I remember when I worked in a stock room back in college the son of a local detective worked there with me. I remember him telling us one night that if he ever got AIDS he wouldn't tell anyone.
He would immediately just go out and fuck as many girls as he could before he died completely unprotected.
His logic was, if he was going to die then everyone else deserved to die as well.
As far as I am concerned, this bastard was evil. He had no regard whatsoever to whom he hurt. You couldn't ask him, "what did they do to deserve you killing them," his response was always "what did I do to deserve to die?"
Well in Kampala, Uganda Sulayiti of Mpigi was bitter that he was dying of AIDS.
Evidently, he was in an advanced stage of AIDS and was disturbingly emaciated.
For whatever reason he went into town, pulled down his pants and just started urinating on a well.
When people asked him what he was doing he said, "Eh, why should I die alone, did I buy AIDS? I also got it accidentally either through reckless sex or from my marriage partner. So let others also share it."
Although he was, like I said, in an advanced stage of AIDS and very emaciated everyone that heard what he had said dropped what they were doing and immediately started beating his ass down like he was a 300 pound linebacker.
When they finally stopped he was in a coma.
As well, they should.
Albert Einstein said, "The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
Well I guess this is an example of people doing something about it.
Sulayit who ended up just lying on the side of the well beaten to a pulp was later picked up by other villagers who had gone to fetch water and carried to his father's home.
Doctors say that he is not going to pull out of this one for two reasons, one, the beat down was too sever and two, he was already in such a bad condition to begin with.
Who I really admire in this story is Sulayit's father who reportedly said that, he did not blame the people who had beaten him up. "What he had done was unacceptable".
Maybe this was the African version of suicide by cop, meaning it could very well be possible that Sulayiti wanted to die but just didn't have the strength or the courage to do it himself.
Regardless of his motivation, it is good to see that when called upon to do the right thing a group of Kampala Africans came up to bat swinging.