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Like Richard Fernandez, I too was grabbed by this headline:

Canada Cannibal Says He Believed Victim Was An Alien

But I confess I was a bit confused. I thought it was about the Canadian porn star who ate his gay lover a few days ago and then mailed a leftover foot to the Tory Party and a leftover hand to the Liberals. No idea what extremity he mailed to the New Democratic Party, but the Post Office appears to have misplaced it.

However, it turns out the cannibal/gay story is a different one from the cannibal/alien story. (I wrote about the latter here.) You wait ages for a Canadian cannibal story, and then they all show up at once.

(If you’re concerned that Americans aren’t pulling weight in this area, don’t worry.)

PS If I had to bet, I’d predict a modest rise in cannibalism cases in the years ahead. Ours is not an age that values the maintenance of traditional inhibitions, and I’d be surprised if this one were to hold.

[UPDATE: Commercial possibilities?]

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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