Please Pass the Kool-aid

Some people never learn. This is particularly true of liberals such as E.J. Dionne quoted in the Washington Post and online at Very clearly his "real politics" are a combination of magical thinking and Kool-aid drinking. Drinking Kool-aid plus cyanide is bad for you. Some readers may not be aware of the derivation of this Kool-aid connotation. Cult leader Jim Jones founded his utopian, communism-inspired community, called the People's Temple, in Indianapolis before moving to California and ultimately to Jonestown, Guyana. Reports on life there sound remarkably like Orwell's 1984, with 'Big Brother' Jones broadcasting over loudspeakers day and night. In late 1978, California congressman Leo Ryan went to investigate the commune -- some members came from his district. When he tried to return to the U.S. with members being held against their will, he and a NBC film crew were killed. Ryan was the only U.S. congressman ever killed in the line of duty. Fearing...(Read Full Article)