reply to post by ketsuko
Ah, but I am not overreacting, but looking at current events and history.
Consider this, when the Chinese were coming over initially, the fear was that they would take over, so there were laws enacted to restrict and
prohibit them from doing anything in the country, even though they were citizens. Native Americans were put on reservations. During World War II,
the Japanese Americans were put into camps all cause it was feared that they were spying for the Empire of Japan.
Education, you mention, yet you failed to look at one time, where that education was used to teach that African Americans were no good, and would not
be equal to anything else. And how about that war on Drugs? How far has education gone there?
Yet when the state dares to try to teach about sex education, giving students the information needed to be able to keep themselves safe, some parent
or group raises up and bulks at the very notion of such.
The sad part, is that for all of the speeches and talking, it has done nothing. Nada. Yes I do remember Ryan White, yet funny how you mention it, as
the study does not take into account the rate of HIV/AIDS among any other group beyond those who are the same sex. As I recall, Ryan was a young boy,
who got tainted blood products that caused him to develop HIV/AIDS that lead to the creation of the Ryan White Act.
I am not jumping at shadows, but looking at what history has taught us. After all do you honestly think that the Jewish population did anything wrong
pre World War II, even those who were of mixed religion, when the nazi government came knocking on the door? No, they looked like everyone else.
The federal government and those who would use such statistics tend to cherry pick their data, even when the studies are done incorrectly or show
different results, and the fear here should be that some person in power, who is deeply religious, will use this to push an agenda to round up and
discriminate against people who are HIV positive, in the very idea of doing such for the public good. When you see the legislation that gives the
right to the different levels of government to do such in the interest of the public safety. And from what I have read and understand those kinds of
facilities are far worse than any prison out there. After all where would you put a person who is infected with what is considered a level 2?