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Swedish Researcher Advocates Eating Human Flesh to Combat Climate Change Food Shortages

Swedish Researcher Advocates Eating Human Flesh to Combat Climate Change Food Shortages

Postby smix » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:35 pm

Swedish Researcher Advocates Eating Human Flesh to Combat Climate Change Food Shortages
Epoch Times

URL: https://www.theepochtimes.com/swedish-r ... 68833.html
Category: Politics
Published: September 4, 2019

Description: Climate change alarmism has taken a macabre turn that looks like satire, but isn’t. It happened in Sweden. At a summit for food of the future (the climate-ravaged future) called Gastro Summit, in Stockholm on Sept. 3 to 4, a professor held a PowerPoint presentation asserting that we must “awaken the idea” of eating human flesh in the future, as a way of combating the effects of climate change.

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In a talk titled “Can You Imagine Eating Human Flesh?”, behavioral scientist and marketing strategist Magnus Soderlund from the Stockholm School of Economics argued for the breaking down of ancient taboos against desecrating the human corpse and eating human flesh. He refers to the taboos against it as “conservative” and discusses people’s resistance to it as a problem that could be overcome, little by little, beginning with persuading people to just taste it. He can be seen in his video presentation and on Swedish channel TV4 saying that since food sources will be scarce in the future, people must be introduced to eating things they have thus far considered disgusting—among them, human flesh.

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Easier sells he suggests include pets and insects, but human flesh was the central topic. In Swedish articles describing this new debate, the term “mannisko-kotts branschen” is introduced. This means “the human flesh industry.” In his bio at the Stockholm School of Economics, Soderlund states that his research focus includes “consumer behavior,” “marketing stimuli,” “loyalty, emotions, justice perceptions,” “psychological reactions,” and “in a society increasingly obsessed with consumption.” People can be “tricked,” Soderlund teases, into “making the right decisions.” Conflating resistance to eating human flesh with capitalist selfishness, the seminar’s talking points ask: “Are we humans too selfish to live sustainably? “Is cannibalism the solution to food sustainability in the future? Does Generation Z have the answers to our food challenges? Can consumers be tricked into making the right decisions? At GastroSummit, you will get some answers to these questions—and also partake in the latest scientific findings and get to meet the leading experts.” In his talk, Soderlund asks the audience how many would be open to the idea. Not many hands go up. Some groaning is heard. When interviewed after his talk, he reports brightly that 8 percent of conference participants said they would be open to trying it. When asked if he himself would try it, he replies, “I feel somewhat hesitant but to not appear overly conservative … I’d have to say … I’d be open to at least tasting it.” The logo for the talk, titled “Food of the Future: Worms, Grasshoppers, or Human Flesh,” features a splash of blood as part of the graphic design. What Soderlund doesn’t mention, curiously, is the long documented science on the biological effects of cannibalism. A tribe called the Fore lived in isolation in Papua New Guinea until the 1930s. They believed in eating their dead, rather than allowing them to be consumed by worms. This led to an epidemic of a disease called “kuru,” or “the laughing death,” caused by ingestion of human flesh. This disease wasn’t caused by a pathogen, but rather, a “twisted protein” (according to an NPR report) that tricks other proteins in the brain to twist like it, damaging the brain’s cerebellum. Researchers compared it to Dr. Jekyll’s transformation. The last victim of kuru died in 2009. Whoever is in charge of Sweden’s public relations is doing an abysmal job. That’s unless the new brand is that this small Northern country—obsessed with atheism and political correctness—is now cooler than ever for resetting all previously known boundaries of “noir.” And madness.
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With cannibalism support, climate change activists have lost their minds

Postby smix » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:04 pm

With cannibalism support, climate change activists have lost their minds
Washington Examiner

URL: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opin ... apologists
Category: Politics
Published: September 8, 2019

Description: Climate change activism went from paper straws to Hannibal Lecter way too quickly. If you had guessed a few weeks ago that climate alarmism would jump from plastic straw bans to directives against having children to the promotion of literal cannibalism, it would have sounded like a ridiculous slippery slope fallacy. But here we are. A couple of authors argued in an op-ed published by Newsweek that humans might want to break their pesky cannibalism taboo in the future. “We suspect that we could adapt to human flesh if need be,” the academics wrote. “Some philosophers have argued that burying the dead could be wasteful in the context of the fight against world hunger — but there are much more palatable alternatives on the table than a haunch of human.” As if that little endorsement of eating human flesh weren’t macabre enough, a Swedish scientist last week advocated for the use of cannibalism to help curb climate change, according to the Epoch Times.

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The researcher, Magnus Söderlund, said humans should overcome the “conservative” taboo against cannibalism because it may be necessary for our survival once climate change has decimated the planet. Yes, you read that right. We should be OK with eating each other because the climate may someday require it. Even he was squeamish about the possibility of applying his own doctrine, though. In response to a question about whether he’d eat human flesh himself, Söderlund said: "I feel somewhat hesitant but to not appear overly conservative … I’d have to say … I’d be open to at least tasting it."

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So, there are a couple of options here. Either the Newsweek authors and this poor, misguided scientist think hyperbole will scare people into cutting their carbon footprint, which definitely won’t work, or they genuinely believe their own ivory tower drivel, and they think the concerns of the planet outweigh basic human principles of dignity and morality. This is the scarier of the two interpretations. As critic Sonny Bunch wrote for the Washington Post, environmentalists make great on-screen villains because their supposedly benevolent machinations are designed to inhibit, or even damage, our lives:
“Environmentalists make a useful villain because their malevolence can be obscured by a patina of reasonableness. Global warming and other manmade problems are going to end the world if we don’t do something — so just about anything is justified!”

The problem of climate change, as significant as it may be, does not necessitate the destruction of norms and mores. Yet climate activists have decided to use rising global temperatures as an excuse to demand fealty to all of their supposedly climate-saving wishes. This week, author and not-a-climate-expert Jonathan Franzen wrote for the New Yorker that climate change necessitates a sort of war-time mentality on our part. We “must accept the reality of climate change and have faith in the extreme measures taken to combat it” and “be permanently terrified by hotter summers and more frequent natural disasters.” Every day, he writes, “instead of thinking about breakfast, they have to think about death.” Well, if you followed the advice of the Swedish scientist, you would be thinking about death at breakfast. It doesn’t make you a climate denier to push back on the narrative that climate change is so dire it requires that we reframe our entire political structures and systems of thinking. Some changes are reasonable, and paper straws are one thing. But cannibalism is beyond the pale, and any attempt to say otherwise is neither clever nor useful. It's ghoulish, and it's what happens when you make preserving the climate your ultimate standard of morality.
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Cannibalism: Scientist says eating humans could save earth

Postby smix » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:44 pm

Cannibalism: Scientist says eating humans could save earth
Washington Times

URL: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... -humans-c/
Category: Politics
Published: September 6, 2019

Description: A behavioral scientist from Sweden named Magnus Soderlund argued in a recent presentation that the way to combat climate change, save the planet and secure the earth for scores of upcoming generations is to — get this — eat people. As far as far-left ideas go, this one about cannibalism and climate change just takes the cake.

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Talk about the eww factor. This guy’s whacked. That’s all there is to it. Soderland, a behavioral scientist and marketing strategist, brought forth the idea in a talk bluntly titled, “Can you Imagine Eating Human Flesh?” Umm, no. Not without gagging, that is. Among the talking points from his presentation, as reported by The Standard: “Are we humans too selfish to live sustainably? Is cannibalism the solution to food sustainability in the future? Does Generation Z have the answers to our food challenges? Can consumers be tricked into making the right decisions?” That last question sounds some alarms because it brings with it this followup: Tricked? God forbid government — any government — gets it in its governing mind to “trick” the people into eating chopped up human flesh. It’s bad enough the United Nations wants us to eat bugs. But people? Perish the thought. It’s enough to make a meat-eater turn vegetarian. Soderland said it’s all a matter of overcoming the gross factor. “I feel somewhat hesitant,” he said. “I’d have to say [though] … I’d be open to at least tasting it.” Disease much? Despicable. Honestly, it just doesn’t get much more immoral than this. Think about it: If we have to do a Jeffrey Dahmer to defeat climate change — there might be something wrong with this picture.
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Will Swedish cannibals save the planet?

Postby smix » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:13 pm

Will Swedish cannibals save the planet?
American Thinker

URL: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/20 ... lanet.html
Category: Politics
Published: September 11, 2019

Description: In their never-ending search for foods to Save the Planet, a Swedish professor named Magnus Soederlund has proposed eating dead human bodies, presumably fresh from the morgue. (Although French chefs might wonder if human flesh will taste better after some days of hanging in the barn, along with dead ducks and gamy meat. Anything will go into Swedish meatballs.) Naturally, I thought this little factoid was made up by our fabulous media, but it turns out that Professor Soederlund actually exists and wants to claim credit for his idea. I don't know if Swedish schools still teach Jonathan Swift's essay "A modest proposal," a bitter satirical attack on the English government during the Irish Potato Famine, suggesting that Irish babies should feature on English menus. I don't think anybody actually took Jonathan Swift seriously in the Potato Famine, but times have changed. Europe's welfare states no longer make enough babies of their own, therefore they bring in large Muslim families from the tribal lands of Pakistan to fill the gap. Or, in the case of Angela Merkel, some Eurostates import military-age male "refugees" purportedly from war-torn Syria, who then claim asylum and import their own wives (up to four per male) for compassionate family unification. This has the added benefit of growing the welfare state. If you get tired of your Muslim wife, you can divorce her just by telling her to go, so you can get fresh wives any time. You can see Professor Soederlund's problem: who is going to feed all those immigrants who don't know how to farm Sweden's hard soil, especially in winter? Who is going to teach them to fish in the rough seas of the Baltic? The answer lies in another kind of production — reproduction while living off welfare. One male immigrant imports four wives and starts to make babies. The local imams and mullahs keep them in line, and pretty soon you get four babies, just in the first year alone. Medical care and upkeep are free, provided you promise to leave your body to the State. When somebody dies, you put him in cold storage, and if there's not enough room, you stack the bodies outside, like fire logs. By spring, they start to thaw, just in time to feed the new mums and babies. Customary Pakistani knife murders can be added to the food supply. It's a different culture, back-country Islam, but now they can be made part of the great engine of a modern economy. It takes a tenured professor at the Stockholm School of Economics to figure this out. Who knows? He might be angling for that Swedish "Nobel" in Economics. I have a good friend over there who has kept his sanity intact, against all the odds. He tells me:
Magnus Söderlund ... is for real: he's a professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. He heads their Center for Consumer Marketing and has a long list of publications. This cannibalism thing was a trial balloon to soften up attitudes about "foods of the future". Not even surprising, given all the eco-nuttery and fanaticism these days. ... Sort of like "the situation is so dire that we will be forced into all kinds of unconventional foods, and why let dead humans go to waste? If you are really serious about the environment, it's something to consider. Insects are "on the table," currently banned by our food safety rules, but there is a move on to allow insects in sausages. The eco-frenzy has all the hallmarks of religious cultism. Only the form of superstition is morphing from traditional religion to pathetic substitutes like Marxism, New Age, and Econuttery.

In the spirit of Soederlund and J. Swift, we should keep in mind that Ireland has just legalized abortion on demand. At least in Ireland people still read Swift's modest proposal, and the obvious question must now be coming up in eager minds all around Europe: why waste all those unborn babies? The U.S. Democrats seem ready to conduct sacrifices with the unborn, and with the almost born and barely born, because keeping humans alive for seventy years after birth is just more money spent on the herd. The American Left is just as climate-lunatic as the Swedes, and when some Democrat wins the nomination, I expect them to float this new answer to planetary doom. Has anybody told AOC?
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