June 2, 2012

"Victim of Canadian porn star cannibal is Chinese gay lover as police reveal 'murderer' is on the run in France... dressed as a woman."

A Daily Mail headline. Are you having trouble keeping your cannibals in the news straight? (No pun intended!) I mean there's the porn-related-gay-Chinese-on-the-lam-transvestite guy...
Luka Magnotta, who is suspected of cannibalism, flew from Canada to France a day after placing gruesome footage of the murder on the internet.
Flew? Vampire or zombie? You decide. Anyway, there's that one. There's the naked-in-broad-daylight face-eater. That's Rudy Eugene, not on the lam. Shot dead by the police. And then there's the other one:
Authorities say Alex Kinyua, 21, admitted using a knife to kill and carve up Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, before eating his heart and parts of his brain....

In February, Kinyua posted a question on Facebook, asking fellow students at historically black colleges and universities if they were "strong enough to endure ritual HBCU mass human sacrifices around the country and still be able to function as human beings?"

He referred to the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech and "other past university killings around the country" and warned "ethnic cleansing is the policy, strategy and tactics that will affect you, directly or indirectly in the coming months"....
I wonder if the sane people who engage in racial politics bear some responsibility for the paranoia that arises in weak minds? In fact, I wonder if the people who delight in japing about a zombie uprising bear some responsibility for the crazy people who actually do try to eat brains?

I'm thinking back to the clumsy efforts to assign blame for the Tucson massacre. Some people are insane. But why do they act out their insanity in the particular way that they do? What signals do they pick up and distort? You can't really blame the sane people who talk and distort and lie about things as they operate more or less competently in this place called reality that most of us inhabit. And yet... why are we hearing so much about cannibals these days?

ADDED: I crossed out "Chinese" in the first paragraph of this post. The headline had a few too many words in it for me to absorb. The victim was Chinese, not the cannibal.

44 comments:

Donald Douglas said...

Keeping your "news straight."

Good one.

Posted on this earlier as well: 'Worldwide Search for Homosexual Porn Star Luka Rocco Magnotta, Suspect in Grisly Killing and Dismemberment in Montreal'.

bagoh20 said...

People should talk more about picking up litter and painting over graffiti.

Icepick said...

The main thing is, I didn't do it.

Finally, I want to go on record. The Causeway Cannibal chewed a hapless homeless human being in Florida. I live in Florida. Kinyua the Kenyan Kannibal self-served his mordantly macabre meal in the Baltimore Maryland area. Some of you may recall that I lived in the Baltimore Maryland area for a few years. And the Canadian Cannibal killed his vic with an ice pick. I had nothing to do with any of these cases, and I’ve got witnesses that place me far away from the cuisine, er, crime scenes! I didn’t do it, no one saw me do it, there’s no way you can prove anything!

Icepick said...

A funny thing about Magnotta is that his real name is Eric Clinton Newman. But that name just doesn't scream gay male porn star cannibal psycho kitten-corpse pervert enough, so say hello, world, to Luka Rocco Magnotta!? I don't know.

Magnotta also allegedly dated a paedeophile serial killer named Karla Homolka.

Seriously, WTF Canada?

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Icepick said...

Bagoh, I was just picking up litter this morning. No graffiti in sight, though.

Wally Kalbacken said...

Enough on Rudy Eugene (the man with two first names). Those of us in South FL are really tired of this one.

The only interesting thing about the Miami story is the concentration of folks who are crazier than shithouse rats underneath the approaches to the MacArthur and Tuttle causeways. Literally, when you resolve all the state and local laws that require registered sex offenders to be x feet away from things like schools, day care centers, bus stops where kids congregate on their way to school, etc., etc., etc. - you end up with the only permissible place for these folks to live in Miami is under the approaches to either of these bridges. I can't imagine how much of the time of the Miami PD is spent dealing with folks from these areas, but the paper is full of their misdeeds, though usually not cannibalistic.

The dude supposedly in Paris? Kind of an Andrew Cunanan sorta thing going on there. Pissed at the world, will not be taken alive and will probably take out a few more good citizens (or not) on his way.

edutcher said...

Very weird stuff, to be sure.

In suppose the cannibal thing does work off the media these days.

Back in the 50s, the social critics all said violence on TV would turn the Boomers into mass murderers and the opposite happened, but now you can TIVO and DVR stuff and run it over and over. Maybe that has something to do with it.

YoungHegelian said...

Gives new meaning to the phrase "eating ethnic", doesn't it?

Bob R said...

"In fact, I wonder if the people who delight in japing about a zombie uprising bear some responsibility for the crazy people who actually do try to eat brains?"

That would be a "NO."

Palladian said...

He was probably hungry again in an hour.

Icepick said...

[T]he paper is full of their misdeeds, though usually not cannibalistic. [emphasis added]

Not USUALLY cannibalistic! See, I told you this stuff isn't that uncommon if Florida!

viator said...

That's what happens when you outlaw large sugary beverages.

rhhardin said...

why are we hearing so much about cannibals these days?

Eyeballs. They sell them to advertisers.

There's an audience for cannibalism.

Soon it will no longer draw eyeballs and then something else will substitute.

The trouble starts when an entertainment choice also becomes a public policy choice, as in political coverage.

george said...

I predict this person will strike again because the main problem with eating the "porn-related-gay-Chinese-on-the-lam-transvestite guy" is that you are hungry again a half an hour later.

Tim said...

"But why do they act out their insanity in the particular way that they do? What signals do they pick up and distort? You can't really blame the sane people who talk and distort and lie about things as they operate more or less competently in this place called reality that most of us inhabit."

First, the insane are so because they just are. But do they pick up signals from the broader culture? Undoubtedly they do.

It is difficult to prove, and frankly, I don't have enough time nor do I care enough to prove it, but it seems to me one of the moral hazards of voting liberal, of socializing private problems, results in a growing inability to take responsibility for oneself. This fosters immaturity, both personally and socially; the very notion of someone as ostensibly respectable as Drezner even commenting on "zombies" on an ostensibly respectable journal as "Foreign Policy" suggests a profound lack of maturity and seriousness at what heretofore could have been presumed elite levels of the establishment.

But this immaturity isn't limited to elite, small-audience publications such as "Foreign Policy;" indeed, if Moynihan is right (and I think he is, conclusively), as the Left has succeeded in defining deviancy down, behaviors once deemed unacceptable amongst normal people (single, unwed mothers being the most pervasive example), the culture is increasingly incapable of responsibility.

We also see this confirmed in the election of Obama.

No serious person can possibly argue he was the best qualified candidate for the office; his scant resume utterly belies the fanciful notion. The only rational reason to have voted for Obama is if one, like Peggy Joseph (or the Obama Administration's own "Julia"), thinks that Obama will pay for her gas, mortgage, food stamps, birth control and health care. That otherwise ostensibly serious people bought into his candidacy for any other reason suggests to me there is a deep, broad, profound lack of wisdom, and even respect for our political institutions, their heritage, and more critically, their purposes. No doubt whatsoever our political institutions and the people who have run them have fostered significant cynicism; but in the end, in this Republic, the ultimate responsibility lies with us - we put them there. Parallel to this is a lack of respect for one's own responsibilities for oneself, and for one's obligations to the larger society and culture. You should never vote for the candidate on the basis he is going to use the state's police powers to steal stuff from other people and give it to you. It is still theft.

So sure, the cannibals are extreme outliers, rare instances of criminally insane acts far exceeding the acts of the more "normal" criminally insane; but no doubt they notice a larger society that's unhinged, that celebrates other outliers, while ignoring or even penalizing people who are still trying to play by the rules (like those still paying on a mortgage on a house that's upside down).

ndspinelli said...

That porn star looks an awful lot like Hatboy. Just sayn'.

Icepick said...

Do the crazy people pick up cues from pop culture? sure! Just think how scary these whack jobs would be if the watched nothing but Barney, Care Bears and My Little Pony. There are all kinds of horrors out there....

Synova said...

I donno about the Zombie part. I think you'd have to be a couple extra parts crazy to think that Zombies are a real threat since those going on about it are pretty clear that they're having fun.

I think it's a bit different when people who are apparently sane and in earnest go on and on about the impending Theocracy or how George Bush is a warmongering crazy-man. Do you think Bin Laden would have done what he did if he didn't think Bush would go foaming at the mouth naming all Muslims as our enemy so that Bin Laden could get his global uprising? And who is it that was pushing that global (yes, global) political rhetoric? Oh, I suppose Bin Laden wasn't *crazy* he was just ill-informed.

How about the burst of psychological treatment after the election in 2001? Or the lady in Wisconsin having sex dreams about Walker?

wildswan said...

why are we hearing so much about cannibals these days?

My opinion is that stuff like this was always going on but now the internet is aggregating it, so to speak, and making it seem prevalent. Six billion people (or what ever)are doing stuff all day long - but the nasty ugly stuff would not get beyond the city it happened in, in the old days.

That said, I wonder what the effect of ugly stuff on the media every day will be? There's lots I don't read but when I look at the "popular stories" I see that what I skip as ugly is often what is trending.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I'm at the Indy 1500 stocking up on ammo. Frickin zombies.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

And yet... why are we hearing so much about cannibals these days?

The same reason we hear about all the shark attacks one summer, even if there aren't an unusually large number. Or a Prius' unintended acceleration.

The media love stories that they can relate to previous stories

Icepick said...

WTF, Canada?! WTF'ingF?

Synova said...

The zombie thing is generally a stand-in for contagious disease. There are any number of very serious organizations simulating disease outbreak and response.

Methadras said...

I'd love to ask him if he's eaten sumyungguy, but that might be redundant.

ndspinelli said...

This shit will help sales of the cult classic, Zombieland. Remember the rules:

Be extra careful on the toilet.

Always check the back seat.

Always use the double tap ala Navy Seals on bin Laden.

chickelit said...

It figures that the gay cannibal is the drama queen.

Andy R. said...

There Is No Miami Zombie Apocalypse, Just Mentally Ill People With No Safety Net

chickelit said...

Andy R. typed:
There Is No Miami Zombie Apocalypse, Just Mentally Ill People With No Safety Net

But we were told that Canada had a system worth emulating. Or should we blame gayness somehow for the extreme cruelty of that one?

Alex said...

The first thing a cannibal/zombie does it go for the eyes and other soft tissue areas.

Alex said...

Next hatman will blame Ronald Reagan for zombie cannibals.

Cedarford said...

Diversity is Our Greatest Strength!

Just keep saying the mantra.
Say it long enough, adamantly enough, and people will feel obligated to believe it.

Right?

traditionalguy said...

He seems to be preaching the old Charles Manson Family prophesies and the source is likely the same, a satan worshipping, mind controller that sends out possessed people to stir up a fall of civil society.

I blame Obama, the Drone Killer.

Synova said...

Mentally ill people had a safety net but then the bleeding-hearts decided that no one should be committed to a facility against their will.

Duh.

edutcher said...

Is Hatman saying this is all because homosexuals are mentally ill?

Stop the freakin' presses!!!

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William said...

I hope the cannibal porn star doesn't start indulging himself with bath salts. I wouldn't want to see him go over the line.

PatCA said...

Te killer was obviously crazy, but everyone ignored it, because he's just different! They didn't want to judge him or impose their standards of behavior on him.

Just like Major Hasan. It leads to tragedy.

Peter said...

Tastes like lean pork.

The Crack Emcee said...

You can't really blame the sane people who talk and distort and lie about things,...

You. Have. No. Ethics. What. So. Ever.

And "people who talk and distort and lie about things" are not defined as "sane" either. They are fantasists and liars, in need of help.

Again - one more time - just for clarity:

You're a teacher?

SOJO said...
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Jose_K said...

why are we hearing so much about cannibals these days?
At the time of Denme there were cannibals in the Soviet Union, Japan and Venezuela.
In the seventies , the argentinian players.

Unknown said...

Magnotta is a completely unstable (no shit!) pathological narcissist who doesn't feed on human flesh but on attention. He's clearly callous enough to have done despicable things but both the cannibalism and the necrophilia were almost certainly simulated. It was a sick, terrible shock fest for it's own sake after escalating and increasingly desperate attempts to become at first famous and them infamous only served to underscore what a hollow fucking loser the guy actually is. And he didn't ever date Homolka, HE HIMSELF seeded endless stories under a dizzying array of online IDs and then cried that the terrible and untrue rumors were ruining his nonexistent modeling career to some reporter from the Toronto Sun. It seemed just a sad tale of a sad attention whore back in 2007 but it seems we all should have paid a little more mind?

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