Category Archives: South Africa

Eugenics is Today’s AIDS Science

by Liam Scheff

Population control, anyone?

Yes!” Say these eugenicists:

Project Prevention is already operating in parts of Kenya, where it is paying women living with HIV U$40 to accept long-term contraception. A doctor is paid U$7 per patient.

In Kenya, Project Prevention is working in Nyanza province where they place woman in groups of between 10 and 15 and give them a pooled amount of money to begin income-generating activities in return for accepting intrauterine devices (IUDs) as long-term contraception. Each woman then receives around R280 in return.

It might, of course, be of concern to women being targeted for life-long chemical birth control (ie, sterilization by pill), or irreversible surgical laparoscopy, to understand the rationale for WHY they are being so targeted. If “HIV positive” is the reason, then we must ask ourselves what “HIV positive means.”

And it means?

From the manufacturer’s disclaimer’s on the major tests, and the major medical literature:

“At present there is no recognized standard for establishing the presence or absence of antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human blood.” – Abbott Labs HIV test – the industry ‘standard.’

“No standard,” means no way to determine a positive, or a negative, or one from the other.

How does this play out in real life? Everybody and anybody, and anything, can test “positive”:

“False-positive ELISA test results can be caused by alloantibodies resulting from transfusions, transplantation, or pregnancy, autoimmune disorders, malignancies, alcoholic liver disease, or for reasons that are unclear.” – Archives of Family Medicine, 2000

“For reasons that are unclear!” Well, sign me up. Sounds ‘scientific,’ doesn’t it?

“[I]t is very important to remind patients and clinicians that influenza vaccination may cause cross-reactivity with HIV antibody assays. The time course for such cross-reactivity remains uncertain.” – NEJM, 2008

That is, flu and other vaccination is a cause of “HIV positive” results. Do you think these tests ought to be used to sterilize African women?

“Alloimmune mice (mice that have been exposed to cells from another murine [mouse] strain) were shown to make antibodies against gp 120 and p24 of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and mice of the autoimmune strains MRL-_tpr/lpr_ and MRL-+/+ made antibodies against gp120. This is surprising because the mice were not exposed to HIV.” – Science, 1991

Which means? That mice, for no reason, have proteins that make the ‘HIV test’ come up positive…

Do you want to take this test?

“Heterophile [normal, human and animal, cross-reacting] antibodies are a well-recognized cause of erroneous results in immunoassays. We describe here a 22-month-old child with heterophile antibodies reactive with bovine [Cow] serum albumin and caprine [Goat] proteins causing false-positive results to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and other infectious serology testing.” – Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 1999

What does it mean? In English – cow and goat proteins that were part of the test itself – made the test ‘test positive!’

But among the poor, this just doesn’t seem to matter. Positive or negative, they’re all positive when they’re black enough:

“[The test’s] error rate won’t matter much in areas with a high prevalence of HIV, because in all probability the people testing false-positive will have the disease. But if the same test was performed on 1,000 white, affluent suburban housewives – a low-prevalence population – in all likelihood all positive results will be false, and positive predictive values plummet to zero.” – AIDS Alert, 1998

And so, let’s sterilize women, just like ‘we’ (the Western powers) have all over the world, for decades…for the better part of a century. From Cold Spring Harbor, to Carrie Buck, to Margaret Sanger, to Himmler and Goebbels…to the UN Population Fund, to the Philippines, to India….


After the laparoscopy (sterilization) operation this young woman is helped outside. Photo by Nick Rain.

Western ‘scientists’ and do-gooders nary meet a poor women they don’t want to prevent from giving birth.

A big ‘thank you,’ by the way, can be made to Barbara Harris, founder of ‘Project Prevention,‘ who loves to be very concerned about the sex lives of others. As she’s stated, in reference to drug addicts:

We don’t allow dogs to breed. We spay them. We neuter them. We try to keep them from having unwanted puppies, and yet then women are literally having litters of children.”

Thanks Barbara, for sharing your insights. History has a word for people like you, of course…

And that word is:

Eugenicist. Or, Nazi. Depending on your mood.

Read all about HIV testing at RTB’s “Test” section, and at ARAS.ca.ab/test.

Thanks to Terry Michael for forwarding the SFAIDS article.

Meeting Africa – Interview with Professor Charles Geshekter

by Liam Scheff

“They say in Africa, when an old man dies, it’s like a library has burned down.” – African Proverb

“Challenging Scientism” talks with Charles Geshekter, Professor Emeritus of African History about Africa, Somalia, the great granite continent, a field researcher’s work, and good things to eat…all in a spot that’s a mystery to most of us on this side of the ocean:

“I used to tell my students that Africa was a huge, complex, and internally diversified continent, a gigantic piece of extremely ancient granite rock that contained the tree where man was born.

With its 11.5 million square miles, 900 million people, 800 different languages and 56 countries, it was and is a tough place to generalize about.

I would speak a few key sentences in Swahili (a Bantu language) and then say them in Somali (a Cushitic language) so they could hear how dramatically different and indecipherable the two were from each other, despite being spoken by neighboring peoples in eastern Africa.”

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What Would White South Africa Do?

RTB: White men fighting to give very toxic drugs to Africans, for the purposes of curtailing their sexual problems. (or so says the gov’t). Dressed up in pharmaceutical garb, it’s the same old song. The medical literature abounds with reports on the often fatal effects of AZT, a drug given to pregnant African women who are given the polyreactive HIV test result. The White establishment in South Africa states that the Black President is not qualified to read this medical literature and interpret it correctly. In fact, no one is – unless they agree that AZT must be given to pregnant Black African women.

AZT – would you feed it to your children en masse, based on bad antibody tests, White South Africa?

Martin Weinel’s critique of Mbeki – Anthony Brink replies
Advocate Anthony Brink
27 March 2009

A defence of the former president’s challenge to the scientific orthodoxy on AIDS, by the author whose writings triggered it

Martin Weinel, Thabo Mbeki and AZT: Bogus Scholarship in the Age of AIDS: A Case Study

In ‘Thabo Mbeki, HIV/AIDS and bogus scientific controversies’, published on Politicsweb on 19 March 2009 (see here), Martin Weinel calls the question Mbeki publicly raised in late 1999 over ‘the safety of AZT when used to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV’ an ‘inauthentic scientific controversy’.

He means that giving AZT to pregnant women is incontestably safe, and no informed person would suggest that it may harm or even kill their babies. Let’s examine this. Continue reading What Would White South Africa Do?

Scientific Racism in Modern South Africa

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This is the first full-length study of the history of intellectual and scientific racism in modern South Africa. Ranging broadly across disciplines in the social sciences, sciences and humanities, it charts the rise of scientific racism during the late nineteenth century and the subsequent decline of biological determinism from the mid-twentieth century, and considers the complex relationship between theories of essential racial difference and the political rise of segregation and apartheid. Continue reading Scientific Racism in Modern South Africa

AIDS is to be diagnosed with different symptoms in Africa

From Fear of the Invisible (2008)
Janine Roberts



It is common knowledge that AIDS in Africa is rampant, that it affects men and women alike, and is destroying the population and economic prospects of Sub-Saharan Africa. Everyone also thinks, as I have for most of my life, that AIDS in the West and Africa has the same diagnostic definition and symptoms; that they are clinically the same. This is only surely sensible – the same virus must cause the same illness?

But, when I investigated, I found the truth was utterly otherwise. AIDS is diagnosed entirely differently in Africa. Officially in Africa a person only has to have a few symptoms common to many diseases that ultimately are caused by great poverty, poor water supplies and lack of sanitation. Again there is no requirement to test positive for HIV for an AIDS diagnosis. This was strangely easy to discover. I only needed to go to the official WHO website and look it up. This tells me that our media has not been doing its homework when reporting AIDS in Africa. Continue reading AIDS is to be diagnosed with different symptoms in Africa

Parasitic worms could fuel Aids – Reuters

23/07/2008 08:54 – (SA)
Source: Reuters.

Washington – People infected with parasitic worms may be much more susceptible to the Aids virus, according to a study published on Tuesday that may help explain why HIV has hit sub-Saharan Africa particularly hard.

The study involving monkeys demonstrated how a type of parasitic worm that causes schistosomiasis, which affects 200 million people globally, may make HIV infection more likely.
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Country of My Skull

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In the year following South Africa’s first democratic elections, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established to investigate human rights abuses committed under the apartheid regime. Presided over by God’s own diplomat, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the first hearings of the commission were held in April 1996. During the following two years of hearings, South Africans were daily exposed to revelations and public testimony about their traumatic past, and–like the world that looked on–continued to discover that the relationship between truth and reconciliation is far more complex than they had ever imagined.
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Truth and Lies

From Publishers Weekly
South African photographer Jillian Edelstein’s stark, memorable black-and-white photographs are the centerpiece of Truth & Lies: Stories from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. Between 1996 and 2000, Edelstein photographed dozens of victims, witnesses and perpetrators ANC activists, apartheid police officers and government officials, family members of those tortured and killed at the hearings and at their homes across South Africa. Continue reading Truth and Lies

Unfinished Business: South Africa, Apartheid and Truth

Review
“A brilliant and important book that should be read by everybody interested in the truth behind the ‘truth and reconciliation’ hype of the new South Arica. In the finest tradtiions of fearless, independent journalism, Terry Bell reveals the cover-ups and charades that allowed the shock troops of apartheid to get away with a crime against humanity.” — John Pilger

“Incredibly illuminating … woven together into a narrative with great skill.” – Mahmood Mamdani

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