Tuesday, July 01, 2008
The AIDS Threat To Black Populations: Black Conspiracies / White Scientists
Sometimes something must be said lest you perish in the silence of capitulation.
As I tuned into C-SPAN III this morning I noticed that they had been running a marathon of past discussions surrounding the AIDS crisis. Today's discussion was from 2005. I saw an author of the book "Moving Mountain: The Race To Treat AIDS". This is by Anne-Christine D'Adesky. She is a White female.
Not that her race or gender matters except for the fact that she included two key references in her book as to the important forces working upon the consciousness of both South African and African-American Blacks with regards to their skepticism about the origins of AIDS and the resulting treatments.
For the African-America, of course, she tapped the "Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment" as the unsavory history by which many African-Americans suspect that a virus and disease which is working its way through Black American communities that it can be no accident.
For the South African Black - the long history of Apartheid and suspected ties to the American CIA sits as a significant source of their skepticism. Ms. D'Adesky reported that the government of P.W. Botha had conspired to use germ warfare as a means of killing Black people. The fact that he was brought into the transition government rather than prosecuted for crimes against humanity only added to their suspicions regarding their government.
I can only say that Ms. D'Adesky reported on these two forces as a "matter of fact" rather than having justified them in any way. I will have to review her segment at length to make this final determination.
At the same time we have yet another example as to how certain thought only serve to neutralize Black folks into taking adequate defensive action RIGHT NOW to insure that this deadly disease does not spread within their midst. Knowing WHO DID THIS TO YOU is not going to do anything to insure that the next person is not infected. The only way this is going to be curtailed is to reduce the occasions in which the exchange of body fluid occurs between the infected and those who are prsently virus free. There will be no "secret serum" that is found after the bad guy admits his guilt and then everyone is cured upon inhaling the serum.
I am frustrated at how certain conspiracy theories only serve to neutralize the masses into continuing to do all that is necessary to propagate the spread because they refuse to change in the face of the threat.