Soylent Green for all

Remember that old 70’s movie called Soylent Green? It was a sci-fi flick starring Charlton Heston. The movie was set in 2022, which must have seemed like the distant future to them at the time, but it’s just around the corner for us.

The name of the movie comes from the small green wafers, produced by Soylent Corporation, that served as the main source of food. They were supposed to be made of high-energy plankton, but as the movie progresses, you discover that they’re made of human remains. Pretty gross.

Well, it turns out that Soylent Green isn’t just for 2022. It’s already happening in 2012:

News outlets are reporting that thousands of capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies have been seized by South Korean customs officials. (Source)

Say what?

It turns out that some cultures think dead babies are like a natural Viagra. The author then makes a great point:

Think of the vicious circle-ness of it all. You pop some dead baby pills in order to “perform” and unintentionally impregnate a girl you have no intention of taking care of so you unintentionally create…more dead babies — to be sold at a convenient black market close to you.

Right on. If you think this story is weird, just keep reading:

The capsules were confiscated by customs but it was reported that “no one was punished because the amount was deemed too small for criminal charges.” Wait, what?  They didn’t have “enough” dead baby flesh on them in order for it to be considered a crime…  That means there’s a legal limit of dead baby flesh you can pass through customs.

This story is so weird that I don’t even know what subject tag to put on it.

All this might strike us as repugnant, but can you really say you’re surprised? I mean, once society has disregarded the value of the unborn  and allows itself to create customized babies in test-tubes, anything goes.

I love the guy’s conclusion. In case us North Americans get puffed up into thinking that we’re not as primitive as those baby-pill pushers, he brings us down to earth:

But let’s say that it turned out that dead baby pills were actually awesome for something. Let’s posit that as a given for a sec. Say the pills stopped wrinkles. How much you want to bet nursery schools would become empty pretty quick, if you know what I mean. Or let’s just say that dead baby pills cured some terrible disease. Let’s say it worked like a charm and without side effects (other than dead baby). How many of us in America today would stand against it? I’m betting the number would be smaller than you think. Who wants to bet?

Can’t argue with that.

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