California Senator Scott Wiener Talks Monkeypox, Lockdowns and Bathhouses – Not Kidding
Can you feel the pressure building again? Monkeypox is getting the spotlight in major media primetime. It doesn’t matter that it is only affecting a very small portion of the population, and almost 100% of that portion are gay men.
You would think that the message would be simple…this is a sexually transmitted disease, so let’s try and stay away from unsafe sexual practices.
But in our crazy culture, that would sound homophobic and we just can’t have that.
Just listen to what one California senator, Scott Wiener, said.
“Closing bathhouses in 1980s didn’t reduce HIV. It was an epic blunder & pushed people into the shadows. Let’s not make that same knee-jerk mistake with MPX.”
Let’s get this straight. During the COVID scare, it was totally fine to shut down businesses, churches, nursing homes, celebrations in homes, and schools. We did this in spite of the fact that it crippled our economy and led us into an unprecedented education crisis. All that didn’t matter, the doors to our church sanctuaries had to be closed along with the mom-and-pop grocery store. Our national health was a stake.
But according to Wiener, shutting down bathhouses where there is regular and risky homosexual sex is going a bit too far. He wants to show you how to keep having fun while reducing the risk. The rules don’t seem to apply there.
Can we really be allowing this insanity to go unnoticed? It’s not out of bounds to ask people to refrain from unprotected sex to save their lives. What Wiener is promoting is what’s insane. You can’t just do whatever the heck you want with whoever you want wherever you want. Wasn’t that the message behind the lockdowns?
It’s just not OK to have fervor over shutting down someone’s business, church, or school but protest over shutting down a bathhouse.
Take a look at Wiener’s Twitter post to get the whole story.
Awesome @SFAIDSFound guidance on monkeypox & fun. We can continue to have fun while reducing risk.
Closing bathhouses in 1980s didn’t reduce HIV. It was an epic blunder & pushed people into the shadows.
Let’s not make that same knee-jerk mistake with MPX https://t.co/IKs14tweXW
— Senator Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) July 27, 2022