Skip to comments.Elton John: AIDS Epidemic Fueled by Stigma Violence Indifference - I Have News for Elton John
Posted on 07/24/2012 11:11:49 AM PDT by maggiesnotebook
How does that work? When I think of an epidemic being "fueled," I think of what is causing the epidemic. In the case of AIDS, it is not caused by "stigma," "violence" unless that violence involves something physical that would pass on the HIV virus, or "indifference" unless a person chooses to be indifferent to the danger of the disease.
John was speaking at a conference.
Science and money would not be enough to beat the epidemic, he said: "We need love. If that word makes you a bit uneasy if you associate it with Disney and schmaltz, let's call it something else." Compassion or kindness were two suggestions.
But he added: "It's been three decades of this epidemic, and we have seen how human beings react when those around them become HIV positive."
If science and money cannot "beat" the disease, then we will never be rid of it, unless those at risk, stop the risky behavior. We know that children with AIDs have had no risky behavior, so that leaves only science and money. Compassion, love, kindness heals nothing but broken, grieving, sad and/or angry hearts and minds. A miracle will work though. Somewhere in the world of AIDS, surely miracles have happened.
If you have HIV, this might be your miracle - a cure for both HIV and Leukemia in the same patient! In the video below of the man who was cured, HIV is equated with AIDS. It's not clear if full-blown AIDS will react to the treatment in the article with the same success. In this story, "compassion" did play a part, because the same donor donated stem cells twice.
Later in Elton John's speech in Washington, D.C., he praised George W. Bush for the $15 Billion he committed to AIDS research and education:
If this country wanted to end HIV infections at home it could do so in a heartbeat," he said. "All it takes is a bit more funding and a bit more understanding. All it takes is dialogue."
But maybe the "Sir" is saying, it takes, "love," "compassion," and "kindness" to whip-up the money for a cure, especially when scientists are desperately trying to find cures for so many diseases that are not behavior related. He's right about that. We only have so much money to donate, whether individually or federally, courtesy of our tax dollars. We have to pick and choose. St. Jude's or HIV AIDS? I have a lot of compassion for EVERY terminally ill person. I am a kind person, but I have to make choices, as do those who put themselves in harms way. It's no different from driving drunk. You might die. You'll probably kill someone else.
Does "this country" include homosexuals and drug-addicts? because its pretty much entirely up to them.
first they would have to give up their perverted lifestyle.
Now that hemophiliacs and surgical patients are safe from HIV spread via medical products, what is needed to end AIDS beyond that those at risk stop sticking things in their bodies that (1) don’t belong in their bodies, and (2) are known to be dangerous and unhealthy? Cure will happen, eventually. Prevention is incredibly easy.
And the other thing, Sir Elton, is money given to HIV research is money no longer available for other disease research, like say, Child Muscular Dystrophy or heart disease.
But since HIV can possibly effect you personally, naturally its your priority. Because its not mine doesn't mean there's something wrong with me.
Besides, unlike these other diseases there is a very effective treatment for HIV & AIDs - abstinence from unsafe sexual practices.
According to John Stossel AIDS/HIV research funding gets 25 times more than Parkinson’s. Even though heart disease kills more people it still receives less funding than AIDS/HIV.
Yes, we could end AIDS in a heartbeat. But I don’t think that the diseased individuals would like finding themselves quarantined on island with “shoot to kill” orders for dealing with escape attempts, and their “intimate” associates being tested whether they like it or not...
Frankly, this is the first disease I’ve have ever heard of that had “civil rights.”
Sex is not a job for the anus. It is a poop squeezer. Poop has a lot of stuff in it, none of which should be going into the Pee pee.
That wraps up sex education for the day kids.
“Now that hemophiliacs and surgical patients are safe from HIV spread via medical products,...”
ROFLMAO!!! Yeah, right. Look at this news!
Study could end ban on gay men donating blood
As blood donations decline, U.S. ban on gay donors is examined
And which country was the first to do this first?
Bloody England, of course! Which again proves my longstanding thesis that the UK is leading the West in to the abyss of destruction and America is following closely behind.
Britain Lifts Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood. Could the U.S. Be Far Behind?
If the country (read: the fags in the country) wanted to stop AIDS, they’d stop putting you-know-what you-know-where!
Hey, Elton. Do us a favor......don’t say anything unless Bernie Taupin writes it.
Jocelyn is NOT amused at your levity!!!
She's trying NOT to laugh.
“Come on ev’rybody we’ve got quilting to do...”
Spending money on AIDS is like shooting it down a rat hole. Which is also like being Elton’s boyfriend.
AIDS is fueled by unGodly lust you queen.
John Stossel is amazing. I love he bottom-lines everything.
Jack, thanks for those links. Terrifying.
The cure for aids.....
the new compound ‘trinoassatall’
Works first time every time......
from an old Bob and Tom schtick, circa 1984 or so.
Elton doesn’t want my love — thank goodness! He wants my money.
The child victims of adult pedophiles dont get much choice. Elton's a campainer for abolition of age of consent laws.
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