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1 11th December 08:06
c spinner
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What is this "sociopathic, tribalistic view"?
Would you rather suggest the existence of a tribe of sociopaths?
Or would you suggest the existence of some sociopaths in a tribe?


Aha. Cannibalistic tribes. Are there tribes in the west whose
members would NOT resort to cannibalism - under NO cir***stance?


Is 'cannibalism' a disease?
Is 'homo***uality' or 'alcoholism' curable diseases?


And if there is?

Let us pursue your argument:
Perhaps there is a gene that brands people as murderers from
birth. Then serial murderers may claim legal protection and
rights in the same way that homo***uals do in USA today ...

And if there is a gene responsible for the psychotic tendency of
'some races' to enslave others and wreak grave inhuman misery and
death on others - with no apologies, thank you - ... What then?
Would you cure whites of their drive for world domination with
race extermination as a 'necessary and unavoidable collateral damage'?

Your demonstrated lack of diligence does not help you.

Readers are also well aware that a great many european tribes
have no history of cannibalism whatsoever.

"utterly"?
Are there cases whereby it is "utterly reasonable"?
note that last time I checked, "cannibalism" was legal in UK.

Which Dahmer, Albert Fish and Ed Gein may have possessed, right?

Why do you state "more prone"? If it is a matter of degree?

Do you perhaps suspect a latent cannibalism in YOU and your race
group too?

Again, is cannibalism a disease?

Are there cir***stances and environments whereby YOU
would eat human flesh - knowingly? Unknowingly?

If YOU were reared in an environment whereby human flesh,
or snails or frogs' feet or cats or monkeys or dogs
or blood sausages were ALWAYS part of the cuisine, at
what point in life would withhold your membership in
the tribe?
Suppose 'cannibalism' is addictive?

"wracked"? "this horrible affliction"?
You are jumping to conclusions and emotional judgements.

Would you advice the catholics to stop eating "the
body of Jesus" and drinking "the blood of Jesus"?


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2 11th December 08:06
geopelia
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In cases of extreme starvation, civilized people do resort to cannibalism. A
sports team whose plane crashed in the Andes had to eat their dead comrades
to survive. Do you think any the worse of them because of that?
In times of famine, it will happen, however "civilized " people may think
they are. Look at Stalin's Russia.

Explain the error of his ways and provide him with plenty of suitable food.
Unless he is insane or a serial killer, that should work.
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3 11th December 08:07
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Just as an aside, there's a lovely court case going on in Germany at
the moment where a man asked to be cannibalised. The 'cannibal' is on
trial for murder.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,173-918802,00.html
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4 11th December 08:07
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There most assuredly is not. Cannibalism was widely practiced by
primitive peoples, including Pacific islanders and Native Americans,
two groups that are more closely related to Europeans than sub-Saharan
Africans are. Cannibalism is determined by culture.

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5 11th December 08:07
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You cite no references nor do you give
any mention of credentials that would
lend credence to your confident--but
entirely unsupported--assertion. Did
you get your Ph. D. in cannibalism or
something? Also, your statement that
cannibalism is determined by culture
may or may not be true, but is highly
questionable, because it sounds as if
you are excusing it. In other words, it
sounds sort of like Ed Gein was not
okay (and I think we all agree on that!)
but jungle denizens who have poor little
pygmies for lunch are okay because,
after all, cannibalism is approved of
in their culture. That how you see it?


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6 11th December 08:08
joshua p. hill
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I didn't give references because these facts -- that cannibalism was
practiced by Native Americans, Polynesians, and Republicans, and that
Europeans are more closely related to Pacific Islanders and Native
Americans than to sub-Saharan Africans -- are widely known and not
particularly controversial. A Google search for "cannibalism" and
"MtDNA" will verify what I say quickly enough. From this, and from the
observation that tribal groups that have practiced cannibalism stopped
doing so when they became civilized, and that civilized groups that
did not practice cannibalism did so when conditions warranted -- it's
said that during the Thirty Years War, human flesh was available in
the meat markets of Germany -- one can I think infer that it is
environment rather than genetics that determines one's taste in flesh.

As to justifying -- or not justifying -- cannibalism, I didn't express
an opinion one way or the other. Cannibalism has been known to spread
spongiform encephalopathy, and given the phylogenetic similarity
between cooker and cookee, it seems possible that it risks the
transmission of other diseases as well -- if a missionary is not
properly cooked, one could even become a Baptist.

Too, if long pork is as fatty as the short variety, the cannibal may
be placing himself at higher risk for heart attacks, a risk that may,
however, be offset by the fact that man is best enjoyed with a glass
of Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the beneficial effects on HDL and LDL
levels of running from the other tribe's cannibals.

Beyond that, the matter seems to me purely an aesthetic one, assuming,
of course, that the flesh is come by legitimately in the course of
felling a ravening invader and not harvested from a nursery school or
fed marigold petals on a factory farm.

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7 13th December 16:06
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you are an artist, Joshua.
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8 13th December 16:06
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Must have been someone I ate.

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9 17th December 18:11
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Yes, but maybe they *would* eat you given the chance. After all, you
could feed a whole tribe for several weeks.

Either that or Germans share the cannibal gene.


Jaysus, don't say so, Jawsh. I ate the wife out last night and now I'm
much afraid I shall become a ******. Seems you went that route
yourself some years back - and by gawd it must have been a big one.

I can almost *smell* the drool dripping on to your wobbling jowls...

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10 17th December 18:12
joshua p. hill
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Just don't give me to your sixth formers, or your navy -- I /promise/ to be good.

That would certainly explain your royals.

Don't worry, Zen -- you were protected for life when you ate that ****.

Probably could, too, if one of your aristocrats weren't scenting the
vicinity.

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