Thursday, May 01, 2003

Well, these past few days have fucked ass. Being out of work sucks, even though I've pretty much only felt unemployed for about half an hour since I slept real late, one of the advantages of not working.

On top of that, it seems like its been a slow news week, but I've found a couple of things to piss me off.

The first is this. Okay, it's great that we're acting like we care about AIDS and Africa, and actually trying to do something. But then there's this stipulation that one third of the money goes to promote abstinence, with another cornerstone being the promotion of monogamy.

Where do I begin? Okay, look, I can understand the value of abstinence and monogamy in stemming the tide of AIDS. You don't fuck, you significantly decrease the chances of spreading AIDS. If you do fuck, but you only fuck one person, and they do the same, then you can help slow the spread to others.

That's all good and well in a happy world. The thing is, we don't live in a happy world, as evidenced by the fact that we have things like AIDS in the first place. Expecting people to be abstinent and monogamous is completely unrealistic. Of course, politicians don't care about being realistic, they're more interested in pushing our morals and values on others. They're not even trying to hide that fact - as evidenced by the comment from Joe Pitts.

Problems are never going to get solved when they're attacked from this fucking holier-than-thou stance of trying to make everyone fall in line with a group of people's stupid fucking moral agenda. Bottom line: if people want to fuck, they're going to fuck. For Christ's sake, let's just hope that when they do it, they do it using some protection.

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