A friend posted a photo and two quotes on Facebook yesterday. The photo is of an American senator and no I won’t tell you who, or his party affiliation, or what state he represents, purely to save him any further embarrassment.
His comments referred to AIDS and were both uninformed and highly inaccurate. There were no dates or places attached to these quotes, so I don’t know how old, or new, they are but they would have incensed me anyway.
Here’s his first comment: Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community. It was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall. Senator, you are so far off-base on this you aren’t even in the ballpark. A while ago I read an article, probably on the Toronto Star news site, about research that had been done on the origins of AIDS in humans. I do not recall the author of the research nor the institute that conducted it. If anyone knows, please tell me so I may amend this posting and give them proper credit.
According to this research, poor tribesmen would capture, kill and skin monkeys in order to sell both the meat and the hides. If you’ve ever worked in a kitchen preparing food, you know how easy it can be to cut yourself. No different in this case. They would cut themselves accidentally and then come in contact with the monkey blood. If the monkey was infected, the virus would transfer to the human. Some of these tribesmen would also sell their blood to augment their income which is how AIDS made its way into the blood supply. No bestiality has taken place Senator, except in your tiny mind.
The person referred to as “Patient Zero” was a steward for Air Canada (sorry Senator, not pilot – your memory is wrong). He was involved in a crash of some kind in one of these African nations and required a transfusion. Unfortunately, the blood was tainted. Being gay, when he returned to Canada, he engaged in sexual activity with other men, which spread the disease.
The senator’s other comment is equally stupid – and that’s the only word for it. My understanding is that it is virtually, not completely but virtually, impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex … very rarely. Senator, you are a complete ass. Senator, I suggest you read my series of postings under the heading “Bring him to justice”, then explain to the ten victims of George Flowers who are now HIV positive how it is “virtually impossible” for them to have contracted HIV/AIDS from Flowers. I’m sure they’ll give you a proper hearing before they laugh you out of the room. By the way Senator, George Flowers is now wanted by the Toronto Police Service on at least ten charges of aggravated sexual assault related to these women.
Surely, as a senator in the Government of the United States of America his office budget would allow for a research clerk. Before he opened his mouth and proved his stupidity, couldn’t he have asked someone to get him some factual information on AIDS?
I’m not sure which I find more frightening, that people actually elected this man or, that since he is a senator, they will accept his pronouncements as gospel. As I wrote in the title, this man is dangerous.
**Since posting this, I have learned this foolish, foolish man is a state senator, not federal. C **