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To: JimRed

If we’d quarantined all active male homosexuals in the early 80’s, HIV-AIDS would be a footnote in medical journals, and we’d be Nazis.


38 posted on 02/14/2008 2:40:37 PM PST by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: TheKidster
If we’d quarantined all active male homosexuals in the early 80’s, HIV-AIDS would be a footnote in medical journals, and we’d be Nazis.


When firefighters start back fires in the forest are they arsonist?

When surgeons remove cancerous growths in the body, are they butchers?

When the courts find someone guilty and that person is locked up are they kidnappers?

Because someting is similar does not mean it is the same.

The Nazi went after homosexuals (and others) because of hate there was no other motive behind their action.

Quaratine has a long history in this nation although it has fallen out of favor as a means of controlling deseases.

Up to the 1950s it was common to quaratine people with deseases such as TB and polio. In case you are too young to remember, polio was the big desease of the first half of the last century (think MARCH OF DIMES).

If those affected with HIV had been treated the same way other sexually transmitted deseases were treated the epidemic would have been short lived.

Further, I find it incredible after all these years with all that is known, those most at risk of the virus have refused to modify their own behavior.

As someone elsewhere has pointed out, HIV is the first virus with civil rights. It is the homosexual community that has condemned themselves to these risk by fighting any attempt fight the cause and spread of the desease.

104 posted on 02/15/2008 3:51:01 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN
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