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    Why is Newsweek running an article about cannibalism?

    CANNIBALISM IS FOUND THROUGHOUT THE ANIMAL KINGDOM—SO WHY IS IT THE ULTIMATE TABOO FOR HUMANS? | OPINION

    ulnerable spadefoot tadpoles eat their smaller competitors to speed towards toadhood as quickly as possible. Gulls and pelicans are among bird species that eat hatchlings for food or to prevent the spread of disease. In insect species such as the praying mantis or the Australian redback spider, males offer their bodies as a final gift to females after mating.

    It's more common than you'd think in mammals too. Many rodent mothers may eat some of their young if they're sick, dead, or too numerous to feed. Bears and lions kill and eat the offspring of adult females to make them more receptive to mating. Chimpanzees sometimes cannibalize unlucky rivals, usually infants, seemingly for the mere opportunity of some extra protein.

    For humans though, cannibalism is the ultimate taboo. In fact, our aversion to cannibalism is so strong that consent and ethics count for little.

    In one of our own experiments, participants were asked to consider the hypothetical case of a man who gave permission to his friend to eat parts of him once he died of natural causes.

    Participants read that this occurred in a culture that permitted the act, that the act was meant to honour the deceased, and that the flesh was cooked so that there was no chance of disease. Despite this careful description, about half of the participants still insisted that the act was invariably wrong.

    Even in the starkest of situations, the act of eating another human's flesh remains almost beyond contemplation. Survivors of the famous 1972 Andes plane crash waited until near starvation before succumbing to reason and eating those who had already died.

    One survivor, Roberto Canessa, felt that to eat his fellow passengers would be "stealing their souls" and descending towards "ultimate indignity"—despite recalling that in the aftermath of the crash, he like many others had declared that he would be glad for his body to aid the communal survival mission.

    Categorical disgust
    The tragic anecdote above illuminates why humans are the exception to the animal cannibal rule. Our capacity to represent the personalities of the living and the departed is unparalleled. This deep connection between personhood and flesh can mean that careful reasoning in certain situations over the merits of cannibalism is overridden by our feelings of repulsion and disgust.

    So why our disgust for human flesh but not that of other animals? Philosopher William Irvine has us imagine a ranch that raises plump babies for human consumption, much like we fatten and slaughter cattle for beef. Irvine suggests that the same arguments we apply to justify the killing of cows also apply to babies. For example, they wouldn't protest, and they're not capable of rational thought.

    Although Irvine is not seriously advocating eating babies, the scenario is useful for illuminating our bias when considering the ethics of cannibalism. From a young age, we tend to think about categories, such as humans or cows, as having an underlying reality or "essence" that cannot be observed directly but that gives a thing its fundamental identity. For example, humans are intelligent and rational thinkers, we have personalities and a desire to live, and we form bonds with each other.

    This psychological essentialism is a useful shortcut to guide our expectations and judgements about members of the category—but it doesn't work so well when the typical qualities of that category don't apply, for example upon death. This is why consensual post-mortem cannibalism is still met with such disgust. Even if we can bring ourselves to deem it morally acceptable, we can't silence our thoughts about the person it came from.

    The weirdness continues..https://www.newsweek.com/cannibalism..._medium=Social
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    Because this is basically Newsweeks low key way of saying they are cannibals.
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    Cannibalism is one of the few plausible explanations for leftism .Humans who practice eating own will suffer from incurable brain disease . Newsweek is pushing propaganda to encourage leftism , death , brain disease , and cannibalism . Dangerous times with dangerous people . Buy more ammo .
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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Cannibalism is one of the few plausible explanations for leftism .Humans who practice eating own will suffer from incurable brain disease . Newsweek is pushing propaganda to encourage leftism , death , brain disease , and cannibalism . Dangerous times with dangerous people . Buy more ammo .
    Yup.

    The New Bolsheviks/Jacobins are death cultists, as were the "Old" ones.

    Soylent Green is people.

    $#@!ing right, buy more ammo.

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    The worst of the Epstein stuff regarding the rituals of the elite has yet to be revealed... this is an attempt to damper the news that will come out.
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    Last edited by dannno; 08-22-2019 at 11:06 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TER View Post
    The worst of the Epstein stuff regarding the rituals of the elite has yet to be revealed... this is an attempt to damper the news that will come out.
    Usually this is the first step to normalizing something. You never know. Remember this?

    ART DEPICTING CANNIBALISM HANGS IN PODESTA’S CAMPAIGN OFFICE

    Some philosophers have argued that burying the dead could be wasteful in the context of the fight against world hunger
    There is a long standing argument that burying people is a waste of real estate. Kind of a tangential and unrelated attempt at justification if cannibalism is the objective. Cremation easily solves the real estate issue.

    Other than the elite, perhaps there is a Jeffrey Dahmer fetish cult that can’t wait to eat humans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Yup.

    The New Bolsheviks/Jacobins are death cultists, as were the "Old" ones.

    Soylent Green is people.

    $#@!ing right, buy more ammo.
    Kind of like an article normalizing pedophilia, eh?
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    CORRUPT COLLUSIONAL MSM was effective in making media stars our of mass shooters, it worked well for them
    they now seem to produce a couple a month, perhaps they are moving on to the promotion
    of even more horrid media stars.

    Out of all the coverage NEWSWEEK gets, perhaps one freak will jump on it, then of course all
    the networks will cover it 24/7 come up with that Hegelian playbook, they'll be labeled White Nationalists,
    a few more will turn copycat, they'll want to ban cooking, or make you get cooking permits, (another new agency)
    register cooking equipment , cutlery , or chip everyone etc.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    "Snuff" porn?

    Live "snuff" acts?

    That's what I'm thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    doesn't come through for me, just a blue ? mark.

    NVM, I turned off my VPN, now I see it.
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    It's about the normalization of evil and the demonization of good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Wow that is incredibly messed up.
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    Why is Newsweek running an article about cannibalism?
    Because (according to them) human beings are merely things - no different from animals or vegetables or minerals.

    In doing so, they are just continuing the post-Enlightenment project of applying to all things a "blank slate" form of (alleged) Reason which has been shorn of everything except the crudest sort of empiricism (an empiricism which, in its turn, has been bred from the most animalistically grunting species of positivism[1]).



    [1] Where positivism is defined as "a philosophical system that holds that every rationally justifiable assertion can be scientifically verified or is capable of logical or mathematical proof."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Because (according to them) human beings are merely things - no different from animals or vegetables or minerals.

    In doing so, they are just continuing the post-Enlightenment project of applying to all things a "blank slate" form of (alleged) Reason which has been shorn of everything except the crudest sort of empiricism (an empiricism which, in its turn, has been bred from the most animalistically grunting species of positivism[1]).



    [1] Where positivism is defined as "a philosophical system that holds that every rationally justifiable assertion can be scientifically verified or is capable of logical or mathematical proof."
    In other words, they are Gods in their own mind and thousands of years of tradition and general understanding are mere obstacles to creating Their World of Enlightened consciousness?

    And inasmuch basically being paganist fools?
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    Ezekiel 5:10 - KJV

    Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcchiefs6465 View Post
    In other words, they are Gods in their own mind and thousands of years of tradition and general understanding are mere obstacles to creating Their World of Enlightened consciousness?
    That is an excellent summary.

    Quote Originally Posted by kcchiefs6465 View Post
    And inasmuch basically being paganist fools?
    Fixed.

    Whatever one thinks of them, pagans were at least not lacking in appreciation for "tradition and general understanding" - and whatever their errors, they certainly were not so foolish as to think that the bastard offspring of arch-empiricism and "Reason alone" would be sufficient to plumb and dispose the eternal verities ...

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    As in the days of Noah,, so shall it be,,,


    Just how bad was it when God decided to wipe and reboot? How much worse does it need to get?

    I look to Enoch for some insight on that
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    Just how bad was it when God decided to wipe and reboot? How much worse does it need to get?

    I look to Enoch for some insight on that

    9:55

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    9:55
    Jude 1:13-15
    They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever. Enoch, the seventh from Adam, also prophesied about them: “Behold, the Lord is coming with myriads of His holy ones to execute judgment on everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of every ungodly act of wickedness and every harsh word spoken against Him by ungodly sinners.”…
    and Matthew.
    For the Son of Man will come in His Father's glory with His angels, and then He will repay each one according to what he has done.
    The book has been retained in the Ethiopian Bible as well,,, from my understanding. The oldest Christian Church.
    Acts 8:26-40
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    Jude 1:13-15

    and Matthew.


    The book has been retained in the Ethiopian Bible as well,,, from my understanding. The oldest Christian Church.
    Acts 8:26-40
    I'm not that familiar, but the first quote was from the book of Jude. He's saying the book of Enoch was changed by Satanists, not that Enoch was a bad dude or anything.

    He is even saying the Ethiopian version of Enoch is not the same book written by Enoch (fortunately these videos are only a couple minutes or so each)



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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    I'm not that familiar, but the first quote was from the book of Jude. He's saying the book of Enoch was changed by Satanists, not that Enoch was a bad dude or anything.

    He is even saying the Ethiopian version of Enoch is not the same book written by Enoch (fortunately these videos are only a couple minutes or so each)
    He is FULL of $#@!..
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    Swedish Behavioral Scientist Suggests Eating Humans to ‘Save the Planet’

    The “food of the future” may be dead bodies.



    A Swedish behavioral scientist has suggested that it may be necessary to turn to cannibalism and start eating humans in order to save the planet.

    Appearing on Swedish television to talk about an event based around the “food of the future,” Magnus Söderlund said he would be holding seminars on the necessity of consuming human flesh in order to stop climate change.

    Environmentalists blame the meat and farming industry for a large part of what they claim is the warming of the earth.

    According to Söderlund, a potential fix would be the Soylent Green-solution of eating dead bodies instead.

    He told the host of the show that one of the biggest obstacles to the proposal would be the taboo nature of corpses and the fact that many would see it as defiling the deceased.

    Söderlund also acknowledged that people are “slightly conservative” when it comes to eating things they are not accustomed to, such as cadavers.

    The discussion took place accompanied by a graphic of human hands on the end of forks. Lovely.

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    Söderlund also acknowledged that people are “slightly conservative” when it comes to eating things they are not accustomed to, such as cadavers.
    I'm more than slightly conservative about eating people.
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    What happened to cows when they were fed cows? How about chickens, when they are fed chickens? Where is all of this stupidity coming from? Is this the product of prosperity and leisure time? These people need something useful to occupy their minds.

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