Saturday, March 11, 2006

AIDS Conspiracy Theories (ACTS)

Celia Farber's article "Out of Control", published in this month's Harper's (see my article on that here) has spurred me to post some more of the outrageous ACTS that have been gaining momentum since the '80s and '90s.

  • Biologist Jakob Segal of Berlin's Humboldt University was the first person to declare publicly the ACT that AIDS was created at the biowarfare lab at Ft. Detrick, Maryland. Dr. Segal hypothesized that HIV was formed from visna (a sheep virus) and human T-cell leukemia. Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) was discovered after Dr. Segal declared this ACT, and SIV is considered a much more likely precursor to HIV than visna.
  • On Sept. 30, 1993 Reuters announced that the first ACT - the one declared by Dr. Segal - had been created by the Soviet Union in 1983, as dinformation.
  • The AIDS As Biowarfare hypothesis is propped up by the fact that on June 9, 1969, Dr. D.M. McArtor appeared before the House Subcommittee on Appropriations to request funding for a program to create a biological agent for which humans would have no natural immunity. Dr. McArtor was then Deputy Director of Research and Technology for the Dept. of Defense.
  • Deranged "seer" Veronica Leuken of Bayside, Queens, announced that the Virgin Mary had informed her a cure for HIV will never be found because Jesus Christ himself, angered by homosexuals, personally engineered it to kill off large numbers of gay people.
  • Dr. Leonard Horowitz of Harvard theorizes HIV resulted from viological viral research concealed by the Special Virus Cancer Program.
  • According to a group called Christians Awake, the U.S. was founded and is controlled by Freemasons, all of whom are gay. This is why the Washington Monument is a phallic symbol. God created AIDS to punish the Masons.
  • Singer Kanye West hints in his song "Heard 'Em Say" that AIDS was genetically engineered to target blacks. Should you suspect this is his own pet theory...
  • Bill Cosby said AIDS was "started by human beings to get after certain people they don't like". And...
  • Spike Lee proclaimed in a Benneton ad that "AIDS is a government-engineered disease". And...
  • On Arsenio Hall's talkshow, Kool Moe Dee said AIDS was a genocidal plot against blacks. And...
  • Louis Farrakhan said the U.S. government shipped a billion units of AIDS to Africa to annihilate Africa's black population. And...
  • Former Chicago municipal official Steven Cokely declared Jewish doctors injected black babies with AIDS as part of a plot to take over the world. AND...
  • In a 1990 poll, 29% of black New Yorkers believed AIDS was deliberately created in a lab to infect black people. (New York Times, Oct. 29, 1990)
  • A 1990 survey found that 34% believed the AIDS virus was produced in a germ warfare lab. (Boston Globe, Nov. 2, 1995)
  • Today, a growing number of people believe that HIV does not cause AIDS, that AIDS is not contagious, and/or that HIV cannot be transmitted.

14 comments:

David Crowe said...

It's "Celia Farber", not Cynthia. It seems arrogant that you think you can 'debunk' theories (such as that HIV does not cause AIDS or does not exist) without providing any data, nor any evidence that you've read any of the basic science.

SME said...

Whoops, yes, Celia. Thank you.
I'm no scientist or doctor. I just accept the established research about AIDS, find nearly all the AIDS conspiracies far-fetched if not outright ridiculous, and believe that unless it is PROVEN that AIDS and HIV are not related people should conduct themselves as if they are just to be on the safe side.

Ezequiel said...

hiv does not exist! I stoped taking the drugs azt and efavirenz, and now I feel so good! azt causes the abstinence syndrome everytime when you want to stop the treatment, and so you have to do it little by little, because if you don't then you suffer from fever, nausea, etc. I do not need any doctor to tell me how I feel and how my body feels! I know it because I live in this body but I'm not the body and I do listen to my body when he's talking to me and tells to stop doing these drugs!

SME said...

Well, ezequiel, it's your body and your decision. But HIV does exist, and apparently you have it. Please don't endanger anyone else by unsafe sex practices.

Tulsequa said...

It is one thing to be a skeptic - it is something else to refuse to look at all the evidence.

The drugs that are used to treat HIV are metabolic poisons. That means they destroy life. Read the drug manufacturer's black box warning and spell it out for all to see.

Viruses do not have a metabolism to poison. They are not living organisms that breathe, drink, eat, etc., etc., like all other living organisms that have a metabolism to do this. Metabolic poisons can only kill the cell and ultimately the organism being treated for a viral infection. Anti-virals such as Tamiflu and Relenza as well as fever suppressants (anti pyretics) such as aspirin offer their own set of problems. Some doctors kill their patients because of the misapplication of these drugs in treating viral fevers such as influenza, SARS, and scarlet fever - the latter for which a vaccine has never been produced and has died out in the industrial west and may have to do more with sanitation, elimination of the bedroom chamber pot for example, and better personal hygiene.

The very fact that the renown drug company Merck, after 25 years and all the sophisticated technology at their disposal, could not produce a so-called anti HIV vaccine that was safe for adults and small children ought to tell us something.

Occam's razor states that the explanation of any phenomenon should make as few assumptions as possible, eliminating those that make no difference in the observable predictions of the explanatory hypothesis or theory.

Virologists and microbiologists may produce all the micrographs of viruses, real or imagined, possible - a trick typical of AIDS Inc. Viruses can only be problematic according to the state of health of the organism they infect. And depending on the state of health of the organism will determine how well it will deal with the virus.

Viruses are not living entities. They cannot mutate in the human body. They would need to have a metabolism to be able to do that. They can only replicate.

Where are the micrographs (electron microscopeictures0 of all these variants of HIV alleged by Julio Montaner, et.al., to have mutated and become resistant to AZT, DDS, Nevirapine, H.A.A.R.T. and other variants and assorted drug cocktails?

No virus, no vaccine and no Nobel Prize.

Tulsequa said...

When leading supporters of the HIV=AIDS hypothesis (as exemplified by Mark Wainberg of McGill University, Montreal) demand that those who question it and the toxic methods of treatment be jailed or otherwise be made to shut up - or virtually ignored (censored?) by a research challenged media, one must ask of what are they afraid?

To ignore the basics of virology and life but instead resort to character assassination and somehow compare those who dare to question the HIV/AIDS paradigm as holocaust deniers is an insult to the Jews, Gypsies, and the other victims of Hitlerism, fascism, and Stalinism.

One thing truly bothersome is the fact that some very vociferous defendants of HIV theory happen to hold patents on anti HIV drugs or have well paid research positions that would disappear with the failure of the HIV=AIDS paradigm. It is to their financial benefit that the HIV theory be maintained.

How else do you define "conflict of interest?"

SME said...

tulsequa, what people are afraid of is people dying too soon because they refuse the only effective treatments available, and worse - infecting their children and sexual partners because they refuse to accept that HIV/AIDS is contagious. I staunchly defend the right to question the scientific and medical paradigm, but I staunchly oppose anyone's decision to endanger the lives of others because he/she doesn't believe in a well-established medical/scientific theory. These people aren't Jack the Rippers, but their actions are misguided and dangerous.

As for the antiretroviral drugs: I know of many AIDS fatalities. I don't know of any AZT fatalities.

You object to character assassination aimed at HIV/AIDS denialists by the medical establishment, then you accuse researchers of intentionally failing to develop effective treatments for HIV/AIDS for their own financial protection! That's quite unfair. If that's not reckless character assassination, what is?

Anonymous said...

SME, you say it your self, "well-established medical/scientific theory" Theory is not Truth. . .

E said...

SME, thanks for taking the time to do this, and for putting up with the inane backlash...

Leviana said...

Believe in these conspiracy ttheories is like believe in those Canada No Prescription pharmacies, none exists.

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HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?! said...

AIDS patients are simply more CFS patients. And it already well-documented that HIV is not the cause of CFS/ME. The medical establishment will have you believe that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is some sort of ‘mysterious illness,’ but it’s no mystery to me; CFS/ME leads to HIV-Negative AIDS, idiopathic CD lympocytopena (a clinical diagnosis that I possess).

How can the orthodox AIDS establishment continue on with a stale "It's HIV" mantra when there are HIV-Negative AIDS cases dating back to 1992? While millions of ailing immunodeficient CFS/ME patients get belittled and neglected, very healthy HIV+ people are convinced to take a bunch of expensive, toxic medication.

It's such a sham, and its so easy to see that the medical establishment simply has their paradigms (CFS, AIDS) backwards. I am living proof that CFS/ME patients are the real AIDS patients. And its not caused by HIV.

www.cfsstraighttalk.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

To those aids deniers, and azt decryers, I think you will live much longer with the drugs than without, but its your choice, when you decide its not contagious, i would like to know on what evidence you make that decision, as clearly, you caught the disease somehow.Ezequiel, i hope you dont give someone else hiv, as you sound like an irresponsible person.