Am I, as a citizen of the United States of America, culpable in the excesses of Amero-globalism even though I feel utterly impotent to effect any change? It is a moral question which I have long debated personally, which has caused me many sleepless nights due to the gnawing of conscience. I don’t have any thrilling answers, but I have come up with some constructions which give me some peace of mind.
These two lethal viral diseases, one rapidly fatal and one progressing slowly over a period of years, occur in animal populations in the same area of central Africa and have presumably entered the human population multiple times during the mllennia since humans appeared on earth. This article argues that the presence of a highly virulent disease like Ebola prevents establishment of HIV in populations by removing immunocompromised individuals before they can infect others.
The contrast between homeless people living in makeshift plastic-covered huts in a church parking lot and a recent boom in building expensive apartments for students in Eugene, Oregon prompts the author to reflect on how growing inequity in income and access to the basic necessities of life has reached a morally unacceptable level in America.