I'm going to venture a guess that a lot of you DON'T know.  In fact, it was flavor aid, not kool aid.

It really angers me that so many of you throw this term around like it's nothing, then claim to know where it came from.  The simple fact that so many of you use it shows me that you DO NOT understand where it came from, and if you truly do know, then God help your soul.

I do know, I did an extensive research paper on the event that led up to this becoming a popular, horrid, classless insult.

I listened to the audio recordings of that day.  Trust me, if you value your soul you will not search for them and hear it yourself.  It is absolutely .. I don't even have the word for it.  Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe the sounds on that tape.  I heard the speech this psycho, Jim Jones, was giving to his "people" while they all drank this spiked punch, nearly a thousand of them.  Many children and the elderly.  You can hear the children screaming because their parents are forcing them to ingest this stuff.  He is yelling at them to tell their kids to calm down, that it's just like going to sleep....

ANYONE who has the slightest clue where this phrase came from, and STILL uses it for something as STUPID as a political debate, is a horrid, wretched person.

People, have some respect for yourselves, for each other, and for those lost souls and STOP using this phrase.

So if I follow this trend, will it be okay in 20 years for me to say "damn, you flew that plane right into the twin towers didn't you?"  No, I didn't think it would be okay.

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Roisin07
Nov. 3, 2010 at 8:18 AM

WHAT? This post really confused me...I guess it was supposed to?

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IhartU
Nov. 3, 2010 at 8:40 AM

During the last presidential election the Kool aid insult was thrown about constantly and it totally angered me that most didn't know where it came from or if they did, they didn't care. Most think the members of the People's Temple willingly killed themselves, when in reality, it was mass MURDER and when they show lack of respect for those over 900 people that died that day by using the kool aid insult, it shows ignorance and lack of compassion IMO.

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mhaney03
Nov. 3, 2010 at 8:43 AM

 Rosin07 I guess you are one of those people that don't know where the phrase came from?  Not many people younger than 30 do know because it's not something that's talked about or in history books.

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navyjen
Nov. 3, 2010 at 8:57 AM

The events of September 11th effected an entire nation while the Jim Jones incident didnt.   I seriously dont believe anyone would ever comment on 9/11 like they do that event.  Sorry if it offended you, but I honestly dont get your post you are entitled to free speech thanks to this great country we live in.

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IhartU
Nov. 3, 2010 at 9:10 AM

navyjen... so just because the deaths of those over 900 people only affected those close to them, the loss is insignificant and they deserve less respect? I see how it is...

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Roisin07
Nov. 3, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Excuse me....I'm over 30 I just have no idea what your talking about. so the post didn't make sense to me. If I knew then It would have made sense I guess. Sorry for not being educated.

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mhaney03
Nov. 3, 2010 at 2:25 PM

I wasn't being insulting, so check the attitude.

google "jim jones" "people's temple" or "death tape" but PLEASE do not listen to the tape.

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Roisin07
Nov. 3, 2010 at 2:27 PM

I would have "checked it" if you just explained like you did in the second half of your response to me. I was just curious to what this post was about.

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