“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

To fight Zika.....DDT

I have three words for any government, (I'm talking to you Brazil and USA) that wants to effectively get rid of the mosquito that carries the Zika virus.....D.....D.....T morons!
DDT is the most effective mosquito repellent ever invented by the minds of men, and it virtually rid all the Americas of this particular mosquito 40 years ago, yet the EPA capriciously banned it on shoddy evidence poorly presented in the idiotic book "Silent Spring", authored by a deranged naturalist who delusionally believed she was a real scientist.
By banning DDT, the US is indirectly responsible for millions of third-world deaths in the years since, and could be negligent in the tragic birth defects of Zika babies.


Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

"...millions of third-world deaths...."

Hmmm, I wonder if "millions of third-world deaths" were the objective of the ban on DDT.

Ed said...

I don't see a conspiracy for that outcome specifically, but I do see ambivalence toward it, for sure.