NOTEBOOK: AIDS and The Shock Doctrine

Alfonso Cuarón, the Mexican director of such films as Children of Men and one of the Harry Potter movies, brings us this short film on Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine. Politics aside, put the idea of circumcision in the context of a terrified Africa in the grip of what is to them a still mysterious and puzzling disease, and you’ll have an understanding, for example, of how Luo tribesmen of Kenya in urgent need of an education in condom use could be tricked into accepting the chicanery of circumcision. The Shock Doctrine, indeed. [Yes, I like long  sentences.]

About David Wilton

Fronterizo, defense lawyer
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2 Responses to NOTEBOOK: AIDS and The Shock Doctrine

  1. Hugh says:

    From the Washington Post:
    HIV Loosens Tribe’s Resistance to Circumcision
    Many Kenyans See Survival at Stake

    By Craig Timberg
    Washington Post Foreign Service
    Friday, September 7, 2007; Page A01
    … “It’s now the most proven, effective HIV prevention strategy we have for male heterosexuals, so it’s really important that we make this widely available,” said Robert C. Bailey.
    He said WHAT?

  2. David says:

    Timberg and Bailey are nitwits. They don’t deserve the positions they have. Others have occupied positions of authority they didn’t deserve nor were qualified for. Hmm, who comes to mind?

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