Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday at the Movies: Volume 3

Okay, so I am going to throw a real whack job your way. Evidence of Revision is an interesting series. Its like a decoupage of video that is already out there, wrapped within one bigger idea. This one, really strokes my conspiracy g-spot. In this documentary, the film-makers (or editors) start with the Robert Kennedy Assassination, and link Sirhan Sirhan to a covert CIA program called MKUltra. This was a program, apparently, aimed at achieving mind control. (I think the CIA just needs to speak with FoxNews, because I think they have cornered the market on Mind Control.) And THEN, the documentary swerves to Bill Kurtis of Investigative Reports. Apparently, Jonestown was a CIA MKUltra mindcontrol experiment that went horribly wrong. Or did it succeed? I'll have to watch this again to get the gist...was the mass murder supposed to happen?

I love to use the term "drink the Kool-aid". For example, my husband, the fundamentalist atheist claims that anyone who believes in organized religion is someone willing to drink the kool-aid. I am not saying this as a point for debate, but rather as a grammatical example. (See The Urban Dictionary). I use the term frequently in many contexts (outside of religion). So, now that I have seen this segment of Evidence of Revision, I have to wonder about this little pop culture saying. I mean, I think the situation was far different than the collective suicide by the Heavens Gate folk. I mean, probably a majority of the folk were forced to drink the kool-aid. Which is so not cool.

Evidence of Revision: RFK, MKUltra and Jonestown

3 comments:

the weirdgirl said...

What if you grew up in religion (so you sorta have to believe it) but you absolutely DO NOT believe in cool aid?

You know that giant pitcher was up to something.

Heather said...

Hmmm... That is interesting. Lots of denial happening down the fake juice aisle in the Buy n' Large...

The Blonde Duck said...

I often ask my co-workers if they drank the kool-aid. They don't get it.