David Koresh (/kəˈrɛʃ/; born Vernon Wayne Howell; August 17, 1959 – April 19, 1993) was an American cult leader[2][3][4] who played a central role in the Waco siege of 1993.[5][6] As the head of the Branch Davidians,[7] a religious sect and offshoot of the Davidian Seventh-day Adventists, Koresh claimed to be its final prophet. His apocalyptic Biblical teachings, including interpretations of the Book of Revelation and the Seven Seals, attracted various followers.[8]


Waco Siege and Death

As leader of the Branch Davidians, Koresh claimed he had cracked the code of the Seven Seals in the Book of Revelation, which predicted events leading to the Apocalypse. He told his followers that the Lord willed the Davidians to build an “Army of God.” As a result, they started stockpiling weapons.

On February 28, 1993, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raided the Davidians’ Mount Carmel compound near Waco, Texas. A four-hour gunfight left six of Koresh’s followers and four BATF agents dead, leading to a 51-day standoff between Koresh and federal agents.

On April 19, 1993, the Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a tank and tear gas assault on Mount Carmel. Hours later, fires spread throughout the compound, killing more than six dozen inhabitants. Koresh was among those found dead, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.


Rachel Koresh Lost Her Entire Family in the Waco Tragedy

She was only 23 when she died alongside husband David Koresh.

During his time as leader of the Branch Davidians, Koresh taught his parishioners that he was destined to father 24 children who would eventually become the rulers of the world after the apocalypse. Despite having a legal wife, he felt this gave him the “right’ to have sex with other women residing at the compound, including Rachel’s younger sister Michelle.


James Warren Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was an American preacher, political activist, and mass murderer. He led the Peoples Temple, a new religious movement, between 1955 and 1978. In what he called “revolutionary suicide”, Jones and the members of his inner circle orchestrated a mass murder-suicide in his remote jungle commune at Jonestown, Guyana, on November 18, 1978. Jones and the events that occurred at Jonestown have had a defining influence on society’s perception of cults.



This book isn’t about Donald Trump but about his followers. When it comes to Trump voters, it’s important to note that there are a number of different types of followers. This can be seen in their own words stating, “I would die for him,” he’s an alpha male that exhibited incredible leadership,” “he’s the greatest President in U.S. history,” etc.,.Thus, the big question is why? Why do these Trump followers feel this way about this man? The answer to this question is actually quite easy to understand, it’s SIMPLICITY. The reasoning behind this simplicity falls into five categories, which we will explore briefly, and more importantly the various types of individuals that follow Donald Trump.

January 6 hearing makes it clear: MAGA is a cult

The January 6 committee portrays Trump as a sinister cult leader and his followers as his dupes

“President Trump is a 76-year-old man. He is not an impressionable child.”

The seventh of the summer’s public hearings for the January 6th committee opened with Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., issuing a blunt rebuttal of what has become a popular denial of Donald Trump’s responsibility for the Capitol insurrection: Trump is just too dumb to have known what he was doing.


When Donald Trump—trust fund kid turned real estate developer, turned casino owner, turned USFL team owner, turned reality TV star, turned professional wrestler, turned politician—first announced his candidacy for president, he targeted a specific group of voters. Many of his early supporters were disillusioned, dejected, disenfranchised Americans seeking something different from their political leaders. They had grown tired of the partisan bickering and gridlock that they saw in Washington, D.C. They were tired of seeing government handouts for Wall Street, while Main Street was struggling to get by.