22 Jul Broken Promises: The UN and the U.S. are killing millions
By Grace Sailor
As I delve into the book Broken Promises: How the AIDS Establishment Has Betrayed the Developing World by Harvard professor, Edward C. Green, a self-acclaimed lifelong, outspoken liberal-progressive-leftist, I am mesmerized by his conservative views on the solution to what is referred to as the AIDS hyperepidemic.
As he begins to reveal the deception of the United Nations and the U.S. Congress by not acknowledging data that enforces the truth that positive “responsible” behavior such as abstinence and fidelity are a viable solution to the AIDS crisis. Instead, the U.N. and U.S. have poured billions of dollars into promoting condom distribution instead of promoting these positive behaviors. Dr. Green reports that “when Westerners convinced Botswana that condoms would stop AIDS, the results were catastrophic. About one in five adults there now have HIV.”
In the African continent, it is reported that over forty-six million people have been infected with HIV which has resulted in the death of over eighteen million natives. Unlike the rest of the world, the majority of those infected in Africa are from heterosexual relationships, not through homosexuality or drug users. Sadly, this epidemic has left over twelve million AIDS orphans behind, and the numbers are still rising.
I have experienced Dr. Green’s frustration first hand as I have been involved at UNAIDS meetings and worked with an African AIDS prevention program for many years. Dr. Green summarizes many of our experiences when he recounts testifing before a House subcommittee in 2006 in regard to data that supported fidelity and abstinence. He writes that he “soon was wondering why they called it a “hearing” – because no one was listening.” After the hearing Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) informed Dr. Green that the “The rest of the world, quite frankly, disagrees with what you’re saying “and continued to state that “the rest of the world gets it.”
I have witnessed firsthand at high- level UNAIDS meetings, conservative world leaders promoting abstinence and fidelity be openly mocked and ridiculed by many fellow U.N. countries while attempting to give their speeches. I was disgusted that these high-level leaders representing the world were acting like teenagers fighting for their rights for sexual freedom – at all costs. It was disturbing and frightening to see the lack of moral judgment among the world leaders.
Dr. Green’s book reminds me again of why it is so important that the pro-family movement fights for a voice within the international, national, and local governments. It is an uphill battle – but a battle worth fighting. The results could save millions of lives – literally.