Of course the use of derogatory terms by others to define us should be challenged, and AIDS Dissidents have been challenging the label of “AIDS Denialist” since it was first coined. Hyperventilating publicly about our distaste for being labeled with that name, however, is not a good strategy. It is playing the game by their rules, not ours. It is reactive, rather than proactive. It is a defensive posture, not an offensive one.
Are we in retreat? Who blew the bugle? I think I missed the call.
What’s in a name?
Drawing comparisons to other derogatory names like Holocaust Denialists, is flawed. Those groups really don’t exist. Oh, there may be a couple of websites that would seem to indicate otherwise, but no one takes them seriously. OK, maybe a handful of truly loose screws take them seriously, but give me a break. Name a single Nobelist, or tenured professor, or even a rational and articulate and educated person who espouses their view?
Global warming is a much better comparison. In that field, one can find expert opinions to reasonably support two divergent points of views, as with AIDS. In both cases, the more established side resorts to dismissing those with opposing views as Denialists.
Global warming Denialism recently had its Waterloo, in the form of leaked emails exposing the corruption and lack of integrity in that established scientific industry. While the questions about the cause and effect, or even the existence of global warming are far from resolved, those who are questioning the previously unassailable Paradigm of Global Warming now have a firmer, more mainstream, if you will, position from which to pose their challenges.
There have been some similar breakthroughs for AIDS questioners and rethinkers. The publishing of Robert Gallo’s original edits of his research papers by Janine Roberts comes to mind. Unlike Global Warming though, backers of AIDS scientism have managed to hold onto their perch as controllers of information to the masses, especially the lamestream media.
Where is our agenda?
We AIDS Dissidents definitely have our work cut out for us:
- There is research to be done that needs funding.
- In the West, gay men especially need support to come together and challenge the assault on our community by the AIDS industry that has so successfully overwhelmed us in such short order.
- Those of us with health problems have our work cut out just trying to recover and stay alive long enough to do some good. That work is not easy in a community as diverse and divisive as the AIDS Dissident community.
- The mass poisoning of Africans with dangerous drugs funded by otherwise well-meaning celebrities, billionaires and governments needs to be exposed for the genocide it is.
Wield, don’t yield
So what if those who support the prevailing AIDS Paradigm call us Denialists? I’ve grown kind of fond of that name, myself. When I see that word used in a news report or comment, I can immediately position the author as having a particular worldview, which helps me consider their message in its proper context.
When neutral observers see the term AIDS Denialist used,
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