Skip to comments.AIDS: Thirty Years Later
Posted on 07/10/2011 4:27:43 PM PDT by fwdude
It announced itself among the young. Five otherwise healthy men in Los Angeles had been stricken by a rare, debilitating form of pneumonia. Baffled doctors reported the news in June of 1981, and, soon after, other scientists revealed a medical mystery of their own: young men with a skin cancer usually found among the elderly.
Within 18 months, the federal government linked the afflictions to a new disease that it named "acquired immune deficiency syndrome," or AIDS. By 1983, when scientists isolated the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the cause, 1,300 Americans had died most of them under 40. Thirty years on, though, AIDS is increasingly a disease of older people, who make up the fastest-growing segment of the HIV-positive population.
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Yes, but the argument that gets shoved in my face, and possibly even your face on the news and in the public school system, of AIDS not being a gay disease is a STRAW MAN FALLACY. Look it up, because apparently you can’t tell when you are in agreement with what I said, by the nature of your post.
I think you need to look up the meaning of the term "straw man." Your statements are more than a little ambiguous, and I'm not so sure that we disagree, but need clarification. Are you saying that AIDS IS predominantly a 'gay' disease but is disclaimed as such by homosexuals?
A "straw man" is a ridiculously false position or statement that a person attributes falsely to an opponent, and then disproves the statement, thereby trying to impeach the opponent's position. One of these is "gay 'marriage' will require people to 'marry' someone of the same sex," an argument that NO ONE for traditional marriage has argued but that the sodomites will parrot incessantly that we do make.
Everyone Has AIDS!
I think you need to look up the meaning of the term “straw man.” Your statements are more than a little ambiguous, and I’m not so sure that we disagree, but need clarification. Are you saying that AIDS IS predominantly a ‘gay’ disease but is disclaimed as such by homosexuals?
Yes, I am
pecially in the context of the U.S.A., where you gladly point out that 72% of the new AIDS cases are from homosexual men contracting it from sodomizing other men. But the media and activists drone on and on that it is not a gay disease, which assumes that an argument or belief exists that only gays get it, or that globally it is predominantly gay. Again, it’s a manipulation of the facts and the media presenting something that plenty of real people don’t believe, not even here on FR. In the US. you are correct, it is predominantly and disproportionately among a group (2-3% of the population)
What's so ludicrous is that the sodomites claim AIDS is not a "gay" disease and yet overwhelmingly make AIDS awareness one of their core causes. They know that they OWN this disease, but won't come out and state the obvious.