Thursday, December 01, 2011

Observing World AIDS Day

Today has been designated World AIDS Day and I've got a great idea for commemorating it. Simply start telling people that AIDS is primarily contracted by one of two extremely unnatural and immoral behaviors: homosexual intercourse and injecting dangerous, mind-altering drugs.

A recognition of those two evidential truths (known to everyone but openly stressed by few) would encourage genuine efforts against this terrible disease. Ended would be the counter-productive policies that are currently in vogue (i.e., condom distribution and clean needle giveaways) and put in their place would be straightforward education programs that explain why homosexual sex and shooting up are, in themselves, extremely hazardous behaviors.

There's more that could be done, of course, like shutting down the horrendously disease-friendly gay bathhouses, but this would be an important start.