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Much of what you say is true and very disturbing, though I don't embrace that the sky is falling thus traumatizing me. Trump and what he has done is mostly horrible, but "this too shall pass". It would pass much faster if we could find more common ground with each other. You have extended your tent of worry so far that there is little room to see the good things that exist.

January 17, 2020 Washington, DC

Anna Forbes

I agree with Mark's conclusion but wish it hadn't taken so long to reach.Time for raging and mourning injustice is over. "Don't Mourn, Organize!", as Joe Hill said. When friends start moaning and raging, interrupt them with a chance to take action, instead. " So who are you be canvassing for this weekend? See this fundraiser coming up -- let's go together! Ever tried text-banking? It's great!!" We created the HIV movement with ACTION that was too big to ignore. That's how we get our country back

January 17, 2020


Wow. After reading the older comments, especially about how some must "hate America" and all that crap, I can only revert to my usual: I am glad to be a Canadian. You Americans need to have your heads knocked together. And, after that, need to reexamine your public education. All you seem to be learning is xenophobia and bad civics.

January 16, 2020 ON


i feel the same way...have been feeling so helpless since Trump took office and dont know how to help except vote and even that may not guarantee any change,I feel the feel the fear,the vulnerability,and prejudice all over again as a person with HIV as i did originally when Aids was a newly diagnosed disease and the Reagan Administration wouldn't acknowledge it feels just the same.

January 14, 2020

William V

I thought I was standing in front of the mirror while reading this! It is a comfort, as a gay Poz man, to know that there are others who feel the same way. Sadly, misery loves the company under this corrupt administration! You have done an incredible job articulating the horror from history of marginalized groups. All of us need to wake up. We no longer live under the 'Obama safety umbrella. We need to help change at our local levels.

January 14, 2020

jeton ademaj

Mark, thank you for clarifying that my years of AIDS activism have inadvertently fed a movement of insidious socialists who deeply hate their own nation and presumed they could slowly seize control of it. Stay on your side of the divide you have up. I look forward to the inviolable continuity of the American Constitutional Republic that a shocking majority of AIDS activists have open contempt for... while a craftier minority hides that contempt. kudos to those calling you out here, shame on POZ!

January 14, 2020 New York


Wow! I don’t get a chance to witness many published cases of stage 4 Trump derangement syndrome. Congrats on demonstrating a textbook case. Here’s a hint for relief: your predicament is self-induced. You have the power to talk yourself down from the 5-foot ledge. Likely, not one thing that Trump has initiated or implemented has affected you one iota. Doesn’t “doesn’t affect you!” apply to the conservative argument as well? Now, go scream at the sky some more, if that helps.

January 9, 2020 Texas

Marco Castro-Bojorquez

Only by having courage can we invite others into courage! Thank you Mark!

January 8, 2020 California


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