Thursday, April 08, 2010

Risk Compensation turns W's mission of mercy into Good News / Bad News

60 Minutes: 'Bush Did Something Momentous Few of You May Know About':

"As President, George W. Bush did something momentous that few of you may know about, something so momentous that it is saving millions of lives and generating goodwill for America around the world."

So astonishingly began a "60 Minutes" segment last Sunday actually praising the former President that likely got worse press than anyone ever to reside in the White House.

"Millions of Africans who`d been dying of AIDS are now living with AIDS, thanks to the Bush program," said CBS's Bob Simon.

Yup. That racist homophobe, George W. Bush, was behind an amazing mission of mercy saving millions of African lives.

But the bad news is, people responded with what I was blogging about yesterday -- risk compensation, which is when a perception of a reduced risk leads people to behave more recklessly.

Frankly, I'm to the point where I'm ready to say "Treat the kids, and leave the adults to Darwin themselves out of the gene pool." They know that their lifestyle will give them AIDS, but they embrace it anyway, even if that means spreading a lethal disease. And that, frankly, is inexcusable.

Watch the entire segment here:

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