CONNECT THE DOTS
Packing to move, I found some old material on the beginning of the AIDS HOLOCAUST.
Sometime after Herb died in 1987, I found & kept a letter to the editor of the New York Native, a Gay newspaper. I wrote to the editor responding to that letter & they published it:
Has Henry J. Yeager found the “smoking gun”? In his letter to Jerry Isler of the Greater New York Blood Program (Carbon copies, Native 151) Yeager asks “Or was [AIDS], as many of us think, deliberately introduced into the homosexual community in 1979 right there at the New York Blood Center, when you put out a call for gays to give blood samples under the pretext of developing a hepatitis vaccine?”
Almost everyone we know who has AIDS or ARC also took part in that Hepatitis Vaccine-development program – in San Francisco!
Is it possible to make a survey of your readers to determine how many others possibly contracted their life-threatening illness in one of those hepatitis vaccine programs. Also, how many, like each of the PWAS we know had their blood samples frozen without their knowledge or permission. How many cities took part in those tests?
Dirk Vanden, Carmichael CA
In an undated article in the Philadelphia Gay News:
AIDS Called Plot to Eliminate Homosexuals
Dick Gregory, speaking at Swarthmore College, suggested that AIDS is a government plot to eliminate homosexuals. He then urged gays to stay in the closet for their own safety.
Gregory says he learned that the AIDS virus actually was developed by government researches testing monkeys at UC DAVIS six years ago. He stated that if the disease “had anything to do with gay sex, there’d be a thousand cases in Rome by now.”
Remember Obama’s original pastor, the one he dumped for his controversial belief that AIDS was the Government’s method of Ethnic Cleansing, targeting Blacks. I’m willing to bet he is right.
JUST WHAT WAS HE SMOKING? By Gene Weingarten, Washington Post 3/21/02
Regarding the Nixon Tapes:
“On a lengthy monologue on May 13, 1971, Nixon makes clear that he does not like gay people. Northern California has gotten so ‘faggy,’ he says, ‘I won’t shake hands with anybody from San Francisco.’”
“…the point that I make is that, goddamn it, I do not think that you can glorify on public television homosexuality. You don’t glorify it, John, any more than you glorify, uh, whores.”
“I don’t want to see this country to go that way. You know what happened to the Greeks. Homosexuality destroyed them. Sure, Aristotle was a homo, we all know that, so was Socrates.”
“Do you know what happened to the Romans? The last six Roman emperors were fags. . . .You know what happened to the popes? It’s all right that popes were laying the nuns.”
“That’s been going on for years, centuries, but when the popes, when the Catholic Church went to hell in, I don’t know, three or four centuries ago, it was homosexual…. Now, that’s what happened to Britain, it happened earlier to France. And let’s look at the strong societies. The Russians. Goddamn it, they root them out, they don’t let ‘em hang around at all. You know what I mean? I don’t know what they do with them.”
“Dope ? Do you think the Russians allow dope? Hell no. Not if they can catch it, they send them up. You see, homosexuality, dope, uh, immorality in general: These are the enemies of strong societies. That’s why the Communists and the left-wingers are pushing it. They’re trying to destroy us.”
This was the official atmosphere surrounding President Nixon in May, 1971. The official and unofficial policies in DC & across the country were anti-fags & anti-drugs. Nixon wasn’t just ranting politically-correct diatribes, he meant it. He believed what he was saying & so did everyone who loved Dick Nixon, who was going to guide America to its proper heritage, without Jews and Fags and Drugs, & I’m sure Niggers weren’t left out of the shit-list.
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign in disgrace.
Meanwhile, back in Reality, Gays were starting to gain public visibility, refuting all the ancient religious stereotypes, which was getting the Religious Right & its leader, Richard M. Nixon, very upset. Imagine a religious tizzy! Homosexuals were being legalized during his watch. Someone had to do something!
Here is a timeline of the Gay Rights movement, starting with decriminalization
Illinois becomes the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize homosexual acts between consenting adults in private.
1969 Dirk Vanden publishes WHO KILLED QUEEN TOM? LEATHER, THE LEATHER QUEENS, TWIN ORBS & I WANT IT ALL
The Stonewall riots transform the gay rights movement from one limited to a small number of activists into a widespread protest for equal rights and acceptance. Patrons of a gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn, fight back during a police raid on June 27, sparking three days of riots.
1970 Dirk Vanden publishes ALL OR NOTHING (republished 40 years later as ALL THE WAY.
1972 Dirk Vanden publishes ALL IS WELL, republished as part 3 of a Trilogy, ALL TOGETHER. His books are reviewed as the world’s first honest portrayals of homosexuals, crazy and sex-hungry as we are—but loveable—in the end. lol They’ve left me out of their history books, but I’ve been there, lurking in the shadows, ready to Come Out and call for an accounting….
In 1972 Herb & I had been living as an acknowledged Gay Couple in San Francisco, on Buena Vista Terrace, overlooking The Haight; we’d been together 4 years. He was Advertising Manager for Fireman’s Fund/American Insurance Companies. I painted several of their yearly report covers. I also did a lot of Gay advertising art. FF/A knew about me; I . Herb’s helper was a Lesbian named Paula, who mysteriously called herself Ralf, who was long-time partnered with Debbie, and the company hadn’t fired anybody.
The American Psychiatric Association removes homosexuality from its official list of mental disorders.
Harvey Milk runs for city supervisor in San Francisco. He runs on a socially liberal platform and opposes government involvement in personal sexual matters. Milk comes in 10th out of 32 candidates, earning 16,900 votes, winning the Castro District and other liberal neighborhoods. He receives a lot of media attention for his passionate speeches, brave political stance, and media skills.
San Francisco Mayor George Moscone appoints Harvey Milk to the Board of Permit Appeals, making Milk the first openly gay city commissioner in the United States. Milk decides to run for the California State Assembly and Moscone is forced to fire him from the Board of Permit Appeals after just five weeks. Milk loses the State Assembly race by fewer than 4,000 votes. Believing the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club will never support him politically, Milk co-founds the San Francisco Gay Democratic Club after his election loss.
Activists in Miami, Florida pass a civil rights ordinance making sexual orientation discrimination illegal in Dade County. Save Our Children, a campaign by a Christian fundamentalist group and headed by singer Anita Bryant, is launched in response to the ordinance. In the largest special election of any in Dade County history, 70% vote to overturn the ordinance. It is a crushing defeat for gay activists.
On January 8, Harvey Milk makes national news when he is sworn in as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Running against 16 other candidates, he wins the election by 30 percent. Milk begins his term by sponsoring a civil rights bill that outlaws sexual orientation discrimination. Only one supervisor votes against it and Mayor Moscone signs it into law.
John Briggs drops out of the California governor's race, but receives support for Proposition 6, also known as the Briggs Initiative, a proposal to fire any teacher or school employee who publicly supports gay rights. Harvey Milk campaigns against the bill and attends every event hosted by Briggs. In the summer, attendance greatly increases at Gay Pride marches in San Francisco and Los Angeles, partly in response to Briggs. President Jimmy Carter, former Governor Ronald Reagan, and Governor Jerry Brown speak out against the proposition. On November 7, voters reject the proposition by more than a million votes.
On November 27, 1978, Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone are assassinated by Dan White, another San Francisco city supervisor, who had recently resigned and wanted his job back, but was being passed over because he wasn't the best fit for the liberal leaning Board of Supervisors and the ethnic diversity in White's district. San Francisco pays tribute to Harvey Milk by naming several locations after him, included Harvey Milk Plaza at the intersection of Market and Castro streets. The San Francisco Gay Democratic Club changes its name to the Harvey Milk Memorial Gay Democratic Club.
Wisconsin becomes the first state to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
2012 Gay Marriage and Religion, front and center, on TV everywhere, are headed for an explosive collision on Election Day, 2012…. Oops!
Golly gee! (Cue spooky music: The opening for Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra which opened the movie 2001, remember?) 11/7/2012 is just a month away from “DOOMSDAY” 12/21/2012, when The World (or “civilizaton as we know it”, according to translation differences) will end – according to the Mayans who are no longer around to appreciate their prediction.
Or Maybe…. Maybe that’s when the long-postponed AGE OF AQUARIUS is born. It has been a long gestation – but it’s a “spiritual gestation,” not a human one, so it takes 40 years +/-. It was conceived during the world’s first Love-In, The Summer of Love, 1968. They missed The Gay Year by a year, which was a Love-In of our own. The Gays and the Hippies were in sync, just a year apart in our rebellion against the Status Quo.
Richard Nixon was President from 1969 to 1974, during many Gay Rights advances. That must have bothered the hell out of him. Fags advance on his watch! As far as Nixon & his supporters were concerned, he was standing in line next to Jesus whose throne was next to God’s, and it was Those Fags (and Kikes and Niggers) causing all the trouble. Not one of them doubted that God hated us. They would all gladly stone us today, like God says to in The Bible, but some goddamned doogooder passed a law making killing Queers illegal (as Nixon would have put it.)
The first Holocaust was Hitler trying to rid the world of Jews and Homos. Think of Auschwitz; slow fade to AIDS wards in hospitals. Do we detect a theme? (Background music: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing “Onward Christian Soldiers, marching as to war…with the cross of Jesus, going on before… etc.” You know it by-heart; it’s recorded in your head. Now that I’ve reminded you of it, it will play endlessly until you figure out a way to make it stop. Let it play in the background for this scene in my imaginary movie:
But first, over opening credits, Imagine Jesus, in immaculate white drag, long hair flowing in the wind, walking on air, slightly higher than everyone following him, his arms held high, one hand clenched in a fist of victory, the other one holding a large cross with himself dying on it – slow enlargement of the Holy Cross and we see it has sharp points and barbs like fish-hooks at every end. It finally blocks out the sun. Cut to a cross on a wall, with Jesus suffering excruciating agony, dying. (Have you noticed? He never dies! He’s always dying! Except for Easter, of course. That’s the day he gets resurrected. But the next day he goes back to dying for another year.)
Pull back to show Olivia South. (First cousin to Oliver North, in case you didn’t “get it.”) She looks a like Michele Bachman crossed with Sarah Palin. Documents on the walls indicate that she is a fairly important person in the United States Health Department. Olivia South, MD, it says so on her desk plaque & a little silver loving-cup trophy, & her book on Infectious Diseases sits perfectly placed beside it. A desk-calendar shows January 1969. An open file on her desk indicates that Dr. South is part of a research team, looking for a cure for Hepatitis B. She is typing something on an old-fashioned typewriter. It reads “Dear John, I miss you. Hurry home from wherever you are.”
Fade to Mel Gibson, as Johnathan Braveheart Goodman, reading her letter. It is revealed that John is working in a secret government laboratory studying Germ Warfare. It is made clear in dialogue that “No one is intending to use these weapons against an enemy, God forbid! We are studying them to find defenses and cures when somebody else, like Russia, or Korea, or China, or India, whoever…. When the bad guys try to kill us – as they will; it says so in the Bible somewhere - we’ll be prepared. They’re weapons of self-defense.”
Olivia is a lifelong member of a popular Evangelical Christian denomination – take your pick – Nixon was a Quaker – and goes to church every Sunday, and prays that God will get rid of Saint Dick’s worst enemies: Sodomites and those Sons of Cain. And Jews while you’re at it.
Then one day, God answers Olivia, saying: “Thou knowest whom I hateth most. What wouldest happen if they all gotteth sick and dieth? Canst Thou thinketh a way to maketh this happen? It will addeth to the stars in thy crown. They might even maketh you a Saint after you dieth and cometh to live with me in Heaven. ‘Saint Olivia,’ how doeth that sound? Just ask. Amen.”
When she woke up in the hospital, they told Olivia she’d had an Epileptic Fit, but she’d be fine. They had all prayed for her. Their prayers had saved her life; God wanted her live and to do what He had told her to do during her grand-mal seizure. Save the world for Jesus.
Then John comes home. In slow motion, they take off their clothing as they run toward each other, finally colliding in mid air not quite naked, clawing at each other and grabbing each other’s genitals, and falling on the bed… As they are fucking (with their clothes on, under the sheets) John & Olivia, in a mutual Heavenly revelation, realize that they have been chosen by God to Save the World for Jesus. Together they can make it happen. Making History Happen!
Together they come up with a plan which they secretly call “Homocaust/Fag Armageddon” but when she presents it at a staff meeting as a possible project, Olivia calls it “Hope for Homos,” an idea for a potential project, with a fairly detailed plan on how they could do it. One of their recent studies had been of Gay men with various sexually-transmitted diseases and since sexual transmissions was one of Hepatitis B’s routes of infection, it made sense to see if there was any connection with homosexual STDs that would cause, or cure, HB. It sounded like an excellent thing to do and got funded fairly quickly.
Hepatitis B is an infectious inflammatory illness of the liver caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) affecting hominoidea, including humans. Originally known as "serum hepatitis", the disease has caused epidemics in parts of Asia and Africa, and it is endemic in China. More than 2 billion people have been infected, and this includes 350 million chronic carriers. The virus is transmitted by exposure to infectious blood or body fluids such as semen and vaginal fluids, while viral DNA has been detected in the saliva, tears, and urine of chronic carriers. Perinatal infection is a major route of infection in endemic (mainly developing) countries. Other risk factors for developing HBV infection include working in a health care setting, transfusions, and dialysis, acupuncture, tattooing, extended overseas travel and residence in an institution.  However, Hepatitis B viruses cannot be spread by holding hands, sharing eating utensils or drinking glasses, kissing, hugging, coughing, sneezing, or breastfeeding.
The acute illness causes liver inflammation, vomiting, jaundice, and (rarely) death. Chronic hepatitis B may eventually cause cirrhosis and liver cancer—a disease with poor response to all but a few current therapies. The infection is preventable by vaccination.
Hepatitis B virus is an hepadnavirus—hepa from hepatotrophic and dna because it is a DNA virus—and it has a circular genome composed of partially double-stranded DNA. The viruses replicate through an RNA intermediate form by reverse transcription, and in this respect they are similar to retroviruses. Although replication takes place in the liver, the virus spreads to the blood where virus-specific proteins and their corresponding antibodies are found in infected people. Blood tests for these proteins and antibodies are used to diagnose the infection.
In the movie, Olivia is appointed to head the Help for Homos committee and to oversee the operation. They decide to access clinics in the cities with large homosexual populations, wherever there are clusters of Sinners with STDs, and to have a nationally-publicized campaign called “Help Find a Cure for Hepatitis-B.” Ads are placed in major Gay newspapers, and, in San Francisco, at least, posters were tacked to telephone poles and pasted in windows all over town. “Help Find The Cure for Hepatitis B. Give Blood!” If you have ever had the following illnesses, syphilis, gonorrhea, etc., and were cured, we need your blood to see what cured you. (+/-)
Olivia personally oversees ordering of the necessary supplies. It is cheaper to buy all of the medical supplies from one supplier. Enough hypodermic needles to supply clinics in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles & San Francisco, etc., were ordered and arrive enmasse, ready for distribution.
Imagine the scene in the movie: John and Olivia, played by Mel Gibson and Michelle Bachman, both in white lab-coats, in a dark room in some secret laboratory, somewhere, working all night, dragging themselves through the days, calling in sick, working, working, with a picture of dying Jesus on his cross, spotlit on the otherwise dark wall, watching them get ready to save the world for him. Can they do it before he dies? Night after night they toil, unwrapping sterile plastic packs and placing the needles in a contraption that looks like a microwave oven. When the oven is full, they put on gas masks and gloves and push a button. There is a whishing sound from the contraption, and a red light starts blinking as a mist fills the microwave window, then quickly fades away. (It’s a low-budget movie; a microwave oven was all we had but you get the idea.)
In surgical garb they carefully repackage each single needle, put them back in their original cartons, and send them to the proper department for sorting and counting and shipping. Nobody notices any lapse of time. “Procedural delays.” Finally, the last needle is cooked in the microwave, shipped off to unsuspecting accomplices – and Jack and Olivia get married in Las Vegas and live happily ever after in Hawaii.
Last shot of the movie shows John and Olivia, old and wrinkled but still tan and healthy, on a terrace overlooking the ocean, on their plantation on an uncharted island. On one wall is a framed letter of Thanks from Richard Milhaus Nixon. They are reading the scrolling headlines on an old black & white television, showing talking heads reading those headlines: AIDS DECIMATES THE MUCH-HATED HOMOSEXUAL POPULATION. GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH. GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND RICHARD NIXON FOREVER AND EVER AMEN. Behind the tv set, the sun is going down and the sunset is spectacular, mirrored in the ocean, from brilliant gold to red to purple to violet to mauve to gray and blackout as the credits roll: THE END –OF GOD’S ENEMIES! THE BEGINNING OF PARADSE – as predicted by St. John in The Bible as ARMAGEDDEN.
Suddenly a loud “scritch” ends the sound-track and a huge “CANCELLED” appears stamped acriss the screen. It slowly fades.
THE END….OF A NEW BEGINNING.
Roll credits over ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
The Homocaust missed people like me – and we will not shut up until we see the whole thing exposed and the guilty made to account for it.
And, curiously enough, homosexuals now make up an even larger percentage of society than they did before Homocaust. None of them came out as the results of being seduced by dead men. Go figure.
This last is from my “fictional autobiography,” ALL OF ME (CAN YOU TAKE ALL OF ME?) Rosedog until 12/31/2010, now on KINDLE only. The fictional me, “Rick”, is telling Dave, a Gay Reporter doing a story for The Sacramento Gayzette, about his lover “Ace”, aka Asa Hartz, the stand-in for my lover of 18 years, Herb Finger:
“For three years, back in the late seventies, Ace was 'Sacramento's Celebrity Chef!' He called himself 'head-cook,' at a place called Bon Apetit – which he renamed 'Good Eats' – in old-town Folsom. The little, intimate restaurant was owned by a very rich, good-Republican developer, who loved Ace's cooking, even though Ace was a flaming-liberal-Democrat! We catered a fundraiser for Ronald Regan there that raised, I don’t remember how many million. Ace despised ‘Ronnie Baby,’ called him ‘the great enunciator’ – but he got a thousand dollar tip for that little buffet. He also got an autographed picture from Ronnie-Baby, thanking him for helping raise all that money for Republicans. Ace named it ‘Bitter Irony,’ and framed and hung it in the bathroom, above the toilet. I still have it, somewhere.
“Celebrity Chef was on Chanel 13 in the noon news, a little five-minute cooking segment, featuring gourmet stuff you could do in your microwave. Microwaves were just getting popular, but nobody knew how to really cook in them. He showed how to cook fairly complicated ‘gourmet’ stuff in that little black box on your kitchen counter. You could send in a stamped-self-addressed envelope for a copy of the recipe. Women would stop him in supermarkets to tell him they had sent for his microwave version of Boeuf l’Orange, or whatever, and how much they loved it. They adored him! And he loved it! At least, there’s that. He really enjoyed it. While it lasted.
“His new Organic Restaurant was going to be called ACE’S. With the four playing cards as his logo – we’d already designed it. He had a spot picked out and was talking to the developer – same guy who owned Good Eats – when he started having night-sweats, and then little purple splotches that turned out to be Kaposi Sarcoma, ‘K-S,’ ‘Gay Cancer.’ From there it was downhill for three years. He couldn’t have anything to do with cooking. Word quickly got out and spread in the culinary community that Celebrity Chef Asa Hartz had AIDS. Everybody who had adored him suddenly shunned him. That hurt him so much, he went inside himself and never came back out. Not even for me. He literally shrank out of existence. I watched him go away for three years.
“When he died, it made the national evening news, even in Florida, where his mother and two aunts were having supper, watching Walter Cronkite. Suddenly, there was a picture of Asa Emanuel Hartzman, with his little rainbow-beanie that he wore instead of a chef’s hat, dead of AIDS in Sacramento. His sister had told Mama that he had leukemia. But no one had told her yet that he’d died. Somehow the story made the national news before anyone told her. Poor Bessie! There she was, with her two Jewish sisters, all widows in a retirement community Ace called Little Israel – in Florida – and there was her only son, on national television, ‘Sacramento’s Celebrity Chef, Asa Hartz, dead of AIDS at age 39.’ She almost had a heart attack. Fairly shortly after that, she developed dementia.”
"I’m so sorry,” David said sincerely. “I remember him now. I think I saw some of those shows. On the noon news. Or Mom watched them.... I’ll bet she even sent for some of his recipes. Did he ever take part in those Hepatitis B experiments, back in the late seventies?”
“How did you know that?”
“Because I just wrote an article for The Gayzette called ‘AIDS, The Man-Made-Doomsday Vaccine.’ ‘Homocaust’ isn’t a big, scary secret any more, although they’ll never admit it, I’m sure. There are dozens of sites about it, online. Books about it, like ‘The Doctors of Death,’ and ‘Queer Blood.’ Forget Green Monkeys. The HIV-AIDS epidemic was started in this country as a top-secret germ-warfare experiment, way back in the late sixties – and has been continued, as far as we know, with the secret or tacit approval and/or blessing, of every President since. Maybe not all of them knew what was going on – but nobody stopped it. It was for ‘national defense.’ An injectable virus which destroys the immune system, was secretly but knowingly applied to those groups that certain Evangelical members of our government decided were undesirable: Queers and Niggers. We were polluting their perfect society. We were the reason it wasn’t working right. At first it was spread by tainted needles in Hepatitis-clinics in every major city in the country – and then by sex by the recipients. The perfect Secret Ethnic-Cleansing Weapon. They thought! Because Queers and Niggers fuck a lot, right? And only each other, right? Much better than Concentration Camps and Gas Chambers! Blame it on Africans, no one will every be able to disprove it. They even had a national ad-campaign, asking Gay men to volunteer to help find a cure for Hepatitis. An honorable cause – if you believed it.”
“We believed it!” I said. “We saw those ads in all the Gay newspapers and magazines! There were flyers posted all over San Francisco. I can remember seeing them tacked to telephone poles and in store windows along Market and Castro. Ace volunteered. He thought he was doing a good thing. So did all of our friends – all but me. I didn’t. I hate needles!”
“That phobia probably saved your life. I firmly believe that Asa Hartz and all the rest are the victims of our own government’s attempt at ethnic-cleansing. Now AIDS has spread into the general human population, not just the faggots and coons, but now white teenagers who fuck anything that moves! Big mistake! Huge mistake!”
We were both silent, considering the implications of his hypothesis. They were too horrifying to think about.
Please buy and read Dr. Alan Cantwell Jr’s books AIDS: THE MYSTERY & THE SOLUTION; AIDS & THE DOCTORS OF DEATH; and QUEER BLOOD. Aries Rising Press, available on Amazon.com.
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