If someone accuses you of “Drinking the Kool-Aid”, the intention is to be saying that you are following along with an ideology blindly or that you are mindlessly buying into a what someone else wants you to believe.
When you read Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco by Daniel J. Flynn, you will understand why this is incorrect.
Drinking the Kool-Aid is meant to refer to the mass suicide of over 900 people in Guyana, South America, back in November 1978. But, no one at Jonestown drank any Kool-Aid.
That is just a very small part of the distorted information that we got from the news following this event. The news media at that time wanted us to believe that no one saw this coming. If you believe that, you Drank the Kool-Aid.
Enquiring minds wanted to know back then. In fact, The National Enquirer was one of the few media sources that got things right.
We are doomed to repeat this event because those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it. Most of us don’t know the true history of the mass suicide. Most of us don’t know that our government had every reason to know what was going on.
Cult City is chock full of information about a series of events and a web of things that combined to make such a thing possible. You will find how history was revised and we have all been forced to drink the Kool-Aid by the media and others.
This book is very eye-opening. It does have multiple uses of The Lord’s Name in vain. Readers are carpet bombed with the F-Bomb and we are exposed to the intimate private lives of Jim Jones and many B-rate politicians and celebrities. We disclose this because our readership is mostly Christian and they want to know this.
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