Barack Hussein Obama and Eric Holder: â€œCowardsâ€ On Race? Part II
By: Michael John McCrae
The Reuters report by Jie Steenhuysen out of Chicago on Wednesday, August 3rd entitled: â€œHIV infections in U.S. stable but disparities existâ€ with its companion report: â€œSyphilis up among U.S. minority gay and bisexual menâ€ should be enough to open the eyes of anyone who cares about the plights of minorities in the United States.
From the report: â€œThe number of Americans newly infected with HIV remained stable between 2006 and 2009, but infections rose nearly 50 percent among young black gay and bisexual men, U.S. experts [report]â€. The report estimated an average of 50,000 new HIV infections from 2006 through 2009 as reported by the CDC (Center for Disease Control). What bothers the â€œexpertsâ€ is that 44 percent of these new cases involve black men who have sex with men. They believe this is â€œdisproportionateâ€.
Now, my question would be â€œWhere are the voices that could possibly prevent these gay black men from their self-destructive life choices?â€ HIV and AIDS are completely preventable diseases; yet nothing is being said or done to correct the unnatural behavior that spreads this plague through the gay, black community. This issue is not discussed in media, Congress, the White House or the Department of Justice. We hear nothing from any source of so-called black leadership in America. It is no wonder those infected take to the streets with signs and curses against a seemingly uncaring country. (Original article has pictures not reprised here.)
I would blame the voices of the right as well. We might speak of AIDS in general and we might be distributing free condoms, but condoms have a 31 percent failure rate in preventing infections and we are now buying cheaper condoms for distribution from China of all places! I am sure I read national articles written by homosexuals all the time. Newsrooms across America are known for their extreme leftist diversity these days. Why arenâ€™t these homosexual journalists taking up the cause to sound the alarm to these gay black men to stop their sexual death-dealing!
It has been proven that abstinence prevents 100 percent of all STDâ€™s, HIV, and AIDS (not to mention 100 percent of unintended pregnancies for heterosexuals) 100 percent of the time it is practiced! Where are those voices?
From the article: â€œWhile blacks represent 14 percent of the U.S. population, they accounted for 44 percent of new HIV infections in 2009. HIV infection rates among blacks were nearly eight times higher than rates in whites, according to the studyâ€¦Hispanics, who represent about 16 percent of the population, accounted for 20 percent of new HIV infections in 2009 – a rate that was nearly three times as high as that of whites.â€ The report tells us that men who have sex with men account for only 2 percent of the overall U.S. population but this 2 percent has generated 61 percent of all new HIV infections. So the bulk of new infections in all races come from men who have sex with other men.
The report is disingenuous in that it attempts to lay blame on â€œunderlying factorsâ€. Quoting the report: â€œâ€¦the research clearly shows that individual risk behavior alone doesn’t account for the significant racial disparities in HIVâ€¦”It is essential to understand the underlying factors that contribute to these disparities, such as poverty, discrimination and lack of access to health care.”
So it isnâ€™t just the sex. Poverty might get you infected, discrimination might get you infected and even â€œlack of access to health careâ€ might get you infected. It certainly couldnâ€™t be just the fact of men having sex with other men causing these â€œsignificant racial disparitiesâ€. No. But it could mean more black men are out there having gay sex than white guys and Hispanics.
You might read the Reuters report. You wonâ€™t find any of this at the White House website. You wonâ€™t see this reported on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS or MSNBC. Hell, I believe even FOX is leaving such a valuable issue alone. Wouldnâ€™t want to be considered â€œracistâ€ now; would we?
The typical government response is to throw more money into â€œresearchâ€ toward finding a cure. The governmentâ€™s own reports tell us HIV and AIDS are completely preventable. It is the sexual proclivities of gay men having sex with other men that drive rates of infection that have fortunately remained steady from 2006-2009. Yet, the rates of infection could drop or even become non-existent if gay men better understood that such immoral life choices were killing them. Where are the voices? (Part Two of Three Parts)