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    As a white male (dad) I'm not really qualified to comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    As a white male (dad) I'm not really qualified to comment
    Strawmans and appeals to Trumpism are par for the course though

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    As a white male (dad) I'm not really qualified to comment
    I was deferring to an appropriate source - I've been wanting to drop that tweet off here for ages

    Let's have it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    Strawmans and appeals to Trumpism are par for the course though
    as is condescending cod-psychoanalysis: "people just need to believe in something".
    subtext: "...but I am cleverer than the muggles"

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    No, I still don't see it. Are white people supposed to be particularly skeptical about, and dismissive of, conspiracy theories, or something?
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    the apartheid govt. deliberately spread hiv in africa and that's no conspiracy theory
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    And Thabo Mbeki's attempts to "decolonise" medicine killed a third of a million South Africans, nearly all of them poor and black. Of course, black people there (and elsewhere) have more reason than most to be suspicious of the medical establishment, given the well-known history of racist practice in medicine and the racist pseudoscience that was once common in academia (and still raises its ugly head now and then).

    Despite this, likelihood of belief in harmful anti-vaxx nonsense in the USA correlates positively with income and education level, which means white kids are proportionally more likely to be unvaccinated than black kids.

    This stuff happens everywhere, all over the world and among all cultures.
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    Wasn't it quaaludes that were pushed by the South African government?
    Chemical name is methaqualone.

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    The South African program differed in its aims from the CBW programmes of many countries in that a major focus of the program was to develop non-lethal agents to help suppress internal dissent. This led to the investigation of unusual non-lethal agents, including illicit recreational drugs such as phencyclidine, MDMA, methaqualone and cocaine, as well as medicinal drugs such as diazepam, ketamine, suxamethonium and tubocurarine, as potential incapacitating agents. According to the testimony given by Wouter Basson to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, analogues of these compounds were prepared and studied, and both methaqualone and MDMA (along with the deliriant BZ) were manufactured in large quantities and successfully weaponised into a fine dust or aerosol form that could be released over a crowd as a potential riot control agent. Basson was later found to have also been selling large quantities of MDMA and methaqualone as tablets on the black market, but the amount manufactured was far larger than what was sold and the court accepted that at least some genuine weaponisation and testing of these agents had been done.
    Seems to be the only country where they are still getting high on this sixties throwback drug. From the videos I've seen that seems to be a bit of a pity...

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    Is it the same stuff as they had back in the day?

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    I'm not totally sure. I think it was available there (legally) in the same form longer than it was anywhere else but eventually it was banned there too and they started making their own illegal version. It's coming back to me in fact - it's kinda weird actually - they swap illegally farmed abalone (which is a delicacy in China) for Chinese chemicals and cook it up in the back streets. Then they make pipes out of bottle necks stuffed with wire or something and crush up the tablets to smoke off that - it's so strong that half the time they just keel over...

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    OH YOU THINK?
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