Expensive Beliefs

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. – Ambrose Peirce
Posted: June 9th, 2011 | By Bruce Gorton

The second chapter of the Castro Hlogwane document and the basic trends established in the first chapter and preface continue.

Again, here’s a link to the full document.

The first major point the document tries to make in this chapter is as follows:

The point made in the 1985 report about male homosexuals and HIV coincided with what science said about the incidence of HIV in the United States and Western Europe at the time.

To all intents and purposes, 15 years later, this situation has not changed both in the US and in Western Europe. But, as we have said, and as is generally known, our own situation has changed radically, resulting also in it being said that we now have the highest incidence of HIV or the spread of HIV in the world.

The question that arises from this is – why! Why does the same Virus behave differently in the US and Western Europe from the way it behaves in Southern Africa!

Okay first of all according to 2009 stats in Western Europe heterosexual encounters account for about 40% of infections. Homosexual encounters account for about 37%. Things have indeed changed since 1985.

Second – AIDS actually isn’t behaving any differently.

Now with STIs (Sexually transmitted diseases) and STDs (Sexually transmitted diseases) the bulk of the risk involved is due to the infected person’s bodily fluids making contact with your oral, genital or rectal mucous membranes.

This is why condoms work, and why we test blood to make sure it doesn’t have nasty things living in it before giving it to people in surgery.

With AIDS the risk of transmission via deep kissing is quite low – basically because the AIDS virus doesn’t view the mouth as such a great place to live – it much prefers blood and other fluids to spit.

The virus finds it much easier to go from male to female or male to male than female to male (which kind of makes sense when you think about it mechanically.)

So why does the infection profile of Africa look so different here to in the first world? Well – the first world reacted quickly and effectively to contain the disease back in the 1980′s.

Manto “Where’s my watch?” Tshabalala Msimang was trying to treat it with beetroot in the 2000s. It took the Treatment Action Campaign taking the government to court to get serious action going on the disease.

Plus the first world has first world health care, which means sufferers were identified quicker and could take measures against it before it spread too far.

More time with no real action against it means AIDS had more time in which it could spread.

Gay people are a minority in our population, so that the majority of sufferers aren’t gay now that it has spread beyond that population  largely unchecked – is kind of to be expected.

The rest of this chapter is ranting about the “omnipotent apparatus” being up to no good. To get what this apparatus is you just need to go back to the preface:

It also accepts that among those that share the vested interests of these companies are governments and official health institutions, inter-governmental organisations, official medical licensing and registration institutions, scientists and academics, media organisations, non-governmental organisations and individuals.

Evidently the Martian space lizards were left out on this one because they always hog the nachos.





June 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Mr, I highly appreciate you efforts to introduce the document to so many people.What i would like to know is :which parts of the document do you dispute as pseudo science.
According to my understanding of the document,everything there is still valid until today.

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