Cannibalism: A Human Atrocity Essay

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Cannibalism: A Human Atrocity

"Cannibalism is morally wrong according to modern religion. In Christianity, it was used by God as an ultimate punishment for the disobedience of the Israelites during the siege of Jerusalem. Around the sixth century Before Christ, the prophet Jeremiah warned the Israelites of such a holy damnation: “I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, and they will eat one another’s flesh during the stress of the siege imposed on them by the enemies who seek their lives” (Barker, Jeremiah 19:9). Despite the warnings, the Israelites continuously disobeyed God and were rightfully punished. Jeremiah saw God as ultimate and threatened the ultimate crime as castigation for their sins. In
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Dahmer cannibalized at least one corpse. An escaped victim led police to Dahmer. What they found was sickening. The bodies of eleven were dismembered and scattered across his place. Dahmer’s bedroom included a shrine “decorated with candles and human skulls” (Richardson). The investigation and clean-up of the crime scene was so horrendous; workers were put through intense therapy and psychiatry for recovery. The case of Jeffrey Dahmer horrified the nation and the world.

Cannibalism is a very mysterious, arcane phenomenon, and governments launch propaganda to conceal the practice from the general public. Around 1968, “acts of power cannibalism became rife in certain areas of southern China, perpetrated by Mao loyalists on class enemies” (Hodgkinson, 2001). The Chinese Cultural Revolution, led by communist Mao Zedong, eradicated any social opposition to Maoist philosophy. In the town of Wuxuan near the Vietnam border, seventy-five people were slaughtered and cannibalized by Maoists in a gruesome, government-led mass murder. Today, Beijing officials still deny the attacks (Hodgkinson). The government firmly denies the brutalities to secure the trust of its citizens. During the brief Maoist movement, the Chinese government committed the most unpardonable crimes against its people. Governments, especially communist, conceal any information that is damaging to their integrity or the morale of their people. Unfathomable atrocities such as cannibalistic

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