WE, AS A SOCIETY, ARE DROWNING IN “KOOL-AID”
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In the United States, we have a popular idiom called “drinking the Kool-Aid“, which is a reference to someone going along with doomed and/or dangerous (and possibly even deadly) idea or plan, often as the result of peer pressure (think middle-aged Frank the Tank in the movie https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009IF7SWG/ref=as_at/?imprToken=fYcH-sO-A3aXWRO6jIdqNA&slotNum=0&ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B009IF7SWG&linkCode=w61&tag=locaco0d-20&linkId=964bcc0af16bf5f2c17338fad11d95e c" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Old School being encouraged to drink as much as possible at a frat party, just to prove he’s “still got it” to an audience of alcoholic, college-aged onlookers). The idiom was originally born out of the story of https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1476763828/ref=as_at/?imprToken=fYcH-sO-A3aXWRO6jIdqNA&slotNum=1&ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1476763828&linkCode=w61&tag=locaco0d-20&linkId=d6544a87b475c7dcb2bc1f05899e0bb a" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">cult leader Jim Jones who notoriously talked his followers into committing mass suicide by indulging in https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019MMQXM/ref=as_at/?imprToken=fYcH-sO-A3aXWRO6jIdqNA&slotNum=2&ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0019MMQXM&linkCode=w61&tag=locaco0d-20&linkId=d08bcbe61cf7f85e3faee63372b00b4 d" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Kool-Aid (mixed with Flavor Aid) laced with cyanide...
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