Welcome back to the mid 1980s!
On On April 29, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced his intention to challenge incumbent President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination for the presidency and since then he has spouted non-stop batshittery about the GLBT population.
In a recent video unearthed by PatriotTakes, a Twitter page “dedicated to monitoring and exposing right-wing extremism and other threats to democracy,” Kennedy is seen once again promoting crazy unfounded or factually inaccurate claims.
There’s a lot of people that said it is not a virus,” Kennedy said during a riff on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. “The virus is a passenger virus, and these people are dying mainly because of poppers.
“A hundred percent of the people who died in the first thousand [with] AIDS were people who were addicted to poppers, which are known to cause Kaposi sarcoma in rats. And they were people who were part of a gay lifestyle where they were burning the candle at both ends,” he said.
“There were poppers on sale everywhere at the gay bars. And there were a number of people in the [National Institutes of Health] who said, ‘This is not a viral disease, but it’s a disease that is environmental and is being caused to people who are getting autoimmunity from doing these toxins,’” added Kennedy. “But for Tony Fauci, it was really important to call it a virus because that made it an infectious disease, and it allowed him to take control of it.”
Kennedy was obviously referring to a debunked theory from the 1980s . However, this theory was developed before scientists understood that the virus was spread through unprotected sex and has since been unequivocally disproven.
Kennedy has also in the past compared the COVID-19 vaccine measures to the Holocaust and blamed antidepressants, like Prozac, for school shootings.
The Democrats really must do something about him.