I don’t understand. Of course, the only ones that can answer this question are Liberals. I don’t associate with any. So if any of you are on speaking terms with liberals, you might ask them the question. I’d really like to know.
First, some background so that you will understand my befuddlement.
The human race has thousands of years of experience with infectious diseases. Until Edward Jenner (late 1700s) and later Louis Pasteur (late 1800s) there were few tools in the fight. But there was one thing that would help limit the spread of infectious disease: Quarantine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarantine
Quarantine was mentioned in Leviticus and has been used for some 3,500 years.
Lets fast-forward to about 1910.
“The earliest known positive identification of the HIV virus comes from the Congo in 1959 and 1960 though genetic studies indicate that it passed into the human population from chimpanzees around fifty years earlier. A recent study states that HIV probably moved from Africa to Haiti and then entered the United States around 1969.”
Then, the HIV/Aids epidemic started. In the early days, they had no idea of what caused it. However, it was first identified in the Los Angeles Gay community. We know now that the mode of transmission is almost always through the exchange of “bodily fluids” of one sort or another. So, it makes sense that it would spread fastest in the group that practiced the exchange of “bodily fluids” with little or no discretion. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV
But……here in these United States liberals threw out 3,500 years of hard-won knowledge. It isn’t “fair” to quarantine people, especially Gays. They have “rights”. An anecdotal story: the Love of My Life worked in an office with several Gays. It was early in the AIDS epidemic and they didn’t understand why they were so sick. But on frequent Mondays, they would talk about the parties they had gone to and how much fun they had over the week-end. Spreading the Joy.
As you know from listening to the ranting of Michael Moore and his fellow travelers, Cuba is a Socialist Workers Paradise. What makes it work so well is that people i.e. the workers, have no rights. Instead, the Government has all power. The advantage to that is that if anyone complains about their rights, the government puts them in prison or kills them outright. Cuba got on the band wagon early and QUARANTINED those with AIDS. They also tracked carriers and tested their associates.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
We know from history that quarantine is effective in controlling the spread of infectious disease. The wisdom of that has been proven once again because the technique was used in Cuba and they have one of the lowest HIV/AIDS rate in the Americas.
Now my question for the Liberals:
Liberals chose a course of action that allowed the spread of a horrible disease to millions of people, particularly Gays. I don’t see where Gays have done anything to deserve that kind of lingering death. Why did Liberals do it? Do they hate Gays? Are they trying to exterminate them?
Steamboat Jack Says:
“It is not the intent of your actions, but the results that count. Individuals bear the responsibility for the results of what they do; what they say is of little value.”
A question for my Gentle Readers:
This thing that the Liberals did that caused the horrible deaths of thousands, perhaps millions or people. Was it just stupid, or was it evil?
Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)