Tuesday, September 27, 2005

you anti-cure meany!

See, the problem with writing satire these days is that it never takes long for reality to sort of "catch-up" with it.

For example, one of the first post on this blog, was written with my tongue firmly in my cheek, about how I was a
stem cell extremist by night - working hand-in-hand with the anti-cure forces, dedicated to keeping scientific progress at bay and furthering the cause of human suffering.

Well, Jonathon Atler (whose Newsweek editorial actually christened this blog) wrote
"There are scientific organizations and a few other groups that have successfully lobbied California and New Jersey for state-sponsored research. But we all know that funding from a few states will not be enough to keep us competitive globally and to save lives. The only way the votes will be there in the next Congress to override President Bush'’s veto is if a "Pro-Cure"’ movement kicks the "‘anti-cures" out of Congress in 2006."”

So there you have it. We are now officially "anti-cure". Not pro-cure that doesn't kill one set of people for another set. Not pro-science that seeks to maintain the dignity of the human person. No, those phrases are too long to fit on a rubber bracelet: the 2000's version of the '90's lapel ribbon.