Re: AIDS Russia, India, & China
What you said below reminded me of the following description in
Fischer's <<The Great Wave>> (p.41):
"The plague [Black Death] found a vulnerable population that had
outstripped the means of its subsistence and was already beginning to
decline [in mid-14th century Europe]. Historian Philip Ziegler
writes, 'Whatever one's thesis about the inevitability of the Black
Death, it cannot be denied that it found awaiting it in Europe a
population singularly ill-equipped to resist. Distracted by wars,
weakened by malnutrition, exhausted by his struggle to win a living
from his inadequate portion of ever less fertile land, the medieval
peasantry was ready to succumb even before the blow had fallen.'"
--- In energyresources@y..., Philip Arnason <parnason@u...> wrote:
> >IMO, Jean, the coming dieoff will involve many deaths by plagues
> >one sort or another -- some that Mother Nature inflicts upon us,
> >others that warring groups inflict upon one another. HIV/AIDS, as
> >the first of many such plagues, should provide some clue about our
> >problems in coping with what is to come.
> It will also be interesting to note that any type of disease will
> order of magnitudes more serious than they are now in western
> necessarily civilized:D). If you have AIDS or Cancer in Africa,
> truly are numbered. AIDS in America? Get Chemo, get pills, and
> another twenty years. When Western Society doesn't exist anymore,
> truly begin to understand what a plague is.
> Portland, OR
> ENERGY RELEVANCE: Energy Crisis causes dieoff. Discussing Dieoff.