I’ve always been fascinated by the occult and with the power of persuasive people. Jim Jones, Charles Manson, David Koresh, Donal Drumpf, even Adolf Hitler. I don’t agree with what these people are espousing but I’m fascinated by the methods they used to take normal people and turn them into their willing subjects willing to fight, kill and die for them. I don’t know if there is a defining trait that binds all of these people but they all do a great job of convincing people to sacrifice their will for the good of their cause.
The title “White Night” comes from a tactic Jim Jones would use to prepare his people to sacrifice their lives in a mass suicide ritual. “White Night” he would yell over the Jonestown loudspeakers and the people would prepare for the end. The words became a rallying cry for the strength of self-surrender and an endless source of fascination for me.
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