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Foreign AIDS

by R.A. Hawkins Thursday, Aug. 05, 2004 at 6:33 AM

“Any nation that protects its citizens from their own folly will eventually become a nation of fools.”

Foreign AIDS

(Don’t Touch Me There You Surly Square)

R A Hawkins

“Any nation that protects its citizens from their own folly will eventually become a nation of fools.”

The shrill and stampeding herd of the left can’t seem to get anything right these days. Bush hasn’t ended all funding for AIDS. There has been a serious battle over how medicine will be administered to deal with this problem. The U.S. doesn’t want to be administering a cocktail. It wants to hand out something a little more specific. The specific drugs idea has been rejected because there is a belief that the sick and needy won’t take the pills at the prescribed times. That is a valid argument. If they weren’t willing to abstain or protect themselves in the first place they won’t get that right either. It has been decided that they will go with the cocktail instead.

There is something far more fundamental to the whole argument though. First how did AIDS become the major problem that it has become? There are two vectors that produce victims. Those are blood transfusions and birth. There are also two vectors that affect only the volunteers. Those are indiscriminant sex and drug abuse.

Many cry out for a vaccine so they can go back to having indiscriminate sex with anything and anybody and swapping needles. Never mind the fact that is what got them into the fix in the first place. The problem has its roots deeply buried in liberalism and the politically correct culture. Many people blame Reagan because he didn’t do enough, quick enough. I happen to be one of those people, but for different reasons.

Once gonorrhea and syphilis were curable it opened wide the doors of thoughtlessness. It was finally safe to do what you wanted to do when you wanted to do it. All it took was a shot or some pills if you made a judgment error. This gave birth to the free lust movement and a lot of other foolish ideas. It finally felt safe to really spit in the eye of old time worn values. That is what a large number of people did. “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.” What a classic line to show how stupid and thoughtless people can be. This thinking grew and grew. There were no more consequences for our actions. Technology had cured their problems. I find it interesting to hear the same people who found themselves unfettered by technology now saying technology is evil.

These same people want technology to cure their problems for them again. They want to bulldoze the world flat and coat it with ‘green friendly’ foam rubber so nobody gets hurt anymore. They never grew up. This childish group of people eventually got to an age where they could get into politics and start ‘making a difference’. More and more things became relative and inconsequential. There was no longer a difference between wrong and right anymore. The lines between the two got fuzzier and fuzzier and they finally ran like a watercolor picture in a rainstorm. This generation of no consequences has led us to the brink of Socialism. They want more foolishness and they want to still live their peter pan lives. In Africa there has been one success and a lot of failures. The one nation that taught its people to abstain and to be moral is starting to turn the tide. That nation is Uganda. The nations where they just hand out condoms and say party on are still flailing.

Now I did say I blamed Reagan for not having done enough. As you will see when I get done here, there’s plenty of blame to go around on this one. At the time AIDS first reared its head, the political correctness movement had just started to take root in our society. We had the liberals backing the gays and demanding a solution to the problem. We had a bunch of medical experts who said it was a problem caused only by things that gays did. It posed no threat to anyone outside the gay community. In retrospect, what Reagan should have done was to take everyone that had it and put them in some kind of quarantine until the experts were certain. The reaction to that from the left would have been quite vociferous to say the least. Because of that he failed to do what should have been done.

Reagan was lulled into a false sense of security by the experts and a desire to not upset people who were doing what they wanted to do. He was a conservative and like Jefferson didn’t care what his neighbor’s religion or activities were unless they affected him. His act was an act of kindness whereas the acts of the left were as usual violent and knee jerk. Look where we are now because of ‘them’:

The AIDS epidemic is the first product of political correctness.

R.A. Hawkins is the author of "Through Eyes of Shiva", available through Visit -- Entropical Paradise - The Home Of R.A. Hawkins for more commentaries and editorials by R.A. Hawkins.

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