it came time to talk about obedience to Hussein Obola and the Gaystapo. The florist refused to comply with the expected results from her “friends”. Such events are designed to chill the resistance.