Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Real American and British CANNIBALISM

Ashley Wells, Dhr. Seven, Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly; Amanda Mabillard (Macbeth Glossary, Shakespeare Online, Aug. 20, 2009 (accessed Feb. 11, 2015);
Orson Welles' so-called Voodoo production of Macbeth (National Archives/wiki commons)

Flesh, flesh, bloody condensed flesh with other industrial excipients like rat droppings.

What did you say is in this?
Thank goodness we're vegetarians. Shakespeare's Macbeth reveals how easy it is to get Westerners to engage in cannibalism without a second thought.

Hey, human, I want some of that dog food!
Most already eat bloody flesh of other species and would try "jungle meat" of other hominid primates, so why not the next door neighbor? How does the flesh industry get us to eat blood and poo?

Tell everyone it's for health, a cure all, a panacea, and they'll knock down the doors to get some. Readers may recall that Chinese scientists created an edible gelatin (generic Jell-O) from human flesh. Yum (barf), read labels before eating anything in a box or plastic package.
Now what human flesh was once all the rage for eating? Powdered Egyptian mummy, but since authentic Egyptian mummy was hard to come by, entrepreneurial Jews (according to records) ground up ordinary corpses with other items related to execution. Ah, nothing like death to give life, one supposes is the logic here.

Turkey full of fecal bacteria.
"I would never eat it!" people say. Would you eat insects (or toads, bats, slugs, worms)? "H*ells no!" How about deep fried? "What difference does that make?" we ask and still we claim, "NO way!" Yet, they (the industry that profits and the mainstream media that acts in collusion) will soon have all meat eaters eating crickets and grasshoppers, and loving it, and demanding more. Then comes the poop (fecal matter) many are already eating. Why not dehydrated human flesh?

"Shakespeare" (the apparent pen name of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford) lists the ingredients the Three Witches or Weird Sisters use in their potion:

Three Witches (Macbeth)
Macbeth, "The Scottish Play"
ACT IV, SCENE I. A cavern. In the middle, a boiling cauldron.
Thunder. Enter the three Witches
First Witch
Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.
Second Witch
Thrice and once the hedge-pig whined.
Third Witch
Harpier cries 'Tis time, 'tis time.
First Witch
Round about the cauldron go;
In the poison'd entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
Second Witch
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Third Witch 
Evil Lady Macbeth (John S. Sargent)
Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witches' mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd [glutted] salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg'd i' the dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew,
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Silver'd in the moon's eclipse,
Nose of Turk and Tartar's lips,
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver'd by a drab [prostitute],
Make the gruel thick and slab:...

What does a play have to do with real life? Here's what. Let us first ask, What is "Witches' mummy," the ingredient listed before the "maw and gulf [stomach and throat] of...shark"? (4.1.23). It is Egyptian mummy, that is, mummified flesh:

Eating mummies?
Editor W.G. Clark (Macbeth by William Shakespeare, eds. W.G. Clark and W.A. Wright, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1878) explains the significance of mummified flesh in his edition of the tragedy of Macbeth:

"Mummy was used as a medicine both long before and long after [the] author's time. Sir Thomas Browne, in his Fragment on Mummies, tells us that Francis the First always carried mummy with him as a panacea against all disorders.

"Some used it for epilepsy, some for gout, some used it as a stiptic [antihemorrhagic]. He goes on: 'The common opinion of the virtues of mummy bred great consumption thereof, and princes and great men contended for this strange panacea, wherein Jews dealt largely manufacturing mummies from dead carcases and giving them the names of kings, while specifics were compounded from crosses and gibbet leavings.'

"The same author, in his Hydriotaphia (Ch. V.) says: ' The Egyptian mummies which Cambyses [King of Persia, a son of Cyrus the Great] spared, avarice now consumeth. Mummy is become merchandize, Mizraim [Egypt] cures wounds, and Pharaoh is sold for balsams.' In Webster, The White Devil, I. 1, we find:
'Your followers
Have swallowed you like mummia, and, being sick,
With such unnatural and horrid physic,
Vomit you up in the kennel.' (143)

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