People’s Temple at Jonestown, Guyana, November 19, 1978. 913 people died.
EXAMPLE 1, A CULT REACHES IS LOGICAL END
Branch Davidian compound, April 19, 1993 after 51 day siege, 74 died
EXAMPLE 2, A “LOGICAL END” FOR A CULT, BUT THE INSPIRATION
FOR THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING OF APRIL 19, 1995 168 KILLED, 680 INJURED.
Hitler greeting adoring crowds, 1937
EXAMPLE 3, EVENTS SET IN MOTION BY THIS CULT RESULTED IN THE DEATHS
OF BETWEEN 20 AND 50 MILLIONS, KILLING ON AN INDUSTRIAL SCALE.
Eight years later, in formerly upscale residential district of Berlin. Where are the adoring crowds in the scene below?
DESPITE THE RESULT, NAZI RALLIES, DISGUISED OFTEN BY OTHER NAMES, CONTINUE TO BE HELD IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE U.S.
“The quality of ideas seems to play a minor role in mass movement leadership. What counts is the arrogant gesture, the complete disregard of the opinion of others, the singlehanded defiance of the world.”
― The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements