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It took President Ronald Reagan seven years to say the word AIDS, because the disease took its early toll on the fags, whores and junkies. 1/
But let's be clear: our government let us die because of who we were. We didn't count, we were disposable people. 2/
We're now in another epidemic with another president, who couldn't care less if we live or die. 3/
And #LarryKramer knew then as he knows now. "Plague. Plague. We're in the middle of a fucking plague...Until we get our acts together, all of us, we are as good as dead." 4/
The @nytimes in its original obit decided Larry wasn't fucking genteel enough, took sides, took no prisoners. Because unlike @deanbaquet Larry decided there weren't "both sides" to premeditated murder of thousands of Americans by neglect then or now. 5/
So fuck you, all of you, who think playing nice is going to get us out of #COVID19, the #coronavirus epidemic. We have a massive state failure that makes Ronald Reagan and his Administration look like Mother Teresa and her nuns. 6/
Thousands more will die from COVID-19 in the US in "death by public policy," active choices made by our leaders while our newspapers try to finesse the politics within bounds of convention and propriety. 7/
While even @TheDemocrats can't rouse themselves to an opposition worthy of its name. "Plague. We are in the middle of a fucking plague and you act like this." 8/
Larry's dead. Do you want to honor his name and legacy? Then you need to take your anger and act on it. Today, not tomorrow. 9/…
Because this was the truth, then and now, the government has blood on its hands. end/ #AIDS #coronavirus #COVID19
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