21. The Government of Guyana Didn’t Like Jonestown
Not everyone liked the idea of Jonestown or the People’s Temple. Even though Guyana believed in socialism more than the United States, the government of Guyana did not care for Jim Jones or his ideas. They didn’t see the People’s Temple as a religious organization. They saw it as a cult.
Many people in Guyana’s government thought Jones had other ideas, which would turn into a disaster for the country. In a way, they were right. Jones picked Guyana because he saw the country as weak and thought it to be an area he could obtain a lot of influence over people.