Monday, June 26, 2006

Sadistic Murder Then, Malicious Neglect Now

-----"In the murders in this field the Jews were not the only victims. The Nazi doctors also used Russian prisoners of war, Polish concentration camp inmates, women as well as men, and even Germans. The 'experiments' were quite varied. Prisoners were placed in pressure chambers and subjected to high altitude tests until they ceased to breathing. They were injected with lethal doses of typhus and jaundice. They were subjected to freezing 'experiments' in icy water or exposed naked in the snow outdoors until they froze to death. Poison bullets were tried out on them as was mustard gas, At the Ravensbrueck concentration camp for women hundreds of Polish women--the "rabbit girls" they were called--were given gas gangrene woulds while at Dachau and Buchenwald gypsies were selected to see how long, and in what manner, they could live on salt water. Sterilization experiments were carried out on a large scale at several camps by a variety of means on both men and women; for SS physician Dr. Adolf Pokorny, wrote Himmler on one occasion, 'the enemy must not only be conquered but exterminated.'" *
-----That was William L. Shirer on the Nazi medical experiments. This is the American Taliban's take on a cancer-causing virus.
-----"Here's something you won't hear about in sex ed: HPV. That's short for human papilloma virus, a sexually transmitted disease that, when left untreated, is one of the most significant factors in the development of cervical cancer. HPV is extremely common, half of all sexually active women between ages eighteen and twenty-two in the United States have it. The incidence of cervical cancer is expected to jump four times by 2050. But HPV is also very preventable. In fact, a vaccine against the disease is about to be approved. That is unless the Bush administration has its way.
-----"Why would anyone have a problem with vaccinating women against an STD that could lead to cancer?
-----"'Abstinence is the best way to prevent HPV,' says Birdget Maher of the Family Research Council, a leading Christian lobby group. 'Giving the HPV vaccine to young women could be potentially harmful because they may see it as a license to engage in premarital sex,' Maher claims.
-----"One Can just imagine the chaos errupting in the halls of high schools all over the country. 'I was immunized against the human papilloma virus--let's get it on!'"**
-----That's right. The Family Research Council and their Bible-thumping ilk, have devolved to the same level of moral development as the Nazi Doctors. They may not be as blatant, but their deranged thought process rises from the same poison well. The Nazi quacks took a sadistic delight in torturing and exterminating those who they considered racially inferior. Sixty-one years later, the American Taliban takes a sadistic delight in tormenting and persecuting those that it considers morally inferior.
-----What's the difference between a cold blooded Nazi who deliberately infects an unwilling subject with a lethal dose of typhus and a cold blooded Christian who would withhold medications and vaccinations from those whose lives that might be saved or prolonged by those medications and vaccinations? Are those who oppose funding for state AIDS Drug Programs, or who condemn and prevent the use of condoms as a method of safe sex coming from the same dark place as the German quacks who sterilized their unwilling victims? And what about the Bible-thumping pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions based on their personal religious obsessions. Are they or are they not a cheap, dime store variation on the SS Doctors who stood back and watched their victims die in agony?
-----In the end it's a question of degree. The German quacks took a sadistic, even fiendish delight in torturing and murdering the so called inferiors who they so obviously loved to hate. By the same standard, the American Taliban takes a sadistic, even fiendish delight in persecuting and repressing those who it loves to hate. Whether it's outright sadism in the name of Adolf Hitler or malicious neglect in the name of Jesus Christ is irrelevant--the fact remains that both, the Nazi quacks and our not so Christian Bible-thumpers took and now take a perverse delight in the pain, suffering, and oppression of others

*The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, page 979
1960 William L. Shirer
Published by Simon and Schuster

**FUBAR: America's Right Wing Nightmare, page 74
2006 by Sam Sedar and Stephen Sherril
Published by Harper Collins


Ron Nasty said...

Did you ever get the feeling these people were the unpopular kids in High School who couldn't get laid and were sure everyone else was "doing it"?

BEAST said...

I have actually written about this issue on my blog: