posted on Aug, 2 2009 @ 08:59 PM
Note to mods - I know that this revolutionary idea may be against the current views and plays into our Western fears of death. I in no way intend
this as a joke or prank. It is a serious topic meant for serious discussion.
I have spent time observing nature and thinking about evolution and such matters recently. It is during this time that I had a brilliant world
After going on a hike through the woods, I came back in and watched a show about the jungles of Africa and how the animals compete for food and
obviously eat what they catch, but that many species also eat their own dead. I guess in the end it comes down to the fact that animals do not waste
food like we do. If something has died, one of them will eat it. I found it to be quite efficient and practical of them.
So then I began to think about how we humans die and we spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on burials and funerals just to let our loved one's
rot in the ground or be burned in a creamatorium. What a waste!
Think about the environmental impact of raising livestock. What if we could raise less but not have to cut back our meat intake? I bet you are
ahead of me and grabbed onto my great idea of being Pro-Cannibalism.
We have people starving all over the world and these are tough economic times, let alone times of war, etc... So why do we think we are so above the
that we are above eating our own? We are wasting land, harming the environment, and worst of all wasting a perfectly good set of meals for several
As we all know, several tribal cultures have practiced cannibalism and I cannot really make a case for how it is morally wrong. In fact, it is more
correct than wasting food and destroying the environment.
Now I know this idea would take some time for people to adjust to. So maybe in the meantime we could just process the bodies into animal feed or
Just think of the possibilities there would be over time, as people began to adjust to the idea. Like instead of wasting a bunch of money on a
funeral, casket, visitation, etc.. We could have a celebration of sorts where the deceased could be displayed in a large grill or rotissiere and then
later cooked for the sustenence of their loved ones.
Just think of your loved one spinning around on the rotissiere and being basted with mouth watering BBQ Sauce.
Or during times of war, we could have a celebration of the life of the fallen and then every one could pay their respects and right before dinner the
deceased could be honored by saying something like "We thank you for your serving your country, now God bless us as we serve you - for dinner."
Furthermore, to benefit the starving in Africa we could freeze the bodies of those that dont have loved ones and ship them over for consumption.
Also, think of poor families who have no money to bury their dead and who will not receive an inheritance. They could simply sell their loved one for
a few dollars per pound. Its a win-win situation. They get some needed money and the other person gets a few nice meals.
On a lighter note, the next time somebody says "Eat Me!", you can say "Gladly!"... as soon as you drop dead.
I just think this is such a brilliant idea for humanity and the environment. It is just natural as we observe from watching our fellow animals on
What do you think?
[edit on 8/2/2009 by grapesofraft]