Friday, December 01, 2006

DU Melts Down Over AIDS:

The Suffering That Betrays A World Divided

Today is World Aids Day. It was first marked in 1991, an attempt by the international community to alert humanity to the terrible scale of the threat posed by the disease. Yet despite advances in medical science and a growing political consensus over the need to act, the epidemic shows no signs of abating. In fact, it is getting worse.

According to the United Nations, some 25 million people have already died from Aids. A further 40 million men, women and children are living with HIV. Since the turn of the millennium, 24.2 million people have been infected, 15.6 million have died.

If the world continues on its present course, Aids is set to surpass the Black Death of the 14th century as the deadliest outbreak of disease in human history. (cal04)

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It's World AIDS Day

25 years into this horrible epidemic. And there doesn't seem to be an end in sight. I wish the United States could be in the very forefront into fighting this tragic epidemic. For instance, we were supposed to have pledged $15 billion to fight AIDS in Africa under this administration. But, well, like so many of his promises, that did not come to frutition.


Only when it comes to war does this administration deliver. On this day, it's heartbreaking to see what's going on. (terrya)

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These posters acts like getting AIDS is totally divorced from the very actions from which it is acquired. Instead of making World AIDS Day (today) one big crying jag by the Left, let's visit the realm of personal responsibility. AIDS isn't some contagion magically covering the earth from which big government must save us; WE, 99% of the time, can control whether we get AIDS or not.

How about telling the truth about AIDS, having gay people own up to their part in it's spread, and minorities get real about their irresponsible behavior? Gals keep your legs closed more often, guys, keep it zipped and wear a raincoat--and people in Africa, Asia (esp. the Asian sex trade), Russia--teach your people responsible behavior.

I'm sick and tired of having to spend endless amounts of money on a disease that is viritually acquired by choice. The Left's tactics of turning this into a political issue (it was ALL Reagan's fault, dontcha know) is just one more GOP-hater verbal flipdip by leftover hippies and bleeding-heart do-gooders that want us to throw money their way.

12 Comments:

Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

great read Verity..and the cover of the NYT today is bout sex with children in Africa..makes you wanna spit out your coffee!!

5:51 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Good Morning, WHT! Yes, and the UN peacekeepers have been doing some of it--along with having kids there by several different women and then abandoning them there.

6:16 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

The leftistas eschew responsibility, then become parasites off of decent hardworking people. They have no shame, no morals and no backbone!

tmw

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Bobcat said...

After a few years of being careful, these people - many of them gay - went right back to their unsafe sex practices after some meds were developed with which to fight it. I have no sympathy for people that want me to pay for their carelessness.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Have you ever known anyone who had Aids?

8:44 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

John, I've known many people who have had AIDS. One died just 2 years ago--a guy my sis had worked with for nearly 15 years. Our good friends living behind our house in Denver both died from AIDS. I'm not just talking through my hat here.

8:50 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Yes John. I also have a college friend who worked for the Orlando Health Dept., he felt the way AIDS was treated then got a pass! Everyother STD has to be tracked down with all possible partners notified. But AIDS came along, and no, we can't track it or any partners! The first political football disease! Foolishness, abstinence till marriage, and monogamy afterwards. And stop the abuse of the body, G*D said to not do it, HE had some very good reasons! And promiscuity in the "alternate" lifestyle crowd is killing them. Why don't they get it? Personal responsibility, responsibility to society and respect for self should have an effect, it doesn't!

tmw

12:12 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

TMW--Yes, your absolutely right--there was no health mandatory track down. David Horowitz has made that very point in many of the things he's written about it. You know your facts! John, you can go to FPM and read some of the excellent things DH has written about AIDS.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous z said...

It's strange, this 'celebrations' of AIDS DAY. There have been parades all over the world honoring AIDS victims.....it's a horrid disease, NO doubt about it, but D is right when she suggests maybe people might want to consider how they got it..that their own behavior caused it, that some of us would rather honor those who live upstanding, honorable lives, maybe? How about a World Cancer Day? Or World Diabetes Day? Or World Heart Disease Day? Why is it only the gay disease gets world recognition?

OH, that's right...we're a different country now.

3:19 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Zin- The really sick part is, that every city that has hosted a Gay Pride Parade saw dramatic upturns in HIV and AIDS and various other STD's that are specific to the alternative lifestyle! Who are they fooling, if not themselves? They know this, yet they continue in life shortening behavior! And then belly ache to those who live a straight and clean life, as if we were the ones that snuck up on them and gave them shots when they weren't looking! I'm tired of being the bad guy when someone else is behaving badly! Take responsibility!

tmw

3:40 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Hey, I remember being damn careful who I slept with, not sleeping with everyone I went out with, and using 3 kinds of birth control at the same time. Can someone name a day after us responsible gals that don't have 5 kids by 4 baby daddies?

4:29 PM  
Anonymous z said...

Right, tmw...and great point, Verity.......

Funny, tonight Alan Colmes said something about "are you saying the government should tell people how to behave in their sex lives?"

My husband and I both at the same time said "YES! If you expect the government to pay for your meds once you've contracted AIDS!"

slam dunk.

8:08 PM  

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