The Politics of HIV – “Sticks and Stones”

RTB: The OMSJ outlines the politics of HIV, the pharma hit squads, and their tactics. A must read, here’s an excerpt from “Sticks and Stones”:

Judas Horses

For hundreds of years, cowboys have trained horses to lead wild herds into captivity.  Like the helicopter-cowboys that terrorize roaming herds, the drug industry uses the media and Judas horses to drive gullible Americans toward their dangerous drugs and meaningless tests.

Arguably, the industry’s most famous pony is basketball great Earvin “Magic” Johnson, whose early retirement created an unprecedented explosion of calls to AIDS hotlines and clinics.  Although reportedly cured by 1997, Magic has earned millions by pushing HIV tests and drugs in black communities.  In 2006, Magic received $60 million from Abbott Labs alone.

While Magic pushes pills in black communities, Peter Staley remains the industry’s undisputed prima donna in the gay community.  Shortly after researchers suggested that junkies (1988) and homosexuals (1992) could be used to educate the public about AIDS, the NIH, CDC and drug companies found in Staley a former bond trader who was not only a gay meth addict, but also had the skills to pitch deadly drugs (It was like being drunk or high.  Actually, I kind of liked it) while organizing a homosexual army that the drug industry could use to push drugs under the pretext of human rights.

This wasn’t a new tactic.

Drug Sales as a Human Right

Larry Kramer

Six years after the first group of promiscuous gay men began to appear in hospitals in 1981, Reagan Administration officials were still grappling with unanswered questions about HIV.  At the same time, playwright Larry Kramer and 300 other gay activists (including Staley) descended upon the FDA to demand relaxed regulations, low pricing and AZT (Retrovir).

When President Reagan asked about the controversy, then-HHS Secretary Otis Bowen MD warned that AZT “is very toxic and destroys blood cells and organs.”  Ten weeks later, NIH virologist Samuel Broder declared that AZT “reduces the occurrence of life-threatening opportunistic infections”.  (What Broder didn’t disclose was that, as the inventor of AZT, he could made millions from the drug.)  After weeks of withering accusations that homophobes were withholding lifesaving drugs from dying gay men, the White House relented, which led to the small spike (.00015%) in mortality.  Coincidentally, mortality tapered in 1996 when they lowered the dosage.

Staley’s Army

Gay activism has been tied to HIV from the beginning.  When the AIDS hysteria of 1983 fizzled to mortality levels of .0076% in 1986, CDC officials began to worry that taxpayers wouldn’t fund treatment for a small number of sick men.  Drug makers needed activists to push drugs while the CDC needed sick men.  To make that happen, drug companies sponsored dance parties where thousands of men were recruited in baptisms of depravity:

The NIH reported:

In addition to smoking and snorting (meth)… some administer the drug anally.  This type of administration of the drug along with unprotected “marathon sex” with numerous partners can damage the rectal lining and increase the likelihood of HIV and other STI transmission.

Peter Staley

The NIH funds (directly and indirectly) propaganda sources like POZ, The Body and organizations like TAG and websites like AIDSMeds – both of which were founded by charismatic gay meth-addict Peter Staley.  Staley’s handlers also used him to establish gay activist groups like TAG, AFFA and Act Up.  In 2009, Staley asked for 100,000 more activists to join his army.

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