There is a disease called Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS, now often referred to as HIV/AIDS).
The first news story on the disease, which was later determined to be HIV/AIDS, appeared May 18, 1981 in the gay newspaper New York Native. AIDS was first clinically reported on June 5, 1981, with five cases in the United States. The initial cases were a cluster of injecting drug users and homosexual men with no known cause of impaired immunity who showed symptoms of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), a rare opportunistic infection that was known to occur in people with very compromised immune systems. Soon thereafter, an unexpected number of homosexual men developed a previously rare skin cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS). Many more cases of PCP and KS emerged, alerting U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a CDC task force was formed to monitor the outbreak.Wikipedia, HIV/AIDS “Footnoted deleted”
The fatality rate of the disease in the West (but not elsewhere, especially not Africa) was sharply reduced… with an expensive regime of drugs and treatments.
“The average cost of HIV treatment is $14,000 to $20,000 a year,” says Michael Kolber, MD, a professor of medicine and director of the Comprehensive AIDS Program and Adult HIV Services at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida. “If you’re paying $1,000 a month, you’re doing really well.”Can You Afford Your HIV Treatment?
This is quite an expense for a medically (and spiritually) costly lifestyle.
(Note: MSM refers to “Men having sex with men.” It is a preferred term as it refers to activity, not identity.)
O’Leary points out how a cornucopia of nasty diseases has also been a point of pride for MSM since it points to their outsider revolutionary status. Among these diseases, then and now, are syphilis, gonorrhea, hepatitis A, B and C, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, human papillomavirus, cancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma inguinale, pubic lice, pinworms, scabies, and flea bites. Flea bites?Their Sexual Proclivities Are Killing Them by Austin Ruse
A costly lifestyle… whose material costs are largely defrayed by the government, due to successful lobbying by assorted homosexual groups.
Our takeover of the FDA was unquestionably the most significant demonstration of the AIDS activist movement’s first two years. Organized nationally by ACT NOW to take place on the anniversary of the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights and just following the second Washington Showing of the Names Project quilt, the protest began with a Columbus Day rally at the Department of Health and Human Services under the banner HEALTH CARE IS RIGHT and proceeded the following morning to a siege of FDA headquarters in a Washington suburb.Before Occupy: How AIDS Activists Seized Control of the FDA in 1988 by Douglas Crimp
I hear that they went on to further successful lobbying efforts, after shifting the costs of their lifestyle choices on to the general public.
But then again, why not? The general public — most certainly including the solid majority of American Christians — are also quite eager to live at the expense of others, be they Joe Sixpack, or a high-flying executive. “What’s sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander.”
Christians refuse to pay the price, and take responsibility for their lives. They turn to the State as their provider and healer, and refuse to repent before the “mean, cruel, and demanding” Maker they publicly revere, but privately detest.
And if the light of Christian justice and ethics is so dark and blighted, then how great is the darkness?
When the socialist charade stops — in a few years, or even as far as a decade from now — be sure that you are able to stand on your feet. And are not dependent on a set of drugs costing $14,000 – $20,000 a year.
Be those drugs medical, or a universal basic income.
God is not looking at them.
He’s looking at you.
Idols exist to be toppled.
Don’t get crushed, when they come tumbling down.