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December 29, 2012

"After watching a documentary about the tragic story of Jonestown, "

"I was struck by the utterly unthinking way that so many people put themselves completely at the mercy of a glib and warped man, who led them to degradation and destruction. And I could not help thinking of the parallel with the way we put a glib and warped man in the White House." -- Thomas Sowell

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 29, 2012 12:41 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Actually I was thinking Huey Long not Jim Jones but what do I know?

BTW I made the Huey Long comparo way before George what's his name. I have the advantage of growing up in Huey Long country.

Posted by: glenn at December 29, 2012 12:07 PM

Even though Jim Jones was obviously a raving nutcase, San Francisco liberals--including the political elites--embraced him enthusiastically.

More accurately: not 'even though' but rather 'because'.

Posted by: pst314 at December 29, 2012 5:32 PM

And their politics are basically the same. But yeah Huey Long is a pretty good comparison. I thought of him back in 2008 like a lot of folks. Long could have won, too and that would have been serious disaster.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 29, 2012 5:32 PM

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