Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Compassion of Conservatives

What I remember most from that time was that AIDS was, back then, called "Karposi's Sarcoma" and some people thought it was "the gay plague". There were a significant number of people who were actually celebrating the fact that gay men were dying. They waved their Bibles and babbled on about God's will and other such crap. The televangelists, especially that pile-of-human-shit in Virginia (he ran for president in `88), were actually gleeful about people dying.

And he wasn't the only one. I was stationed in the South in that time and I read the local papers. There were op-ed pieces and letters to the editor that proclaimed AIDS as a sign of God's wrath on sinners. If there ever was a clear indication that "love the sinner, hate the sin" was nothing but bullshit, the outpouring of hatred over AIDS was it.

It was pretty disgusting to see that so many people in this country had so little humanity. And they haven't changed very much.


Stewart Dean said...

A missing man formation.......as in the flyby.
I'm missing my 4 years older brother Bill, gone of Valley Fever and AIDS in '84 when it was the Grim Reaper and no doubt the Black Spot.

CenterPuke88 said...

I remember Ryan White...all the religious types fighting to keep him away from their kids cause just seeing him might risk their lives...demanding he be educated at home, alone, preferably by phone.

dinthebeast said...

Here is Al Pacino playing Roy Cohn dealing with his HIV diagnosis. The subtext of the Reagans' utter disregard of of the crisis comes through over Cohn's arrogant ignorance:


-Doug in Oakland

Green Eagle said...

I remember well the connection between AIDS and Kaposi's sarcoma. I do not remember anyone confusing the two.