Men of God #13


Jim Jones

7 comments:

mickelodeon said...

Ooh, I've been waiting for Jones to make it into the series "Men of God," even though he was a wee bit of a madman.

Thirtieth anniversary of the Jonestown tragedy coming up on November 18th.

Fred said...

The man who ruined Kool-Aid and added "drinking the Kool-Aid" to the popular lexicon.

pinstripebindi said...

Fun fact: It was actually Flavor-Aid, a Kool-Aid knock-off. The more you know.

Fred said...

Thanks for the clarification. I did not know that. Unfortunately, "drinking the Flavor-Aid" just doesn't have the same ring. And don't get me started on that other Kool-Aid knock-off, Wyler's...

phil said...

In the same HS graduation class as my mom.

Don't worry - she came out ok. She's a Saint. :)

goldieshuffle said...

If you are interested in this guy and his followers, check out a great PBS documentary I think simply called "Jonestown"

Tommy O'C said...

It so happens I just saw that PBS American Experience episode which, as you said, is called simply "Jonestown: The Life and Death of the Peoples Temple." At one point, Jones is shown at the People's Temple village in Guiana opening chests and identifying the various packaged foods that they contain, black-eyed peas, for example.

When he opens the last chest, he says "Kool-Aid." And the image is prophetically faded. It's pretty chilling.

Another source has referred to the lethal vats prepared for the mass murder/suicide ad being Flavor Aid.