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)
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)
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.