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Putin & All The Fine Young Cannibals!
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Yeah, Bokassa was one of the other prominent cannibals who didn't hide his love for human flesh.

We were all cannibals at one point

That fact that my ancestors 10,000 years ago may have been cannibals does not mean I have to accept the practice as ever being good, or that I have to excuse societies which currently practice cannibalism.

Putin apparently thinks that the perceived lack of cannibalism in today's Russia is an indication of cultural superiority over the blacks who kept the traditions alive

So what are you saying? Russians really are cannibals, but we just don't know it?

In any case, I would say lack of cannibalism in society is indeed an indication of cultural superiority. Of course, there are other measures too, such as lack of slavery, lack of stonings, lack of beheadings, and so forth. And then we get in to more refined considerations, such as freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, etc.

we simply don't know who is a cannibal and who is not in Africa

While such odious behavior might occur in a certain society, a huge consideration is how does society at large react? America's home-grown cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer, was reviled and killed in prison. Let me suggest that a society in which people openly practice cannibalism can be labeled as a sick society, recognizing of course that not all individuals within that society practice cannibalism or condone it.

For what it's worth, I just can't see a cannibal ever being elected president of the US.

Eastern Orthodox Church retains ritual cannibalism customs; it is very likely that Putin himself partook in them, and if so, he is on very shaky ground

Since I don't particularly know the ceremonies of the Easter Orthodox Church, I'm not sure what you're referring to. But I've got a feeling that whatever these 'cannibalism customs' are, they don't involve slaughtering people and then eating them. That's got to count for something positive.

-S
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Putin & All The Fine Young Cannibals! - by John L - 06-14-2005, 11:54 AM
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