Drinking the Kool- Aid

“A protest about nothing?” Kay said. “Are you saying these protesters have no reason to protest?”

“Yes, Kay, that is my point.” Eric said. “These people have nothing to protest about. But there is a method to their madness, you see. They’re just a bunch of anarchist whose only objective is to make our president look bad.”

“Is that what your instinct tells you, Eric?” Kay asked. “Don’t you see that there are very serious, onerous injustices that are plaguing our nation? These protesters have very legitimate reasons for their protests. And what’s making your president look bad is not the protests themselves, but the fact that he’s doing nothing to address the root causes that are at the heart of the protests. Not only that, but the actions he’s taking by bringing in what are essentially mercenaries to allegedly stem the violence are only serving to exacerbate it.”

“Kay, you’re not seeing the big picture,” Eric said. “He’s just trying to preserve our history and protect our heritage.”

“And to appeal to his base of white supremacists,” Kay said. “There’s just no reasoning with you, Eric. “You’re totally drinking the Kool-Aid, aren’t you?”

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (protest), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (nothing), The Daily Spur (method), Ragtag Daily Prompt (instinct), Your Daily Word Prompt (onerous), and Jibber Jabber (picture).

11 thoughts on “Drinking the Kool- Aid

  1. Richmond Road August 26, 2020 / 4:18 pm

    Protesting about nothing and protesting about everything are strangely similar things.

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    • Fandango August 26, 2020 / 5:07 pm

      I think most protesters are protesting about something, neither nothing nor everything.

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      • Richmond Road August 26, 2020 / 6:34 pm

        Whoops …. I was reminded of the English humourist, Henry Root, who once sent a letter to the editor of the Times in London as follows ….

        Dear Sir,
        I wish to protest most strongly about everything.
        Yours Sincerely
        Henry Root.
        (It was published)

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        • Fandango August 26, 2020 / 10:37 pm

          Perhaps everything will, at some point, be protested.

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  2. Sadje August 26, 2020 / 6:07 pm

    I would cut off such a friend!

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  3. animar64 August 27, 2020 / 8:03 am

    Ha, make the President look bad- like anyone could possibly do THAT better then he does.

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  4. leigha66 September 1, 2020 / 12:26 am

    I am afraid a lot of people are drinking the Kool-Aid.

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