Should the worst occur…Posted: April 12, 2011
Should the worst occur, and, as Ted Turner predicted in 2008, humankind be reduced to a level of savagery that includes cannibalism, I have decided to only eat those who earned more than I did in the years before the collapse (I’m assuming if the world has all gone ‘Cannibal Holocost,’ most of us won’t still be bothering to show up for work, thus I specify ‘pre collapse’ earnings as my standard). If reduced to cannibalism, I will eat only the rich for two reasons. The first reason is out of a regard for my own continued good health. The rich will, by virtue of access to better food and medical care, be more likely to be free of the parasites and viruses that will make eating the poor like a game of gustatory Russian roulette. Secondly, I won’t feel as bad about eating the rich… and since the world of the future is going to be a challenging place that will require that I be well rested in order to survive, I can’t have pangs of guilt keeping me up at night.