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From Dean’s World

I don’t want to bring anything loud or contentious to Christine’s memory, or provide a feeding ground for those few vultures whose egos remain tied up in their insatiable death wishes, not only those they projected onto Christine, but onto all HIV positive people they wish to enslave with their cult of fear, and deprive of the fundamental human right to make their own choices.

Christine lived with a (fluctuating) positive HIV status for almost 17 years, not only healthy, but as leader for those who felt voiceless and powerless. She represented, and stood for the highest ideals of truth-seeking, life, love, health, and freedom from tyranny. She represented herself in all that she wrote, said, and enacted, each day that she lived. I defy anybody to find one instance of Christine Maggiore communicating malevolence or ill-will toward any human being, no matter what they had done to her. I also defy anybody to find one example in which her attackers chose to treat her with respect, fairness, dignity, or decency. Find one.

Our actions and words define us. We all get to draw the image of our own face, slowly, into the world around us, and by the time we die, that face will be defined, and it we’re lucky, we will be loved and missed and remembered for who we really were, and wanted to be. We live on in the memory of others. I have been deeply moved by the floods of letters and emails and calls I have been getting from people all around the world who Christine inspired and touched and helped.

Written by Richard Wilson

January 8, 2009 at 1:20 am

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  1. “Our actions and words define us.” Such a classic. Never has Farber said a truer word! It is very kind of her to leave a trail of her actions and words all over the internet.


    January 8, 2009 at 8:32 pm

  2. Yep… She’s an advanced case. So eloquent and yet so wrong!

    Richard Wilson

    January 9, 2009 at 2:25 pm

  3. Celia Farber. Need anyone say any more?

    Seth Kalichman

    January 10, 2009 at 9:12 pm

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