Sunday, February 04, 2007

I've finally started thinking seriously of continuing with Marta's vaccinations, rather belatedly. One of the things I tried reading was a text on Mantoux skin test - at the Russian vaccination info portal, here.

The text was obviously written by a moron:

How are the results evaluated?

"It does not matter how they voted, what matters is how their votes were counted." The authorship of this popular saying about the election is ascribed to Stalin. It's hard not to agree with the leader [vozhd' in Russian] - the main thing about the Mantoux test isn't how it was conducted, but the way its results were evaluated, and even more important are the conclusions based on the evaluation of the test results.

Maybe I find this so outrageous because I've had time enough to forget how the most innocent things could be filled with goddamn propaganda and ideology, messages that people knew very well how to ignore back in the Soviet times. But there were those who enjoyed this kind of shit, of course, and the moron writing about Mantoux is just one of them.

1 comment:

  1. Kind of like when some entertainment or sports writer is writing about their subject field and then out of the blue interjects some political comment.

    Some people just don't know when to shut their piehole, I guess.