Sunday, August 3, 2008

Universe punishing United States with HIV/AIDS

I was reading this article about the number of new HIV infections in the United States. According to the article, it was previously estimated that there are 40,000 new cases each year. That estimate has now been revised to 56,300 new cases per year. The total number of Americans estimated to be currently infected with HIV/AIDS is about 1.1 million.

Read the article here.

What can we conclude from this? I'm going to make a preemptive strike against the religious right and say that the Universe, in all of its wisdom, is punishing the United States for:

  1. abstinence-only programs for sex-ed in schools
  2. religious objections to condom use
  3. an environment fostering ignorant belief that HIV is only a problem for "fags"
  4. objections to safe-injection sites which provide clean needles for IV drug users
  5. belief that praying to an imaginary god will provide protection
  6. rejection of science and the scientific method as a way to gain knowledge of the problem
  7. allowing a simpleton and his friends to form public policy

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