[Toot!] Index: 7.2
Communism Bit: Off
Location: Job, of course
We roll, no wasting time and words.
From a comment I posted on Kelly's blog:
I find it creepy that the general idea of democracy sounds, to me who is an infidel as far as democracy is concerned—a non-believer—much like a Western Jihad. Your country starves us until we are `democratic enough'. That starving us is un-democratic by their definitions, in the first place.
So if we hate terrorists, because they are Jihadist fanatics, who are we referring to? Those who refuse to pay back what they stole, starve us and shoot at us, until we have been crushed and humbled and we suck on their `democracy' ideology, or those who bomb us and shoot at us until we have been crushed and humbled and we call on the name of Allah?
It would be sad if Hitler had won the War and besieged Uganda and declared that we must believe in his version of democracy, or he won't let any anti-retrovirals into the country.
In short, no matter what you have brain-washed into believing, the West is just another terrorist gang that we happen to love more that the terrorist gang in the (Middle) East. Full stop.
Wait. Don't you glean anything from the co-incidence of the arrival of the Western downpressors and the rise of dictators in Africa?
They yap and yap about making us democratic—who giveth them the right? Democracy is not an American/Western concept. It is a human concept. It existed long before America was formed, long before Europe was populated. These Johnny-come-lately states are trying to bully the world and extract subservience by means of propaganda with a concept that is richer on Kampala's streets than in the Pentagon, and promising a utopia—`if only you worship at this altar'. Is the West even democratic (where democracy is defined by me, not by the Bush dynasty)?
War is Peace! Iraq is Free! Freedom is Slavery! Colonialism/Occupation is Democratic! Ignorance is Strength! Guántanamo Bay is Paradise!
Wake up! Rise, ye mighty People! Don't be free to choose slavery!
Back to the slums.
I found myself giving a lecture on HIV in the slums. :o)
Some slummer (called Ibra, which is sane compared to other names I've had to recite down there) was talking about AIDS, and saying if you lay a chic who is HIV positive once, you can go commit suicide. And some fat woman there was saying it isn't true. Nobody seemed to believe her when she said her sister's husband died of AIDS, and the sister is still well, probably negative.
Let me extend my lecture to the blogren. Grab your pencils and notebooks, please:
In Rwanda, a research found that 40% of all couples where there is HIV were discordant. In Uganda, the figure is around 60%, if I remember correctly.
A discordant couple is one where one partner has HIV and the other doesn't. This is usually in spite of continued sex between the two. It is shockingly-common. And it is painful to imagine how many people didn't know about it, and hence ended up getting infected in the end, because they didn't take steps to avoid infection, thinking they were already infected.
The stories abound. Very many. Including that of the presenter of The Untold Story, whose husband died of AIDS.
So, even if you have been exposed gravely to HIV, do not assume a status. Checking is the only way to ascertain.
You know the evil part about having a knife stuck in your chest? If you pull it out, you drag your insides out with it. If you leave it in place ... well, it's not very healthy to have a dagger dangling from between one's ribs, really.
Also, no more Communist ranting on this blog. Either I open a new one, or it goes unsaid. I know it bores you, blogren, but what will I and I do?