Normally, Wednesday isÂ Stacey’s dayÂ to Afternoon Inquisition you. Unfortunately, she’s busy with some other things, so you all have to look at my ugly mug for the next two days. Sorry, folks.
Anyway, on the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown disaster Tuesday, the first panels of a 36-foot-long stone wall that is to be inscribed with the names of more than 900 victims of the violence in Guyana were unveiled at a memorial service. The minister made it clear during the service that Jim Jones’ name will not be included on the granite panels.
Jim Jones Jr., the minister’s adopted son, is a little miffed. He says, “The tragedy is we’re villanizing Jim Jones. Jim Jones was also a victim, of his own madness. We need to memorialize all the bodies, as a great loss.”
Do you seeÂ madness/insanity as aÂ valid excuse for any criminal or violent acts?