And Now for Something Completely Predictable…
An item to whet your appetite on this fine Monday morning (Korean Time):
A Swedish economist — I cannot emphasize strongly enough that he is not a “hard scientist” but a social scientist (i.e., a non-scientist) — speaking during a panel discussion on cannibalism, argued that consuming dead human bodies might be an effective way to combat climate change, and that nothing but excessive conservatism prevents us from breaking this taboo right now. No, there is no limit — no limit at all — to what progressives will propose as a means to solving the crises they consistently and conveniently find under every bed.
The first time a crackpot like Magnus Soderlund — economists, my favorite band of unmitigated frauds — suggests the idea at a conference, he gets a little notoriety, most of it of the raised eyebrows and “Well, I don’t know” variety. The next time it is put forward, perhaps two or three years down the road, people will treat it as a serious proposal, one of several plausible options. Ten years later, those who remain holdouts against the idea will be accused of being right-wing religious zealots and convicted of planet-hate crimes. I would suggest such “deniers” might, as punishment, be placed at the top of the menu, except that I doubt any self-respecting progressive would be caught dead eating a conservative. “Feed them to the pigs!”
The days, beginning with Swift’s Modest Proposal, when this idea seemed like a source of outrageous and ironic humor are officially over, ladies and gentlemen. Let us take a brief look back at those unenlightened old days, shall we?