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To: Pokey78
In the 80's they kept saying that huge numbers of Americans of all kinds would get HIV and die. 10% 20% up and up...

But we are in America and people can see with their own eyes everyone isn't dying of AIDS.

But Africa is far away and remote. And they can tell stories of weird sexual practices etc...

3 posted on 12/11/2003 8:08:19 AM PST by tallhappy
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To: tallhappy
What has kept this stuff alive is that AIDS is unique in that the both the Far Left AND the Social Conservative Right had an interest in sowing AIDS panic, and thus there are no real checks and balances (other than brave souls like Michael Fumento, etc.)

Gay activist groups obviously had a vested interest in getting as much research money as possible, and the Far Left of course embraced the issue in order to beat up on "uncaring" conservative governments, etc.

HOWEVER, the Social Conservative Right really didn't provide any opposition to the numbers, or the idea that AIDS was rampant in the heterosexual community or about to become so, because they really liked the idea of using AIDS to terrify people into only having sex with their spouses in a marriage, and if you didn't you were gonna die.
6 posted on 12/11/2003 8:22:52 AM PST by John H K
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To: tallhappy
In the 80's they kept saying that huge numbers of Americans of all kinds would get HIV and die. 10% 20% up and up...

Is this why the democrats are a party in decline?

32 posted on 12/11/2003 1:54:36 PM PST by highlander_UW
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To: tallhappy
Yep
33 posted on 12/11/2003 2:04:58 PM PST by Gothmog
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To: tallhappy
In the 80's they kept saying that huge numbers of Americans of all kinds would get HIV and die.

Actually, I believe that it was as late as 1993 that Donna Shalala, then Bill Clinton's HHS Secretary said "we might not have any Americans left unless we're prepared to confront the crisis of AIDS". Of course that's all down the memory hole now.

37 posted on 12/12/2003 3:29:39 PM PST by TheMole
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