June 4th, 2012, 11:57 AM
You're reading way too much into this. If I see a guy in a ferrari running over a pedestrian, do I have something against sports cars if I say a "sports car" ran over the man instead of a "car"?
June 4th, 2012, 03:01 PM
Nope. That is not it.
The press is using the term "Cannibal" because it gets more attention.
There is a difference between an eater of human flesh as a life choice and someone who did it because of external influences.
The key to this case is that if the guy had already been a practitioner of cannibalism before getting tweaked, it would not have been as big a deal.... I find it to be a stronger statement of his condition under the drug if he WASN'T a cannibal, but the media knows how to get more people to pay attention in 10 seconds/words or less... better than I do.
June 4th, 2012, 03:37 PM
A road travelled that becomes rocky and hard to navigate.
So, were the Donner Party cannibals? Sink your teeth into that.
Originally Posted by Ninjahedge
Aside to the audience: "Donner Party" is a common term used to describe the group. Is it possible that the press purposely used the term - you know, like Dinner Party - to implant a subliminal suggestion in the minds of readers?
June 4th, 2012, 04:45 PM
You can ask.
I don't know. I would say the Donners did what they had to CONSCIOUSLY. It had mitigating circumstances, but they chose to become cannibalistic to survive.
Did they remain so after the fact? Do they go for a bit of fava beans on Fridays? So, by outright definition, someone can become cannibalistic without being a Cannibal.... fine line.
This guy was not sucking face because he was hungry. He was doing so because he was stark raving mad.
June 4th, 2012, 05:53 PM
Crabby airline hostess -
If you murder someone, you will always be known as a murderer.
June 5th, 2012, 08:45 AM