You knew it’d be coming as a blog post eventually – didn’t you?
Oh yes, it’s time for the TEOTWAWKI taboo!
The news broke yesterday that former Liberian President Charles Taylor, being tried for war crimes, ordered his militiamen to kill and eat African peacekeepers and even some United Nations personnel. Errrrrr . . . . . ummmm . . . . yum? The witness testifying said the cannibalistic acts was a mixture of taking vengeance and a “practical need for food.”
Prodded under cross-examination by defense lawyer Courtenay Griffith, Marzah gave a sometimes-graphic description of cannibalism that altered between the ritual taking of vengeance and the practical need for food. “Did Charles Taylor order you to eat people?” Griffith asked.
Yes, to set an example for the people to be afraid,” Marzah replied. He appeared unfazed by Griffith’s blunt queries, and responded in matter-of-fact tones to such questions as “How do you prepare a human being for the pot?”
Marzah then described the splitting, cleaning, decapitating and cooking of the corpse with salt and pepper. “We throw your head away,” he said.
News source is here.
Cannibalism, is it a TEOTWAWKI food source? Of course it is, the question is more – could you dine? Would you dine? I don’t think the question can be fully answered until you find yourself in a situation where it’s either death or George’s left leg down your gullet into your gut. Yeah, yeah, “Not me, not ever. I’d rather DIE!” Okay, that may be the case, but what if you’re in a situation like the Donner Party? You leave others behind to go for help. If you die – they die. Would it be selfish at that point to refuse a little bicep if your refusal meant others croak? What if you have kids? Would you watch them starve to death before feeding them Fred?
What if you were in a situation like that of the 1972 incident when a rugby team’s plane crashed in the Andes? A few went down the mountain for help, and in order for the rest to survive, they had to dine on dead passengers. They made that action into a move – Alive. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Think on that today. I gotta go get ready for work, gotta eat breakfast.
– Ranger Man