Should society accept cannibalism? 67 replies

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#1 12 years ago

Now we have been discussing this idea at another forum I visit, and a comrade of mine had this to say.

ComradeIn most of the world today, cannibalism is seen as one of the worsts acts one commit. And with good reason. Without getting into religion and morality it basically boils down to the fact that I don't want to get killed, you don't want to get killed, and we need lots of people around to keep this species stable.

So no, Evil will not be advocating that we all go out and make a feast out of the next plump fuck that rolls out of McDonald's. That's just sick and it goes against the basics of both society and human biology/reproduction.

However, a problem exists today that is only going to get worse as we progress further into the 21st Century: We're running out of room to bury our dead.

It is estimated that between 150,000 and 250,000 people die every day. A small percentage of these bodies are cremated while the majority are neatly dressed, placed in a box, and buried in the ground to slowly rot.

I don't know about you, put I can't drive more than 30 minutes in any direction from my house without going past at least one cemetery. It doesn't really bother me but I know a lot of people who are creeped out by the mausoleums and rows and rows of headstones. I don't give a fuck about those pussies but I do care that those graves are getting in the way of homes, businesses, and even roadways. As cities expand, more and more graves have to be dug up and relocated, with the high cost of this process falling on me, the taxpayer.

We need to act now and put all these bodies to good use.

What I'm proposing is that instead of burying or cremating dead bodies, we test the bodies to see if they contain any diseases that will harm a person and will not be destroyed in the cooking process. If they are found not to be suitable for consumption, they will be cremated and there ashes will be given to the family. If they are found suitable, they will shipped to a plant to be processed and made into all kinds of foods. The family will get a small amount of financial compensation. (We can also solve another problem here if we require that all bodies are subject to organ harvesting prior to being readied for consumption.)

Now, some of you may be wondering what human meat tastes like. A reporter named William Buehler Seabrook tried some in the name of science to find out. Here 's what he said:

"It was like good, fully developed veal, not young, but not yet beef. It was very definitely like that, and it was not like any other meat I had ever tasted. It was so nearly like good, fully developed veal that I think no person with a palate of ordinary, normal sensitiveness could distinguish it from veal. It was mild, good meat with no other sharply defined or highly characteristic taste such as for instance, goat, high game, and pork have. The steak was slightly tougher than prime veal, a little stringy, but not too tough or stringy to be agreeably edible. The roast, from which I cut and ate a central slice, was tender, and in color, texture, smell as well as taste, strengthened my certainty that of all the meats we habitually know, veal is the one meat to which this meat is accurately comparable."

My mouth is watering already.

Imagine going into a fast food joint similar to KFC and ordering a bucket full of juicy thighs, breasts, or arms.

At the same time, we know that at least 24,000 people die from starvation every day. They won't be starving after we send them some cans of our human noodle soup.

These are just some of the many benefits:

  • Less graves means more room for roads, businesses, homes, and parks.
  • Taxes will no longer be spent on the useless relocation of dead bodies.
  • Fewer people will die from starvation.
  • We will get a cheap, nutritious snack.
  • The family will get will get paid a small reimbursement for the body which will help them in the grieving process.

The only people who will be hurt by my proposal are the people who currently work at cemeteries. But we know that many of them already illegally harvest body parts anyway. We can just transfer them to one of the new processing and harvesting positions.

Just imagine the first bite into a piece of soft, juicy human breast.

Meat is Meat.

Now, do not think that I automatically advocate eating human meat. While my comrade brought up some interesting points, there is another issue to address, and that is the effects of eating human meat. In cows, Mad Cow Disease is traced back to the food the farmers feed the cows. Many farmers accidently or intentionally feed their cows beef, which really comes from the cow itself. This has caused Mad Cow Disease in cows. Also, in Papau New Guinea, high percentages of the population are afflicted by MCD because of their participation in cannabilism to honor the dead.

Because of this reason, much research has to be done in the causes and effects of eating your fellow human. I do not think I will try it myself until I know for sure that I won't suffer from any form of disease such as MCD. But if they can find a way to process the meat so we don't get sick from it, then I say we eat it. After all, the benefits far outway the potential risks.




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#2 12 years ago

Spambot much? I don't like the idea of eating my fellow human. It's just disgusting.




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#3 12 years ago

"SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!"

I cant say I support it but I would also not prosecute someone for eating human flesh in a survival situation if thats all their was.

"Now seating Donner's, party of eight...sorry, six."




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#4 12 years ago

Comrade's logic seems to be very simplistic and even contradicting.

Cemeteries take only very small proportion of land and if a municipality cannot find room for parks, apartments, shops etc. anywhere else, then the landscape planning has failed miserably. Tax savings from relocating dead bodies would quickly diminish on paying for dead person's family a compensation from the body and even more. Cannibalism is simply immoral, inhuman & uncivilized, absolutely barbaric in normal conditions and no-one should be forced to process humans for food.

Abolishing cemeteries wouldn't affect on just grave diggers but also on small businesses that sell flowers, tombstones, gardening and transport services. Removing cemeteries would take off one important ritual from human life, burying loved one(s) into ground: "from ashes you have come, to ashes you will return" (or something like that). Visiting cemeteries is also an important tradition for many people who go to watch their buried loved ones and cemetery is also a place for resting the mind and private meetings, not to mention cemetery architecture. Allegation that people working at cemeteries harvest bodyparts anyways holds no factuality what so ever.




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#5 12 years ago
  • Less graves means more room for roads, businesses, homes, and parks.

If we're so desperate for cemetery space, either a) start stacking graves on top of each other in the ground, b) make cremation the default method for disposing of the dead, or c) start shooting bodies into outer space with huge land-based cannons. People have already been shot into space to bury them. Observe;

Death Is a Long, Strange Trip

  • Taxes will no longer be spent on the useless relocation of dead bodies.

It's not expensive to move dead bodies, if I remember correctly.

  • Fewer people will die from starvation.

Yet more people will die from diseases caused by cannibalism, read first post about Mad Cow Disease.

  • We will get a cheap, nutritious snack.

Cheap? Sure. Nutritious? Definitely not.

  • The family will get will get paid a small reimbursement for the body which will help them in the grieving process.

If you want to make money off of dead people, just sell their bodies to science. Or, use them for fertilizer on your yard or garden.




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#6 12 years ago
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  • Less graves means more room for roads, businesses, homes, and parks.

If we're so desperate for cemetery space, either a) start stacking graves on top of each other in the ground, b) make cremation the default method for disposing of the dead, or c) start shooting bodies into outer space with huge land-based cannons. People have already been shot into space to bury them. Observe;

Death Is a Long, Strange Trip

Almost no one could afford to be shot into space once dead.

It's not expensive to move dead bodies, if I remember correctly.

It's probably quite expensive. Digging up a grave is a fairly elaborate process.

We will get a cheap, nutritious snack.Cheap? Sure. Nutritious? Definitely not.

Why do you think it wouldn't be nutritious?

I've long considered a restaurant that gets human meat from hospitals and serves it in a variety of fancy dishes very expensively. I bet all the "hip" people like movie stars would go there because it would be the new "thing". Now I don't necessarily oppose having dead people cannibalized, but keep in mind:

- the vast majority of people that die in the industrialized world are really old. Old animals of any sort are generally not eaten, and I can't imagine the flesh of a 80-year old would be particularly tasty.

- the families of, or the dying themselves, would almost certainly not agree to such a procedure. The percentage of people actually willing to be processed into food would be negligable.




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#7 12 years ago

I can't seem to understand why someone would want to eat another human, they must taste gross would they not?




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#8 12 years ago
Vinegarmoon;3831651I can't seem to understand why someone would want to eat another human, they must taste gross would they not?

Apparently you didnt read the first post

"It was like good, fully developed veal, not young, but not yet beef. It was very definitely like that, and it was not like any other meat I had ever tasted. It was so nearly like good, fully developed veal that I think no person with a palate of ordinary, normal sensitiveness could distinguish it from veal. It was mild, good meat with no other sharply defined or highly characteristic taste such as for instance, goat, high game, and pork have. The steak was slightly tougher than prime veal, a little stringy, but not too tough or stringy to be agreeably edible. The roast, from which I cut and ate a central slice, was tender, and in color, texture, smell as well as taste, strengthened my certainty that of all the meats we habitually know, veal is the one meat to which this meat is accurately comparable."



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#9 12 years ago
Anlushac11;3831842Apparently you didnt read the first post

Oh I read it, but I still stand on my question, because I still can't see why someone would want to eat another person.




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#10 12 years ago

Most documented cases of cannibalism in modern society are usually caused by a deranged person or survival needs.

The Donner party were starving to death and it was that or die. The College team that crashed in the Andes only had human flesh to consume, there was nothing else.

In American Indian culture cannibalism is a big taboo, even for survival. You were expected to kill yourself or die of hunger.

I dont know what I would do. I dont want to eat human flesh, I dont want to die, and I dont know if I could kill myself.