Monday, February 02, 2009
Just a Minor Complication
Now that the world financial system is on the brink of apocalyptic collapse, it only seemed a matter of time before Lyndon LaRouche cultists would be popping back out of the woodwork since this is what they've been predicting for decades.
The corner of 18th and Castro Streets seemed an odd place to be recruiting new members, though. According to a long Wikipedia article, "In 1986, LaRouche launched the Proposition 64 initiative in California, which would have placed AIDS back on that state's List of Communicable Diseases subject to Public Health law. Opponents claimed that the measure could have instituted quarantines and sexual contact tracing. After its defeat it was reintroduced two years later and again defeated. LaRouche has given speeches and written articles in opposition to gay rights that his critics consider homophobic."
The LaRouche followers had set up a card table in front of a makeshift memorial to the recently deceased Martin Delaney, who founded Project Inform to explore and educate about new AIDS treatments.
He probably would not have been amused, though one must give credit where it is due. The Nancy Pelosi/Katherine Helmond Photoshop mashup from the movie "Brazil" was priceless.