Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

We're from the government. We're here to help.

Back in the 1930's, it seemed like a good idea. Lie to a bunch of syphilitic black men so they would participate in a human experiment for the betterment of humanity.

Damn white people doctors!

Uh - not so fast:

Another example of a horrible thing government has done for the ‘common good’

Did US officials really inject men with Syphilis and leave them to die? Did they do this because they hated black people?
If you don’t know what the Tuskegee Experiment was, let me give you a refresher course.
It was 1932 and the Public Health Service along with the Tuskegee Institute started a study to record the effects of Syphilis in black men.
According to the Center for Disease Control, “The study initially involved 600 black men – 399 with syphilis, 201 who did not have the disease.”
Wait, let’s look more closely at that sentence.
It says 399 men WITH Syphilis.
In other words, these men were not injected with Syphilis. They were volunteers who already had late stages of the disease.
Let me say that again, The United States did not inject men with Syphilis during the Tuskegee Study.
What was horrific about the Tuskegee Study was that the men who volunteered as subjects we’re fooled into thinking they were being treated for Syphilis—they were not.
The study was originally projected to last 6 months—but went on to last 40 years. And for those 40 years, even after the discovery of penicillin, the volunteers were not given any treatment for syphilis. They were for the most part treated as objects to be studied under a microscope by a doctor named Dr. Eugene Dibble.
You see Dr. Dibble was head of the John Andrew Hospital at the Tuskegee Institute.  Here’s what he wrote about the study:
It “….would offer very valuable training for our students as well as for the interns. Our own hospital and the Tuskegee Institute would get credit for this piece of research work. He (Dr. Clark) also predicts that the results of this study will be sought after the world over. Personally, I think we ought to do it.”
What an evil white bastard. This white bastard. What a racist whitey. Except that he wasn’t white at all.
Despite the lighting of the photo, Dr. Eugene Dibble was actually African American. But, you could argue that he was just the head of the hospital.  He wasn’t dealing with this every day.
 Too many people eager to see "racism" everywhere, all the time. We forget that people of all races can be evil, or do evil believing they are doing good. All it takes is for a person to forget that all human beings have worth, and should be respected until they personally show themselves unworthy of respect.

More examples of our benevolent government at work here. Including our own Jugears' EPA...
  • From 2004 through the Obama administration, subjects at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine were exposed to very high levels of toxic air pollutants while participating in an experiment by the EPA. The EPA failed to warn their test subjects about just how lethal the doses were.

1 comment:

  1. If you are seriously ill and are given a chance to participate in an experimental research treatment,usually double or triple blind type, you may or may not be given the medication..youn may receive a placebo . If you get the phoney...too sad..bye bye.