What's new
US Message Board 🦅 Political Discussion Forum

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

What's Wrong With KoolAid?

The Doctor's Wife

Diamond Member
Joined
Jun 16, 2021
Messages
5,982
Reaction score
7,183
Points
1,893
Location
The North Pole (USA)
I'm mostly asking this question to OhPleaseJustQuit, but to anybody who knows as I see it being bashed quite a bit on here. Or is drinking KoolAid just a reference to the fact that kids mostly drink it?
 

Meister

Diamond Member
Staff member
Moderator
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2009
Messages
47,439
Reaction score
22,018
Points
2,290
Location
Conservative part of the Northwest
Jim Jones had used a poisoned orange drink in Guyana when 800+ died.
The beginning of the Kool Aid reference.
 
Last edited:

Circe

Gold Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2013
Messages
8,806
Reaction score
3,243
Points
290
Location
Aeaea
I'm mostly asking this question to OhPleaseJustQuit, but to anybody who knows as I see it being bashed quite a bit on here. Or is drinking KoolAid just a reference to the fact that kids mostly drink it?
No, it was that Jim Jones in Guyana who put cyanide in something like Kool-Aide and got his cult followers all to drink it and die. Not too many had heard of the off-brand he used so they called it Kool-Aide and I guess it's a metonym for doing what you are told by a cult leader.
 

Toffeenut Baconsmuggler

Diamond Member
Joined
Mar 28, 2021
Messages
3,498
Reaction score
4,150
Points
1,908
I drink it too.

But I can always tell someone's age when they use it as a Jim Jones reference. LOL
 

JGalt

Diamond Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2011
Messages
42,401
Reaction score
34,082
Points
3,635
"Drinking the KoolAid" is a reference attributed to liberals, before they tried to hijack it. The "reverend" Jim Jones and his flock were leftists. He would loan out or rent his flock to be used for left-wing functions such as protests, rallies, and canvassing the neighborhood for liberal political candidates.

When he moved his "church" to Jonestown, Guyana, they all drank the KoolAid and died. This happened back in the 70's.
 
OP
The Doctor's Wife

The Doctor's Wife

Diamond Member
Joined
Jun 16, 2021
Messages
5,982
Reaction score
7,183
Points
1,893
Location
The North Pole (USA)
Ah okay, makes sense now, but yeah I was like I guess everybody here just hates KoolAid or they really changed it up or something LMAO
 

JGalt

Diamond Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2011
Messages
42,401
Reaction score
34,082
Points
3,635
Ah okay, makes sense now, but yeah I was like I guess everybody here just hates KoolAid or they really changed it up or something LMAO

I like KoolAid. Don't care for cyanide that much though.

"...the Jonestown massacre itself is only dimly known to contemporary Americans, and the details of the event are often ignored by news and academia. It is, after all, an inconvenient story, in which a Communist community, led by a committed Marxist and ’60s Bay Area radical, came to a horrifying end.


Following the mass suicide, the mainstream media spun the story into one of religious fanaticism rather than leftist fanaticism...."

The Unburied Truth About Jim Jones | National Review
 

DrLove

Diamond Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2016
Messages
37,675
Reaction score
19,759
Points
1,915
Location
Central Oregon Coast

OhPleaseJustQuit

Diamond Member
Joined
Jul 27, 2021
Messages
4,977
Reaction score
5,767
Points
1,903
I'm mostly asking this question to OhPleaseJustQuit, but to anybody who knows as I see it being bashed quite a bit on here. Or is drinking KoolAid just a reference to the fact that kids mostly drink it?
Oh, no my dear. It is a reference to idiot cultists who will do anything their cult leader demands, up to and including suicide. It's a reference to Jim Jones' People's Temple in Guyana, South America, where the cult leader convinced most of his 900+ congregation to drink grape flavored KoolAid laced with cyanide in a massive suicide in 1978.

Here's a bit of a read about it. If you look up "Jonestown Massacre", be prepared for heart-rending pictures of the hundreds of bodies of believers who "drank the KoolAid".

We use the phrase "drinking the KoolAid" to describe the indoctrinated leftists who will go over the cliff like lemmings rather than question their cult masters.
 

DrLove

Diamond Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2016
Messages
37,675
Reaction score
19,759
Points
1,915
Location
Central Oregon Coast
Quit politically-appropriating our memes. It loses a lot in the translation and frankly, it's just awkward and creepy.

Ok, bad on me :D

ididthat.jpg
 

Toffeenut Baconsmuggler

Diamond Member
Joined
Mar 28, 2021
Messages
3,498
Reaction score
4,150
Points
1,908

aaronleland

Diamond Member
Joined
May 19, 2012
Messages
32,914
Reaction score
10,043
Points
1,430
Don't listen to to the political hacks on both sides on this board. "Drinking the Kool-Aid" is widely used by both sides to describe the other. The sad part is neither side is wrong. They just don't realize how much they have in common.
 

whitehall

Diamond Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2010
Messages
51,869
Reaction score
15,159
Points
2,190
Location
Western Va.
When the darling of the democrat party (photographed with the governor of Ca. and Roz. Carter), Rev. Jim Jones created an integrated paradise In Guiana, the media reported that it was working beyond expectations. What they didn't know or didn't care to share with the public was that Jones was training his flock for mass suicide early on. He would call them together and ask them to have faith and take a cup of cool aid that was laced with cyanide. It was only practice but one day they were forced to do it for real. Since then the term "drinking the cool-aid" means accepting a lie.
 

USMB Server Goals

Total amount
$145.00
Goal
$350.00

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top