Saturday, May 29, 2010

How to tell when "tolerance" has become a problem.

When you have people trafficking in human body parts, openly, then you can finally say your society has a major problem.
After years of creating controversy with his "plasticised" dead bodies, a publicity-hungry German anatomist dubbed "Doctor Death" went one step further on Friday, offering body parts for sale.

Gunther von Hagens said in a statement however that buyers of the human parts must be "qualified users such as doctors, professors, teaching institutes and hospitals."

In a process invented by Hagens, the body parts are skinned and preserved with a synthetic resin, laying bare the naked muscles, nerves and tendons underneath.

Dubbed the "Supermarket of Death" by the Bild daily, the centre in Guben, eastern Germany sells items such as a blackened smoker's lung for 3,600 euros (4,475 dollars), while a testicle costs 360 euros.

Arms, legs, what have you.  Sanitary, plasticized and  available at reasonable prices for your collection if you can come up with a fig leaf of paperwork.  And the source of these errant bits?  Dr. Hagens has premises in China.  'Nuff said.

The Phantom


Anonymous said...

You're insane. This is not a big deal. These bodies are donated to science. The preservation is a value added process for scientists. I've seen the exhibition personally. It's highly intriguing and of great educational value.

The Phantom said...

Sure Anon. And there is no trade in the body parts of Chinese political prisoners. You can't buy a new liver in Shanghai. Highly placed Chinese officials said so, therefore it must be true.

Didn't you wonder how he managed to scrape together that many young and healthy dead bodies at the same time? They seem in very good shape for people that died of natural causes.

Regardless of the 99.5% likelihood of Chicom bad behavior, lets accept the argument that these bodies were donated for science. Were they donated so this guy could SELL them as a for-profit business? I don't think so.

Then there's the issue of establishing a trade in human body parts. If its worth money, somebody will steal it. If your arm is worth more money than you are, sooner or later somebody is going to kill you for it and sell it. In China it seems "later" has already arrived, coming soon to a hospital or prison near you.

This man is a sick, sick son of a bitch, and his business is a crime against humanity. Germany is run by imbeciles if they let him get away with this shit.

Cogent arguments from you, other than questioning my mental stability, are welcome. It'll be interesting to see what circumlocution you come up with.

Oh and by the way, I've done the gross anatomy course and cut up a cadaver myself. A -really- donated one. Attended the funeral service for the donors after the course, too. Just so you know where I'm coming from.

Anonymous said...

I think you're coming from excessive paranoia and delusional thinking. I'm not going to spend any time worrying about someone attacking me to try and sell my body parts and you shouldn't either.

The Phantom said...

Anon, is that what passes for a cogent argument on the Left these days? Repetition?

I got it that your opinion is I'm delusional. Any insight or evidence you have to support that, or is it just the usual "if you don't agree with me you're an insane asshole" boilerplate?