In the Americas! And you can blame it all on the Republicans.
The Canadian Luke Magnotta didn’t quite eat his victim but he might as well have done given the way he cut him up and mailed his bits to various entities.
The Kenyan, Alexander Kinyua, seems to have taken a liking to his roommate, so much so that he chopped him up and ate him, saving the intestines to throw at the police when they arrived on the grisly scene.
He is not the only one. In Miami, a couple of days ago, a man stripped to his birthday suit and went for another man’s face. The police ended the ordeal by killing the cannibal but the point had already been made that a human being could find another worthy of a feast. Check out the images of the macabre aftermath here if you wish.
Speculation is that the incident in Miami was induced by LSD.
LSD? Drugs can make someone feel peckish for another man’s flesh?
All this, of course, calls to mind famous cannibals in recent history. Jeffrey Dahmer lured [mostly] black boys to his home, had gay sex with them, chopped them up and ate them, keeping some parts for later as ‘doggie bags’ in his freezer. By his own admission he ate at least 15 men in this manner.
I have a different thesis for the spike in cannibalism around the Americas. It is the economy, stupid. With unemployment at near record levels, it stands to reason that anyone out of a job will eventually resort to attacking his fellow man for his next meal. So, we should blame George W. Bush for this recent spate of cannibalism. He did start the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq after all, didn’t he? Those are the wars that depleted America’s coffers, bringing a once mighty country to its economic knees, and forcing desperate men to resort to all sorts of mind-addling drugs.
The aftermath of all that is the mess Barack Obama is still grappling with; trying to extricate the United States from the quagmire in Iraq and Afghanistan while, at the same time, looking for a way to revive a stagnant economy at home – to the mighty objection of the Republicans who are, by the way, responsible for the economic mess in the first place.
See why the Republicans are to blame for men eating other men?