the septenary (diapholom) wrote,
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In der Beschränkung zeigt sich erst der Meister


In the rush to condemn Benedict’s heresy, the mainstream media failed to ask Edward C. Green, director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies for his opinion.


Green told National Review editor Kathryn Jean Lopez that


There is a consistent association shown by our best studies, including the U.S.-funded ‘Demographic Health Surveys,’ between greater availability and use of condoms and higher (not lower) HIV-infection rates. This may be due in part to a phenomenon known as risk compensation, meaning that when one uses a risk-reduction ‘technology’ such as condoms, one often loses the benefit (reduction in risk) by ‘compensating’ or taking greater chances than one would take without the risk-reduction technology.

In contrast to what the mainstream media reported, Green also noted, “More and more AIDS experts are coming to accept the above [emphasis on fidelity and abstinence]. The two countries with the worst HIV epidemics, Swaziland and Botswana, have both launched campaigns to discourage multiple and concurrent partners, and to encourage fidelity.”


Mainstream media also ignored the success Uganda found in lowering the HIV rate by emphasizing behavioral changes over condom use with its ABC campaign (Abstain, or Be Faithful, or use Condoms).

quite the contrary, we risk worsening the problem. The solution can only come through a twofold commitment: firstly, the humanization of sexuality, in other words a spiritual and human renewal bringing a new way of behaving towards one another; and secondly, true friendship, above all with those who are suffering, a readiness — even through personal sacrifice — to be present with those who suffer. 
                                                          -Pope Benedict XVI

"no friend to the revolutionary mob." "hate[d] every violent overthrow, because as much good is destroyed as is gained by it,"

"modernity" of a work of art may be gauged by the extent to which it deals with anything "weak, morbid, and sick."

"postmodernism, " with its belief in the "crisis of representation,"  its emphasis on the aporia, the simulacrum, on perpetual

deferral and playfulness, represents a continuation of the Romantic doctrines of incompleteness, fragmentariness, and infinite yearning.

"everything that is excellent is eo ipso classical, whatever kind of genre it is."


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