Strangis jumps out of the frying pan into the fire

Tara C. Smith of ScienceBlogs has posted an interview with former Rethinker John Strangis.

A few points need to be made:

  • Strangis believed that HIV/AIDS was a concocted conspiracy rather than a product of compassionate incompetence, which largely is at odds with mainstream Rethinking.
  • He sees validity in Myles Power’s “debunking videos”, which have been rebuffed here.
  • Strangis was fortunate to have a child born HIV-negative which he credits to ARV treatment, but there’s many many cases of HIV-negative children being born to HIV-positive mothers without treatment. The genuine doubt response of a new father would explain wanting to believe in the mainstream.
  • 4 months after the birth of his son, his partner fell sick – so would it not be possible to entertain ARVs as being responsible? Pregnancy itself is quite a challenge to a woman’s body, so toxic medications on top of that are bound to invite sickness. But as a partner it would be comforting to now think you can really trust the mother of your children to the mainstream theory.
  • Strangis complains about being criticised by Rethinkers, but when he was a Rethinker he was criticised by the mainstream. He calls Rethinking a cult, but used to believe the mainstream view was conspiratorial. Those are both wrong.
  • Strangis seems to think that falling ill as a HIV-positive Rethinker is not possible. But the diseases termed AIDS are not disputed, only their causes. This being the case it is hard to find answers for all those who are HIV-positive and genuinely sick or are at real risk of being so. In some cases a short spell of ARVs may be advised, but their atomic bomb mechanism does not prove they fight HIV. Certainly, no one should take ARVs indefinitely.
  • He supports a law against “disseminating incorrect medical information”, which is another way of saying alternative viewpoints need to be censored; they must automatically be deemed incorrect.

2 thoughts on “Strangis jumps out of the frying pan into the fire

  1. Here’s what I wrote on the original blog but it will probably be censored:

    Where is the proof that HIV was causing her pneumonia? Simply because she stopped taking the medication and she got sick is no proof that having a positive HIV test contributed to her illness. Ms. Smith is a victim of the government establishment so she merely touts the regime’s stance about the false theory of HIV causing AIDS. Unfortunately most academic researchers face this dilemma. An honest man like Duisburg was ostracized from academia because he told the truth. If anyone takes an honest look at the absurd lies the establishment is telling us there is absolutely no way a virus would cause all the symptoms of AIDS. Doctor Smith is a disgrace!!!

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