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Okay, silly question...what is it with the Kool Aid and tin foil hats?

I've heard conservatives say that liberals are drinking Kool Aid, and liberals say the conservatives are wearing tin foil hats. What does that mean? Please enlighten me!


Asked by Iamgr8teful at 4:42 PM on Sep. 19, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Drinking the Kool Aid would refer to the Jonestown massacre where they all drank the Kool Aid (following administration even if the ideas are crazy) and the tin foil hats are what those who are paranoid wear so that the government/aliens/whoever can't read their thoughts.  Basically, one is a group a sheep following along and the other are conspiracy theorists.


    Answer by scout_mom at 4:46 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • They are using movie and real life things. Saying that the liberals are "drinking the Kool aid" like they are a cult. And the conservitives are like the movie Signs wearing "tin foil hats" keeping their minds closed.

    Answer by MizAnn at 4:47 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Haha, I think its just that both sides are saying that the other is getting caught up in a "cultish" following, rather than thinking for themselves, but I could be wrong...

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:45 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • although the tin foil hats could indicate that liberals think conservatives are trying to keep out certain thoughts/facts, lol....

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:45 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Kool aid refers to Rev. Jim Jones and Jonestown
    Tin foil hat is people thinking the hats keep the aliens from reading their thoughts

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:46 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • saying koolaid is pretty much saying they're buying into anything that people will say. and the tinfoil hats are paranoia. heh.

    Answer by gracefulsky at 4:48 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • It's just stupid Jr. High like name calling.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:02 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

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    Answer by QandA at 5:01 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Okay, I get it now. Thanks!

    Comment by Iamgr8teful (original poster) at 6:40 PM on Sep. 19, 2010