Think Pete Buttigieg was a little daft when he suggested that burgers and straws are culprits in climate change? Or that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a few Bolsheviks short of a revolution when she declares that the world will end in twelve years if we don’t act to save the planet from the scourge of carbon dioxide? Well, friends and neighbors, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet, because a Swedish “behavioral scientist” is making the rounds advocating a plan that is so radical, so off-the-wall, so bat-guano crazy that only the authors of dystopian sci-fi stories could ever conceive of such a thing.
That is, until now…
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.
And you thought furry gatherings were weird.
Environmentalists blame the meat and farming industry for a large part of what they claim is the warming of the earth.
Along with driving, air conditioning, single family homes, barbecuing—you know, pretty much everything that has transformed human life from a meager, hardscrabble existence when everybody had bad teeth and even worse body odor into the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills lifestyle that we enjoy today.
According to Söderlund, a potential fix would be the Soylent Green-solution of eating dead bodies instead.
Yes, in the span of just a few short years we’ve gone from, “It’s made out of people!” to “It’s made out of tasty people!”
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.
I don’t know about Mr. Söderlund, but I am unaccustomed to eating Brussels Sprouts. Entirely inexperienced is how I would describe myself when it comes to consuming the flesh of human corpses—as I would imagine most other civilized people would. That’s the reason why chaps like Jeffrey Dahmer end up as subjects of lurid true crime documentaries and not on the cover of Bon Appétit.
So is this dude for real? I suspect not. The real world has succumbed to the same clickbait tactics employed by websites to grab attention (not that I would know anything about that 😉), so it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Söderlund is pulling a Miley Cyrus here, but using cannibalism instead of a steamy girl-on-girl tryst as tabloid fodder. Still, with all of the nutty-albeit-serious policy proposals advanced by lefties these days, eating the dead is inching uncomfortably close to the Overton Window.
And it would merely be part-and-parcel of the larger leftist project, which pretty much boils down (if you’ll pardon the pun) to reducing us all from individuals with our own unique dignity and value to members of the herd—not humans created in the image of God, but mere animals to be controlled and, in this case, harvested. The left has already done that with abortion—witness Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in fetal tissue, and Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of killing unborn babies as a method to stave off climate change—so why not cannibalism?
Hannibal Lecter would be proud.