Reagan And The Pope Responsible For AIDS Deaths?

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The laughable hatred from the left is astonishing. 

During an awards banquet, Mikey Moore took the time to bash Ronald Reagan and John Paul II. 

Well, no one will ever accuse Mikey of having too much class.  This was also covered by the NY Post.

Moore was on hand to present the award for Best First Film to David France, whose feature “How to Survive a Plague” is a salute to ACT UP, the radical protest group whose most notorious action was to send thousands of protesters to St. Patrick’s Cathedral during the Christmas season in 1989. Dozens stormed into the December Mass to disrupt the prayers and desecrate the Host, which Catholics believe is the Body of Christ. A stunned John Cardinal O’Connor looked on in horror. The publicity stunt was denounced by David Dinkins, Mario Cuomo, Ed Koch and the Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Rights.

Moore is quoted as saying….

“[T]hose who would deify Reagan and Pope John Paul II are responsible for the deaths of thousands of people….because of their bigotry.”

Uhmm, no they’re not.  Reagan supporters nor John Paul’s did anything to cause people to die from the AIDS virus.  The fact is, the activists at the time did more against their cause than anything.  It’s difficult to garner sympathy for a bunch of scumbags crying about the consequences of their own actions and blaming innocent people. 

While their public statements are clear, as far as I know, in public or private, neither the Pope nor Reagan advocated the sexual activity nor the illicit drug use necessary to transmit the HIV virus.  Indeed, John Paul’s advocacy was for people not to do those things.  As for Reagan, he left office in 1988, 25 years ago!!!!  At that time, AIDS and the HIV which causes it was just then becoming known.  There were still many questions about the causation and connection between AIDS and HIV.  What is it that Moore thinks Reagan should have done?  Or more specifically those who would “deify” Reagan and the Pope. 

For the record, I’m not aware of any group of people who wish to elevate either the Pope or Reagan to the status equal to God. 

Moore is a delusional maniac. 

How not to do it.

Moore’s idiocy didn’t go unchallenged. 

A heckler shouted, “f*ck you” and “a$$hole” during Moore’s speech. Turns out noted contrarian Armond White was in the crowd and was the person shouting down Moore.

White expanded on his comments with The New York Post’s Kyle Smith:

“My comment is that Moore is a paranoid leftie buffoon who assumed he was in a room of fellow-travelers. I’m not a right-winger or a Catholic but I am a Christian and was offended by his hateful statements. And as a member of the NYFCC I resent that he used our event for a political platform.”

I understand the desire to shout such things.  But, I’m not sure this is the best way to represent Christianity.  Try denouncing Moore’s hate speech with a little less profanity.  I think it suffices to simply point at Moore’s idiocy and laugh at his hate and stupidity.

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11 Responses to Reagan And The Pope Responsible For AIDS Deaths?

  1. Craig King says:

    There is no doubt that AIDS was treated as a political issue rather than as a public health issue. This was because AIDS initially affected the gay community in the USA. As a consequence it was more about lifestyle and stigma than it was about a deadly illness.

    Here we are 30 years later and medical solutions apply. The politics have gone out of the disease and yet easily 50 million lives have been lost for no good reason. Reagan, JPII , Mbeki and many others played their various parts but it was Fidel Castro who dealt with AIDS correctly. He just exiled every HIV positive Cuban was sent into exile on an island. AIDS never dominated the Cuban narrative thereafter.

    • leftinbrooklyn says:

      There was actually a very good reason. They used their bodies irresponsibly. I guess maybe the voice of Reagan was telling them to in their heads.

      • cdquarles says:

        Indeed, had the Carter Administration’s CDC forced the quarantine of homosexuals when the numbers were small (and this is public safety law to this day, adopted by all levels of government) and it was known that a transmissible agent was the likely cause; for this was obvious by 1979 from the association with transmissible hepatitis viruses being epidemic in the same community at the same time. Find some old issues of Science Magazine from the late 70s. There was a major controversy over the simple expedient of quarantine at the time. Back in the 30s, when TB outbreaks occurred, people were quarantined to protect themselves and others because it was known to be transmissible and none of the available antimicrobials worked against TB at the time (that would become true in the 40s and 50s). Nope, the ‘Gay Agenda’ lead to millions of people being exposed and tens of thousands of deaths.

        • cdquarles says:

          By the time Reagan was in office (1/1981) it was too late.

        • leftinbrooklyn says:

          Yes. And the lack of responsibility continues to spread the disease to this day.

          But somehow, some mean ol’ dead conservative will be blamed for any bad consequences incurred by millions of other people due to their decisions regarding their sex lives.

  2. leftinbrooklyn says:

    Meanwhile, Feinstein to introduce new law to ban penises. Too many people dying from using them irresponsibly.

  3. philjourdan says:

    The left will continue to push the bounds of credulity and decency until challenged. Then with a wimpy apology and a Hi Whore silver, they will simply regroup and push again.

  4. gator69 says:

    “Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot, defined by Merriam-Webster as “a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigotry

    More projection from the left.

  5. DaveG says:

    Michael Moore is a sicko, what else can you expect from him, no matter he has a big mouth for his big fat foot = a good fit!

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