The exploitation of Aids Crimes & Incidents, posted by SUMD, a resident of Stanford, on Jun 14, 2008 at 4:49 pm
The Aids scare was one of the most distorted, duplicitous and cynical public health panics of the last 30 yearsWeb Link
After 25 years of official scaremongering about western societies being ravaged by the disease – with salacious, tombstone-illustrated government propaganda warning people to wear a condom or "die of ignorance" – the head of the World Health Organisation's HIV/Aids department says there is no need for heterosexuals to fret.
It is time to recognise that the Aids scare was one of the most distorted, duplicitous and cynical public health panics of the past 30 years.
Instead of being treated as a sexually transmitted disease that affected certain high-risk communities, and which should be vociferously tackled by the medical authorities, the "war against Aids" was turned into moral crusade.
Gay rights campaigners, feminists and left-leaning health and social workers stood shoulder-to-shoulder, in spreading the "glorious myth" of a possible future Aids pandemic.
An unholy alliance of old-style, prudish conservatives and post-radical, lifestyle-obsessed leftists latched on to Aids as a disease that might provide them with a sense of moral purpose.
And they ruthlessly sought to silence anyone who questioned them.
Posted by Walter E. Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jun 14, 2008 at 6:04 pm
A surgeon at Frisco General was driven out of town for suggesting isolation for AIDs carriers. No spot in hell is hot enough for the duplicitous who politicized AIDs or for the gutless politicians who agreed in that action.
Posted by Jarred, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jun 14, 2008 at 9:33 pm
Exercise for the reader: compare and contrast the AIDS scare and the current global warming scare.
Hint: consider some similarities such as the politicization and distortion of weak, speculative scientific results; a flood of doomsday predictions generated by an entire industry scientists whose funding depended on continuing the myth; calls for massive taxpayer funding for a solution; ruthless silencing of any dissent; the central role of a powerful intergovernmental organization in creating and perpetuating the "crisis"; and the labeling of many other unrelated, preexisting problems as being part of the alleged crisis.