Re: Re: O/T Music concert playing online now
- [[[[ From: "Anne Gilbert" <kebara@...>
Subject: Re: Re: O/T Music concert playing online now
Isabelle, Mike, or anybody else with the proper knowledge:
What on earth prompts this "minister of health" to flap his lips with
such a pronouncement?]]]
---Who knows? She is actually a qualified medical doctor. But she
fell in with the wrong crowd, namely HIV deniers, and apparently
believes whatever they say. I suppose accepting that HIV really does
cause AIDS is a somewhat tragic thing to realize. HUGE numbers of
South Africans are HIV positive. Without proper treatment, every last
one of them is going to die within a decade or so. Imagine the kind
of load that is going to put on our already overstretched medical and
social services. In the face of this, I suppose the temptation to
rather believe something else is huge. One can easily convince
oneself of that which one WANTS to believe!
- On 8 Dec 2003 at 9:22, Mikey Brass wrote:
>And he has been an inspiration to many who came after him,
> >I'll dissent. Gandhi would be my choice. Of course popularity
> contests like
> >this are pointless but if we are going to have one...
> SA holds Gandhi very dear to its heart; he lived there for many
> years and SA was his "second home" :-)
including Martin Luther King.