Interesting fact, if you didn't know it: The expression "drinking the Kool-Aid" comes from the Jonestown massacre in 1978, when Jim Jones convinced over 900 members of his cult to commit mass suicide by drinking poisoned grape Flavor Aid from a big metal tub. Women gave it to their own babies, and then watched them die within about 5 minutes as they died more slowly themselves. Absolutely horrific. You hear the expression used all the time, but rarely have I seen a more relevant and fitting parallel than 70+ million American citizens absolutely chugging the proverbial Kool-Aid, all because this fake-tan, greasy-haired used car salesman in an ill-fitting suit has them convinced the other entire half of the country is evil and out to get them.On my first break yesterday a guy was watching Tucker on his phone with the volume up to a stupid level.
On my second break Shark Tank ended and CNBC news came on. Another guy who was watching one of the even more extreme "news" sources on his phone, loud enough so that people at other socially distanced tables could hear, started grumbling when Shepard Smith started talking about Trump eventually having to leave the White House, saying distinctly "He ain't going nowhere...grumble grumble."
Yeah, if you're not drinking the kool aid these guys look like a bad joke. If you're swimming in the kool aid apparently this makes perfectly reasonable sense to you. It's working on the people it's intended to work on.