Two of the people I hate more than almost anyone else on the planet, Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins, had a conversation in which Chopra claimed that HIV is not the cause of AIDS. So what does cause it? Negative thoughts, apparently. Because people who think positively never get diseases, amirite?
Chopra: HIV may be a precipitating agent in a susceptible host. The material agent is never the cause of the disease. It may be the final factor in inducing the full-blown syndrome in somebody who’s already susceptible.
Robbins: But what made them susceptible?
Chopra: Their own interpretations of the whole reality they’re participating in.
Robbins: Could that be translated into their thoughts, their feelings, their beliefs, their lifestyle?Chopra: Absolutely. . .
And yet AIDS did not exist until a few decades ago. Was there no one who had a bad “interpretation of the whole reality they’re participating in” prior to that? Seriously, fuck you Chopra, you lying fraud. And fuck you too, Tony Robbins. If negative thoughts caused AIDS, I would have caught it years ago from how much I absolutely despise both of you. My “interpretation of the whole reality” is that you are loathsome con men getting rich by fleecing stupid, desperate people.