The following article from Spectator Australia
Dystopia has become reality. Not only are we living in a version of 1984, Richard Fleischer’s Soylent Green also looks set to break out of science fiction and straight into 2022, (the year in which it was set), courtesy of Gavin Newsom, Governor of California.
Newsom signed the Assembly Bill 351 on September 18. The bill allows human composting or in true Newspeak, NOR (national organic reduction) which will be offered to Californians to reduce their carbon footprint, even in death.
According to the author of the bill, Cristina Garcia:
‘AB 351 will provide an additional option for California residents that is more environmentally-friendly and gives them another choice for burial…With Climate Change and sea-level rise as very real threats to our environment, this is an alternative method of final disposition that won’t contribute emissions into our atmosphere.’
Garcia was also behind bills that created the non-binary Target aisle, period poverty, and stealthing. She has also been accused of sexual harassment and making racist comments even though she was one of the champions of #MeToo. It’s all par for the course in the current global hypocrisy movement.
After Washington, Colorado, Vermont, and Oregon, California is the fifth state to legalise human composting. Yet California’s bill has a subtle difference.
Unlike the other four states, San Francisco Gate reports that California will not be explicitly banning the sale of human composted soil nor banning its use for growing food for human consumption.
One Twitter user suggested that this could result in California turning away global produce buyers who may no longer trust the quality of the Californian soil. Another problem is that many cultures may consider human composting as a taboo and will decline California’s farming produce.
As Ron Desantis said:
‘California is driving people away with their terrible governance. They are haemorrhaging population. It’s almost hard to drive people out of a place like California given their natural advantages, yet they’re finding a way to do it.’
Farming in human compost may well add to the haemorrhaging population and the struggles of small businesses.
Or perhaps not. Companies may rush to grow their products in California if human composting becomes popular with celebrities. Soon one may be able to consume mushrooms or drink wine grown in one’s choice of celebrity human compost and celebrities may be able to continue their use by date creating a marketer’s dream.
Another marketer, Katrina Spade, CEO of Recompense and previously of the Urban Death Project, has seen an opportunity buried in dead bodies and created a system to transform the dead into soil, which is now patent-pending and costs $US 7,000.
‘Imagine it: part public park, part funeral home, part memorial to the people we love, a place where we can reconnect to the cycles of nature and treat bodies with gentleness and respect.’
This gives a whole new meaning to the term, ‘ghost town’.
Imagine it? I can. Just think of the tourism attractions made possible – that blight on the environment in the form of 2,500 terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalk along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street, could be transformed into environmentally friendly star shaped lawns with each plot containing individual celebrity compost that is if it hasn’t been used up by the mushroom farmers.