July 27, 2022
“Turns out, cannibalism has a time and a place. In the pages of some recent stomach-churning books, and on television and film screens, [some] suggest that that time is now,” The NY Times wrote.
Citing a handful of authors and screenwriters, The New York Times recently published a piece that strongly insinuates that eating each other is closer to becoming more normalized and accepted in society.
The Times begins their article by citing some of the more recent examples in the entertainment industry on how cannibalism is depicted in them. These screenwriters and authors told the Times that these plotlines were not just written to tell a grotesque story, but because they feel this taboo is on the horizon of becoming socially acceptable, namely because of things of climate change and other factors, they assert.
Moreover, they also note that stories of cannibalism have been around for a very long time, in some centuries old classical works, and depictions in Greek myths and other cultural legends and folklore.
When these episodes were filmed pretending to eat human flesh and blood, the props department would instead use things like repurposed venison meat. The Times expands on this and asserts that this could be a doorway for commercialized human-based meats; writing, “Should it be the lab-grown human steak made from stem cells that spurred outrage at a London museum? The animal-free chicken, beef, salmon and dairy substitutes that some companies are creating using similar technology?”
The WinePress has documented multiple times that the media and companies around the world are steadily and increasingly promoting cannibalism as a future sustainable diet. These companies and media usually are very quick to then backtrack and say, ‘It was a joke: we were just trying to make a splash and create awareness for climate change and the need to eat faux meats.’ While others are less mischievous and comical in their approach, some universities and outlets, for example, claim that there are benefits to eating human flesh and drinking their blood:
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