According to polls, the public has lost faith in mainstream media. Are these stories what make us feel sick? The New York Times said Saturday that “Cannibalism is a time and place.” “Some recent films, books, and shows suggest that now is the right time. It’s possible to stomach it.
Seriously? This is the trash published by one of the most important newspapers in America. Although the train may have left the station many years ago, it is still disturbing. This is what makes it even more alarming. They report that a series of stomach-churning TV shows, books, and movies have made it seem like we have never seen one another so delicious.
Cannibalism has a time and a place. Some recent books, films and shows suggest that the time is now. Can you stomach it? https://t.co/JzU1QRPYxV
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 23, 2022
Here’s an example of the excellent prose found in the article
The movie “Bones and All” starring Timothee Chalamet is still to be released. It is about a young lover who becomes obsessed with human consumption. The film will be released in the second half of this year or early next. Luca Guadagnino is the film’s director. He described it as “extremely romantic.”
It sounds right up there with Romeo & Juliet. Stephen King enjoyed the article and tweeted, “I’m thinking about a cannibalism romance rom-com called When Harry ATE SALLY.”
This is a good one. But could there be more? How could you possibly write something like “turns out cannibalism does have a time and place?” Summers is the author of “A Certain Hunger.” The Times article featured the bizarre tidbit that Summers’ dog was vomiting during the interview. I wonder what she fed it. It’s all about capitalism, she thinks.
Ms. Summers believes that the recent cannibalistic plots may be a commentary on capitalism. She said that cannibalism is about consumerism and about the need to survive. Burnout is basically over-consuming your energy, your will to survive, and your sleep, eating, and body.
The Times is not the only newspaper to publish macabre and bizarre stories this summer – when they would be better suited for Halloween. It’s not just figurative Cannibalism being promoted:
A vegan burger made to taste like HUMAN MEAT received an AWARD in Cannes.
This is not a joke.
The fake meat industry is now normalising the taste of human flesh, while telling you to stop eating beef.
See how these parasites mock you. pic.twitter.com/VNyAZMo5f7
— Maajid أبو عمّار (@MaajidNawaz) June 30, 2022
The Wall Street Journal did not let this be enough. It published a piece last week about how much fun it can be to build your own coffin.
Looking for a DIY project? Try making your own coffin. “We just had so much fun.” https://t.co/HUO65M0RAI
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 25, 2022
Instead, I will paint the door.
I don’t think I’m so prude I won’t watch horror movies where creeps in the woods eat backpackers. There are many books that look at the dark side and survival. The best of these is “Alive”, a 1975 book, and the 1993 movie. It followed the story of an Uruguayan rugby team who crashed into the snow-covered Andes. It is a fascinating, but troubling read.
The NY Times article on cannibalism is what bothers me the most. It’s the unbridled joy that they have in the subject, and the unspoken yet apparent ways they promote it. It seems that the author is eagerly awaiting the chance to try it. It seems that the writer is the perfect customer for a vegan burger that tastes just like flesh.
What about the Wall Street Journal article regarding coffins? It will be used to house train my next dog.