18 November 2011


This is the 33th anniversary of the mass suicide at Jonestown, Guyana, of the People's Temple cult.

Give the victims of that masacre a few moments of your thoughts today.

The massacre gave the world the expression, "Don't drink the Kool-Aid."

As it happens, it wasn't really poison-laced Kool-Aid that they were drinking.  It was poison laced Flavor-Aid, described here as a knock-off product.

I'm sure this has been driving the real Kool-Aid's marketing folk to distraction for decades now.

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Knowledge is warranted belief -- it is the body of belief that we build up because, while living in this world, we've developed good reasons for believing it. What we know, then, is what works -- and it is, necessarily, what has worked for us, each of us individually, as a first approximation. For my other blog, on the struggles for control in the corporate suites, see www.proxypartisans.blogspot.com.