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The Stonewall Massacre

The beginning was the end.

 

Ken Kamlet narrates one of the most important works

of fiction that Charles Ortleb has ever written.

The lengthy short story is a work of alternative history that imagines what would have happened if the gay movement in had been destroyed in its infancy. What if the Stonewall riots had resulted in a bloody suppression of gay people all over America? What would society be like now? Would there have been an AIDS epidemic?

"The Stonewall Massacre" is told from the perspective of a waiter who witnesses the destruction of the gay community in 1969 in Greenwich Village. In this thought experiment, the Stonewall Riots fail and lead to a massive backlash against the gay community. He watches in horror as an antigay backlash takes place all over America. What happens to the gay community in this story resembles what is happening to gays across the globe these days.

But that is just the beginning.

This witty and visionary story jumps ahead to the outbreak of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic. Because there is no visible gay community and no visible gay AIDS epidemic, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is recognized as the real AIDS epidemic. Without a gay community to scapegoat, the women who are first victims of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome find themselves being treated as AIDS pariahs.

Written by one of the most uncompromising American journalists and the author of "The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic Cover-up," this story raises uncomfortable questions that have the potential to change the course of history.

This story is also a kind of coming out of the virus HHV-6, a virus which Ortleb has called "The Fifty Shades of AIDS virus," because it has been linked with many diseases that seem to be connected to the AIDS epidemic. For decades, Charles Ortleb has been criticized and mocked for focusing his journalism on HHV-6. But that is now changing. Ortleb's reporting on HHV-6's role in multiple diseases was recently vindicated by this statement from the University of Wurzburg: "While HHV-6 was long believed to have no negative impact on human health, scientists today increasingly suspect the virus of causing various diseases such as multiple sclerosis or chronic fatigue syndrome. Recent studies even suggest that HHV-6 might play a role in the pathogenesis of several diseases of the central nervous system such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression or Alzheimer's."

By the time you finish this provocative story, you'll want to read all of Charles Ortleb's historically important work on the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and HHV-6 epidemics.

Available at Audible in the U.S.A. here.

Available at Audible in the U.K. here.

Available at Audible in France here.

Available at Audible in Germany here.

Print, Kindle, and audio versions of this book are available at StonewallMassacre.com 

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