Saturday, June 22, 2013

Drink the Kool Aid

The saying describes someone who unquestioningly does something stupid.  It's based on the kool aid that was drunk at Jonestown.  It turns out that only a small percent knowingly drank poison of their own free will.  Some honestly didn't know there was poison, and others were forced to drink it at gunpoint.

I have never used the term.  I just heard the saying in a song, and felt the need to inform others.  It's inaccuracy causes it to be offensive, and I'm sure people wouldn't use it if they knew.

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