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** It's also worth considering the potential consequences of all this. After all, there's very little (practically nothing, in fact) to stop the government from taking the jump from just using people who were already dead to, when the food situation inevitably gets worse, actively hunting for people to become the new Soylent Green - anyone found outside after curfew or anyone who gets caught in the scoopers, for example.


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** He probably knew Thorn wouldn't have believed him if he just told him - it's not something you would really want to believe, after all. He was applying for suicide, and Thorn, in a desperate desire to ignore the truth, would probably have passed it off as a delusion of mental illness. But by giving him a little hint, a nudge nd a hook to keep him interested, he managed to get Thorn to see the truth for himself.

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** He probably knew Thorn wouldn't have believed him if he just told him - it's not something you would really want to believe, after all. He was applying for suicide, and Thorn, in a desperate desire to ignore the truth, would probably have passed it off as a delusion of mental illness. But by giving him a little hint, a nudge nd and a hook to keep him interested, he managed to get Thorn to see the truth for himself.

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** One person's job is to collect bodies and dump them in a truck. The next person is hired to drive them all to a building and dump them in a chute (that could even be two separate jobs). Yet another person shows up at the factory at pushes buttons. The only part that had to be kept secret is the part where recognizable human bodies are turned to mush, everyone else shows up at a building completely unaware that other people with different jobs show up there too.


** Recucling wasn't very big in 1973.

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** Recucling Recycling wasn't very big in 1973.

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** Recucling wasn't very big in 1973.

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** Its unethical in the sense that it violates the taboo of cannibalism that most modern societies have, and of course that theyre feeding people other humans without telling them. It isnt OBJECTIVELY unethical, since there is literally nothing else to feed them, but from a social point of view, it is unethical.


*** In the movie {{Cube}}, one of the cast mentions that nobody knew anything much about what was really going on. They signed things, shipped things, and collected paychecks. This is similar... anybody who asked got fired, anybody who got too close got shot, and most people didn't care and a job's a job.

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*** In the movie {{Cube}}, Film/{{Cube}}, one of the cast mentions that nobody knew anything much about what was really going on. They signed things, shipped things, and collected paychecks. This is similar... anybody who asked got fired, anybody who got too close got shot, and most people didn't care and a job's a job.

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*** There IS still some arable land and food production in the countryside, its just limited to the rich, which is why Thorn realizes that there is no way a bodyguard could afford strawberry jam. The food production that still exists isnt enough to feed more than maybe a few thousand, presumably.


* This is going to sound callous (and technically ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch), but what's actually unethical about Soylent Green? People in the assisted suicide place do choose to die. It's gross, and possibly will lead to epidemics of prion disease, but is it wrong? Shouldn't it be kinda less wrong, seeing as animals don't volunteer to be slaughtered?

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* This is going to sound callous (and technically ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch), callous, but what's actually unethical about Soylent Green? People in the assisted suicide place do choose to die. It's gross, and possibly will lead to epidemics of prion disease, but is it wrong? Shouldn't it be kinda less wrong, seeing as animals don't volunteer to be slaughtered?


** The riot scoopers were supposed to move people, not hurt them. They're more of a deterrent. It's like complaining about why rubber bullets doing kill you.

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** The riot scoopers were supposed to move people, not hurt them. They're more of a deterrent. It's like complaining about why rubber bullets doing don't kill you.


*** In the movie {{Cube}}, one of the cast mentions that nobody knew anything much about what was really going on. They signed things, shipped things, and collected paychecks. This is similar... anybody who asked got fired, anybody who got too close got shot, and most people didn't care and a job's a job.



** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanically_separated_meat No]].

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanically_separated_meat No]]. When you've done enough to meat, it doesn't look much like meat. The stores go to some trouble to shape it like it's meat but now nobody cares; they just want to eat.



* Shouldn't the riot police people scoopers move.. i dunno... FASTER? The people could just hop right off at the rate those things run.

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* Shouldn't the riot police people scoopers move.. i I dunno... FASTER? The people could just hop right off at the rate those things run.



*** Lack of fuel? Current cars reach maximum efficiency at 60 mph or 100 kmph.
** Sometimes you have to accept it's a film, and they did their best. There was no CGI when this was made, dummies or fast-motion would have looked fake, and the stunt was probably already pretty dangerous even at the slow speed they used.

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*** Lack of fuel? Current cars reach maximum efficiency at 60 mph or 100 kmph.
** Sometimes you have to accept it's a film, and they did their best. There was no CGI when this was made, dummies or fast-motion would have looked too fake, and the stunt was probably already pretty dangerous even at the slow speed they used.used.
** The riot scoopers were supposed to move people, not hurt them. They're more of a deterrent. It's like complaining about why rubber bullets doing kill you.

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** But isn't negated by the whole "soylent green is people" thing? The point of the twist is that there ''isn't'' another food source. There aren't giant tracts of land or sea where humanity's food is being grown, Soylent Green is '''''it'''''. So if there aren't any other food sources, why are they keeping people inside the cities?


** Perhaps that IS the point of the movie: the warning is only the latest note in an ongoing catastrophy. There are no good outcomes, only bad and worse.

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** Perhaps that IS the point of the movie: the warning is only the latest note in an ongoing catastrophy.catastrophe. There are no good outcomes, only bad and worse.

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** Perhaps that IS the point of the movie: the warning is only the latest note in an ongoing catastrophy. There are no good outcomes, only bad and worse.

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