Cannibalism Strikes In Florida

CannibalWeird story.  Apparently a cannibal was eating off the face of a man in Miami.  He was naked, although I can’t say if that made him more dangerous or not.

But not to worry, he’s dead.  Shot to death by the cops.  Took a lot of shooting to kill him too.  Reminds me of killing zombies, not always easy.

Maybe there’s going to be an outbreak of rampant cannibal zombie disease?

This happened right outside the newspaper building.  Definitely a good way to make the headlines on your departing exit from this world.

I didn’t want to scare readers with the really gory pictures, so you get Lector instead.

Well, it’s May 27th and the Rapture hasn’t happened yet.  Again.  But we’ve got (a) cannibal instead. Does that count?  What’s next?

Perhaps it’s been postponed, so that humans can do more atrocious acts to one another, adding up all their transgressions and sins to the heavens until the stink of it all reaches the nostrils of God.

Probably.  Except that I would have thought that this would have piled up high enough already.

Just finished reading Lucifer’s Hammer. A cult classic book about the end of the world (and cannibals). Never bothered to read this before, it’s okay as far and “end of the world” books go.  But like most of them, unrealistic as hell.

Few people truly realize how incredibly fast things would fall apart in a catastrophe, or how fast they’d be at each others throats over basic items like food and water.  “Cooperation” would only last as long as the food in your refrigerator lasted.

The power went out here yesterday (again), I gave my fridge about 10 – 12 hours before I’d start tossing things out.  Well, not me exactly, generator backup would have been employed long before that to keep the fresh food edible. And there is a nice food storage to outlast the cannibals too.  Or whatever.

I’ve also read “Lights Out” a while back, another end-of-the-world book. The author utterly fails to put a realistic touch to the story line. There’s a lot of “Hopium” being smoked by the kilogram by the cast of characters.

Most of these books are full of this type of wishful thinking. I think that this makes them rather disingenuous at best.  It does give rise to the Internet b.s. that people seem to embrace.  Mankind, or at least a tiny segment (you of course), will finally band up together, not eat each other and get the ball rolling again.

Or will they?  Why would we believe that?

I’m not so sure. It’s not because we can’t or that we wouldn’t try, it’s because I doubt that those survivors would change very much.  Modern living has virtually “created” an new kind of human that does not understand how to take care of itself, or life on the Earth in a non-damaging way.  We would see a descent into the seventh level of Hell where cannibalism, murder, rape and extreme violence of all kinds would take place (an apt description of how things are right now, if you stop and truly consider the terrifying crimes now taking place). All that we’re missing is the widespread “outbreak” as depicted in these end-time books and movies.

Those alive today will remember too much. Expect too much. And they’ll probably do some very horrible things to see to it that they’ll retain it as long as they can.  This is why I don’t think we can prevent catastrophe.  There is already ample evidence that we’re going to destroy everything, but we still can’t seem to stop ourselves, even if it means biocide.

We could be far closer to such an outbreak of mania then we think. A trigger-event or “flip” within society, economics, the environment or even an external event could take place in the blink of an eye.  Nobody really knows.

I think this is really why our news is so tightly controlled in America. A study by the CIA (I think it was the CIA) revealed that Americans are prone to panic.  Indeed they are.  They could have asked me for an informed opinion on that topic. Unfortunately, I see a LOT of this over the years, dealing with all kinds of panicked and frightened people. There is no reasoning with them either. They are absolutely, positively convinced that the “end is nigh” and that the best response apparently, is panic.

Hmmm. Well, it is all still falling apart, but it’s a process of decline, day by day, year by year. It’s not getting any better either.  Accumulatively speaking, the sum total is pretty bad and it does indeed point to a collapse of a rather significant magnitude as far as humans are concerned. But there is no need for panic.  Keep your 12 gauge ready for the crowd control of cannibalistic zombies, make your preparations and stop supporting the System that is designed to choke the life out of you. That’s about all you can do in reality. Or start removing the problem — something that the “Occupiers” still fail to grasp.  We’re going to protest our way into oblivion, having “done our part” while we watch the Titanic slip beneath the waves.  The last thing anybody is going to see is a hand-made sign held up above the foaming waters, “I’m the 99%!!!”.

Good for you.  Bad for us.

Everything else that is happening is pretty much outside of your or my control. We have virtually no effect or influence upon it because we’re still refusing to do what needs to be done.  But panic is a highly contagious disease that spreads like wildfire.  Don’t catch it if you can.

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9 thoughts on “Cannibalism Strikes In Florida

  • May 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm
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    Don’t pick on Occupy. Sure, lots of them are spoiled kids who have the sinking feeling that the best in life is already behind them, and lots of them think pizza grows one trees.

    But at least they’re not blindly sitting around swallowing the propaganda, and some of them are actually very astute about politics and the damage done by industrial civilization – more than many of the most prominent climate and environmental activists, who basically have their hands out to their corporate funders.

    Anyway, I always enjoy reading your posts. Here is an article that is a bit panic-inducing:

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-worlds-weather-could-quickly-run-amok

  • May 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm
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    Then you’d really hate this Occupy comment: Solidarity During Wartime In Chicago

    The comment that follows the article is mine.

    I’m not picking on Occupy or the participants — just wish they’d learn that what they’re doing doesn’t work.

    I do think Occupy is missing the boat – badly. I’d like to see all that effort and energy harnessed into an entirely new direction and effort — something that is actually effective.

    • May 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm
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      the link isn’t working for me…and besides, by your own testimony NOTHING is going to work anyway, so isn’t it at least heartening to witness a futile, grand gesture?

      • May 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm
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        Link should be fixed, sorry.

        Don’t get mad at the messenger. It’s an absolute certainty that protests such as this do not work. It makes no sense at all to keep doing what isn’t working.

        Nothing tried so far has worked — that’s the message I’ve been pounding on for years, because the same proven failures are used again and again.

        Witnessing “a futile, grand gesture” is simply pathetic, an indictment of our inability to grasp basic truths, understand our own failures and shortcoming and offers nobody anything except illusions that “we’re making a difference”.

        I applaud the effort, but this isn’t the same thing as your kid going up to bat at a baseball game and striking out, again and again, and you congratulate him all the same. The stakes are much, much higher then that. And it’s also our turn to bat.

        Accepting repeated strike-outs is simply unacceptable. If that’s all anyone “expects” — then why bother? Why run the risk?

        No sense in rejoicing over failure — or congratulating ourselves that it’s “the best we can do”. It’s not, not even close. We’re definitely not trying hard enough.

        Pitching pennies against the casino wall can only the return the pocket change found on the ground, which even if you managed to “win”, it leaves the casino as rich and powerful as ever. You can still be arrested, but you’ve misunderstood the risks and the stakes.

        If you’re going to fight, then go all in. This half-way make believe “protests” is ridiculous. We’re not that dumb — or are we?

  • May 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm
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    “If you’re going to fight, then go all in.”

    They aren’t ready, yet. Will they (Can they) ever be ready? I don’t know… but they certainly aren’t, yet. Not enough pain and privation yet to drive home the point that the chances of “fixing” anything within the current system are miniscule.

    And of course, that IS the point of the system… keep the masses just comfortable “enough”, just ignorant “enough”, just fearful “enough” to stay compliant.

    Combine that with the normalcy bias effect, and the fascist rulers will be able to maintain “control” of the population as it spirals further and further down into totalitarian control of a Citizenry of slaves…. in a way, we are already there. We’re just fat, dumb, and happy slaves up to this point…. Slavery will continue, but we will soon become much less happy, and much less fat.

    ANYONE who speaks out and speaks the truth… and achieves ANY traction with the people, will find himself/herself made an “enemy of the State” and destroyed.

  • May 28, 2012 at 7:57 pm
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    Soylent Green! It’s all in the packaging and marketing…

    And Stephen King’s warped mind came up with a good take on the subject:

    “Survivor Type” is written as the diary of a disgraced surgeon, Richard Pine (real name Richard Pinzetti), who, while attempting to smuggle a large amount of heroin on a cruise ship, on a round trip from the USA to Thailand and back, finds himself marooned on a tiny island in the Pacific with very limited supplies and no food. A self-proclaimed “survivor” type, his diary entries documenting his day to day activities become more and more disjointed and raving (similar to the writing technique used in Flowers for Algernon), revealing his slow mental decay and eventual insanity caused by starvation, isolation, and drug use. Determined to hold out for rescue, he goes to horrifying lengths to survive. After breaking his ankle while attempting to draw attention to himself when he sees a plane passing by, he amputates his foot, then realizes he has to eat it to survive. He continues to amputate his own limbs to use as a food source, ingesting the heroin for anesthesia during the operations. His last few diary entries, barely comprehensible, indicate he has cut off and eaten everything below his waist, as well as his ears, and drools uncontrollably as he ponders which body part to consume next. The diary entries end when he cuts off his left hand to eat. (“lady fingers they taste like lady fingers”).

    I suppose we all at least fleetingly consider whether we could break this greatest taboo of western society if our survival depended on it — pre- OR post-SHTF events.

    As an aside, can you do solar where you are for power outages? Or propane appliances?

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