Contemporary science has created a “hemorrhage industry” that makes it promising for a small number of managers to turn a profit from wholesale slaughter. But it also deals out a variety of blood-borne pathogens to the great majority.
Red and processed meat most likely raises the risk of cancer and also may up the risk of heart disease, as reported by several medical studies. A diet high in red meat can shorten life expectancy, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School.
A Defra study conducted in 2012 stated that 10% of sausages sold in Britain were found positive for the hepatitis E virus. “Those most at risk of falling seriously ill or dying from an infection include those with deficient livers or weak immune systems, like the elderly, cancer and transplant patients.” The research discovered the disease was also dangerous for pregnant women where it can cause fulminant hepatic fever, which affects the liver. Middle-aged men accounted for half of all those infected due to a heavy alcohol consumption which can impair the liver’s functions. The report concluded: “Confirmed hepatitis E cases have significantly increased in recent years, with 657 UK cases reported in 2012, a 39.5% increase since 2011.” Also under investigation was a horsemeat scandal.
A spokeswoman added: “This is an emerging issue and we are taking steps to see both how serious it might be and what actions to take.” (Bolaji Babafemi, “Deadly Hepatitis E Virus Found in UK Sausages,” International Business Times, September 15, 2013)
“Yes, it’s your party, I know it’s your party
And, you know that you can cry, and, it’s cool
But you have to remember that I too cried my 96 tears
And... it’s just something we all have to go through some time or another
And, you know, it would be unfair and it would be untrue
If I was to say to you that you couldn't get much higher
So, you know, even if it’s your party and all...”
(The Residents, “Hitler Was a Vegetarian,” 1975)
“Saw” was a 2004 American horror film directed by James Wan, based on a story by Wan and Leigh Whannell. The film’s story revolves around persons who are chained in a dilapidated subterranean toilet and are given instructions via a microcassette recorder explaining how to escape. Meanwhile, police force detectives attempt to uncover the victims’ location and capture the mastermind behind this “game” and several other foul events. The Saw movie series became a horror franchise that consists of seven feature films distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment and produced by Twisted Pictures.
Aleister Crowley boldly pictured himself as the Gnostic “Pope 666,” or the Black Mass personification of a “Jerk Saw Siege” who — along with additional evil — encouraged sacrificial homicide by slaying a young woman. “After violating her, she should be cut into nine pieces,” he terribly disclosed. Crowley articulated a decrepit occult stratagem promoting rampant bloodshed and war. Hailed as “Frater Perdurabo,” he wrote “Liber Al vel Legis” (Book of the Law, 1904) in Cairo, Egypt, forewarning of horrifying wars and bloodshed in store: “I am the warrior Lord of the Forties: the Eighties cower before me, and are abased.” Crowley said that a discarnate being named “Aiwass” dictated it to him. With distribution of his conjuring book, “Crowley proclaimed the arrival of a new stage in the spiritual evolution of humanity, to be known as the ‘Æon of Horus.’”
Aleister Crowley and his wife Rose Kelly had visited Egypt in 1904 after their wedding. Rose apparently was in contact with an eerie spirit from a stele in the Boulak Museum labeled “Stele 666.” They later named it the Stele of Revealing. The central tenet of the Aeon of Horus was the plea to “Do what thou wilt.” Newspapers usually blamed Crowley for having a sick sense of humor. But John Bull magazine actually accused him of being a “cannibal at large.”
In 1991, Anthony Hopkins won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in the film “The Silence of the Lambs,” starring Jodie Foster. Dr. Hannibal Lecter appears to be a brilliant analyst, and the quintessence of the English gentleman. “He is meticulous in appearance, speaks very precisely, has an impeccable wit, astonishing intellect, and a gourmet palate.” But he is also a serial killer and a cannibal, “preparing the meat of his victims into tasty dishes for himself and serving them to unsuspecting guests.” Hannibal Lecter was a cunning fictional character in a series of horror novels by Thomas Harris, which produced an American psychological thriller film series after “Red Dragon” was first adapted to film in 1986. The novel “Hannibal Rising” was adapted into a film in 2006.
By Peter Fotis Kapnistos