Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Joy Of Diversity, #347 In A Series — Cannibalism

From here:
Humor is funny. It's very often about very dark and serious things, as is this Baloo cartoon. Baloo assures me that cannibalism remains a rich source of humor, and that such cannibal cartoons are popular wherever you look. But when you actually encounter it in the real world, it's about the most disgusting, repugnant thing there is. But it happens. And not just with random psychopaths. There were cultures as recently as 1961 (and very likely they're still active) in which cannibalism is basic. But in our brave new world of multicultural diversity, the MAG (Media, Academia, Government) doesn't like to dwell on such things, and prefers to tell us that different cultures hardly differ at all, and the differences are mainly about funny hats and foreign languages.

But back in 1961, Michael Rockefeller, son of Nelson Rockefeller, had his life enriched by being eaten by some diverse fellows in New Guinea — You've heard of New Guinea. That's where the people are, according to Jared Diamond (who belongs in that pot up there if anybody does) actually smarter than most of us, and have a lot to teach us. These are the kind of people who would, according to many immigration enthusiasts, make great immigrants, eager to do the jobs that Americans aren't willing to do, like eating Americans. Let's hope the missing Malaysian airliner didn't go down in New Guinea.

Anyhow, now there's a book about it, Savage Harvest, by Carl Hoffman. Pretty strong stuff. It looks like a great read, but not the sort of the thing you want to browse through while eating lunch. Nicholas Stix tells us all about it HERE.

1 comment:

  1. I remember a Charles Addams cartoon of some cannibals sitting around a cauldron with one of the natives saying to another "I like missionary but missionary doesn't like me."