- Susan McCurdy
- La Crosse, WI
- United States
AIDS can be eliminated by education and enlightened self interest, without the morality issue, which keeps us focused on a strawman.
AIDS in recent times, has been looked on with fear and disdain and with a strong dose of heavenly punishment for bad behavior thrown in. I looked up AIDS in animals on Google. AHA! They get it too. So is heaven punishing a stallion for being the only breeding male in a herd (chuckles from audience)? Or the rooster for being cock of the walk?(outright laughter from audience) As in the journalist's previous talk on malaria and her premise that a better understanding coupled with a higher standard of cleanliness and sanitation has driven out malaria, why can not the same approach apply to AIDS. Take away the condemnation and start examining personal responsibility for each persons own health. As we have, as a society, come to the realization that homosexuality is genetic based, (many societies treat its presence in their members as sometimes sacred but rarely against the gods) we owe it to ourselves to understand, plan and execute a program to deal with it at its source.