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World AIDS Day! – HIV rules

Bush pushes for $30 billion, decks White House with 28 ft ribbon

Skeptics confounded, HIV world conquest complete

Drink hemlock, Socrates

aidslogo.jpgToday is World AIDS Day 2007, and our best congratulations to Bob Gallo, Anthony Fauci, David Baltimore and John Moore are in order. Congratulations all! You and human foolishness together have conquered the world!

The top generals of the propaganda campaign for world domination of the HIV-means-AIDS scientific hypothesis, otherwise known as the AIDS meme, must be grinning like skulls over their success over the past year in stamping out the last remnants of the ridiculous and doomed resistance to their favorite and now globally accepted bad idea.

Today, they stand atop the highest pyramid of government funded research, intensely felt activism, and 100% institutional and government support, that has ever accumulated for an unproven hypothesis in the history of human disease.

Yesterday George Bush again requested Congress to double the funds for AIDS from $15 billion to $30 billion, money which will allow drug companies to send harmful potions to the dark continent for Western and African witch doctors to give African men, women and children who “have AIDS”:

bushaids.jpg“Every year American taxpayers send billions of their hard-earned dollars overseas to save the lives of people they have never met,” he said.

But “in return for this extraordinary generosity, Americans expect results,” the president said, adding that his program demands measurable progress, accountability and the involvement of local partners. The result: The number of people in sub-Saharan Africa receiving treatment for AIDS has gone from 50,000 five years ago to nearly 1.4 million now, he said.

“We have pioneered a new model for public health,” Bush said. “So far, the results have been striking.”

In May, the last time he devoted a speech to the topic, Bush asked Congress to double the $15 billion that the U.S. committed over the program’s first five years to therapy, testing and counseling through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The program is active in 120 countries, with a concentrated focus on 15, including Namibia, in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

He also did the right thing and hung a 28 foot high red ribbon on the White House:

In honor of Saturday’s World AIDS Day, the White House hung a red ribbon — 28 feet tall and 8 feet wide — in the North Portico of the mansion to symbolize the fight against AIDS. It will stay up for two days and, on Saturday, guests who visit the White House will receive a red ribbon sticker and a fact card.

Among the “facts” to be printed on the card, no doubt, is the recalculation of how many Americans are “getting AIDS” each year, which has been raised from 40,000 to 60,000:

WASHINGTON — A new government estimate of the number of Americans who become infected with the AIDS virus each year is as much as 50 percent higher than the previously accepted level, sources said Friday.

For more than a decade, epidemiologists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have pegged the number of new HIV infections each year at 40,000. They now think it is between 55,000 and 60,000. HIV, or the human immunodeficiency virus, causes AIDS.

Take that, UN statisticians!

Meanwhile Bishop Tutu has joined the activist march against President Thabo Mbeki in South Africa, urging his compatriots to push aside the doubts of a leading politician who so far is the only one in the world to have studied the case of HIV=AIDS and shut his door against the HIV meme. For God’s Sake Let’s Get cracking Against AIDS” says the fatuous prelate, and stop wasting time on worrying about whether we have the cause of AIDS correct:

“We are facing a monumental crisis which is being exacerbated by wasting time on futile debates on the causes of Aids.

“We are fiddling while people are dying. We need to stop arguing and start saving lives.

“People who would be alive today have died needlessly. We are to be held culpable for that.

“For God’s sake, let’s get cracking,” he said.

Meanwhile Hillary is not to be left out, and has jumped on the same bandwagon:

hclinton.jpgIn an address that melded her personal faith and her campaign vow to battle AIDS, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday said that if elected, she would boost U.S. spending on the disease and encourage abstinence and the use of condoms to eradicate it.

“AIDS remains a plague of biblical proportions,” the New York senator told hundreds of church members gathered at the annual Global Summit on AIDS and the Church at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest. “Where ignorance and prejudice builds, AIDS thrives. Stigma is one of the real evils that has to be combated.”

During her lengthy appearance, Clinton cited Scripture, talked about the role faith played in her upbringing and value system, and reiterated a $50-billion plan announced days ago to fight AIDS and malaria.

The plan would increase U.S. spending to fight AIDS by about 20%, according to David Bryden, a spokesman for the Global Aids Alliance. All of the Democratic presidential candidates have committed to the same funding proposal, he said.

Foolish critics, too

All around the world, over the past year, the last ragtag remnants of resistance to this have been vanquished. What looked early last year as a possible rebel success with the publication in Harpers magazine of a 15 page exposure of drug corruption and failure of scientific theory in HIV failed to gather momentum, and is now forgotten, as East Coast media quietly reasserted the status quo, led by Michael Specter in the New Yorker.

The feisty, acutely intelligent group blog You Bet Your Life, started by a witty lawyer on the West Coast and taken over by Harvey Bialy, the fiercest and most scientifically informed of HIV=AIDS dissidents among journalists and science writers, gained considerable traction in the scientific community but eventually ran out of steam when Bialy was taken ill, and has not been resumed since mid summer. The fine contents, however, are still there for the perusal of newcomers.

Not that human weakness is confined to the supporters of the HIV meme by any means. The first court case attracting world wide attention to this topic, in Adelaide, saw the judge dismiss a knowledgeable pair of Perth dissidents as unqualified to give him an opinion on the merits of HIV as cause of AIDS, as part of the defense of the unfortunate Parenzee, whose crime was to make love to women without informing them of his HIV meme status.

What ruined the credibility of the two otherwise knowledgeable commentators, who have published well informed critiques of the paradigm even though they work outside the field, like most of its critics, was their insistence that the very existence of HIV was still unproven, a stance of such political naivete that it guaranteed the outcome of the case, whatever the merits of their argument.

aidsdayribbon.jpgMeanwhile, the blog AIDSTruth.org run by John P. Moore of Weill-Cornell Medical Center in New York, whose microbicide research is well funded by a drug company to the tune of $500,000, so far in vain, has flourished, printing copious stories in a spirit of defeating all critical thought in the arena, though inadvertently provoking questions by carrying apologia by mainstream researchers which seemed to confirm rather than deny the revelation of their studies that there were great flaws in the paradigm, the best example of this being Nancy Padian confirming that heterosexual transmission of HIV was as low as once in 10,000 bouts.

All in all, the year has been a triumph for John Moore, however, and we congratulate him and the other promoters of the HIV=AIDS paradigm for establishing the supremacy of this belief with an overwhelming defense against any and all dangers of critical inspection and doubt.

No doubt it will be easy for them to conquer the remaining one third of the population of the developed world who as yet have not heard much if anything about their glorious triumph of scientific activism.

United Nations, (PTI): One in three people in the world’s major industrialised countries “know little or nothing” about the deadly HIV/AIDS pandemic and 25 per cent believe that the problem has been “greatly exaggerated” by the media, a poll said….

The World Vision “Index of Concern,” a tool for understanding the level of concern each country feels towards the issue, finds that Canada leads the seven nations surveyed for the highest level of empathy its residents feel toward those affected by HIV and AIDS globally, with Japan ranking last. The others in order are France, Germany, US, Italy and UK.

After all, they have persuaded the local population here that AIDS is a bigger problem than global warming. In this report,Survey finds Americans more concerned about AIDS than climate, we learn that they would be willing to pay even more in taxes to support the Bob Club in the manner to which they have become accustomed:

A telephone survey has found Americans are more concerned about the global AIDS epidemic than climate change. But 25 years after the first confirmed case of the disease, 30 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about it.

The survey of 1002 Americans was conducted by Canadian research firm IPSOS and paid for by Christian humanitarian organization World Vision. The survey was conducted in September, but the results were released to coincide with World AIDS day, which is Saturday.

Americans ranked the war in Iraq, poverty and hunger, and the global economy all above AIDS, when read a list of issues.

Half the Americans surveyed said they would be willing to pay more in taxes to help pay for prevention, treatment, research, and care for AIDS patients, but the same number said they have no personal connection with AIDS.

Perhaps that $30 billion can be expanded, as Hillary promises, if she gets into the White House.

World AIDS Day 2008 looks like being an even more glorious celebration than today, for the generals of HIV=AIDS.

Drink up, Socratic enquirers: why dissidents may never win

socrates.jpegAll this reminds us of the death of Socrates, who drank hemlock after an Athenian court convicted him of alienating the youth of the city by teaching them to question the beliefs of their betters. While the dissenters from HIV=AIDS may not have to kill themselves, it seems pretty certain that they will have to find something else to do if things continue this way.

It may be that the world doesn’t wish to be saved from the belief that HIV=AIDS. Just as Socrates exposed the sham foundation of the civic virtues of Athens, and had to be expelled from the body politic, so dissenters may be exposing far too many of the human motives of politicians, officials, editors, writers, doctors, health workers, and activists, let alone scientists, to be acceptable to responsible people.

There comes a point where a cover up is necessary, when too much would tumble down in an enquiry. Perhaps some members of the leadership of this society might be persuaded to look long enough at HIV=AIDS and its empty rationale to understand its lethal absurdity, but they will probably also decide that we cannot afford to change the story.

After all, at the cost of a few thousand lives of gays in America and Europe, and a few million ill people in Africa and elsewhere, we can preserve the dignity and authority of Bishop Tutu, Nelson Mandela, President Bush, President Clinton, Bono, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and Magic Johnson, as well as their scientific advisors Anthony Fauci, Mark Wainberg, David Baltimore, John P. Moore, John Maddox, Daniel Koshland and the current editors of Science, Nature, the New York Times, the New Yorker and every other magazine and newspaper mentioning the topic of AIDS.

Is this not a fair deal? The senators of Athens thought so, and Socrates took his hemlock like a man, not disagreeing with them. if you don’t believe us, read The Death of Socrates by Emily Wilson, the latest biography of Socrates, reviewed here by Adam Kirsch:Welcoming a True Trial of Conscience.

8 Responses to “World AIDS Day! – HIV rules”

  1. MartinDKessler Says:

    Last week in the New York Times Magazine was an interesting article about how science is regarded: the title was “Rock of Ages, Ages of Rock” by Hanna Rosin. It was about geologists who also adhere to Creationism – that the Earth is really young (8,000 years old as opposed to 4.6 billion) and that all of the living organisms on this planet were created as they are instead of evolving through the process of natural selection over millions of years. What’s interesting is that these geologists are starting with the premise that the Bible is true from a factual standpoint – literally. These people are trying to fit the science they’ve studied to this paradigm. Sound familiar? Gallo declares that HIV (renamed from HTLV3) is the (contagious) cause of AIDS with no scientific evidence and all research performed from that point on must fit the paradigm or not get funding.

  2. Truthseeker Says:

    Posted by Douglas in the wrong post Comment section, and moved here:

    # Douglas Says:
    December 2nd, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    TS,

    I do not really see anything so different lately in this horrible deception. We have to just keep on swinging. We have the truth on our side, a major advantage. All they have is a charade. I thought that headline last week in London Daily Mail was a major break-through. Most people I talk with seem to understand that something is terribly wrong and do not accept the BS coming from the medical establishment. How can they? It is perfectly stupid to believe it. This is why I was happy today with the completion of my story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and was able to post it in opposition to the AIDS lie. Maybe I’m just too myopic about it, but I felt that is was a good antidote for what the establishment has dished out.

    I take heart when I see Hilary being trashed by her peers in her unconvincing fight against the poison of corporate fascism and Kucinich making all the right calls. Even Edwards and Richardson were looking good today.

    I’m sure with a little more time, we will win. The main thing is to end AIDS and end the wars. If Bush is not stopped, AIDS is a moot point.

    Sorry to be the one to criticize you, I’m not anywhere near your literary equal. I respect your wit and cunning, your tenacity, and especially your good disposition. I do hope you count me, a friend.

    All the best,

    Douglas

    Please see my story “The Emperor’s New Clothes” Retold. Simply click on my name at the top and make a book mark on

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  3. Truthseeker Says:

    Comment from Celia, who is prevented by her computer froim signing in the Blog, she says:

    A thoroughly brilliant, blood chilling post.

    I agree with you – they won. We lost.

  4. Truthseeker Says:

    Celia, I only think the defeat is like the defeat of the Virus, a temporary situation where the initial attack is wiped out but the Virus makes a comeback and wipes out the immune system after all.

    Of course, that may be a fantasy in our case as much as it is a fantasy in the case of the Virus, but there is at least one good example of how perseverance wins the day, which I will post anon, and the truth will out in the end, they say.

    Here are a few quotes on truth to get along with in the meantime:

    Truth never dies, but leads a wretched life. – Yiddish proverb.

    In every generation there is some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it. – Boris Pasternak.

    Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized: In the first it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third it is regarded as self-evident. – Arthur Schopenhauer.

    The passion for truth is silenced by answers which have the weight of undisputed authority. – Paul Tillich.

    As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. – Josh Billings.

    I speak the truth, not as much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more, as I grow older. – Montaigne

    One truth discovered, one pang of regret at not being able to to express it, is better than all the fluency and flippancy in the world. – William Hazlitt.

    If you speak the truth, have a foot in the stirrup. – Turkish proverb.

    It takes two to speak the truth. One to speak, and another to hear. – Henry David Thoreau.

    I should use that last one on Aetiology.

  5. Rezaf Says:

    Every empire has its high point and decline. With the 30 billion injected into AIDS research, this will be its downfall, as expectation will be higher. Unless they come up with the so much antecipated and working “vaccine” relatively quick, people will start wondering more and more.
    Limited access to ARVs and fear of its debilitating side-effects will also allow alternative, cheaper and healthier therapies to gain some ground in the AIDS turf. Once people start avoiding conventional medicine because they simply cannot afford it, the number of “LTNPs” will rise, then suddenly, everyone is an genetic abnormality. Common people will talk and spread the word on how they survived without the ARVs. Or how they felt after they left the ARVs. Or how a proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle can manage the “AIDS condition”. One such case is Noreen from Aetology. I bet she is not the only one. And I believe that there are doctors who will give their professional opinion and their secret personal opinion, so they can ease their conscience.

    I don’t see what changed in this World day of AIDS, if not the inflating of an already over-inflated failed theory. It was the World Day of AIDS (and the fear of that disease) that got me questioning in the first place. Then came the rest.

    This blog, along with sites such as Alive&Well provide the most beneficial service of information and give people, such as myself, a tighter grip over the power of decision over my health and life.
    Remember that most people have experienced medical incompetence first-hand. I was one of them. People just don’t take BS like they used to. And if there is an alternative and cheaper solution to a health problem that doesn’t involve taking drugs several times a day and is an alternative that yields results, people will hear about it. One way or the other. Nobody likes doctors. And deep inside, everyone knows that the healthcare system is just another big business, like the oil business. The noble concept of “healing people” has been distorted to “keep people alive as long as there’s profit in it”

    The true victory depends on the common people that experience the scientific incompetence, not on the scientists that peddle the theory, while being disconnected from the world outside their labs and only believe in the so-called peer-reviewed literature and in its purity.

    I’m positive that times will change. Not soon, probably, but within our lifetimes, surely.
    So keep giving people that power of choice, Truthseeker!

  6. Truthseeker Says:

    It was the World Day of AIDS (and the fear of that disease) that got me questioning in the first place. Then came the rest.

    This blog, along with sites such as Alive&Well provide the most beneficial service of information and give people, such as myself, a tighter grip over the power of decision over my health and life.
    Remember that most people have experienced medical incompetence first-hand. I was one of them. People just don’t take BS like they used to.

    Thanks Rezaf, this seems right. So perhaps the only real reason why HIV=AIDS goes on spinning is that the gays have made it so PC. But that is a very powerful social force, protecting the paradigm from criticism like some powerful magic wand which turns critics into mice if they come too close.

    In America, once free speech hits PC, it vanishes.

  7. Rezaf Says:

    The reason why people can side with dissent so easily is that dissenters don’t strip lay people from their intellectual and critical abilities. The apologists do that frequently. Dissenters just expose the information, give their opinion based on solid facts and data (provided from mainstream scientists) and let people make their own judgement. Most apologists impose their findings, theories and peer-review holiness on others, while claiming that those others are illiterate to even understand “experiments 1,2 and 3 showed that A is Blue. We conclude then that A is Blue”. Apologists grab the phrase “experiments 1,2 and 3 showed that A is Blue. We conclude then that A is Blue” and say that “Dr. X did mean Blue…no, Yellow. That still means A will be Yellow.”
    Lay people are born dissenters if the theory being told to them doesn’t bring them any good. Especially in the long run.

    Yes, people here at the other side of the Atlantic find that the “Land of the Free” is becoming more like the “Land of the Supposedly Free” lately.

    Dissenters can never lose as long they maintain a steady, welcoming, reassuring and informative stance and let the people think for themselves. People desire safety. No one will embrace HIV. Dictatorships can only last so long. And the personal fights against the establilishment will wear down the HIV=AIDS beast eventually, because Mr. Moore can fight a few “Denialists” but not millions of them.

  8. Truthseeker Says:

    The reason why people can side with dissent so easily …

    Rezaf, is this what you find? We have found that no one sides with dissent easily.

    That is, unless a solid bond is first carefully and agreeably established on the basis of sharing some core belief they surely have. Then slowly introducing the “wrong” idea that will act like a spanner in the works of their brain, but if you have first established a bond or bridge of this kind, their brain will have moved to the same place as yours and will not be moving so fast in the priest-ordained direction. It will be stationery relative to your new idea, and they will be willing to slowly start off in the opposite direction and at least entertain the suggestion. The spanner will fall out of the machine, as it were, allowing it to move, instead of a humunguous c-r-r-r-r-unch!

    Make friends first on the basis of what a wonderful thing tolerance is, and so good to be helping HIV=AIDS sufferers, and then start casually, and sharing a distance from it with your friend, introducing the idea that you happen to have found out it is disputed in terms of interpretation (better word than theory) and you have actually looked at the dissent and it doesn’t seem to you entirely dumb, and in fact believe it or not may even be right, in fact you know some worthy people who subscribe to it, who though they had many, many questions at the beginning, are now totally convinced it is the correct view, especially since the behavior of the paradigm defenders gives one very little confidence in their authority, since they seem intent on repressing the objections, rather than showing they are wrong, and using censorship and ad hominem derision and disparagement as weapons of scientific arguments, which suggests strongly they lack genuine scientific arguments after all.

    You happen to know this site Science Guardian.com which lays it all out and maybe they should look at it just to see if they might find it intriguing – and if they do, post a Comment saying so!

    QED!

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