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Episode 20.5 - Question and Answer Time

Time to answer your questions about Episodes 1-20. Also, an announcement of the topics for episodes 21-25.

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Category:Social and Culture -- posted at: 9:26pm PST
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Episode 20 - The Jonestown Massacre

You’re familiar with the term “Don’t Drink the Kool Aid?” It basically means don’t go along with the dominant way of thinking. It also has become an easy way for people to end an argument when they have run out of ideas. In this episode we will learn about the origin of the term “Don’t Drink the Kool Aid.” It goes back to a small town Indiana preacher named Jim Jones, who idolized charismatic leaders like Stalin, Marx, Mao, Gandhi and Hitler, and dreamed of building a communist utopia. He gathered about him a congregation of poor and repressed people in a place he called, “The Peoples Temple.” When Jones became overly concerned about the scrutiny of the public eye, he moved his temple out of the United States and into Guyana. However, the move didn’t resolve Jones’s worries. In fact, his paranoia grew only deeper.

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Category:Social and Culture -- posted at: 9:37pm PST
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